The Drugstore Beauty Products You’ll Use All Summer


While every season brings its own variety of pleasures and indulgences, Summer definitely runs a monopoly in the beauty department. Summer is all about being bronzed, golden, dewy, tousled, and effortless – which is why your local drugstores are already packing the shelves with brand new merchandise well before the season’s first barbecue.

Next time you have to pop in to your local corner store for all the household essentials, keep in mind our list of new Summer must haves that’ll have you looking Virgin Islands ready for only a few pretty pennies each.

Sun Bum
3-in-1 UV Protection Leave In Conditioning Treatment

Like a cold pina colada for your sun stressed locks, Sun Bum packs their cruelty free formula with plenty of Coconut Oil, Banana Leaf, Quinoa Protein, and Sunflower Seed Oil to ensure your hair stays protected, tangle free, and hydrated all summer long. Plus, it smells good enough to eat!

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Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in Rose Gold

A universally flattering shade with multi-purpose functionality. Layer on lids for a subtle metallic effect, blend with your daily facial sunscreen for a flawless cheekbone highlight, or apply to lips before topping with a clear gloss. You won’t pack a bag without this tube for the rest of the season!

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Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

Slowly build up subtle color or extend the life of a spray tan while also locking in critically important post shower moisture. It’s an all around win. Apply it to wet skin while still in the shower and pat dry without transferring a single bit of color to your towels, clothes, or bedding.

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Blush + Bronzer duo in St. Lucia

You might not have the tan lines from a week spent on a secluded island oasis yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fake a beach glow now. St. Lucia combines a warm matte bronzer with a gold flecked peachy blush that when worn together immediately transform anyone into a sun-worshipping goddess.

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Pixi by Petra
Glow Mist with Propolis + Argan Oil

The brand, which has earned an almost overnight cult following, delivers products to keep you confidently makeup free. Glow Mist is a moisture packed blend of Propolis, aloe vera, and fruit extracts to balance, hydrate, and protect your summer skin. Keep it in the fridge for an extra refreshing skin treat before makeup or after the pool.

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Individual Lash Starter Kit

Moisture is the mortal enemy to strip lashes - making the humidity, sweat, and unexpected thunderstorm of the summer months a looming threat to your vacation date night glam. Ditch the strip lashes and make this kit your new bff.

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Pacifica Cactus
Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic

Pacifica has added cactus water to it’s micellar formula which includes potent and rare antioxidants called betalains, ideal for combating the signs of aging due to sun damage during the summer months.

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Skin + Pharmacy
Advanced Acne Therapy Clarifying Daily Cleanser

Oil production goes into overdrive when it’s balmy and hot outside, which is bad news for your pores - especially if you’re wearing makeup. Keep sebum in it’s place by introducing a salicylic acid cleanser twice a week into your nighttime routine.

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La Roche-Posay
Anthelios 60SPF Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid Extreme

Sun protection is by far the #1 summer essential. This incredible matte finish sunscreen is brimming with extra antioxidants just in time for the impending extra hours of daily sunlight. The non-comedogenic formula applies so flawlessly under makeup that you will never have an excuse to skip the sunscreen again.

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Garnier Fructis
Style Smooth Air Dry Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream

Between dips in and out of chlorine filled pools and constant sun exposure, your hair is going to require a little R&R this Summer too. The paraben-free leave-in treatment promises to keep your air dried locks from frizzing out of control and it certainly delivers!

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Master Strobing Liquid

Pressed powder highlighter will look great while safely in the confines of central air conditioning, but opting for a super pigmented liquid highlight for outdoor activities won’t leave you a splotchy mess later in the evening.

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Slim Eye Pencil in Sapphire

The luxe hue adds a dramatic flare with minimal effort. Simply apply to the lower lash line, or blend into a gradient effect by starting from the inner corner of the eye and taking it to the center lash line before starting with your favorite black liquid liner.

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Jamaican Black Castor Oil Intensive Strengthening Masque

The unsung hero of hair growth and scalp health! Shea butter, keratin protein, and peppermint combine to create the most luxurious and inexpensive hair masque currently on the market.

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