Get the latest on the best beauty products for August, from the handiest little foundation to seven other essential beauty buys.
Summer is winding down, but your beauty routine probably isn't. Here are the best items to stock up your makeup bag.
Beautyblender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation
In 32 shades, with a light feel but providing full coverage, this formula will impress even foundation haters. Hyaluronic acid and antioxidants plump skin so the foundation never settles into fine lines. Plus, the bottle has a reservoir for mixing and a lock button to prevent leaks.
TO BUY: $40 each; sephora.com.
Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector
A real-life retoucher, this sponge-tipped pen (in 18 shades) brightens dark circles, cuts redness, and calms skin with turmeric extract and camellia seed oil. Dot onto skin and blend with your fingers.
TO BUY: $30; julep.com.
Saje Natural Wellness Peppermint Halo Headache Remedy
During a rough day (at work, in traffic), trace this rollerball along the back of your neck. Peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender offer a cooling sensation and instant relief.
TO BUY: $27; saje.com.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask
Clear (not white) and in two pieces for a better fit, this watermelon-infused hydrogel mask depuffs and hydrates in 20 minutes. Great before applying makeup.
TO BUY: $8; sephora.com.
Kevin Murphy Colouring Angels
Extend and enhance your color between salon visits with this conditioning gloss, available in four tints. Use every three washes.
TO BUY: $38; kevinmurphyau.com for salons.
IGK No More Blow High Speed Air Dry Spray
When you want to wash and go but don’t want to arrive with wet hair, spray this on after your shower and comb through. Starches wick away moisture so hair dries almost 50 percent faster.
TO BUY: $29; sephora.com.