15 Beauty Products You Need If You Miss Summer

Even if you’re not a fan of hot weather, I think we can all agree we’d rather some sun and sea salt over ice and sludge when it comes to our beauty products. Luckily, we can create our own summer paradise from the comfort of our vanity. These beauty products not only work, but they bring all those vacation vibes you’re missing right about now.

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Kopari Tropical Glow Cleanser

Brimming with tropical extracts—think papaya, ylang ylang, coconut and pineapple—this oil-free gel cleanser uses active enzymes to gently exfoliate all skin types, leaving your complexion feeling refreshed and brightened.


PEACH & LILY Lazy Day’s All-In-One Moisture Pads

Missing your summer glow? These pads deliver the effects of a toner, essence and moisturizer in just one swipe. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants thanks to ceramides, hyaluronic acid, spinach, broccoli, carrot, pomegranate and bamboo extracts, it’s like a green juice for your face.

Pom Pom Doppelgänger 

Make it feel like summer all year round when you carry your beauty products in this insanely fun cosmetic bag. Whether sitting on top of your vanity or packed for your next getaway, this Pom Pom Doppelgänger is our favorite way to keep our favs close at hand!


Kosas The Sun Show Bronzer

Inspired by the mysticality and power of the great ‘sun show’ that happens every evening all around the world, The Sun Show Bronzer sculpts, highlights and colors the face with a golden-hour glow using botanical-based, skin-enhancing ingredients in just one swipe.


Monastery Made Lapiz Matte Body Oil

This is one of the best body oils to ever touch your skin, and not just in the summer time. Gingergrass and grapefruit give Lapiz its beautiful scent, while peppercorn stimulates and perks up the skin. It smells like what summer dreams are made of. 


Winky Lux Watermelon Jelly Balm

Formulated to work with your skin’s natural pH levels to change from clear to your own customized shade of pink, this balm quenches dry lips and imparts the delicious scent of fresh-cut watermelon.


Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette

From sparkly metallics to marbled cremes, this palette can help you recreate your favorite summer beauty looks. Especially with its innovative, never-seen-before sheer gloss hybrid with encapsulated bronze and berry pearls to add a subtle glassy, light-reflecting glow to the lids. 


Stila Heaven’s Huge Highlighter

Bouncy-to-the-touch, these unique, radiance-enhancing highlighters are gossamer-light and melt into skin for a barely there feel. Try our favorite, Transcendence, for an opalescent pink for a bolder, ethereal glow.


TULA Skincare Rose Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm

This balm instantly hydrates, cools and helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Made with probiotics and superfoods like caffeine, aloe and watermelon, rosewater and rosehip oil, you’ll get that glowy, hydrated skin you crave year-round. 


Supergoop! SPF 50 Glow Oil

This lightweight, reef-safe body oil leaves your skin glowing and protected from the sun’s harsh rays. Brimming with rich oils like argan, meadowfoam and grapeseed, it deeply hydrates your skin without feeling greasy. Best of all, it has a perfectly summer-inspired refreshing cucumber scent.


Glossier Skywash

This long-wearing eyeshadow has a diffused, matte finish that’s simple to apply. Choose from seven colors inspired by dreamy Southwest landscapes for a fun pop of summer-inspired color. 


Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass Foundation

This foundation is incredibly lightweight but a powerhouse when it comes to coverage. It’s that magical unicorn of flawless, smooth coverage and a dewy, glass-like finish.


Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil

Natural oils like grapeseed, avocado, grapefruit peel, mandarin orange peel and lemon peel come together to nourish and hydrate instantly. Apply to face, body, cuticles and hair to nourish and provide a subtle sheen.


Mistral Summer Bar Soap

Cool marine breezes, sparkling blue water and driftwood capture the fresh, salty fragrance of the sea. Crafted according to a time-honored French tradition. Made with natural and organic ingredients and original perfumes from Grasse, France.


St. Tropez Purity Vitamins Bronzing Body Mist

Sunshine in a bottle, for a supercharged golden glow in one application. This lightweight mist is packed with vitamin C to brighten your skin and vitamin D boosters to mimic the effects of the sun, without the damage. 


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Featured image by Jennie Corti

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram