Midnight strolls, beach weekends and driving with the top down…who doesn’t love all the perks of summer? If only our skin and makeup could be on the same page. Here are five essential products we believe every elfette must have to be prepared for this hot and humid season. 

1. e.l.f. Essential Shine Eraser

When it’s this hot, your face is bound to get a little (or a lot, if you’re anything like me) shiny. Keep your shine in check with these sheets that quickly absorbs oil and minimizes pores so you look gorgeous. They are small and lightweight so you can throw them in your bag, no matter where you’re headed!

2. e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara 

Whether you’re cooling your heels on the beach, sweating it out in the city or lounging around the pool, you need a mascara that can keep up and stay strong the whole day. It’s waterproof so it’ll stay on through any activity and it makes your eyes pop by adding volume and length. You won’t be afraid to bat your lashes at any lifeguard while this mascara is on duty. 

3. e.l.f. Mineral Foundation SPF 15

Ditch the liquid foundation for the summer and pick up some mineral foundation. It’s lighter, so it won’t sweat off, and it has SPF 15 built into it so you can kill two steps in one and keep your skin out of harm’s way.

4. e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish 

In New York, we believe in manis and pedis year-round (the curse of not-so-glamorous public transportation), but in the summer it’s even more essential. We love bright shades to match the bright colors of the season like Flirty Fuchsia, Party Peach and Mango Madness. And if you’re really feeling adventurous, learn how to get the Ombre look!

5. e.l.f. Studio Lip Stain

Whether you’re sipping lemonade or an iced tea from Long Island, you need some lip color that will stick. We can’t get enough of our studio lip stain, with enough colors for night and day looks. Put it on once, smooth it over with some gloss, and you’ll look like a babe all day. No need to make the kissy face with this stuff, you’ll have suitors coming to you from every direction. Mwah!

What are your personal summer beauty must-haves? 

e.l.f. Staff Newbie,