17 Sephora Beauty Products I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Summer

Sunscreens, blushes, and slick-back sticks galore.

woman with a slicked back pony and light summer makeup
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I’m shamelessly high-maintenance with my beauty regimen. 10-step skincare. Daily at-home blowouts. Full makeup and eyeshadow—to the office. But, every year, summer makes a point to rearrange my routine completely. Humidity undermines my heat styling. Tinted sunscreen pushes out even the best foundations. And achieving a glowy tan takes up the majority of my attention. For three months, I become an easy, breezy, I’ll-be-ready-in-10-minutes type of girl.

Such a dramatic pivot isn’t doable without a large Sephora haul filled with summer beauty staples. So, just before hopping on a plane and heading off to a tropical island for a week's time, I stopped by the beauty retailer to stock up on the essentials. I needed slick-back hair sticks and body oil for beach days; glowy blushes and clear brow gel for dinners outside; aloe and soothing moisturizers to keep my skin hydrated after the sun.

Ahead, you’ll find all the Sephora summer beauty staples I personally put to the test. This curated list of 17 products each receives my personal stamp of approval. I promise: They'll see you through any long weekend, beach day, or European getaway.

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Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.