When the weather heats up, the appeal of many beauty products goes right out the window. Suddenly you have to worry about melty makeup, sunburns and being constantly coated in a film of sweat, ugh. But those same products you're feeling like you should abandon can actually bring some relief, so listen up. There's sunscreen you will actually want to put on (because it's so simple), natural deodorant that actually keeps you smelling fresh and color so lightweight that lipstick won't feel like a chore on even the hottest of nights. Take a look at the products we're banking on for a cool, confident and colorful summer.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.