Summer Beauty Products That Are The Next Best Thing To A Tropical Vacation

It's no secret that we're all eager for summer — and, really, who isn't? — but until the weather peaks, we're stuck dreaming of the beach from behind our desks. Luckily, there is one thing getting us through the wait, and they come in the form of beauty products.
That's right, the sunny season isn't just about beach waves and glowing skin — it's also the time when brands start launching makeup that brings a slice of paradise right to your vanity table. Even if you normally ditch all cosmetics come June, there's still something so alluring about pretty products that remind you of vacation sunsets and palm trees.
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From warm bronzers and illuminating body lotions to bright lipsticks, check out the beauty buys that scream "summer," in the slides ahead.
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Just like its iconic bronzer, this smoothing body lotion blurs everything from spider veins to uneven skin texture. Even better, the formula smells so delicious, it could double as fragrance.

Guerlain Terracotta Jolie James Flawless Legs Smoothing & Perfecting Lotion, $60, available at Nordstrom.
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This palm tree-inspired bronzer palette doesn't just look pretty, the six shades also double as eyeshadow. It's a win-win.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette in Tropical Sunset, $82, available at Blue Mercury.
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Inspired by the Disney classic, LORAC's limited-edition Beauty and the Beast PRO Eye Shadow Palette opens up like a fairy-tale book complete with a mix of 16 shimmery and matte shadows, a dual-ended brush, and a mirror. The shades range from dark blues and purples for a romantic night out to more subdued beiges and taupes for upcoming sun-filled days. Let's just say your summer eye game has never been better.

LORAC Disney Beauty and the Beast PRO Eye Shadow Palette, $48, available at LORAC.
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A bright pink lipstick is just as essential to your summer wardrobe as a pair of sunnies. This one comes with a tropical packaging to boot.

MAC Fruity Juicy Lipstick in Love At First Bite, $17, available May 18 at MAC.
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Nothing says summer quite like a shimmery bronzer. This trio from offers that and a blush and highlighter. What else could you need?

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Cheek Palette, $50, available at Bobbi Brown.
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Every year, we await the newest Clarins’ bronzer — and this year, we think the brand might have outdone itself. Open up the palm tree adorned case to find two warm hues that'll give you that summer glow.

Clarins Bronzing & Blush Compact, $40, available at Clarins.
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Your suitcase checklist is not complete without this monstrous bronzer/blush compact — and the packaging is cuter than any other travel essential.

Lancôme Belle De Teint Mosaic Palette, $45, available at Lancôme.
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Going on an epic road trip with your crew this year? Opt for a do-it-all palette like this one from Merle Norman, which features a blush, bronzer, and four eyeshadows so you can look radiant en route — even if you spend most of the time in the car.

Merle Norman Beautiful Journey Face + Eye Palette, $48, available at Merle Norman.
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Hot summer nights call for smoky eyes that'll grab more attention than the sky during sundown. This limited-edition compact from Giorgio Armani includes forest green, pearlescent pink, and golden hues that'll make that feat a breeze.

Giorgio Armani Limited Edition Sunset Eye Palette, $88, available at Giorgio Armani.
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Pro tip: This highlighter looks even better when used on your body. Take a dense, square brush and run this shimmering powder down your leg, atop your shoulders, and across your collarbone for a straight-off-the-beach glow.

Estée Lauder Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée, $45, available at Estée Lauder.
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Besides the tin's psychedelic rainbow design that screams "Summer Of 69," this balm also contains the same tried-and-true lip therapy formula that Vaseline is known for — and a delicious fruity-floral scent to boot.

Vaseline Limited Edition Rainbow Summer Lip Therapy Tin, $2.99, available at Target.
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