It's August, which means the restaurant patios are open, the box-office hits have arrived, and Summer Fridays have banished the 4 p.m. slump. And if you're a beauty lover, there's one more cause for celebration: Tons of stores are revamping their beauty shelves to prep for the season ahead, which means an influx of glossy lip tints, melt-resistant eyeliners, dewy highlighters, and cult-favorite eyeshadows worthy of their own wait-lists.
If you've been watching Ulta Beauty specifically, you might have noticed a few extra pages on the site's "new arrivals" section. We curated our favorites — from the season's "It" palette to our new favorite lip balm — ahead.
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You'll feel like you're on a beach somewhere when you swipe on Rebels Refinery's mango and strawberry-flavored lip balm — even if you're chugging water from your Swell instead of sipping a piña colada. It smells like paradise, keeps your lips glossy, and you'll never lose the bright-pink, spiky pineapple in your bag.
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Opt for just concealer when it's too hot and sticky for foundation by simply dabbing this lightweight, hydrating formula over any dark circles or pimples.
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This lightweight cream eye primer can be used alone for a dewy finish on lids or as a primer to lock down your eyeshadow.
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This retro tin might look like any old balm, but it actually has a bouncy, marshmallow-like texture that blends perfectly onto cheeks without smearing or sticking.
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We'd love this mini stain for its glossy, saturated color alone; the fact that it's also packed with shea butter and plum seed oil to moisturize lips makes it an instant classic.
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Urban Decay's new "Beached" eyeshadow palette is inspired by California coastline — if you couldn't tell by the gorgeous muted blues and sandy beiges. The UD Heat palette was all the rage last summer, and we expect this cool-toned aquamarine iteration to sell-out just as fast.
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You don't think you need a long-wearing bronzer, until your contour starts running down your cheeks at 9 a.m. on the subway platform. This version doesn't budge, and comes in two metallic shades of rose gold and copper.
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Of course, if highlighting is your game, then this is the palette to have this summer. The 6-pan collection holds a spectrum of glittery metallic shades, from iridescent violet to dark golden rose. They're not subtle, and that's the point.
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Benefit's new blurring foundation makes skin look so airbrushed and flawless, its only competition is FaceTune.
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Stila's best-selling waterproof eyeliner just got an upgrade: The recently-launched liquid pen now comes with a super-fine micro-tip for the teeniest, most precise lines.