The Ultimate Summer Beauty Round-Up

Welcome, July! Even though it may feel as if we’re sweltering in the dead of summer, it’s actually just begun. And routines change with the seasons, particularly beauty routines. I decided to create the ultimate summer beauty round-up by interviewing my fellow Lala Girls about their favorite summer beauty splurges and saves. Molly Longest, a lovely human being and co-founder of the Lala, harnessed our Snapchat to see what some of our readers have been obsessed with this summer.

For your beautiful mugs


For those sparkling eyes


  • SPLURGE: “Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara! Definitely a splurge but it does such great things to your lashes.” -Cassie Howard
  • SPLURGE: “The ABH Modern Renaissance Palette. Oh. My. Word. So buttery, such warm colors, perfect for summer AND fall – which is so nice because you just splurge once! It’s so worth the buy.” –Jessica Joy De Jesus
  • SAVE: ColourPop Shadows in Lala (!!!!) and Wilshire. Don’t like those two? There are so many more to choose from. And at $5 a pop? Load up!
  • SAVE: Maybelline Great Lash & Brow Mascara, this is an amazing product and such a steal. I don’t like to wear tons of makeup in the summer, but will always love the look of a defined brow. This product is the perfect compromise.
  • SPLURGE: Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner is “such a splurge for me!” –Diana Figueroa
  • SPLURGE: Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. “Whenever I use it underneath my sparkly eye shadow, my eyeshadow NEVER flakes! One time I even put my makeup on in the morning, didn’t do touch ups all day, and then forgot to take it off, and woke up with still no smudging. It honestly stays on until you use makeup remover to take it off. KEY product!” -Emma Ashurst

For bright and colorful (or nude) lips


  • SAVE: The wet n wild Silk Finish Lip Stick is “literally $1 and stays on all day even after eating and drinking! Love it!” –Madison Baker
  • SAVE: Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in Nude Thrill
  • SAVE: ColourPop Liquid Lipsticks are “pretty reasonably priced and high quality. [These are] a good dupe for the Kylie lip kits at a way better price.” –Kara Cuzzone
  • SPLURGE: Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick by Marc Jacobs. It comes in tons of shades, but Isabella Roy has been raving about ‘Dashing’ – she’s “in love with it. It’s super moisturizing and not too expensive, so I’d definitely suggest it”.
  • SAVE: I’m currently obsessed with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. With 34 gorgeous matte shades to choose from at $6 a piece, these locale-named lipsticks will help soothe your summer wanderlust while providing smooth, matte color for hours.
  • SPLURGE: At $12, the Cherry Balm Dotcom by Glossier isn’t a huge splurge, but more than your traditional lip balm. Not a cherry fan? It also comes in Rose, Mint, and Coconut.

For that tousled, summer mane



What are your favorite summer beauty splurges and saves?

Carlie Meyers

Editorial Contributor, Ohio University Major: Acting Her heart belongs to: the color black, badass lipstick and her piano Take her away to: New York City, Vancouver, Santorini, Amsterdam, Los Angeles or London

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