10 Barely-There Products for Summer Fridays

There is a time and a place for a full face of makeup. A summer Saturday afternoon isn't one of them. But don’t sweat it: These ten sheer beauty products will keep you looking cool.

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Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

You can't go wrong with this universally-flattering, hint-of-color balm ($7, burtsbees.com). It comes in six shades, plus boasts hydrating ingredients to keep your lips moisturized.

Burt's Bees

Tarte Cheek Stain

There’s a reason this gel cheek color ($30, beauty.com) has been a must-have for years. Yes, it’s a dewy (in a good way). Yes, it lasts all day. It's even alcohol-free. But, most importantly, it gives that someone-just-pinched-my-cheeks natural glow we’re all after.


Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder

By now you know: Sitting in the sun for hours slathered in baby oil equals major beauty blunder. Yet who doesn’t still crave a sun-kissed glow in the summer months? So fake it. This powder ($50, sephora.com) works on all skin tones and allows the look of a tan without the damage.


Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Pink Eyecolor

With 35 shades ($13 each, bareescentuals.com from which to choose, there’s sure to be the perfect, understated hue for you. 


Butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Polish in Cream Tea

Black, deep purple and dark green polishes are fab for fall, but in a season when air conditioning is a must, a lighter shade just seems cooler. This super pale cream ($14, beauty.com) is the perfect everyday lacquer.


Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder

Steamy weather equals sweaty faces. Keep yours from looking too shiny with this sheer coverage powder ($32, bluemercury.com).


Clean Shower Fresh Fragrance

Like it’s name, this scent ($38, sephora.com) has a just-out-of-the-shower soapy appeal—plus a faintly floral trail to add some sexiness.


Boots No7 Soft & Sheer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

When the temps are soaring—and the humidity is literally making your hair curl—the last thing you want to do is cake your face with a heavy foundation. Enter the "tinted moisturizer." This one ($12, drugstore.com) lays down translucent color that still manages to even things out. Plus, it's got sunscreen which is always a good thing. 


CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm

Give your lips a summer treat with this new see-through lip color ($7, ulta.com) that glides on like a gloss, but offers SPF 15 protection.


Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint

If you want your cheeks to look flushed—but not sunburned—this translucent stick ($22, bluemercury.com) fits the bill.


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First Published Tue, 2011-06-07 15:19

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