June is finally here, which means warmer temperatures and longer days that can wreak havoc on hair, makeup, and skin. Since last summer we missed music festivals, staying out late, and socializing with strangers, this summer we’re looking to double our fun — and that means making sure our beauty products keep us looking great and can take the heat all night long.
This month has brought a plethora of brand new releases, improved formulas, and shade extensions of best-selling products. There are new makeup launches to make a sunlit glow possible at any time of day, as well as new hair and skincare items that are sure to prevent the dreaded mid-day, oil-induced hair and makeup meltdown.
HUDA Beauty’s highly anticipated GloWish arrived, debuting a softer side of the former full-coverage queen. Two new warm, shimmering shades of the much-loved Glossier Lidstar just dropped and are sure to become year-round staples. And not to be forgotten: acne fighting products from e.l.f. cosmetics and dermatologist brand, Dr. Sobel SkinRx that will keep your makeup in place and prevent stubborn clogged pores, respectively.
That’s quite a lot for just the first week of June—and there’s even more on the way. Expect some newness from Halsey’s About-Face soon, as well as an exciting collaboration between two cult-favorite brands. It’s a lot to keep up with, but don’t worry. NYLON has you covered.
Below, you’ll find our favorite beauty releases from June—but make sure to keep this page bookmarked as we continue to update the list throughout the month with all the best goodies.
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BEST NEW BEAUTY OF JUNE 2021: MAKEUP + NAILS
Makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is known for seamless contouring. Now, he’s giving the people what they want with the Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick. The new stick comes in six flattering (read: non-orange) shades and make it fool-proof to carve out a cheek with a detachable brush.
The masks are finally coming off and it’s time to show off your lips. The new Giorgio Armani Lip Power is a no brainer for re-entry into casual lipstick wearing. The satin finish formula is made with flexible polymers so it stays comfortable for hours.
Just when you thought the e.l.f. cosmetics Putty Primer family couldn’t get any better, they drop a soothing, oil-controlling version in time for sweltering summer months. Containing 1.8% salicylic acid as well as other acne-fighting ingredients like zinc and kaolin, it works to prevent breakouts all day long.
BEST NEW BEAUTY OF JUNE 2021: SKIN
For acne prone skin, finding the right sunscreen can be a bit challenging. ZitSticka has just released a new innovation of an SPF 50 serum designed for sensitive and acne-prone skin. This new lightweight formula feels as soft and smooth as your favorite serum without feeling too tacky like other SPF products.
With masks coming off and beautiful lips coming out, you’ll want to make sure your lips are as nourished and hydrated as possible before you even think about adding a swipe of color to them. Kinship just dropped a brand new jelly lip mask that can be used daily and leaves a subtle shine perfect for a natural everyday beat.
If you’ve ever wanted to give double cleansing a try, this oil cleanser by new beauty brand Fig 1 is definitely worth the try. It feels very smooth to the touch and more like a liquid than an oil which, in this beauty writers opinion, is much better for those who don’t like the texture of oil on their skin.
After launching with the cult-favorite Cosmic Glow Oil, Supernal is back with this latest product. The Illumine is a waterless serum that is made with transformative ingredients like Bakuchiol, dragon fruit seed oil, and licorice root extract that can be used on a daily basis. While the price tag is a little steep, it’s smooth and luscious texture is worth every penny.
Well Alicia Yoon has done it again. The K-beauty guru has just released three new acne-focused skincare products to accompany the rest of the Peach Slices line. This new gel to foaming cleanser feels like a dream on your skin and has helped keep my adult acne breakouts at bay.
When Joanna Vargas drops a new product you get it. If you haven’t thought about anti-aging now may be a good time to start and with the help of this new Rejuvenating Pro Serum uses vegan plant-based stem cells to help reverse the signs of aging. Using it every night has given me that baby face skin I love so much.
BEST NEW BEAUTY OF JUNE 2021: BODY & LIFESTYLE
We know the struggle of strawberry legs, especially during the warmer months. Feel confident showing your skin with Farmacy’s new Resurfacing Body Serum. You can use it up to twice a week before your favorite body lotion and watch your skin become super soft and smooth over time.
Kosas’ sports line is truly for the active beauty lover. The brands latest drop is an enzyme exfoliating wash that gently exfoliates your skin and smells divine with it’s tropical fruit enzymes. This new wash is super smooth to the touch and only takes a little to get a great amount of suds.
If you haven’t bought into Jackie Aina’s candle brand FORVR MOOD, now’s the time. Understanding how one might not want to burn a candle during the hot summer months, the brand just dropped their very own room sprays. This scent offers a very sweet floral smell that’s not overwhelming and can spice up any room you please.
Even though we’ll stress wearing an SPF until we’re blue in the face, we know a sunburn may or may not be in the near future for you so it’s best to always keep after-sun care with you on hand, like this new Pai After Sun Gel. Made with sea buckthorn and oatmeal this soothing gel product is great for those sun-stressed skin days.
BEST NEW BEAUTY OF JUNE 2021: HAIR
Amika is here to save you from limp, sweaty hair. Their new set features a jumbo-size of their cult-favorite Perk Up Dry Shampoo and a travel-size Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil. Use the dry shampoo to keep your hair from falling flat, then the pre-shampoo cleansing oil makes sure your remove all of the oil and product for a healthy scalp.
We know there are a whole slew of new hairstyles you’re looking to try this summer. Eva NYC just dropped a 10-in-1 hair primer to gear up your strands for all of the heat damage—from both your straightener and the sun—as well as strengthen, nourish, detangle, and so much more. With it’s easy to use spray nozzle you can get into the depths of the thickest curls.
Eh well this could be considered a fashion piece, but when a cult-following brand like Lisa Says Gah releases adorable printed hair accessories they’ll find their way in. If you’ve been loving the checkerboard print lately or just really obsessed with butterfly claw clips then this is the way to go.
As sustainable products continue to transform the beauty industry, bottles are a thing of the past. Superzero just launched a shampoo and conditioner bar for all my curly, coily, kinky hair girls. This super gentle shampoo cleans hair without stripping my natural oils and is perfect to toss in any carry-on bag this summer.
This is for all the curly girls. With summer here keeping your hair as hydrated as possible is a must. Coco & Eve just dropped this new conditioner with hyaluronic acid technology with no devolumizing silicones that can also be used as a deep conditioning mask perfect for wash day.