May’s Best New Beauty Launches Deliver Your Summertime Glow

NYLON’s picks for the best beauty buys of the month.

When it comes to summer beauty, if it doesn’t get us glowing, we don’t want it. Dewy skin, shiny hair, and effortless makeup never look better than on a vacation, on a boat, or even just at a rooftop happy hour. But even for those who don’t get out as much, it’s still so appealing to embrace the summertime vibe. That’s why there are beauty products that can help you appear vacation-y all season long, even if you never make it to a beach.

Tap ahead for the best beauty launches we tried in May 2022 that give you your best sun-kissed and happy sheen.

Ilia’s new tinted serum instantly gives your skin a more even tone and a dewy finish, but also helps brighten your skin over time with vitamin C and niacinamide.

The King of Contour himself, Mario Dedivanovic aka Makeup By Mario, just dropped the ultimate easy face-sculpting and bronzing balm. It’s like summer in a compact.

This is the brush set that takes all of the intimidation out of makeup brushes. It contains all the best brush shapes for perfectly blended foundation, dusting on highlighting, smudging out eyeliner, and more.

This daily-use serum nourishes, soothes, and helps exfoliate the scalp for optimal healthy, shiny hair growth.

Hot tools are no fun to use when it gets hot out, but T3’s new smoothing brush is easy for quick touch-ups to give your hair a little polish using low heat.

This cheek tint comes in eight juicy colors that leave your skin with a healthy outdoorsy flush. You can wear it as a subtle wash of color or build it up for more intensity.

This toner is like a pre-skincare hydration splash for your face that also disinfects from bacteria and balances your skin’s microflora to prevent acne and irritation by supporting your skin barrier.

No primer, eyeshadow, or loose glitter needed. These shimmery eye paints are an all-in-one eye look in just a swipe.

If there’s one complaint about summer sun and activities, it’s that UV rays, and chlorine or salt water can strip your hair color. This leave-in spray helps to preserve vibrancy and strengthen hair.

Sunscreen is a must 365 days a year, but it’s especially imperative in the sunnier months. This glowy face sunscreen is easy to add into your routine because it doubles as an illuminating primer.

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