Summer isn’t just inching in — it’s here, and it’s enveloping everyone in its stark heat. While that typically calls for shedding your layers — both in terms of clothing and your skin care routine — Bustle’s beauty editors can’t help but slather on and spritz ourselves with June’s best beauty launches. They’re just too good.
Throughout the month, brands have introduced innovative formulas perfect for the sweaty season: think dry hair saviors, skin-protecting serums, vibrant pigments, and light-as-air moisturizers, all of which are making our beauty routines breezy and effective.
Whether you’re looking for a split-end remedy, new colors in your makeup bag to play with, or a different fragrance to add to your perfume collection, there’s a just-dropped product for you. Without further ado, here are 14 of June’s best beauty product launches, as curated by Bustle’s team of skin care and makeup-loving editors. Pro tip: Make some room on your top shelf.
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The Best June Beauty Product Launches
All About-Face eye products are divine, and this trio of summer eyeshadow sticks is not an exception. The shadow goes on so smoothly and really doesn’t move once it has set. These neon shades were unexpected and slightly intimidating at first, but have quickly become my go-tos when I want pops of color in my makeup look. — Tamim Alnuweiri, beauty & wellness writer
For A Luxe Pigmented Pout
After countless months of mask-wearing, I’m currently obsessed with a very done-up lip. Lately, I’ve been loving the KKW Lip Lacquer Pots — I like to layer them with lip liner and sometimes a gloss for a multi-dimensional pout. — Tamim Alnuweiri, beauty & wellness writer
The Hair Refresher
The summer elements aren’t easy on the hair — and that’s exactly why I’ve sworn by Ceremonia’s Guava Rescue Spray. It gives blue light and UV protection, shields your strands from pollution, and prevents heat damage from styling. While the multitasking functionality is already a win for me, the product’s tropical scent alone would make it a mainstay in my routine: One spritz transports me to Tulum (in my head at least). — Rachel Lapidos, senior lifestyle & beauty editor
A Serum That Packs A Punch
I’m always on the hunt for multitasking serums that target multiple skin concerns in one bottle. Supernal’s Illumine won my heart for quenching my dry face, smoothing out my texture, and delivering a radiant glow. And that’s thanks to its robust roster of complexion boosters, including dragon fruit seed oil, rosehip, licorice root, and bakuchiol (a retinol alternative), which all work as a multivitamin for my skin. — Rachel Lapidos, senior lifestyle & beauty editor
A Face-Washing Hero
Amid the rise of alternatives to wet makeup wipes that are much more effective and better for your skin, Uoma Beauty’s new brand Uoma by Sharon C dropped a game-changing superstar. These water-activated face wipes are made of 100% cotton and infused with argan oil, leaving your skin fresh, moisturized, and makeup-free in just one or two swipes. — Kui Mwai, beauty writer
An Intoxicating Hair Essential
A match made in beauty heaven, this is the marriage between D.S. & Durga’s “I Don’t Know What” fragrance enhancer and Crown Affair’s hero product Hair Oil. I get hydration, heat protection, and smoothness for my hair from this easy-to-absorb elixir, but I also end up working in a lovely woody scent of bergamot and vetiver for that certain je ne sais quoi factor to elevate my hairstyling experience. — Audrey Noble, beauty writer
I’m obsessed with gut health — it controls everything from your skin to your mood to your immune system — and am always excited when a new probiotic comes along. This one from Love Wellness really impressed me because it’s made with prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics to help balance your gut and calm your digestive system. I took one every day for the past month as I was traveling for the first time in a long time, and my stomach felt very happy and balanced. I didn’t get sick once! I’m counting these as a new favorite. — Faith Xue, executive beauty director
An Uplifting Fragrance
When it comes to perfume, I’ve largely been going stag throughout the pandemic. (Like makeup, I couldn’t see the point.) When a trio of lab samples from Cartier’s new river-inspired fragrance collection arrived at my door, it felt like a harbinger of summer — and the return to normalcy. While all three scents are genuinely delightful, I find myself gravitating toward Luxuriance, a botanical fragrance with notes of geranium, oak, and wild herbs. After being locked indoors for over a year, the smell of nature feels particularly cathartic. — Hilary Shepherd, beauty writer
The Must-Have Antioxidant Serum
If you’re in need of a new vitamin C product, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s packed with not one but three potent sources of the antioxidant (acai, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, and sea buckthorn) in an oil base. My skin slurps it up and has looked more even and hydrated after daily use. — Rachel Lapidos, senior lifestyle & beauty editor
For Hair Mending
I’m always spritzing and slathering all different leave-in products into my hair, but this one made me pause in awe after it was absorbed. My ends actually felt instantly softer. It’s not just for split ends, though — the lightweight formula smooths frizz, boosts shine, delivers moisture, and strengthens. Personally, it’s become a staple for keeping my hair sleek despite the humidity. — Rachel Lapidos, senior lifestyle & beauty editor
The Perfect Summer Face Cream
This feels like a particularly hot and sticky summer, so my skin care routine needs to become even more lightweight than the season usually dictates. This moisturizer is exactly that — it’s so airy, I don’t worry about my pores being clogged or my face becoming extra oily. It’s the perfect amount of nourishment and hydration for the season. Pro tip: I like to put this on my face and neck before giving myself a gua sha facial. — Tamim Alnuweiri, beauty & wellness writer
The Shimmer Stick
I want every part of my body to glisten and shimmer this summer. Carrying around a glitter body oil is a little much, though, so I’ve been keeping one of these Lime Crime sticks in every single bag I own. The highlight gives the perfect level of luminescence: It looks like sunlight on the skin but has no chunky glitter or sparkles ruining the illusion. Plus, the thin size of the applicator makes it perfect for applying to cheekbones and, my personal favorite use, collar bones. — Tamim Alnuweiri, beauty & wellness writer
A Glow-Inducing Serum
I’m always on the hunt for the latest glow-getter, and if it can get the job done while I’m sleeping, then that’s even better. Packed with both AHAs and PHAs, this highly-concentrated nighttime serum is balanced with soothing aloe juice and cotton water which all team up to provide gentle chemical exfoliation overnight. The silky formula absorbed in seconds, left my skin feeling slightly tingly (a bonus for those who like to feel their products working), and gave me radiant results in the a.m. that made it obvious the product lives up to its name. — Erin Stovall, senior beauty editor
A Breakout-Banishing Base
I don’t reach for a primer on a daily basis, but for occasions when I want my complexion to look picture-perfect (which is happening more and more these days as social events transition back to being IRL), I’ve been reaching for this. It smooths out the areas of my face that need help in the texture department, while working to prevent future blemishes via salicylic acid. — Erin Stovall, senior beauty editor