The perfect summer makeup bag: 10 essential beauty items

With warmer weather and long weekends here, streamline your kit with our list of travel essentials, and be ready for touch-ups any time of the day.

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Product Photos by Erik Putz
Product Photos by Erik Putz

Summer checklist

Here are our current faves, each under $60:

1. Neutral eyeshadow: CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Eyeshadows in Fairy Tale, $7.

2. On-the-go wipes: Klorane Soothing Make-up Removal Wipes, $11.

3. Great concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger, $30.

4. Moisturizing hand cream: Eos Hand Lotion in Cucumber, $4.

5. Black mascara: Almay Intense I-Color Volumizing Mascara, $10.

6. Pretty pink lipstick: Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Sensation, $30.

7. Fresh travel scent: Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Parfum Gel, $16.

8. Mattifying powder: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, $60.

9. Nourishing lip balm: Elizabeth Arden Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 20, $23.

10. Sun protection: Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50 Sunscreen, $36.