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11 last-minute summer beauty buys to order now

Elevate your summer beauty routine with these must-have products, all offering one-day Prime delivery. From glowing skin to lightweight makeup, we've got you covered for a flawless and radiant summer season.

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated Jun 27, 2023

Amazon summer beauty buys

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It's the perfect time to indulge in some summer beauty treats. From glamorous outdoor parties to family gatherings in the sunshine, you'll want to look your best this season so we’ve rounded up beauty products that perform particularly well in the heat - ones that are quick and easy to use, and are perfect to pack in your suitcase for your summer holiday. And they all offer one-day delivery for Prime members for a quick beauty fix.

Whether it's a nourishing clay mask, a hydrating lipstick, or a soothing face mist, these products will see you through summer. We’ve rounded up 11 beauty buys at Amazon that will give you a glow all summer long.

1. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

Price on writing: £7 | Buy now from Amazon

What Mumsnetters say

"I've just bought a few Revlon super lustrous ones, lovely texture and non-drying" (Tried by Mumsnet user Itsalldramarama)

Our verdict

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is a classic beauty buy that combines vibrant, high-impact colour with a moisturising formula that will keep your lips feeling soft and hydrated. Infused with Vitamin E and avocado oil, this lipstick delivers a creamy and comfortable feel. It also ensures a lightweight and non-greasy application. Thanks to its microfine pigments, you can enjoy rich and vibrant shades without the heavy, weighed-down sensation. Whether you're going for a classic cream or pearl finish, a luscious matte look, or a glossy shine, this lipstick range has got you covered with four unique finishes to suit your style.

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2. ANAiRUi Turmeric Vitamin C Clay Mask

Anairui Turmeric Vitamin C Clay Mask

Price on writing: £14 | Buy now from Amazon

Our verdict

This deep cleansing clay mask is specifically designed to draw out impurities, cleanse your pores, and leave your skin with a natural glow. It's particularly recommended for those with oily and acne-prone skin as it helps to minimise pores and reduce breakouts. Infused with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera, it not only cleanses your skin but also provides nourishment and hydration. This mask helps to enhance water retention, combat signs of aging, and improve the appearance of dullness and wrinkles. The soothing properties of turmeric combined with the brightening effects of Vitamin C help to even out your skin tone and bring back its natural glow. Your skin will feel soft, supple, and revitalised after each use.

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3. Laura Geller Skin Perfecting Primer

Laura Geller Skin Perfecting Primer

Price on writing: £26 | Buy now from Amazon

What Mumsnetters say

"I got some Laura Gellar as part of my sister's Christmas present - she loves it and has already bought some more of the products. Already planning to get some for myself!" Recommended by kezzaerina

Our verdict

This 2-in-1 moisturiser and makeup primer is your ultimate beauty essential for creating a smooth canvas, improving the application and wear of your foundation. It contains a blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, and Antioxidant Botanical ingredients that not only hydrate your skin but also replenish it, resulting in a healthier and suppler complexion. This product is free of synthetic fragrance, parabens, and phthalates. Plus, it's cruelty-free. Simply add one to two pumps on the back of your hand and blend a thin layer onto clean skin before applying your makeup. For optimal results, allow the formula to dry for about a minute to fully absorb before continuing with the rest of your makeup routine. You'll notice a significant difference in the way your foundation applies and stays put throughout the day.

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4. TIOOKOD Mascara


Price on writing: £6 | Buy now from Amazon

Our verdict

TIOOKOD Mascara is a lengthening, volumising, and waterproof mascara that provides lustrous, shiny, and curled lashes. The waterproof element is particularly handy for summer holiday dips in the sea or pool. The mascara is long-lasting and contains nourishing bamboo extract and fibres for thicker and longer lashes. With one swipe, this mascara instantly transforms your lashes, making them appear longer, fuller, and healthier. The fibre formula helps create a natural-looking effect, giving you lashes that stand out. No need to worry about smudging or flaking throughout the day. This mascara will stay put, keeping your lashes volumised and gorgeous from morning to night. It's suitable for all lash types and even works for those with sensitive eyes or who wear contact lenses.

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5. D’Alba Piedmont Face Mist

d'alba Piedmont spray serum

Price on writing: £36 | Buy now from Amazon

Our verdict

This mist is perfect for reducing redness and inflammation, leaving your skin silky-smooth. Suitable for all skin types, including oily, sensitive, and combination skin, it features botanical extracts like rose water and cherry blossom to refresh and plump your skin. This serum is free of silicones, parabens, glycerin, preservatives, and alcohol, ensuring that it provides pure and nourishing care for skin. With advanced antioxidant properties from white truffle, this spray serum targets signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, for a youthful and radiant complexion. The spray serum has multiple uses, making it a convenient addition to your beauty routine. You can use it right after cleansing to prepare your skin for further skincare steps. It can also be spritzed throughout the day over makeup for a refreshing pick-me-up or even on your hair for a touch of hydration. Its versatility makes it a great on-the-go solution for your summer skincare needs.

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6. NYX Professional Makeup Matte Bronzer

NYX Professional Makeup Matte Bronzer

Price on writing: £9 | Buy now from Amazon

What Mumsnet users say

"I love NYX products. I’m slowly converting all my products" - RavenLG

Our verdict

This bronzer is perfect for achieving a summer glow all year round. The bronzer comes in buildable russet shades, allowing for a range of intensities and can be used for both bronzing and light contouring. The velvety smooth texture of this bronzer ensures easy application and seamless blending. Simply use a large powder brush to apply it to your face or any other body parts you want to enhance with a sun-kissed glow. The matte finish adds a touch of sophistication to your overall look. It helps reduce the appearance of pores, giving your skin a smooth and flawless appearance. The vegan formula is silky smooth and ensures a comfortable wear throughout the day.

7. W7 Dewy & Matte Makeup Setting Spray

W7 Dewy Matte Makeup Setting Spray

Price on writing: £7 | Buy now from Amazon 

Our verdict

These super fine and light sprays effectively set and secure your makeup, providing a long-lasting finish without shine or excess residue. This makeup setting spray set includes two options: a dewy finish and a matte finish, giving you the freedom to choose the look that suits you best. The setting sprays can be easily applied before or after makeup application and work well with various products like foundation, concealer, powder, eyeshadow, and lipstick. This means you can achieve a flawless finish no matter what your makeup routine entails. With their lightweight formula, they give a dewy or matte finish while being suitable for sensitive skin and ensure that they don’t feel heavy on your skin.

8. NYX Professional Makeup Setting Powder

NYX Professional Makeup Setting Powder

Price on writing: £9 | Buy now from Amazon

What Mumsnet users say

"NYX Professional Makeup Studio Finishing Powder - Translucent, on a recommendation from here. It's very, very fine and colourless; barely pink on application, (not in the pot, it's white) and somehow feels cool." Rated by Mumsnet user Dawnedlightly

Our verdict

This lightweight, loose powder is the ultimate solution for setting your foundation and keeping shine at bay. With its matte finish and oil-absorbing properties, you'll enjoy a smooth, long-lasting look that won't budge. One of the great things about this setting powder is that it's suitable for all skin tones and types. Whether you have fair skin or a deeper complexion, you can find the perfect shade to match your skin tone. It's a versatile product that works for everyone, so you can confidently add it to your last-minute beauty buys. The round jar comes with a sifter, allowing you to easily control the amount of product you dispense. A little goes a long way, so lightly dust the powder under your eyes, on your cheekbones, along the T-zone, or on any areas of concern. Plus, its compact and transportable size makes it ideal for on-the-go touch-ups.

9. Zavarea Eye Makeup Palette

Zavarea Eye Makeup Palette

Price on writing: £12 | Buy now from Amazon

Our verdict

This highly pigmented eyeshadow palette is packed with a variety of cool and warm-toned shades in matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes. Whether you prefer soft and smooth mattes, shimmery pressed pearls, or dazzling metallic glitters, this palette has got you covered. With its versatile shades, you can blend and layer them to create eye-catching looks. Not only does this eyeshadow palette offer a range of shades, but it also comes in a sleek and lightweight packaging that's perfect for travel. Whether you're a makeup beginner or a pro, this palette offers possibilities for creating stunning eye makeup looks. This palette can also be used for shading, highlighting, and defining other areas of the face.

10. Physicians Formula Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Butter Blush Amazon

Price on writing: £11 | Buy now from Amazon

Our verdict

Looking for a last-minute buy that will give you a radiant and natural glow? Look no further than Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush. The blush features a creamy and soft texture with ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments for a bright finish. Enriched with a blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter, and Tucuma Butter, this blush is packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins for skin-loving benefits.

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11. NYX Professional Makeup Concealer

NYX Professional Makeup Concealer Amazon

Price on writing: £7 | Buy now from Amazon

Our verdict

The NYX concealer caters to all skin types, providing full coverage that lasts. The formula is vegan, ensuring a cruelty-free product that aligns with ethical values. One of the best things about this concealer is its versatility and convenience. With its convenient and travel-friendly packaging, it is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups. Its compact size makes it easy to carry around. When it comes to using beauty products, it's important to pay attention to their shelf life. NYX Professional Makeup provides a PAO (Period After Opening) symbol on its products, which indicates the product's expiry time after opening the packaging. This way, you can ensure that you're using the concealer within its recommended timeframe for optimal results.