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These Beauty Products Will Be Your MVPs This Hot Girl Summer

It's official: hot girl summer is upon us. And as the song goes, it's high time that we "get it lit" with this roundup of top-shelve summer beauty products.

If you haven’t been living under a rock in recent times, you would know that hot girl summer is upon us. Yes, there’s never a better time to celebrate self-love than now (because Megan Thee Stallion called it), live your best confident life and stunt the ‘gram with everything summer-loving. It’s really the season to be in charge of your own happiness, be unapologetically you, hype yourself up and of course – do all the above while looking fly.

Or better yet, here are some #relatable memes that will best demonstrate the mentality of hot girl summer:

Even though the term does not refer to the season being literally hot, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s perpetually summer all year round here in our tropical country. And naturally, that would mean having beauty favourites that prep you for the summer heat all year round. So, here’s our roundup of products that will have you looking and feeling like a mega hot girl this summer.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Champagne Pop, $58
The brand’s iconic highlighter shade now comes in a super extra-looking glittery packaging that’s perfect for collectors. Or if you’re just looking to own a new fancy highlighter in your collection, this one’s for you. It uses a formula of ultra-fine, multi-toned, soft gold with pinky-peach luminescent pearls to adjust to your skin’s unique undertones. Plus, it blends in well with liquids to create a creamy, lightweight feel that goes on easily and looks totally natural. Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Satin Light Revealing Pearls of Powder, $95
With fuchsia-coloured pearls to give skin a vibrant glow, orange-coloured ones to provide a hint of sun-kissed air, beige and gold pearls brighten the complexion, apply this powder in a light veil. It enhances the skin’s aura while accentuating and illuminating the contours of the cheekbones. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Tantalize, $69
Of course, a great part of looking summer-ready is looking like a tanned, glowy goddess. And if you don’t naturally have a sun-kissed Jennifer Lopez-esque tan, the next best way would be to fake it ’till you make it with some bronzer. After a successful golden peach shade, Marc Jacobs Beauty introduces a soft golden bronze version of their dew drops that can be mixed into your foundations or primers to transform them into illuminating elixirs. Plus, it infuses five forms of coconut and provitamin B5 to help hydrate and nourish the skin. Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer, $46, Sephora
And if you have oily skin that makes you stay away from liquid products, here’s a powdered alternative instead. Available in eight versatile shades, this Fenty Beauty bronzer is said to be light as air, transfer-proof and easy to blend. Each matte-finish swipe is also packed with mango and papaya fruit extracts to help give skin a natural, healthy-looking glow with every swipe. MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+ Setting Spray - Watermelon-Scented, $19
In the sweltering heat, the last thing you’d want is to have your face looking or feeling like a cakey mask. The answer to that? The Mac Fix+ spray that we know and love, but with an upgrade. Refresh your skin and finish your makeup with this fresh limited-edition watermelon version. The aqua-spritz offers all the advantages of the original Prep + Prime Fix+, but with the addition of watermelon extract to promote instant skin hydration. Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil, $70
Of course, there’s no neglecting the achieving of a sun-soaked body as well. Infused with a blend of sweet almond oil and jojoba seed oil, this body shimmer features a yummy coconut-vanilla scent that is conveniently applied via a spray. The pearlescent reflects in this lightweight formula illuminates the skin with a golden glow. By Terry Brightening CC Serum, $135
Think of this serum has as a miracle in a bottle. In short, it’s a multi-purpose formula that can be used as a primer or alone, under or over makeup, all over the face or even on the arms, legs and decollete. Enriched with advanced Optical Glow technology to blur imperfections, even out the skin tone, neutralise redness, disguise dark spots and lighten pigmentation, it’s basically like wearing a beautifying filter on your face. Tarte Unleashed Eyeshadow Palette, $59, Sephora
We’d think of this as your top-shelf eyeshadow palette this season. A 15-shade matte and metallic eyeshadow palette equipped with XL pans, this vivacious palette houses all the earthy and tropical tones you’ll be needing for your fierce, striking looks. It’s also infused with Amazonian clay and mineral pigments for optimum blendability and wear. Supergoop Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45, $45, Sephora
There’s a fine line between looking dewy and looking like a walking oil slick. This sweat-resistant, silky powder helps us tread that line with care by minimising oil and shine. Available in four shades, Supergoop’s setting powder that’s made with reapplication in mind delivers an SPF-protected “insta-perfect” soft-focus matte look without clogging the pores and flashback. So you’d be looking cute in all of the photos that you’ll be snapping. The Face Shop Ryan Oil Control Water Pore Balm, $20
Having a good base to apply makeup on is probably half the battle won. This pore balm from the new The Face Shop x Kakao Talk collaboration collection sets the tone by reducing excess sebum (translation: fewer breakouts), smoothening and evening out skin texture so that the skin is primed for a flawless makeup application. Soleil Tujours Organic Aloe Antioxidant Calming Mist, $38
If you’d ask us, we’d be sure to always keep this on hand and ready for application after any form of activity under the sun because it helps to calm and relieve sunburn, windburn, chafing, itchiness, skin peeling and dry, dehydrated skin. It does so with its antioxidant blend of red algae, vitamin C ester, vitamin E and bisabolol, which acts to reduce sun damage, prevent loss of firmness, increase skin smoothness and decreases wrinkles. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, $86
In the case of overexposure to the sun, turn to this ultra-gentle soothing gel that will be the product to turn to when your skin is freaking out. A combination of botanical extracts like cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, sugar maple, sugarcane, orange, lemon, bilberry and aloe makes for a soothing effect that keeps the skin feeling alive at all times. Dr. Roebuck's Bondi Hydrating Mist, $32, Sephora
This one’s a three-in-one hydrating mist because it works on the face, hair and body. Infused with kakadu plum (which has 50 times more vitamin C than an orange), aloe vera, cucumber, and vitamin B3, this mist brings the calming scent of Bondi Beach right to you, along with a dewy, post-sun glow to your skin all day long.