Hair & Makeup
4 Must Try Summer Beauty Trends
We all know the familiar summer scene: You’re packing a bag for a weekend adventure, running around the house searching for the mate to your favorite metallic sandal under the couch, slicing apples for the kids (or just buying the pre-packed pouches from Trader Joes like I do), portioning out almonds for yourself (I will not eat a cupcake, I will not eat a cupcake), and grabbing bottled water for snacks during the day all in a span of about 15 minutes.
The last thing you want to do is spend another 20 minutes primping. Summertime is all about minimal makeup-you let your freckles peek out, you skip the bronzer, and your eyeshadow routine drops down to a single swipe. Check out these easy to try summer beauty trends that can change your whole look without changing your entire routine.
This summer, why not turn the fab up a notch? Nothing says “casual glam” like a bright pop of color against the background of a simply done face. Don’t forget-the secret to working a perked up pout is keeping your eye makeup soft and simple. Pick a bold hue in a crayon formula for easy access and a fabulous color that lasts all day.
urban decay super-saturated pencils
Now before you start having flashbacks to fifth grade when you ever so slyly painted your nails with Liquid Paper during silent reading (it never came out looking as good as it did in my head anyway), hear me out. Ladies, white is the new Lincoln Park After Dark! It works on almost all skin tones and is a great shade for both nails and toes. It’s the perfect summer neutral. Try on a few to see which complement your skin best. Here are a handful of shades to get you started- Zoya’s Juliette, YSL’s White Gold, or Marshmallow, Allure, and Pearly White all from Essie.
endless options from essie
As I already mentioned, fresh summer skin is my jam. If you have easy to manage skin and don’t have to spend much time perfecting your complexion, maracuja oil is the way to go. Just cleanse your face as normal, but instead of using your daily moisturizer rub on two drops of this miracle serum and go. If you prefer to have a little more coverage, apply your normal foundation and paint your way to glowy skin with a highlighter like High Beam from Benefit. With either method, your face will glow -- leaving you looking fresh, young, and luminous. (Because really, what woman doesn’t want to look luminous?)
who doesn’t want to look like her?
There’s something about a flushed cheek that just makes me feel so cheery. Maybe it’s the fact that this look mimics the flush you get from aerobic activity, an afternoon in the sun, or even sudden and total embarrassment (so maybe I have a reputation for tripping over things that aren’t there). You can try the total embarrassment method if you like, but a much easier way to get this look is with a bright pink blush like Chanel’s Pink Explosion. Yes, the pink palette can be a bit intimidating when you open the compact but trust me-a few soft strokes on the apples of your cheeks and you’ll be set.
the bright blush-chanel's pink explosion