The Heat is On
Summer has officially begun. Before breaking out the sunscreen and tanning lotion, there's a few more beauty items to consider tossing into your beach tote this season. As the sun dawns on the upcoming summer days, it's also begun to shed light on the season's hottest trends. Whether you prefer playing up your eyes or switching the shade of your pout, there's a way for you to heat up your look.
You can never go wrong with red lipstick. Instead of sticking to classic crimson, try switching up your look with a warm, orange shade. The bright undertones of the lipstick will compliment your summer glow. A perfect shade is from the British-born brand, MDM Flow, with the name "Ninety-four".
One of the most popular makeup trends of the season is surprisingly simple. The monochromatic look involves using a single shade to complete your look. For this, a rosy shade is ideal because it will give you a healthy and refreshed look. Although you can use multiple products with the same color, the Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm makes putting on your makeup easy. Due to its flexible formula you can simply dab it on your desired features- lips, cheeks, and eyelids- to create this look.
While looking forward to the exciting events the season has to offer, do so with this cool eye makeup trend. Wave hello to summer with a shade of the seas. Blue liner will brighten your eyes and add a pop of color to your complexion. Use any two shades of blue eyeliner or try the L'Oréal Paris Intense Liquid Pencil in Turquoise Crush and MAC Technakohl Eye liner in Skyscape for a blue look that'll stay cool throughout summer.
Due to the looming threat of UV Rays, sitting in the sun is not ideal. Regardless, you can still achieve the perfect summer tan with the help of a highlighting product. The Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter is renowned within the cosmetic community. Its liquid formula mixes well with either your daily moisturizer or base makeup to create a subtle overall glow. If you prefer a lighter coverage simply apply small drops of this product on spots such as your cheekbone, browbone, and Cupid's bow, that would usually be illuminated by the sun.
Although dramatic brows have been coveted by social media and YouTube personalities alike, feathery brows are preferred for the summer season. This subtle look works best with a gel formula. Boy Brow by Glossier is a cult favorite. The small brush allows you to fix each stray hair and comb your brows into their own unique and natural state. This product comes in an array of shades for each hair color and even includes a clear formula for a barely-there look.
For a look that'll shine all season, opt for a holographic gloss. This shimmery spin on your old-school lip product is both fun and flirty. Milk Makeup's Holographic Gloss is the perfect product if you're looking for a bit of beauty nostalgia.
Whether you're chilling beneath your cabana or heading on an exciting rendevouz, you can create your own spin on this summer's most sizzling makeup trends.
Cover photograph via Maybelline New York