All signs point to a summer makeup routine that’s fun, fresh, and doesn’t require too much time in front of a mirror. Here are the trends to know this season — and the master products to help you achieve them.
Looking healthy is always a major mood in beauty — but over the summer months, the fresh, radiant look is turbocharged. Along with your highlighter — which should be placed well up on your cheekbones where the light would naturally hit — take the super-hydrated, just-out-the-shower look a step further by adding high-shine gloss to your lips.
Highly pigmented fire-engine red lips are back for summer. As the perfect red lip relies on application, make sure to first swipe lip balm to ensure a smooth canvas, and use a liner to define your Cupid’s bow before applying your pop of color. Keep the look fresh by paring back the rest of your makeup — cue clean, polished skin with bare eyelids and lashes.
All Summer Long
After seasons of lashes being dipped in glitter and coated in color, this summer sees the return of a classic: long, feathery lashes. Opt for a highly pigmented black formulation that thickens and lengthens from the root. As with most summer beauty rules, don’t lay it on too thick — going light on the layers will keep your fluttering lashes looking natural.
Whether it be to add a little lift to your Zoom look or to color your world in real life, push the button on rainbow hues. When it comes to your lids, opting for a statement shade like blue might seem daunting, but with a buildable formula it doesn’t have to be. By layering on your application, you can scale the shade from a gentle wash of color to a high-intensity hit.
Bed Of Roses
Not only are rosy-pink shades having a moment, they also flatter nearly all skin types. The most “now” way to wear the color trend is on your eyes — blanketing lids in subtly shimmering pink shadow, buffed at the corners to soften the mood. Continue the subtle feel by complementing your eyes with a pinky-nude lipstick that enhances the natural hue of your lips.
It’s all about an exaggerated winged liner that offers a dramatic point of punctuation. Feeling apprehensive about how to keep your line straight? Stick one inch of makeup tape underneath your bottom lashes and angle it up to create a flick. Remember, when you play up one feature, pull back on others: nude lids and just a hint of mascara is all you need to finish the look.