Summer is here! That means it’s time to rock beauty trends that can accentuate our natural beauty, all while soaking up the sun and withstanding longer, hotter days. We’ve curated a list of 5 summer essentials every beauty maven should know about; brows, pretty pouts, trending nail colors and blinding highlighters. Here are our favorite trends and products that will keep you bold and flawless all summer ‘18.
Skinny, over-arched brows is a thing of the past (thank goodness)! Full, feathery brows have been gracing covers of Vogue, Elle, and Glamour - only leaving us swooning over our tweezers this year. Now that we have all achieved our “brow goals,” it’s time to keep them tamed.
There are a few steps to perfecting the textured brow look and you can instantly gain depth and texture using Benefit’s Precisely, My Brow. This product allows you to apply fine, hair-like lines to enhance your brow without losing its natural shape. It’s like micro-feathering without the needles, permanent ink, and cost!
And our favorite part about 'My Brow'... it’s waterproof – perfect for long beach days.
PURRFECT YOUR POUT.
As shown in the Max Mara, Philosophy, and Badgley Mischka SS18 fashion shows, the classic red lip with minimal, barely-there eyes will give you an effortless edge this summer. One of our top-rated cherry colored lip shades are Chanel’s Rouge Coco in Shade 444-Gabrielle. Despite the fact that this vibrant color is FAB, it also wears as comfortably as a balm and shines like a gloss.
What can beat that triple threat?!
Everyone also loves a good “no-makeup” makeup look. When you’re trying
to get that fresh-face summer feel, moisturized lips are essential to your look. One of our faves is Jane Iredale’s LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm. On top of containing Vitamins C and E, LipDrink contains SPF 15 which is extremely important when you’re exposed to the sun’s harmful rays.
Special Bonus: It is offered in tinted formulas for a soft touch of color.
NAIL COLOR TRENDS.
For all of our sun-chasers that love to make a bold statement, you are going to obsess over our favorite summer nail color for 2018. OPI’s sun-bright yellow applies flawlessly to our nails and can be complimented using bold, colorful prints in your wardrobe. OPI’s Sun, Sea, and Sand in My Pants is a must have - and only for $10.50.
STROKE OF LIGHT.
Highlighting has been the highlight of 2018 thus far (pun intended). There have been so many great products on the market as companies try to compete for the best stroke of light.
Our personal fave this summer is Too Faced’s Love Light Highlighter in Ray of light. This rose gold shade compliments almost any skin tone, especially medium-to-dark tones (hint: perfect post tan). We love this particular brand highlighter because it gives you a soft glow, without unwanted oily shine.
Act fast! This shade almost always seems to sell out once it’s released.
I ALWAYS LOOK BETTER TAN.
Okay, let’s face it… we all want to glow as much as possible this summer. And applying highlighters with a brush to your body can get super messy and time-consuming.
Rihanna popularized the body glow game with her “Body Lava” but she certainly wasn’t the first to create one. One of our fave originals include ST. TROPEZ TANNING ESSENTIALS One Night Only Finishing Body Gloss.
It actually acts as a luminizer and a self tanner so you can stay out of those harmful sun rays and still have a healthy tan. The color is super light so don’t worry - we won’t send you to a product that’ll leave you looking like the Jersey Shore cast.
Now that you’ve got the products to perfect your summer look, it’s glow up time! Grab these essentials and you’re set for summer.