Summer beauty should be no-muss, no-fuss. You’ve got to combat the heat, which is something to keep in mind when choosing products. We wouldn’t want to spend an eon layering multiple eye shadows for the smoky look and perfectly smudging on liner and mascara to have it run down our faces, now would we! Good thing this summer is about (mostly) bare eyes.
1. Lips, lips, lips
Bright corals, tomato reds, raspberry pinks, and tangerine dreams are your go-to colors. This beauty trend looks amazing with an all white ensemble.
2. Bold brows
Leave the tweezers behind. If you’ve over-plucked, use a brow pencil to fill in sparse patches. Don’t create an arch where there isn’t one; rather follow the shape of your natural brow to help make your amplified bushes look fuller.
3. Beach waves
Part hair in the middle for a hippie-dippie vibe. Sea salt is great for giving hair texture, so is Bumble and Bumble’s surf line if you’re away from the ocean!
Braiding or twisting hair around the crown of your head and securing with bobby pins are a cute and creative way to get your hair out of your face in those hot and humid months. Crowns are the way to go. Accessories optional.
5. White nails
Retro, mod, and bright: stand out from the crowd with opaque white nails. It’s a fun take on the nude nail as it shows up and makes a statement yet still goes with anything.
To sum it all up: this photo of model Cara Delevingne says it all: bare lashes, bold brows, bright lips, flawless skin, and shiny hair. This is what summer is all about. Sun-kissed hair and skin make you feel naturally gorgeous as they add color and life to your appearance. Remember: always wear SPF!Mollie Rifkin finds energy in fashion and art, and understood her calling at a young age. The fix she got from reading her mother’s copies of Vogue while growing up led her to fashion writing. Mollie is passionate about scouting trends before they hit the streets and putting them into words. She sees fashion as wearable art and reports on style and culture, all the while exploring how the two are interrelated. Mollie is based in New York City.