Have the prettiest summer ever!
It’s here; summer is finally here! It’s time for road trips with friends, bonfires on the beach, and ice cream dates with bae. Stay selfie-ready all season long with our easiest hair and makeup guide ever.
First, we were all contouring, then the spotlight was on strobing, but this summer it’s all about a pretty flush to give cheeks a nice, healthy glow, like we saw at Michael Kors, Rag & Bone, and Isabel Marant. Skip blushes that have shimmer in them—you want the look to be natural—and mute the color by blending a small amount of sheer foundation over the blush. A cream formula, like Glo Minerals Cream Blush, is super blendable and long-lasting. Blush, gloprofessional.com
Matte lips are totally changing the game (do we have Kylie Jenner to thank for that?)—they’re dramatic, pretty, and reminiscent of Old Hollywood glamour. Choose a bold and playful color like red or orange or channel Kylie and rock a nude or rose gold lip. Here’s a pro tip from industry expert Sir John, the makeup artist behind Bey’s flawless face: apply a coat of lipstick, like NYX Matte Lipstick, then dust on a layer of translucent powder, followed by another coat of lipstick. NYX Matte Lipstick, nyxcosmetics.com
Braids are the perfect style for the season—they look good and keep you from overheating—and from the Spring/Summer 2016 runways at Herve Leger and Giles Deacon to this year’s Met Gala, we’ve seen stars like Bella Hadid, Emma Roberts, and Zoe Saldana slay in braided hairstyles. Sport milkmaid or French braids if you’re feeling fancy, or elevate your basic ponytail with a sleek plait. Just remember to use a styling cream to block frizz and keep your hair shiny and smooth. Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream, sephora.com
Who wants to spend hours getting ready when there’s sunshine to enjoy? Luckily, you won’t have to this summer because fresh, clean faces, like the ones we saw on the Chloe, Gucci, and Stella McCartney catwalks, are one of the season’s prettiest and most wearable trends. Instead of piling on products, keep it light and clean (and melt-proof) with a sheer or powder foundation, or a weightless tinted moisturizer. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, bareescentuals.com
From Dries Van Noten and DVF to Monique Lhuillier and Marc Jacobs, blue eyelids were all over the Spring/Summer 2016 runways, and we’ve already seen stars like Chanel Iman and Ashley Benson rocking the look. If you haven’t already, it’s time to get on board with this trend, whether you choose a pop of cobalt eyeliner or an icy blue shadow splashed across your entire lid. L’Oreal Paris HiP High Intensity Pigments Bright Shadow Duo in Showy, lorealparisusa.com