Summer Beauty Must-Haves


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Nobody wants to feel sticky, oily and gross when it's hot out. Keeping the beauty products to a minimum during the summer sounds scary but is easy to do when you've got a trove of tried-and-tested items that'll help you look on point no matter how icky it is out.

Brows on Fleek...
... on the go. Don't be that girl whose brow game slips after a dip in the water.
Smashbox Brow Tech To Go, $28

Summer Scent
It's absolutely necessary to pick out a scent that will remind you of summer when it ends.
Calypso St. Barth Casablanca Eau De Parfum, $55

Tangle-Free
Never struggle brushing your wet hair again.
The Wet Brush Detangling Brush, $9

Protect and Perfect
This moisturizer is packed with SPF 47 and also happens to be tinted which is clearly perfect for summer.
Josie Maran Protect and Perfect Moisturizer, $36

Bronze Goodness
Yes, tanning is bad for you. Are you going to stop doing it? Probably not judging by the instagram hot dog leg posts we see on the reg. If you're going to tan outdoors, choose a lotion that gets  you results quickly so you don't have to spend hours in the sun.
Maui Babe Browning Lotion, $13

Glistening Lids
Don't let applying eyeshadow in the summer be an inconvenience to you. This liquid eyeshadow is pigment-packed, providing you enough oomph for day or night wear.
Josie Maran Coconut Water Eye Shadow in Rio De Rose Gold, $18

Handy SPF
Forgetting to apply sunscreen is something that just happens sometimes. Keep an SPF stick like this one by Honest Co. in your bag, car or desk.
The Honest Company Sunscreen Stick SPF 30, $10

Vibrant Pout
Because it's hot out, it's totally normal to keep all other makeup to a minimum which is why a nice, colorful lip can make you look like you put way more effort into your appearance than you actually did.
Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Carolina Coast,  $9

Beach Waves
Do we even have to talk about how effortless, wavey hair is synonymous with summer. Use a sea salt spray to get desired results.
Sun Bum Beach Formula Sea Spray, $15

That Glow, Though
There's nothing prettier than a shimmery highlight on tan skin. This highlighter by Josie Maran is a little creamy but provides a beautiful powder finish which is perfect for the sticky heat.
Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminzing Veil, $30

Pretty Pedi
Find a color that will compliment your new tan. We like coral hues because they look great on all complexions.
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in Coral Crayon, $18

 

Under $50: Pointed-Toe Pumps

Pointed t0e pumps - via pinterest

Pointed t0e pumps - via pinterest

Want legs for days? Pointed-toe pumps create the illusion of having gams far longer than they actually are. You don't even have to splurge on a pair of Loubs' to get this look, though. Check out all of the stylish pairs we found for under $50. Psst, some are even under 20 bucks. No, we're not kidding.

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Trending: Blush

Blush Fashion Trend 2015

Blush is more than just the stuff your mom insists you need to put more of on your faceThis season, neutral tones are pretty much everything but, if you're color-phobic and looking to jazz things up this summer, go with some muted peach and pink pieces. Blush tones are a pretty safe way to guarantee you won't wish you could just go back home and change your vibrant, colorful outfit because it's way too much for you to mentally/sartorially handle. We get it.

Details: Faux Patent Penny Loafers in Blush by Forever 21 $27.90, Metallic Cuff Shirt by 8PM $154, Nail Polish in Blush by RGB $18, Playsuit by Valentino $978, Beach Bucket Bag by Rachael Ruddick $335, Dina Ankle Tie Wedge by Ava & Aiden $99

 

 

Beauty Trend: Brown Smokey Eyes

Beauty Trend: Brown Smokey Eyes – From L to r: Gucci, Paul and joe, givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Reem Acra

Beauty Trend: Brown Smokey Eyes – From L to r: Gucci, Paul and joe, givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Reem Acra


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Neutrals in clothing are a big deal this season so naturally, the makeup worn on the models walking for Gucci, Reem Acra, Givenchy and more would reflect accordingly. The brown, smoke-eyed trend can be worn more subtly like Lindsey Wixson's look for Paul and Joe, or more dramatically for evening activities as seen on the models at Roberto Cavalli

Shades of bronze, coffee and cool taupe hues look great on a variety of complexions and are ultimately, very flattering which is basically the whole point of makeup, right? 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Soft Brown Smokey Eyes

Trending: 3D Florals

Spring 2015 Fashion Trends - 3d Florals

Florals for spring? Groundbreaking! This season we're not talking about regular, flat-ass, boring botanical prints, but florals in 3D instead. The best part about this trend is it is totally something you can DIY to your taste. For example, take that $235 dollar t-shirt on the upper right-hand corner. I mean, you can totally buy that thing if you so please [you rich betch] but, it's totally something you can craft yourself. Hit up Michaels, grab some fake flowers, a hot glue gun and go to town.

Details: Chicwish Daisy Embellished Chiffon Shirt in Pink $42, Sibling Crocheted Pencil Skirt $1, 030, Simone Rocha 3D Flower T-Shirt $235, House of Fraser Yumi Flower Cluster Dress $94, Dolce & Gabbana Floral Brocade T-Bar Pumps $1, 695

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Trending: White Lace

White lace fashion trend spring 2015

White lace is pretty much synonymous with spring by now so, it really comes as no surprise that this year designers like Roberto Cavalli, Ermanno Scervino, Tibi and a slew of others included feminine, lace pieces in their collections. If you haven’t got at least one lacey, white item in your closet, get on it! Oh and the best part about this trend? It has reoccured enough times for it to continuously land on the racks of affordable chains. Win!

Details: Topshop 3D Lace Shell Top $68, Zara Lace Dress $129, Topshop 3D Lace Mini Skirt $76, Dolce & Gabbana White Lace and Leather Sneakers $695