Now that summer’s here, it’s time to keep your makeup fun but minimal as you rock the laid-back, beachy-cool look. We suggest diving in mermaid-inspired aqua eyes, surf girl hair, and flawless bronzed faces. Here are some of the season’s must-haves for getting there.
Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow in Lagoon ($38): There are so many ways to use this gorgeous duo. The soft sea foam green and vibrant teal silky shadows perfectly complement each other. To experiment with color, line your top lid with the darker, shimmery teal and use the pale green on the bottom. Or, for a night out, create a classic smoky eye with the two ocean-inspired colors.
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Eyes ($19): Inspired by last year’s super popular Mermaid’s Dream, Deborah Lippmann has created a collection of four equally lustrous hues. This glittery cerulean shimmer will look striking against sun-kissed skin. All eyes will be on your nails as this luminous blue glistens in the light.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Shampoo ($24) & Conditioner ($25): Styling starts (and ends!) in the shower with Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Shampoo and Conditioner. Using sea fennel, kelp, and minerals, the Foam Wash Shampoo softens hair while cleansing out impurities and adding body and texture to enhance your natural waves. Then, use the lightweight Crème Rinse conditioner to add even more softness and texture.
Too Faced Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder ($32): This face powder from Too Faced is too cute. Swirl a fluffy brush against the pink, peach, and bronze hearts to build gorgeous color. Slightly shimmery, this powder illuminates and brightens, promising a look-at-me radiant glow.
St. Tropez Dark Bronzing Spray ($40): Achieve the most natural-looking, darkest tan possible with St. Tropez’s new dark line. Infused with Vegetan Premium, St. Tropez’s patented active DHA that imitates the skin’s natural melanin, this fool-proof spray delivers an even, rich tan every time. Use this spray all summer long to keep your skin safe from the sun without sacrificing the color we all crave.
H2O+ Eye Oasis Instant Hydrating Stick ($26): Oh so refreshing on a hot summer day, H2O’s hydrating stick cools on contact. Created for the delicate eye area, the stick gently refreshes while protecting eyes from aging damage. Formulated with caffeine to revitalize tired eyes, marine-rich algae to hydrate and soothe, and sea lettuce to firm and promote collagen production, this super powered gel effectively moisturizes eyes while reducing under eye circles and puffiness.
Illamasqua Gleam in Supernatural ($26): Suitable for face and body, this creamy formula lifts and highlights. The deep bronze is perfect to use on the cheeks to add skin-brightening, light-catching color. Or, apply a modest amount to your shins to show off your legs in the sun.
Soho Beauty 6-Piece Luxe Fix Travel Brush Set ($14.99): Encased in a gorgeous teal clutch, this six-piece set is both stylish and convenient for girls on the go. For flawless application wherever your summer adventures take you, the kit includes light turquoise-handled blush, eye shadow, smudge, angled eyeliner, and brow brushes.
Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler in Peach ($19): This cooling lip treatment melts into skin and applies moisture for smoother and softer lips. Dry lips absorb proteins in the Greek yoghurt concentrate while shea butter and jojoba oil plump them up. Bonus: The sheer peachy pink is so summer-ready!
($8.95): Cool off at the end of the day as you remove all traces of makeup, sweat, and dirt from your face with Jason’s pre-moistened pads. Saturated with aloe vera, vitamin E, and cucumber, the refreshing pads whisk away makeup while moisturizing and conditioning skin.
Last modified: July 10, 2013