The summer months are all about bold and bright colored lips, fun eye shadows and lots of glow!
Every girl wants to achieve at least one of these looks. Want to know how?
For an over-the-top midnight blue smoky eye, first apply a shade of Sephora Colorful 9 Eyeshadow –$28 (Grey Shade) , all around the eyes, making sure to go as close to the eyebrows as you can, creating an almond shape. Then, blend in the blue eye shadow color from the same palette and focus on the ball of the eyes. Lastly, apply Sephora’s Keep it Kohl! Waterproof Liner, $8, around the corners of the eyes and outline the eyes. Don’t forget the VS PRO Voluptuous FX Mascara –$12 which will make the eyes even more dramatic.
For a less dramatic look, mix two shades of the same color Sephora Colorful Artist Palette –$30; apply the baby blue shade first and then add the navy. This will create the same eye shadow look as Liu Wen’s. Do not add any eyeliner, a simple lip gloss will do.
Find bright colored reds, oranges, pinks, and purples which will make your lips pop. If you’re off to a concert, after party or going out with your girls, go with the MAC Superglass –$18 in Totally Bang! The tiny pearls in the lipglass will make your lips look so luscious.
When attending an after work party or a benefit dinner, put on a bold red lip. This creates an elegant and modern-day look. Try YSL’s Rouge Volupte –$34 , a silky sensual radiant lipstick with SPF 15 to emulate Hayden Panettierre’s classy allure.
Who doesn’t want kissable, pinch-me cheeks? You can get Kirsten’s beautiful, natural flush appearance by applying the latest trend of cheek stains, Sephora’s Cheek Tarte – $30. It’s similar to a lip stain in its natural look and has a skin-softening formula. Sephora’s Tarte Cheek Stain is a water-based gel cheek tint that gives you a natural flush—exactly like someone just had their cheeks pinched! This formula is alcohol free so it won’t dry your skin and it’s also oil-free so it won’t clog your pores. Plus, it contains Skinvigorating ingredients like a T5 Super Fruit Complex pure water to help skin retain moisture and mineral-derived pigments known for their soothing and softening properties.
A tan is every girl’s dream, but waiting until the summer to get one is another story. What if I told you there’s a way to have a tan all year round with the right makeup? Bobbi Brown All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15 for $28 is an “oil free gel based formula that delivers an instant, healthy, natural looking glow to the face with the added bonus of protection”. This gel comes in two different colors, but from other reviews and my own experience, I recommend the Golden Sun because it gives color, adds glow and makes you look refreshed and sun kissed!