Longer days in summer mean more opportunities for you to look your best. Here are our top beauty looks this season!
1. Golden Glows
Sun-kissed skin doesn’t have to mean harsh UV rays attacking your defenseless skin cells. (More on that later.) Nor does it mean you have to use that dreadful orange spray tan-in-a can. Instead, opt for natural-looking summer color on your body with moisturizers that match your desired shade. Use a gentle scrub to remove any dead skin and ensure even application. On the face, use bronzer to highlight and contour areas for the glow of a goddess.
2. Boyish Brows
Are your brows more “Frida Kahlo” than “Mona Lisa”? Great news. We saw thick, lush eyebrows all over the runway this year, especially thanks to celebs Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne. Experiment with different shades of gray, brown, or black this season while you can. Just make sure to comb those babies and pluck those strays; we’ve yet to see a flattering uni-brow on anyone.
3. Purple Peepers
If eyes are the window to the soul, those bare eyelids are curtains in need of decorating! And what better way to adorn them than with the blossoming purples like Pantone’s Radiant Orchid, one of 2014’s Color of the Year? Whether you pick a deep, powerful violet for a sexy smoky eye or a soft, soothing lavender to sweep gently across your lids, you’ll be sure to bring a fresh, enchanted aura to your everyday look.
4. Luscious Lips
Who’s ready for some summer lovin’? Pucker up with bright hues that scream, “Kiss Me!” Vibrant corals, fuchsias, and oranges are just about everywhere, so join the fun with a flirty, juicy pout. Hydrate frequently and exfoliate occasionally and gently prior to applying product. Bonus lip tip: Alternate between glossy and matte. While matte tends to stay in place longer, it also dries out lips faster.
5. Sun Safety
While you’re out there soaking up natural Vitamin D from the sun, don’t forget to generously lather on broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher for most outdoor activities. Reapply every 30-60 minutes, especially after swimming or excessive sweating. And for those who hate the sticky, pale white residue, ask your doctor for better recommendations. Sure it’s a little inconvenient to care about sun safety, but it beats putting yourself at risk for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Healthy, happy skin = a more beautiful you.
Turn heads with one (or all) of these tips wherever the summer leads you! Don’t forget to tag us @bdelliumtools on your selfies to show which look you conquered.