Sweltering summer temps call for simplifying your makeup routine. After all, is there anything worse than a melting smoky eye? Try these trends and create a sexy look in one easy step.
The Key: Liquid Eyeliner
If you love sexy eye makeup but want a look that stays put, skip the shadow and pile on the liquid liner. Use a waterproof version like L’Oréal Telescopic, which won’t budge no matter how steamy things get. Gisele’s got the right idea wearing nothing but the liner—ok, and maybe some mascara.
The Key: Brow Gel
Eyebrow experts believe that when you’ve got great arches, you’ll always look gorge. Create the perfect shape, fill them in if you need to, then keep them in place with brow gel.
The Key: Tinted Moisturizer
In the summer, you definitely want to downgrade from a creamy foundation to a lighter tinted moisturizer. Try one that’s mineral-based, like Jane Iredale Dream Tint—it won’t clog pores and it has SPF to give you even more protection on top of your regular sunscreen. Take a cue from Emily Blunt: When your skin looks great, you can basically skip everything else.
The Key: Bright Lipstick
Yes, Khloe Kardashian is sporting a pretty major face of makeup, but it’s her hot pink lipstick that really pops. For the easiest night-out look imaginable, try going bare except for a bright pout.
The Key: Lots of Bronzer
Summer is all about a beachy glow. Skip the UV damage and fake it with lots of bronzer—simply dust it anywhere the sun would hit your skin. For an even stronger golden hue like Gwyneth Paltrow’s, create a base with self-tanner.
The Key: Pink Blush
If you want an effect that’s more fresh-faced than tawny, try a look like Molly Sims’s—it’s all about the blush. Piling pink onto the apples of your cheeks will brighten up your complexion in two seconds flat.