Want to change your beauty game this summer? Try these:
Sweep on a subtly iridescent loose shadow, such as Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder in Baby Mauve, for delicately sweet lids. Wear it with a soft pink lip and a fresh face to keep the look wearable for work or play.
Slick some shimmery highlighter over your cheekbones, across your jawline and over your collarbones for a glowy, glistening finish. I like Benefit High Beam.
Gloss on 2012's hautest yet most refreshing shade: Mint Candy Apple by Essie. I love how unexpected yet insanely chic mint tips look when worn with summer neutrals and bright whites.
Savor your sweet tooth by rocking a candy-colored kisser. Fill in your lips with something like NARSVelvet Matte Lip Pencil for a sugary-sweet pout. I suggest pairing this lip with long, black lashes and natural face makeup for a Louis Vuitton-like finish.
If rock candy pink isn't for you, opt for a peach sweet pout by wearing Yves Saint Lauren Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick in Tangy Mandarine. Peach is a nice, understated way to wear this trend since it works well with most skin tones and can be worn with full or minimal makeup.
Applying a sheer blue shadow along your lower and upper lash lines will make your eyes pop. SheiseidoLuminizing Satin Eye Color in Fondant is great for this. When worn with a bold lash and neutral lip, the results are simply stunning.
Pucker up for a sweet but sour glow by sweeping on a luminescent blush such as Sephora Microsmooth Blush Duo in Fuchsia Flushed. Brush it over the apples of your cheeks for a perfectly flushed finish and pair it with a natural matte eye for contrast.
Use a pillow-soft neutral shadow such as Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Ivory or White for a smooth, natural base. Wear it with winged liner for a doe-eyed effect and a punchy pink gloss to keep the look interesting.
Let's face it–Lemonhead lids are tough to pull off. Instead, use a yellow-tinged color correcting eyelid primer to refresh tired or red eyes. Benefit Lemon-Aid works well and the sheer pale hue instantly hides any discoloration so you can confidently wear all of summer's candy-colored shadows without worrying about what lies beneath.
If a bold fuchsia flush intimidates you, try Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush. It gives you that effortlessly natural rosiness that's perfect for a summer day. This is a great shade that goes with almost every beauty look. Definitely a good investment piece for your beauty kit.