Summer’s almost here and what better excuse to give your beauty regime a new season refresh? And a refresh is just what you’ll get what with the hippest new trends, from Insta-ready skin and XXL hair to perfect lipstick and glow drops for your skin. Here are the top ten hottest looks for summer makeup and products you have to check out right now.
It was never easier to sport flawless Instagram ready skin minus filters! If you haven’t laid hands on the NYX Professional Makeup Hydra Touch Primer yet, this is the time to go for it. This versatile formula is packed with skin-living Chamomile, Green Tea and Ginseng to smooth and refresh your complexion and create a camera-ready base in a flash. Finish up with the lightweight, gel finish Maybelline New York Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation and you’re good to go!
Break out your flat iron. Straight, shiny, long hair is one of the biggest trends yet. Time to sport long-hair-don’t care in all its glory, from waist grazing braided ponies. Beyonce style to Kim K’s ultra-long, pin-straight length. Use a conditioning serum like Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil and a light touch of an iron to wear your straight locks with confidence. Short locked lasses, look no further than ultra-long extensions like BBLUNT Fairytail, Wrap Around Long Pony Tail Natural Brown to keep with the look.
Glowy skin will never go out of style. Get your fix with Lotus Herbals Xpress Glow 10 in 1 Daily Beauty Cream - Royal Pearl, the SPF infused, ultimate hydrating treatment based creme for a semi-matte flawless, hydrated finish. Top that with a squeeze of L.A Girl HD Pro Concealer – Highlighter mixed with your foundation and you’ll have ridiculously glowing skin that your friends will envy forever.
The perfect time to give your hair color a fresh start. The trick is to literally mix it up. Subtle highlights and colors that seamlessly slim your face. Time to go bronde. What’s that? A color that sparkles blonde in the light, and goes chocolate in shadow. Mocha Latte is another gorgeous color that suits Indian skin tones; think of it as a mocha cafè au lait touched with a bit of gold. Get your color fix with L’Oreal Paris Excellence Crème Hair Color range
Bold but not jarring. Lasting but not drying. Bright but not overpowering. Lipstick has finally come of age and we just can’t get enough. Luckily for us, there are so many new ‘just rights’ that brighten, smooth, plump AND moisturize, like Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color, Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Collection and Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick.
Frankly we’re not complaining. Thankfully, flushed cheeks are now more trendy than (done to death) contouring. Bye-bye sculpted cheekbones and piles of concealer and highlighter. It’s time to embrace natural, flushed cheeks that make you look like you’ve just returned from a jog. Try the Natio Cream to Powder Blush but if you prefer a cream, go with Bharat & Dorris Cream Blush. It's like a cheek pinch in a compact!
There’s no stemming the Korean beauty tide. Especially when you combine superlative makeup with skincare benefits. Sheet masks for your face, hands and hair, natural, often exotic time-tested, active ingredients from Green Tea and Birch to Snail Slime and Volcanic Clay, innovation and affordability will ensure Korean Beauty will continue to rule. Take your pick of the best K-Beauty at Nykaa thanks to Innisfree and The Face Shop.
Come on, there’s no time to lose. Ingenious multitasking products are winning hearts. Say hello to The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet that gives lips a pop of color and cheeks a naturally flushed glow. Or how about the IsaDora Shadow Liner - 30 Matte Black that works both as an eye shadow and an eyeliner? This trend is like an exciting game of tennis. Action at both ends!
Palette Pick and Mix
Why allow yourself to be limited by the colors brands want you to use? Individuality is the name of the game, and now you too can go bespoke thanks to the Freedom Pro Artist HD Pro Refills Pro Eyeshadow Shimmer Collection or the Inglot Freedom System Square Lipstick collection that lets you rustle up all the colors YOU love.
Gym Bunny Makeup
Athleisure is here to stay. Cosmetic brands are stumbling over each other in their rush to cater to fitness enthusiasts’ desire to look good in and out of the gym. There’s a hot trend for make-up designed to wear when you work out. The aisles are awash with waterproof, sweat-proof eyeliners, mascaras, lip balms and foundations sticks. Catch the trend with Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil, Colorbar All - Day Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick, Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup The WOW Stick and L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation.