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Shapeshifters: 5 Bomb Beauty Looks to Try This Summer

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Life is short; your wish list of dream beauty products, long. And all the ways you can play Little Miss Sunshine? Infinite! Don’t waste any more time getting ready for the season; we’ve scoured the runways and streets to bring you our favourite sunny-side-up beauty looks for every personality.
Festival Gypsy
Why so serious? It’s festival season! Here’s your chance to let your hair down, take risks and have some fun with your look. Our beauty go-tos for this one are glitter, bold color-play and statement accessories! For that perfect festival makeup look, pack glitter eyeshadow on Vaseline layered lids, or use two bright, contrasting colors to create a dramatic dual-toned effect on your lash line and under your lids.
Instead of going with clichéd floral headbands, weave little flowers into a messy braid, or skip the flora altogether and go for flash tattoos, instead.
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Mermaid Magic
Move over unicorn –Ariel-style makeup is making a splashing comeback this season. Just ask Katy Perry, who's launching a mermaid-inspired line for CoverGirl, full of pastel eyeshadow, shimmery highlighters and quirky lip shades.
Unless you're ready to dive into the deep, the all-over aquatic is a bit too much for every day. We'd suggest going with blue eyeliner and matching eyeshadow, or a complementary pastel. Top it up with highlighter, and ahoy – you're ready to sail!
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Hippie Au Naturale
'No makeup makeup', 'dewy' or 'summer glow' – there's many a term for the bare-faced, glowy poster children of the '70s. But let's face it, the Summer of Love is long over and none of us have time to lounge around on beaches and cleanse our chakras all day. What then?
Get that bare-faced beauty with a solid BB cream for sheer coverage, skip the liner for glossy lids and natural, messy eyebrows. Finish with a subtle, tinted lip balm and nama-slay! See? And you didn't even have to go to meditation camp.
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Monochrome Muse
This understated '90s trend makes use of muted, matching palettes and shimmer in subtle nudes, browns, bronzes and caramels. Our favourite is a versatile all-over nude that can carry you through every kind of summer engagement with ease. Top up nude lipstick with a sheath of gloss, lightly strobe your cheeks with bronzer and pack a shimmery metallic eyeshadow on your lids.
To set off smoke alarms in the afterhours, you can use a black eyeliner and blend some black eyeshadow into the edges of your lids. Not glam enough? Use a little gel and finishing spray to slick back your tresses for an effortless wet hair look to complement your retro chic makeup.
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Channel your flirty, feminine side with crush-worthy corals, pretty pinks and fluttery lashes. Swipe a bright, summery color on the lips and keep your pout in colourful company with a blush in the same shade family. If you want to make like the Romantics, you can complement a soft pink lip with a metallic eyeshadow.
For night-time, switch up the pink for a timeless red on an otherwise bare face. Use wispy falsies to frame your look and lend it a little bit of drama.
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