Seventy-five percent of the year your life calls for mascara and a touch of gloss. Then summer rolls in. Now's the time to sport the brightest your beauty counter has to offer, topped off with your favorite summer accessories. Check out our colorful suggestions.

Bold Sunglasses and Bright Lips
A retro shape takes on a new personality with these up-to-date mirrored lenses. Embrace the summery feel by adding a nearly neon lip. The ?Perfect Wave? shade by Lipstick Queen goes on sheer but builds a rich bubblegum-pink color as you layer.

Illesteva ($177); Lipstick Queen ($22)

New-Age Nautical and Nude Nails
Nude nails are summer's sleeper hit. But note there's a difference between nude and naked nails. Be sure to look for polishes that are opaque (instead of sheer), like this one by RGB. Then top them off with an updated rope bracelet...or three.

The Ropes ($70); RGB "Doll" ($18)

Unconventional Earrings and Creamy Blush
Humid temps got ya down? Pull your hair back into a bun, fasten on some eye-catching earrings and add a swipe of cherry-red blush. The bright color next to your jewelry will draw attention to your face (and away from your frizz).

Chloe + Isabel ($24); Tarte ($30)

Graphic Slides and Intense Teal
Simple slides? Far from boring. We adore the checkered pattern on this Brother Vellies pair, and because the colors are neutral, we suggest pairing the tonal brown with a cool teal. The shades play nicely together, and it?s a refreshing departure from ?Big Apple Red.?

Brother Vellies ($285); Deborah Lippmann ($18)

Silk Wraps and Dry Shampoo
In the dog days of summer, the last thing you want to think about is primping. Luckily, Show Beauty created a volume-inducing dry shampoo that also happens to be the best thing we've ever smelled. Top your freshened 'do with a silk hair band and you'll be weekend-ready in no time.

Eugenia Kim ($90); Show Beauty ($53)

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