7 Beauty Trends That Will Be Huge in July
We love July for its long days, long weekends and bounty of barbecued foods, but it’s hard to keep things cute in 90-degree weather. Thankfully, this month’s beauty trends work with—and not against—the scorching heat. Think: Loosely crimped waves that camouflage frizz and intentionally flushed cheeks that celebrate your natural, shall we say, dew? So without further ado, we present seven beauty trends that will look (and stay) cool this month.
It’s time to stop living in fear of raccoon eyes. This month, swap your smoky shadows for a pop of neon liner instead. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal to really let the eyes shine (and keep the chance of smudges nil).
Get the look: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in “Freak” ($22)
White Cat Eyes
Another option for a summer statement eye? A crisp, white line just along the upper eyelids and flicked at the ends like Sophie here. (We’d say this look is White Walker-approved.)
Remember the crimped locks of the '80s? They’re baaaaack. Just a lot looser and without the backcombed bangs. To keep your waves beachy, start them just above the ears and ease up on the pressure when gliding your styling tool down your strands.
Get the look: Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver ($28)
Why fight the inevitable flush that happens this time of year when you can simply enhance it? Sweep on a warm-toned crimson blush and match your lipstick while you're at it for a look that's equal parts summery and sultry.
A tip for first-timers: Pat the color onto your lips using your fingertips. This will soften the edges and sheer the shade out slightly so it’s less intimidating.
What better time to #cleartheshoulders than July, when the heat has peaked and your neck needs relief from sticky strands? Wear your bob wavy or wear it straight—or sweep it back into a half-bun when you haven’t had a chance to shampoo. The beauty of this cut lies in its versatility.