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If the Spring 2015 swim week collections in Miami this past weekend were any indication, it’s time to seriously step up our poolside beauty game. Our three favorite looks—seen at Clover Canyon, RVCA, and Mara Hoffman—put our lazy topknots and ponytails to shame. At RVCA (center), models teamed their barely-there bikinis and high-tops with inverted, braided pigtails (a look that we’ve seen on the red carpet as well).
Mara Hoffman’s girls (right) sported plaits, too—but their look was all about “epic,” undone volume inspired by Guatemalan jungle warriors. Catwalk by TIGI global creative director Nick Irwin began by gluing double wefts of extensions from ear to ear for added fullness (although anyone with long, thick hair can re-create the look sans faux strands). After parting hair down the middle, he added soft waves with a large curling iron and brushed them out for a “candy-flossy” texture. Next, he gathered hair at the nape of the neck and braided only the bottom 3 inches—either in one single plait or two mini pigtails—and wrapped single palm fronds around the ends. The final touch was a thick swipe of emerald eyeliner on lower lash lines, which picked up on the electric hues in Hoffman’s designs.
Color was the main focus at Clover Canyon (left), where makeup pro Sarah Lucero channeled a “sun-kissed siren.” The simple look included loose waves, clean skin, and nearly neon tangerine lips. To achieve the stained-but-slightly-glossy effect, Lucero used a blend of Stila Color Balm Lipsticks in Avery and Valentina, pressing them into models’ pouts for a softer look. Orange lips are an easy, fuss-free way to make a statement on the sand—or anywhere, really. Streamline your morning routine for the rest of the summer with a swipe of intense, melt-proof pigment.
The easiest way to make insane colors wearable this summer? Jelly. And we’re not just talking about the flat sandals you wore in the nineties (although we highly recommend those, too). For those who want to try fuchsia lips or traffic-cone orange polish minus the shock value, this sheer texture is genius, as it lends a subtle dose of pigment and a high dose of shine. And in addition to your standard lip gloss or balm, the latest crop of beauty innovations—like a complexion-cooling gel laced with fine-line-fighting rose stem cells; a bouncy, elastic blush infused with floral water; and a long-lasting nail lacquer that wears like a salon manicure—feature high-tech formulas and finishes. Even better: All feel featherlight on skin, making them your new go-tos for the muggy month ahead. So, are you ready for this jelly? If your answer is “I was born ready,” click here to see our latest In The Mood For feature.
“When Beyoncé does a quick change, it’s like the Daytona 500, when the cars come in and they have to hurry up and change the wheels in, like, twenty seconds. When she comes back, everyone is grabbing a piece of her. I’m rebuilding—powdering, reapplying a lip; the eyes are always OK. We just want to make sure that when she runs out that she’s not [shiny] in the T-zone, that she’s glowy everywhere else, and that her lip is perfect. I’m watching the monitor from the start of the show to the end to make sure everything is impeccable, and I have razor-sharp focus to make sure nothing is messed up.”
Bey might be a well-oiled machine, but she never looks greasy. And though we all can’t have the queen’s Formula One-caliber team at the ready—speedily transforming a sweaty mess into a glowy and gorgeous music magnate—you can try Sir John’s secret, shine-canceling weapon: Press a tissue lightly over the center of your face, gently peel off, and finish with a light dusting of powder. Blotting before applying additional pigment prevents your makeup from caking.
When it comes to warm-weather eye makeup, we always think less is more. (Largely because black shadow and balmy weather just don’t mix.) Here, a simple step-by-step to sexy, gilded lids (reminiscent of the look at Gucci’s Spring 2014 show) courtesy of The Huffington Post:
1. Base lids with a long-wear cream shadow. (HuffPo recommends Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in My Two Cents.)
2. Top off the cream formula with powders—using a taupe shade on the brow bone and inner corner, bronze on the lid, and matte brown to define the crease. (For more drama, smudge bronze shadow along your bottom lash lines.)
3. Apply black gel liner between lashes and rim your lower waterline with a nude liner.
4. Finish with black mascara to prevent lashes from looking “dusty.”
This summer, we’re spoilt for choice with bright lip options: We’ve seen Pepto pink, traffic-stopping tangerine , and even moody berry appear on the red carpet recently. But Miranda Kerr’s cherry gloss at last night’s Max Mara party is our current favorite. Kerr stepped out in a head-to-toe nude silk ensemble and slicked-back bun, making her shiny pout pop that much more. The key here was the subtle sheen—as opposed to winter’s go-to matte formulas. A polished, juicy finish feels just right for summer. Get her look with a highly pigmented gloss, like Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment in Cherry, or a sheer-but-lustrous balm, such as Lancôme Baume in Love in Very Cherry. Or simply pick up a cherry Popsicle from your grocery store’s freezer section and top off your dessert-induced stain with a clear lip lacquer.