Summer beauty rules to break today
Summer Vacation1 of 8
By Melissa Magsaysay
Summer is your chance to change up your usual time-consuming beauty routines. Here's Glo's guide to tweaking the rules while giving your look a fresh twist.
Don a Smoky Eye2 of 8
Why It's OK to Break It: "A smoky eye doesn't have to mean black eye shadow all over the top lid," says makeup artist Nico Guilis. "Do the Return to the Blue Lagoon look and run a black or colored pencil over the waterline and lash line for a sultry look."
Must-Know: Avoid using a dry eye shadow, as Guilis warns, "It will smudge. Opt for black kohl pencils or liquid liners. "Eyeliner can do the smoky trick on its own," she says.
SHOP NOW: Flower Easy on the Eyes Longwear Eyeliner in Black, $6
Set Your Makeup3 of 8
Why It's OK to Break It: "Using the heavier foundation you normally use is totally OK in summer," says Guilis. She adds that not everyone's skin does well with light coverage and that wearing a heavier foundation with SPF in it may even keep sunburn at bay.
Must-Know: Streaky or sweaty foundation is bad no matter the time of year. Spritz on a hydrating spray: It can set the foundation on the skin and cool you down.
SHOP NOW: Urban Decay Cosmetics Chill Makeup Setting Spray, $29
Choose a Colorful Lip4 of 8
Why It's OK To Break It: "Actually, 1950s retro chic is coming back strong in makeup!" Says Guilis. "So a matte lip with a strong pop of color is in style and looks lovely with a tan face."
Must-Know: Go for bright summer colors like a Brigitte Bardot–inspired frothy pink. This pencil is part matte, part gloss, so it's hydrating with an old-Hollywood effect.
SHOP NOW: Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil, $24
Spritz on Tanning Oil5 of 8
Why It's OK to Break It: As long as your oil packs a high-SPF punch, it's an absolutely fine way to prep yourself for a day in the sun—and can add a pretty sheen to your skin. Just make sure to apply (and reapply) per product instructions.
Must-Know: This new non-greasy oil provides long-lasting full-spectrum protection as well as skin-enhancing ingredients like vitamin E and grape-seed oil.
Go for a Dip6 of 8
Why It's OK to Break It: With the right care, your lightened locks will be perfectly fine after a dip.
Must-Know: Avoid waiting too long to rinse chlorine out of your hair. Using a shampoo specifically designed to keep blond hair the proper shade will help preserve color and prevent chemical reactions.
SHOP NOW: Malibu C Swimmers Water Action Shampoo, $7
Go Nude7 of 8
Why It's OK to Break It: Sure, bright summery polish colors are fun to swipe onto toes especially in sandal weather, but soft, moisturized feet are really all that count—and nude nails have become a runway staple.
Must-Know: Say no to cracked heels and dry flaky feet. Make your feet are baby-soft with a balm that heals cracked heels, softens cuticles and has an anti-fungal component for those barefoot days at the beach.
SHOP NOW: Kerstin Florain FUB Foot Balm, $36
Show Some Leg8 of 8
Why It's OK to Break It: The tanned look is not for everyone and, besides, most people don't have time to lay out (or hit the spray-tan salon) to get that bronze base tan before slipping into a pair of shorts or a miniskirt.
Must-Know: Make sure you protect your pale pins with the proper level of sunblock. Also, giving them a subtle glow will help even out skin tone and make them appear slimmer and longer.
SHOP NOW: Caudalíe Divine Legs Instant Glow, $38
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