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Makeup That Shows Off Summer Hair

It’s really easy, when you’re coasting along with a reliable makeup look, to sail right into summer without changing so much as an eyelash. But according to makeup artist, Nikki La Rose, you’d be missing out on a sizzling palette of metals and jewel tones that transform your face into something warm-weather-worthy this season.

Check out the colors you must have in your beauty arsenal now (along with some hair tricks that will put features in the spotlight)…
 

THE BIG SWITCH: NIKKI’S PICKS

Heavy, cloyingly matte makeup just doesn’t cut it in mid-July, when temperatures soar and all you want to do is a) shave a few minutes off your makeup routine so you can get outside, and b) let your glowing, natural color show through. Here, what to swap for a look that sizzles:
 

FOUNDATION

Swap this: full-coverage, opaque, matte, or heavy powder foundations
For this: sheer tinted moisturizer or BB cream with SPF
 

EYES

Swap this: powder shadows, overly “creamy” liner that doesn’t stay put
For this: cream shadow in bronze/gold shimmer, waterproof liner in teal, amber, purple, ocean, or jewel tones, and waterproof mascara
 

LIPS

Swap this: super-matte nude, berry, and brown tones
For this: hydrating or glossy lip color in neon/bold brights, like fuchsia, coral, and magenta
 

CHEEKS

Swap this: matte powder blusher
For this: liquid illuminator (tip: mix a bit into your regular foundation or moisturizer), bronzer, and cheek color with a hint of shimmer

 
 

HAIR FRONT AND CENTER

Got a gorgeous summer ‘do going and want to show it off without letting your makeup steal the spotlight? Try these tips from Nikki La Rose…
 

Voluminous Waves

Makeup strategy: To keep the focus on your sexy, beachy look, channel your inner J-Lo and opt for bronze-y/gold eyes paired with a nude lip.
Hair Saver: Beach Shake Texturizing Finisher
 

Sleek Ponytail

Makeup strategy: Pulled-back statement hair means minimal eye makeup (think: freshly curled lashes and mascara only), glowy skin, and a bold lip to balance the focus.
Hair Saver: K-PAK Protect & Shine Serum
 

Casual Updo

Makeup strategy: The look is playful, so let your makeup follow suit…with fun teal, emerald, and cobalt liner, smudged on the lower lash line for a pop of color.
Hair Saver: Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray