Dewy skin has been popular of late, but come the hottest days of Summer, sometimes you just want to go matte — right? Matte-look skin is one-dimensional in the sense that the skin doesn't necessarily "pop", but it's a clean makeup look and one that gives that faux contoured look when applied correctly. The key is to start very slow, and build. Dip your brush on the palette, tap excess, and lightly move in a circular motion around all the highest points of your face and along the jawline. We've got five, firm favourites (go on, say that five times fast), and there's one at every price point.
Having a fresh face doesn't mean that you have to leave off the lipstick. Bold, brilliant lip colours were all over the runways at shows like Jason Wu, Christian Dior, and Anna Sui. In this video, David Hernandez, Pro Educator for Make Up For Ever, shows us what it takes to create a clean, on-trend look with a pop of colour.
We do a pretty good job of protecting our face and body from the sun in Summer (all while looking good at the beach!), but what about our hair? Just like our skin, our hair is prone to sun damage and dehydration from extended exposure to UVA/B rays, so now is the perfect time to invest in some sun-specific hair products and create a protection barrier. Just like we treat our hair to nourishing masks and oils in Winter, these 10 products will keep your hair looking glossy, strong and healthy during the warmer months. From a pure coconut treatment to dry shampoo with added SPF, click through.
Aside from the festive season and festival action (more on that later), we've got Summer beauty on the brain. With each new season, we try to experiment with different trends and beauty products because, well, it's very fun. We asked the Sugar editors to tell us what they'll be wearing on their pretty faces, legs, lips, in their hair and on their eyes. Ready for some inspiration?