"Summer is one of my favorite times of year. The sun is out, the days are long, and there is a sense of renewed energy. Whether sweltering heat cues pairing back your everyday routine or maximizing your look with bold color, rising temps and more reasons to be out make summer the perfect time to try new beauty trends. From Spring Fashion Week to the Met Gala, we’ve gotten a glimpse of emerging trends – fresh skin, 90’s nostalgia and a bold lip and cheek are just a few of my favorites!” - xCarrie
The transition to summer calls for updated makeup and skincare routines that reflect emerging trends and changing needs of our skin. From fresh-faced skin to bold pouts and flushed cheeks, there are a variety of exciting looks to try out.
Bare It All: The Modern Fresh Face
Skin will always be in, but this version of 'fresh faced' feels more modern. Imperfections are normalized, the skin is hydrated and plump, and the glow is soft rather than glistening like a Krispy Kreme.
Incorporate a hydrating cleanser, an active serum to gently exfoliate and brighten, and a light-weight moisturizer, like Succulent Skin Gel Cream, to hydrate without clogging pores for a radiant complexion all summer long. Be sure to finish with SPF.
Modern Grunge: Lived-In Makeup Looks
I love when trends re-emerge with a fresh, modern take. For those looking to achieve some edge, test out our modern take on grunge. Lived-in liner, dark nudes, and soft-matte skin give equal parts nostalgia and contemporary sophistication.
To achieve this adaptation of the classic 90's look, reach for bronzer, black eyeliner, multiple coats of mascara, and a brick-colored lip.
Go Bold: A Flushed Cheek and Bold Lip
Embrace the heat with a sizzling combination: a flushed cheek and a bold lip. From striking reds to electric pink, make a statement this season by pairing a vibrant lipstick with a sun-kissed flush and complete your look with a simple swipe of mascara for a bold, yet clean aesthetic.
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new makeup and skincare. Whether you prefer a fresh-faced look, a grunge-inspired vibe, or lots of color, there are plenty of exciting options to choose from. Go ahead and try something new – you might just discover your new signature look.