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Try These Summer Looks Before the Season Ends

As the summer season progresses, you may find yourself suffering from a significant case of wardrobe fatigue. You may be bored with the usual sundresses, accessories, and street shoes, but Makeover Essentials is here to help. Take the following steps to breathe some new life into your daily attire.

Start by layering your brights – and don’t be afraid of going overboard. Consider a sharp pink business suit, with pumps, sunglasses, bag, nail polish, and lipstick all in the same color. Top it all off with a perfectly matched phone case as well!

A plain white shirt is a comfortable and easy garment to put on when you don’t know what to wear. It goes with everything, after all. Fortunately, there’s no need to abandon this fallback piece of clothing. Just contrast the simplicity of it with some big-statement earrings. This fashion fallback is a Makeover Essentials mainstay.

Fanny packs are back – with a new and improved name! The bum bag offers great opportunities to go hands-free. Some of these accessories are so elegantly designed that they are little more than shiny belts and small clutches, ideally setting off professional wardrobes.

If you’re an enthusiastic wearer of black like many of our Makeover Essentials beauty experts, you can certainly continue to do so throughout the summer. A bit of color from trendy tinted sunglasses is the perfect contrast to the look.

Bust out of your summer wardrobe slump using these sartorial strategies, and follow us on Twitter to get more ideas.

These Are the Makeup Looks of the Summer

Now that we’re a significant way through summer, we’d like to discuss some of the makeup trends we’ve noticed and admired so far this season. It isn’t too late to try these looks for yourself, so take note of these Makeover Essentials recommendations:

  • The Eyes: During the warmer months, people are more likely to venture out and enjoy the nightlife. We’ve seen a lot of the cool-girl look – the eyeshadow that appears as if the wearer slept with it on and left it there when heading out with friends. The application is easy – simply apply your eyeliner hours before your plans are scheduled to commence. By that time, it will be nicely smudged.
  • The Lips: You may have noticed that brightly colored lipsticks and glosses require frequent reapplication during summer. The likelihood is that perspiration, in addition to a considerable amount of cold drinks, will wear away the shade quickly. Lighter, candy-colored hues last longer (and the gradual fading isn’t as noticeable).
  • The Skin: Less is better in terms of your summer wardrobe, and the same is true for makeup. The minimalist approach is a Makeover Essentials favorite, partially because it’s low-maintenance. Either leave your face bare, or apply only one product in multiple places (such as a bit of blush on your eyelids, for example).

Join us as we experiment with these looks, and check out our Makeover Essentials Newswire to stay informed about the latest beauty trends.

All About the Rihanna, Manolo Blahnik Partnership

As far as Makeover Essentials is concerned, Rihanna is an icon. She is an admirable philanthropist, talented entertainer, and queen of style. She recently showed off one of these talents through a partnership with Manolo Blahnik. Rihanna designed a collection of shoes, aptly named “So Stoned.”

There are four pieces in the collection, released in early July. The high-heeled mule, mid-heeled mule, and strappy heel are all glamorous. Our favorite is the pair of clear PVC sandals, which are embellished with Swarovski crystals. These “Poison Ivory” shoes are reminiscent of the gladiator style, and extend nearly to the knee. Rihanna herself wore them in her latest music video, “Wild Thoughts.” The limited-edition items come with a price tag ranging from $1,325 to $2,325.

The other shoes in the limited-edition collection are called “Spice” and “Bajan Princess.” “So Stoned” is the third and final installment of Rihanna’s Manolo Blahnik partnership. The first two collections were “Denim Desserts” and “Savage.”

Rihanna’s aptitude for fashion and design is a common topic of discussion throughout Makeover Essentials. She’s no stranger to the scene, having earned awards and worked with big names like Puma, Dior, and Armani in the past.

Rihanna is also launching her own makeup line, “Fenty Beauty,” in the fall, and we can’t wait to see it! Like Makeover Essentials on Facebook for more updates like these.

Protect Your Lips From the Summer Sun

Summer is not the season for heavy makeup and dark colors. For this reason, many people are tempted to forego lipstick during the warmer months. Although we can empathize with the sentiment, those UV rays (along with the salty wind, if you’re near the beach) mean some SPF treatment is in order. Here are some Makeover Essentials favorites:

• Bite Beauty Everyday Agave Lip Collection: For $18, this product effectively exfoliates and polishes lips. It’s an enzymatic brown-sugar scrub, a vanilla and agave balm, and an overnight mask for extra moisturization.

• Peach Slices Aqua Jelly Lip Mask: This mask costs a mere $4. It’s infused with Vitamin C, coconut, shea butter, and honey – perfect for rehydrating dry lips as well as the skin around them.

• Goldie’s Healing Salve: At $10, this herbalist-made salve is full of eucalyptus, comfrey root, lavender, and almond. It’s the perfect product for chafed and cracked lips. No one from Makeover Essentials leaves the house without this blend on hand.

• Context Lip Repair SPF 30: There are plenty of helpful ingredients in this product, which is also just $10. Sunflower, extra virgin olive oil, hemp seed, Vitamin E oil, and rosemary extract (for cell renewal) are just a few. It contains Vitamins A, B, and D as well.

Give your lips the attention they deserve this summer. For more on the best beauty products, visit Makeover Essentials’ Newswire.

Tinted Moisturizers You Need This Season

As warmer weather rolls around, you may find that your usual moisturizer is too thick and heavy. Makeover Essentials has been on the lookout for some lighter alternatives, and we’ve uncovered some great products that suit any skin tone or type. Experiment with the following to identify the one that’s right for you.

For a fresh glow that gives a makeup-free appearance, look no further than the Perfecting Skin Tint from Glossier. It’s thin and breathable, yet enough to even out any discoloration (without hiding freckles and beauty marks). At $26, it’s affordable too!

The $44 Tinted Moisturizer from Laura Mercier is also a Makeover Essentials favorite. It was a tried-and-true moisturizer long before the advent of BB, CC, and EE creams, and when you try it you’ll understand why. It contains SPF 20 sunscreen as well as Vitamins C and E. If you are worried about acne, Laura Mercier offers an oil-free option.

If dry skin is your dilemma, we suggest the Extra SPA 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm from Bobbi Brown. At $56, it’s a bit pricier than the other options but well worth the investment. Use it to hydrate your skin while maintaining sheer coverage.

The last thing you need is a weighty moisturizer clogging your pores – especially when temperatures are high. Keep these Makeover Essentials recommendations in mind. You can find more at

How to Make White Jeans Work for Any Occasion

Jeans are a staple of just about everyone’s wardrobe, and white denim offers something special to any spring or summer attire. With the right style and accessories, you can wear it and make a splash anywhere. Follow these Makeover Essentials recommendations to get it right:

〈 For Vacation: After you’ve spent the day lounging by the pool or on the beach, put on a pair of white skinny jeans for a clean look as you stroll along the boardwalk. Mid-rise capris with a crop top, embroidered jacket, crocheted purse, and hoop earrings will come together nicely.

〈 When Running Errands: When Makeover Essentials beauty experts need to visit the post office, hit the bank, or pick up some groceries, white denim brightens the day. The jeans, with a light trench, comfortable sneakers, roomy bag, and attractive hairpiece make for a fun and productive afternoon.

〈 To Work: There’s no need to forego white jeans when office responsibilities beckon. Set them off with a button-down blouse, sleek pumps, and a blazer. A leather bag, vintage watch, and eye-catching belt make ideal accessories.

〈 On a Date: Get ready for an amazing evening with fitted white jeans; flashy, high-heeled sandals; a leather biker jacket; and a sequined top. You’ll feel confident and comfortable – all while turning heads!

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