Recap: Top beauty trends of the summer

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Recap: Top beauty trends of the summer

Summer’s hotter-than-ever-all-white-trend gets even cooler in a pristine shorts suit.  No longer a fashion risk, the micro-power suit is one part sexy and two parts chic styled with killer metallic-capped heels and an over-the-top top knot in bombshell blonde.  Achingly perfect, this style screams cocktails after work.

Grace Kelly anyone?  The epitome of timeless elegance, natural beauty rises to a new level with the simplest of touches. And what better way to achieve this natural beauty than with a perfect nude look. L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Makeup utilizes a liquid-powder technology that takes your application from liquid to powder instantly for a flawless fresh face. And adding a bright berry lip is just so right for a summer night! Ranging from bold reds to pretty pinks like this Velvety Fuchsia finish from L’Oreal Colour Caresses by Colour Riche, this classic look is the oldest trick in the book.  And it gets ‘em every time! 

A true study in high contrast, this grown-up approach to pattern mixing is masterful.  The diminutive, geometric pastel toned shorts work as a neutral against a silky, floral T, while spare accessories and nude sandals keep the look in check (and the legs looking long!). Playful and dripping with confidence, such grand style gestures are not for the faint of fashion.  Novice note: work up your mismatched style savvy by experimenting with textures, an unexpected clashing scarf, or statement shoes.  Brave is beautiful. 

Such a bold-pattern-pairing works best with understated hair and makeup. Sultry Veronica Lake locks are even better in deep, bronzed brunette; be sure to load up on anti-frizz crème or serum to keep it extra smooth and sleek. Barely there blush and nude lips are strategically sexy, especially when accented with daring-deep-dark nails in Colour Riche After Hours Nail Polish by L’Oreal Paris.  This expert clash of color and shine is no accident!

Pretty, flirty, girly, and YES SEXY! Pastels are this season’s come-hither-hue, shown here in a voluminous skirted silhouette in a lady-like length; ankles have never been more alluring. Subtle color blocking on this pale blue, high sheen skirt make it modern, and we applaud a bustier any day; especially over ice cream.  Sinfully delicious style. 

Sweet fashions aside, we all know it takes work for such an unfussy, natural look in summer!  Less is more make-up works wonders, classic pink nails are perpetually pretty, but hello heat and humidity, you have to call in major reinforcements for sleek hair that stays that way! Sulfate free products that smooth and add shine are summer saviors for that tamed, sultry, understated style.  We’re hoarding L’Oreal’s Ever Sleek Smoothing Serum for all our frizzed out friends . . . it’s like liquid gold! Armed and ready, bring it on Mother Nature.

A little nautical, a little naughty, and all nice.  This summer is a sea of stripes, and each ensemble is chicer than the last. Here, a simple skirt combines two hot trends for a one-two-punch of body-con pencil skirt plus super-bold stripes.  The resulting knockout style is so pulled together it travels from the office, to date-night, to drinks with your besties.  A little preppy but mostly pretty, the sexy side-slit had us at hello.  We feel an at-home spray tan coming on tonight

Summer trends come and go; beautiful, healthy-looking, even skin is the most coveted look of all.  BB creams are a great go-to for a clean, natural look that requires little else (note how the nude lip steals the scene).  But for those close-up moments (and those random awkward selfies we can’t stop posting) we want skin perfection underneath it all, down to the pores.  Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream from L’Oreal Paris is the just the multi-tasking skin beautifier you want to hydrate, prime, perfect and correct your skin. We’re talking poreless, porcelain skin, and smooth texture too. Sound too good to be true? Trust us, soon you’ll be the envy of all.

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By The Beauty Experts at: L'Oréal Paris
Now that summer is coming to a close we're recapping our favorite beauty trends of the season.

Whether your look is white hot or smoldering in stripes, pulling off your favorite trend is easier than ever with a few tips and tricks. Go for fashion risks, and balance it out with timeless, elegant beauty for a look you'll love all year long. Summer taught us that pairing bold patterns and embracing flirty hues are just what you need to refresh your style. Ensure the "summertime is playtime" rule sticks with you and let loose and have fun with these top beauty trends for the rest of the year!

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