How To Do Summer Style the Glamifornia Way
Gone are the days where we spend two hours getting glammed up to go out. Its finally summer, and that typically means we’re too busy basking in the sun and getting tossed around in the surf to get all decked out. Not to mention the heat – too much makeup and you’ll sweat it right off, too much product in your hair and it’ll explode into frizz. That’s why we’re sharing the secrets to Glamifornia’s summer style. These tricks will make it look like you’re putting in the time, when they really take less than 10 minutes.
Summer sun, if done the right way, can work wonders for the skin. As long as you’re still wearing a protective sunscreen and moisturizing, you can welcome the tan glow and the smattering of freckles that you get from a little sunshine. Why cover that all up? There’s nothing wrong with still wanting a little coverage, but do the least you can for the look you want. Try a light, tinted moisturizer and dab a little concealer on spots you need covered. Bonus: this minimal makeup will also give your skin a chance to breathe more than a typical, heavier makeup routine. We all know the importance of a clear complexion during those summer months.
When it comes to the rest of your face, the same concept applies. Avoid sweaty smudges by turning to your favorite waterproof mascaras, and go easy on shadows and liners. A little swipe of a warm gold tone or a light smokey eye is just about all you need.
One of our other favorite tricks is finding products that are multitaskers. Try a stain that works for both lips and cheeks, and dab it on right before going out for a fresh flush.
Keep It Up
The name of the game when it comes to summer hairstyles is to keep it up. There is nothing worse than frizzy hair sticking to a sweaty back, only causing you to sweat more. These effortlessly chic hairstyles will compliment your summer look perfectly, and most importantly, keep you cool in that summer heat.
Top knots will never go out of style, whether you’re going for a sleek look or a messy bun. If you don’t want to deal with your hair all day, top knots are a great trick for day-to-night transitions. Let it be casual and messy during the day, and slick it back with a tiny bit of gel and a few bobby pins for a nighttime look. The best part: they only take about 2 minutes!
If you’re feeling like mixing things up a little more, try incorporating multiple elements into one hairstyle. Loose ponytails are simple and cute, but could always use the help of a few braids here and there. Add a little light, texturizing hairspray to make braids and ponytails more interesting, and prevent them from falling flat by the end of the day.
These hot months are all about having fun with your style and keeping things simple. If you know the tricks to beat the heat, you’ll look effortlessly cool even in the worst humidity or 100 degree days. Embrace your summer style with the help from Glamifornia’s style lounge for more inspiration!