31 Inspired Ideas to Revamp Your Beauty Routine This Month
Long, low-key afternoons. Lazy weekends. Now is the perfect time to break out of your routine. We've got 31 new ways to jazz up this season—and your looks!
Have you noticed more tiny lines around your eyes? Slip
on a pair of chic, oversize shades for squint and sun
protection—as well as a hit of instant glamour.
(L'Wren Scott, $359, Selima Optique; 212-343-9490)
Pull your hair back into a pony, braid it, secure with
another elastic. Twirl the length of the braid around the
base of the pony and hold it in place with five bobby
pins. Enjoy the oohs and aahs.
Skip the pencils and primers and get long-lasting, kiss-
proof lipcolor with a stain. New formulas have the creamy
(and comfortable) finish of a lipstick. YSL Rouge Pur
Couture Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes ($34; YSLBeautyUS.com)
come in 10 shades, from subtle beige to wowza!
Yes, you can infuse beachy texture into your stick-
straight hair. Sea salt sprays coax waves from even the
flattest hair. Spritz KMS California Hairplay Sea Salt
Spray ($17; drugstores) liberally through wet hair, then use your fingers to create small twists as it dries.
Trade your foundation for a self-tanner and feel the
thrill of running out the door barefaced—but still
even-toned. We like BareMinerals Gradual Glow Sunless
Face Tanner ($24; BareMinerals.com).
If you want full, dark lashes all day, apply fake fringe.
It takes only a few more seconds than layering mascara,
and there's no need for touch-ups. Try half-strips,
like Sephora Collection Flirt-It Lash Duo ($10; Sephora.com) and end
the month with a real eye-opener.