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!

Day 26

Sunny-Side Up

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)

Day 27

Instant Uplift

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.

Day 28

Stained Gloss

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; come in 10 shades, from subtle beige to wowza! fuchsia.

Day 29

Wave Maker

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.

Day 30

Glow Trick

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;

Day 31

False Positive

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; and end the month with a real eye-opener.