The following post was written by Coco Negretti of The Beauty Milk and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty. The Beauty Milk focuses predominantly on makeup reviews and features gorgeous, full-face looks by Coco, an aspiring makeup artist.
Summer's almost over and what better way to celebrate it than using all of your favorite Summer trends at once? Retro matte lips made a comeback on the runways this season, specially in bright Summer colors. Statement brows were all the rage these past few months, so don't be afraid to let yours grow a little fuller. If you're rocking both bold lips and full brows, try to keep the eye makeup simple so it doesn't take away from the look. Keep your hair out of your face with a fishtail braid and accessorize it with a cute floral headband.
The hair: A floral headband will add a fun and flirty element to any outfit. Thanks to being on trend, they're available in many different styles and price ranges across different retailers. They look great when paired with loose waves or messy braids.
The lips: A truly matte, bright lipstick will totally transform your look. However, it can be very unforgiving on dry lips so make sure to use a lip scrub prior to application. Nars has a great selection of mattes. If you're having a hard time finding a true matte, you can try a liquid lipstick like Stila Stay All Day ($22) or Hourglass Opaque Rouge ($28). Another way to get the look is to use a lip liner and fill in your entire lips (like with Estée Lauder Double Wear Lip Pencil in Coral ($26), shown above).
The brows: Even if you don't have naturally thick brows, you can add definition and fullness to them by filling them in with a brow pencil or powder. Unless you have red in your hair, avoid using warm tones on the brows; ashy tones will look more natural. Try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil ($21) or the E.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit ($3), the latter of which comes with a powder and a wax. Both are available in a variety of shades.
For a list of products mentioned in the collage above, just keep reading.
1. Topshop at Nordstrom ($24)
2. Forever 21 ($6)
3. Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Lip Pencil in Zinfandel ($24)
4. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Roman Holiday ($25)
5. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiore ($22)
6. Illamasqua Matte Lipstick in Brink ($24)
7. MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in What a Blast ($20)
8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil ($21)
9. E.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit ($3)