For some, the start of summer means bikinis and beaches and beer. For others, it’s stocking the fridge with the fresh strawberries and peaches that are suddenly lining the grocery aisles. Then there’s women. For us, warmer days means switching up our beauty routine.

In the heat, the last thing we want is cakey foundation or dark colours bringing us down. Instead, we’re going a little more sheer on the face—think BB and CC creams—and then adding some bronzer to warm things up. Finally, you’ll want some pops of colour to brighten your mood, whether that’s with electrified eyes, shimmering highlights, or vivid lipsticks—or dare we say, all of the above.

Here are some bronzers we love!

Wondering which shades are hot and how to get your glow on this season? Read on.

Our Top Hot Beauty Trends for Summer 2018

HOT BEAUTY TREND 1: HOW TO GET THAT ISLAND FLAVOUR

The Hottest Beauty Trends for Summer 2018

Colours left to right: BELLINI (Bright Baby-Coral), SUNRISE (Deep-Warm Coral), PINKY SWEAR (Medium Pinky-Red), MAJOR (Hot-Orange), 100% (Deep Hot-Pink), LOTUS (Purple)

TRY: Bold and Vivid Lipsticks

While we associate the word bold with red lips or with the holiday season, there are no limits to what that word can mean in lipstick shades. This Summer season, take a chance on those bright and vibrant shades!

It’s time to keep up to date with some shocking reds, vibrant oranges, flaming pinks, creamy nudes and moisture-rich lilacs.You’re in charge of transitioning dull and pastel lip tones, to hot and vibrant shades. Which is why we’re hot and heavy for the new Summer Island Heat lipstick collection from Caryl Baker Visage retailing at $18.50.

HOT BEAUTY TREND 2: HOW TO GET THOSE ELECTRIC EYES & LASHES

TRY: Playful Shades of Mascara

Colourful mascara has gone in and out of style, so most of us have experienced the trend at one point in time. But with ARTDECO All in One Mascara, colourful mascara is back in full throttle this summer and only costing $22.00, it’s no wonder they are trending.

It’s all about matching the right shade of fun and vibrancy to your look. Trying fun shades like fuchsia or yellow give your look an unexpected pop of colour. If you’re not daring enough for those brighter shades, then take it down a notch or two, by trying a deep neutral shade like navy, blue or purple.

 TRY: Electrifying Eye Shadows

We’re getting a little nostalgic and feeling alive this summer, with bold and electric eye shadow from the early 90’s London party scene. It’s all about channeling your inner rock goddess in a DIY feel. Use Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio by lightly smudging the shadow across your eyelids. This summer trend will take your look anywhere from Kate Moss to David Bowie depending on how you’re feeling, and it’ll only cost you about $15.00.

TRY: Flicks of Pastel Eye Liner

The ever-growing cat eye liner is making a comeback in the most modern and summer-like way! It’s time for the classic winged black liner look to make room for its newborn pastel coloured sister! While to most, this makeup look might seem a little daring and hard to master on your first try, we assure you it’s an easy way to take your casual winter look to the next season, without even having to learn any new makeup techniques. Which is why we’re gawking over NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liner, retailing at $10.00.

HOT BEAUTY TREND 3: HOW TO GET THAT DAY GLOW

The 4 Hottest Beauty Trends for Summer 2018

Colours left to right: Pearl, Prosecco

TRY: Shimmering Highlighters

Glowing skin is in, and this trend shows no signs of dimming! Summer 2018’s cheekbone trend, is all about keeping your highlight game strong. You know, keeping that game just as strong as your sunscreen! This summer we’re all planning on being blinded by Gama ray style highlighters, in fabulous shades of Pearl and Prosecco from Caryl Baker Visage, retailing at $22.50.

HOT BEAUTY TREND 4: HOW TO GET THAT FLAWLESS FINISH

TRY: All Day Wear Foundation

It’s no secret that summer brings hot weather, humidity, and moisture to your skin. While there are plenty of sweat-proof and water-proof foundations out there that offer full and minimal coverage, it’s nice to be able to not have to touch up with foundation throughout the day. That’s why we’re a firm believer in the Flawless Foundation by Marcelle. This foundation retails for $17.99 and keeps your look going from day to night without needing to be reapplied.

Chris Mello, PR & Social Media Director at VISAGE COSMETICS LTD, is a lover of all things sun and summer, especially anything with a dash of glitter, touched by a light blue hue. 

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