I love summer makeup: it’s just so cheerful and full of color– perfect for lazy days at the beach or sizzling nighttime looks. I could buy it all!
Stila’s new summer collection is one of my favorites this season. I’m totally obsessed with their new Countless Color Pigments. These little compacts of color come in almost neon packaging so they’re easily spottable in your bag, and each shade has a combination of three of four different colors in it. They’re all swirled around, almost like a watercolor painting. Very, very pretty. I know it doesn’t matter if your makeup is pretty, only that it works, but still–it somehow makes it a better purchase if it’s aesthetically pleasing as well. The fun part comes in deciding how to use the shades–you can either put them on individually or swirl your brush over the entire compact, getting one mixed shade out of it. Either way, the colors are all gorgeous and fun.
Also new for the summer are the After Glow Lip Colors. These chubby pencils twist up, so you won’t ever find yourself rummaging through your drawers for a sharpener, and are available in four bright shades (Tangerine Dream is my personal fave for summer). The formula gives you buildable coverage and has a tiny bit of a staining effect to it, so while not technically a lip stain, the color does seem to stick around for a while. And if you’re planning a big night out, these have a fun bonus to them – they glow in the dark under UV light. The other people at the club won’t know what to make of you!
If you’re a fan of liquid liner, make sure you also check out the two new limited-edition shades that Stila’s released for the summer. Turquoise and Periwinkle are almost pastels, very fun and different. They’re a nice way to add color to your look without being over the top–and once they’re on, they don’t budge until you take them off with makeup remover, so they’re perfect for hot weather and playing around in the ocean.
Bring on the summer!