Your maximalist summer beauty mood board

*Currently manifesting glowy skin, hot hues and in-your-face accents*

Love Your Lips

Sure, you're hiding your mouth behind a face mask most of the time—but when you have a chance to show off your smile, make it the star of the show. Apply your most eye-catching matte, satin, glossy or liquid lippy, then snap a selfie to prove you actually painted your pout.


Try: Smashbox Always On Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick in Miss Conduct, $24


Try: L.A. Colors Velvet Plush Creamy Lip Color in Cushy, $4


Try: Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick in Purpsicle, $20


Try: E.L.F. Srsly Satin Lipstick in Persimmon, $3

Show Off Your Skin

Ya know that satisfying feeling of earning a sticker on your homework? This look is kind of like that—minus the book report. Earn extra credit by placing a few standout acne patches around your cheeks and temples—then keep the rest of your makeup minimal (or nonexistent).




Try: BH Cosmetics Acne Patches in Sorry Not Sorry, $9 or Squish Flower Power Acne Patches, $14

Get Cheeky

Give your look that sun-kissed glow without the damaging UV rays. A major pop of color on the apples of your cheeks makes skin look refreshed while enhancing your pout. Win-win!





Try: Beauty Bakerie Neapolitan Bar Mini Palette, $18, Benefit Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, $18 or Kaja Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush in Spoils of Mars, $19

Exaggerate Your Eyes

All you need to pull off this graphic look is an eyeliner in your power color...and a whole lot of attitude.




Try: Revlon So Fierce! Chrome Ink Liquid Eyeliner in Ultraviolet Foil, $8 or Revolution Beauty Revolution XX XXact Eye Liner Pencil in Camo, $7

Candy-Colored Nails

Missing art class? You've got 10 tiny canvases on your hands—meaning mega opportunities for mini masterpieces. Try chic squiggles or bold, color-blocked geometric tips for the perfect summer statement mani.





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by Erin Reimel, edited for digital by Kathleen O'Neill | 6/12/2021