Our Summer Beauty Secrets

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Transitioning into summer means a lot of things for us at Style Lend. Not only does our fashion get an update, but also our beauty, hair + nail routines. So, we have gathered up our top beauty and hair secrets which help us get through the summer heat.

Lona

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The BeautyBlender is one of the best products in the market, and truly is the key to flawless makeup. I use it to apply and blend my makeup to give it that airbrushed look. I was so tired of getting streaky foundation from brushes, and this is resolved that issue for me.

How do you get ready for summer?

I opt for a brighter look in the summer, less smokey eye and more neutral tones. The natural glow I get in the summer allows me to get away with less makeup, although I still apply my “Nars Laguna” bronzer everyday. I also get eyelash extensions in the summer, so I never have to worry about mascara smudging due to the heat. I love knowing that I always have full lashes without having to think about it.

Alex

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Since Becca is a lighter foundation, it doesn’t cover every freckle which allows for a more natural summer look. It gives a glow that I haven’t found with any other product and leaves my skin with a satin finish. It blends my skin tone and gives me the perfect fresh ‘no-makeup’ look that I’m after in the summer.

How do you get ready for summer?

From spring to summer, I try to get as close to a natural make-up free look as possible. Out with the heavy foundations and dark eyeshadows for me! I tend to use solely a lighter foundation and bronzer, and at most a bold lip for a summer night out. My favorite product for this summer is Nars’ new laguna liquid bronzer. The sheer, weightless liquid is easier to blend and contour than the powder version. I’ve been using it every morning to get that just-came-from-the-beach look. If I need new products, I head to Sephora to test them out – I love how easy it is to sample new products there.

 Dale

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I’m so into the Bumble & Bumble Surf Foam Beach Spray these days, as it’s the perfect spray to apply right before my morning blow out. It adds volume to my hair and makes it more manageable, I mean, who doesn’t love beachy waves?


How do you get ready for summer?
I definitely try to keep my makeup routine as light as possible during the summer. Between walking around the city, waiting in those hot and sticky subway stations, and going to workout classes, I opt for minimal makeup and stick to the basics. I don’t leave my house without putting on my Chanel UV Essentiel (SPF 50) sunscreen. I’m quite fair and want to keep my skin as young and healthy as possible. I feel like a lot of people want to wear sunscreen, but skip it to avoid that greasy feel and strong scent. This sunscreen is in fact that opposite and is hands down the best. It is super light, goes on sheer, bares little scent, yet offers a ton of protection.

Tania

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Finding the perfect sunblock is tough, some are too oily others dry me out. The Tart Tartguard is amazing. A non-chemical sunscreen which protect, moisturize, brighten, and re-invigorate skin.

How do you get ready for summer?

I don’t really wear a lot of makeup unless I have an occasion. So my Summer routine becomes even lighter- Concealer/highlighter, bronzer and mascara. After multiple make up artist told me to never spend money on mascara and buy  L’Oreal’s Voluminous, it’s become my favorite. For my concealer, I absolutely love the lightness of Chanel Eclat Lumiere. It’s my go-to!

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