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Gold eyeliner is known for making a comeback every summer with its exotic, gorgeous glow, and this year its popularity has peaked. Gold eyeliner has been everywhere, from models on the runway, to Cinna in the Hunger Games. This year its been inspiring makeup users everywhere to try something new. I know I was dying to try out this new trend, and I can’t say I was disappointed. Gold is one of those few universally flattering colors that actually works with all skin tones.
But with makeup companies coming out with gold eyeliners every minute, it’s easy to get confused. There are so many different choices for us, it can be hard to know which to pass up, and which products are actually worth binging on. So, I went ahead and put together a handy dandy list of budget friendly gold eyeliner options for you lovely readers, as well as a few pricier ones for those of you willing to splurge.
Liquid (best for dramatic night looks)
- Steal- NYX Liquid Crystal Glitter Liner in Gold $4.50
- Splurge- Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Baked $18.00
Loose Pigment (best applied using a wet, angled eyeliner brush)
- Steal- L’oreal HiP Shocking Shadow Pigments in Visionary $12.00
- Splurge- MAKE UP FOR EVER Metal Powder in Sunflower Gold (the same one used on Lenny Kravitz in the Hunger games!) $23.00
Pencil (best for highlighting and everyday wear)
- Steal- Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil in Gold $5.50
- Splurge- Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Gold $20.00
I don’t know about you but I do NOT handle heat well and nothing can annoy me quite like humidity. Don’t get me wrong, I love a beautiful summer day just like everyone else, but I can not stand the feeling of sweat dripping down my back, clothing clinging to me, or having to constantly re-adjust due to the uncomfortableness heat forces on me. Clothing should allow you to express yourself and sometimes the high temperatures can make it seem almost impossible to do so. Luckily, there are many different stylish options to combat the heat all at very reasonable prices.
Just like maxi dresses but cooler…literally. The high-low silhouette is super on trend this season and a great way to beat summer heat. Long flowy fabrics create a breeze within the garment and pairing them with a shorter hem just enhances this. High-low dresses can be found at every extreme, from long trains to super short front and everything in between. Also, because of their versatility, these dresses can easily be dressed up, for a date night, or dressed down, for a music or art festival. What’s not to love?
Shorts, and bottoms in general, are really taking center stage this season. Shorts can be found in many different styles this summer. From different prints, prints, colors, materials– shorts leave you with endless options for a cool summer look. With the right length, shorts can remain classy while still giving your legs room to breathe.
There are many different styles of tops this season to beat the summer heat. Crop tops are making a huge come back and are a fantastic way to stay chic and cool. These type of tops also provide an opportunity for a fun DIY project. Try taking some of your old tees and cutting them up to make your very own crop/cut-out top!
Whether worn alone or under tops, like the ones described above, bandeaus are the perfect solution to tastefully show some skin. Because bandeaus can be worn alone, they give you the ability to not have to deal with the inconvenience of wearing camisoles or tanks under your tops, which can really add on heat in the summer. A bandeau does suffice as an undergarment but it should not be regarded in the same way. Unlike a bra, It’s ok, and actually kind of encouraged, to have your bandeau show through your top.
Rompers, like dresses, are a super easy way to stay comfortably cool in the summer. However, unlike dresses, rompers give you the freedom to move around anyway you want, which can make all the difference when it’s hot out. Rompers are a whole outfit in one and are effortlessly cool. With the right styling, they can be appropriate for a number of occasions.
Wide brim hats are not only super stylish but they’re also practical. The wide brim of the hat will give you the protection and shade that you need from the hot summer sun. Although these hats are definitely a statement piece, they’re extremely easy to integrate into your everyday look. For a feminine vibe, try a light-colored hat in white, tan, or a pastel, and pin a hair flower around the band. For an edgier look, try tying a scarf in a bold color or print, around a hat in a contrasting color.
You can beat the heat and stay cool this summer without sacrificing style or putting a strain on your wallet. Which way is your favorite to dress for this scorching weather?
This summer don’t be afraid to let your sunnies make a statement. Look for quirky elements in the next pair you choose, whether it be a cat eye, dual colored frames, heart-shaped frames or a floral print.
Tip: With so many new styles to choose from, quantity over quality should be your motto. You shouldn’t spend more than $25 on a pair of trendy glasses, if you must, it’s better to invest in classic styles that will still be here 10 years from now.
These Claudia e tunics are perfect to wear as a swimsuit coverup! The Miami based up-and-coming designer knows how to play with prints and fabric to create a fabulous piece. The current issues of People magazine and Instyle seem to think so too, as pieces from her spring/summer 2012 collection were featured.
The only problem? These tunics range from $150-$190! I don’t know about you, but I sure can’t afford that… Let’s look at some additional ways you can coverup, look amazing and all for way less!
The Tunic Coverup
The Cropped Top Coverup
The Maxi Dress Coverup
The Romper Coverup
The Crochet Coverup
The Sheer Coverup
Remember: Your swimsuit coverup needs just as much attention as your swimsuit! Be sure to choose one that fits well, compliments your physique and keeps people wondering what amazing swimsuit you have on underneath. Think of your coverup as a first impression…