This Is How To Wear Summer's Raddest Beauty Trends — & Be 100% Cruelty-Free

Photographs by Paris Helena.
Whether we're talking Nintendo nails, galaxy makeup, or blending foundation with yet another odd contraption, the beauty world is teeming with new approaches to just about everything. But as much fun as it is to gaze upon new trends with adoration, not all of them are things that actually work outside of the 'gram.
That doesn't mean you should skip this season's coolest makeup trends all together — you just need to translate accordingly. That's exactly what makeup artist Tami Shirey and her all-female team did in this beauty editorial: wearable versions of the spring runway's coolest colors and textures.
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What's more? She only used cruelty-free products, so you can feel twice as good about giving these looks a go."It's important to be mindful of your products and do research on them before you buy them," Shirey reminds us. Luckily, she did the work for us on this one — and created some gorg looks to copy, too.
Check out the coolest summer trends to try now, ahead.
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
Rosé Eyes

Rather than reaching for matte, earthy hues or in-your-face magentas, Shirey opted for a subdued take on the pink eye color trend: a pearly wash of summery rosé. "Pink, especially muted pink, is so fresh and pretty," she says.

Shirey used Lise Watier's Souffle shadow, then topped off the eyes with a touch of Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment on just the center of the lids. This trick softly highlights and adds an on-trend sheen. Finish the eyes with curled lashes and a swipe of mascara.

Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme in Fairy Pink, $26, available at Lise Watier; Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment, $12, available at BeautyLish; Lise Watier Dramatique Weatherproof Mascara, $27, available at Lise Watier.
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
Faux Freckles

What goes with rosé better than summer Fridays? The beauty world's latest unexpected trend, of course. Shirey worked on Val Garland's team during London Fashion Week when the iconic artist gave models faux freckles using eyeliner — and brought the technique home for her clients. The look is simple: Just dot 'em on with this soft brown liner.

Jane Iredale Eye Pencil, in Basic Brown, $15, available at Jane Iredale.
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
Flushed Cheeks

For Shirey, blush is way cooler than contour. "I see a lot of Instagram faces and they look bland, it's just a lot of neutral colors," she says. "Blush brings a lot of life to the face." In this look, she focused on vibrant cheeks using a creamy formula.

"I don't use powder blush often," Shirey says. "I think cream blush looks more like skin; I want it to look like it's coming from underneath the skin, not sitting on top." When it comes to application, Shirey abides by one rule: "Work blush up the cheekbone rather than going downward, toward your jaw, if you do that it'll make your cheeks look really long."

Mally Shimmer Shape & Go Blush in Deeper, $24, available at Mally.
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
Orange Lips

To finish off the look, Shirey applied an opaque layer of burnt-orange lipstick — the perfect trend (and color!) match for flushed cheeks. "Your blush and lipstick should be in the same color family," says Shirey. "If you have a really warm blush you wouldn't put on a cool red lip."

Jolii Cosmetics Luxe Cream Matte Lipstick in Succosa, $18, available at Jolii Cosmetics.
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
Sunset Eyes

Up until this year, the orange shades in our makeup palettes went unused. But after seeing burnt sienna and sunset eyes take over Instagram, we've changed our tunes. Suddenly, warm-toned orange hues are some of the most in-demand shades (just take Urban Decay's now sold-out Naked Heat palette for example).

Clearly Shirey got the memo, because she created one of the most beautiful sunset eyes we've seen to-date. "Orange looks really good on most," she says. "I think people are realizing it's a very wearable color; that a bright orange lip or eye can make a statement."

Shirey first used Nars The Multiple in South Beach all over Bianca's lids. "We took two photos with just the orange and I was so bored with the look — it needed something interesting," she says, "The pink just clicked." Next, Shirey tapped a pink cream blush onto the inner corners, then blended it up and into the orange base."It's nice to have two complimentary colors, something that draws your eye," she says.

Nars The Multiple in South Beach, $39, available at Nars; Mally Shimmer Shape & Go Blush in Deeper, $24, available at Mally.
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
Inspired by Gomez's hidden lightning bolt tattoo, nail artist Denise Bourne decided to create a fun, colorful manicure to go with the bright makeup looks. She layered two orange shades of Deborah Lippmann nail polish onto Gomez's nails (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Laura's Theme) before using the brand's Splish Splash nail lacquer to create teeny tiny lighting bolts.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Laura's Theme, and Splish Splash, $20 each, available at Deborah Lippmann.
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
Fuzzy Lips

"Lips were more blurred out this season," says Shirey. "I didn't see as many harsh lines." For this translation, she created a blurry, glossy bow lip. First, she created an exaggerated heart shape on Bianca's mouth using Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Infatuated Red. Then, she buffed on three layers of Larger Than life Lip Gloss in Norma with a fluffy eyeshadow brush to give the lips a wet effect. To make the heart-shape pop even more, Shirey tapped a layer of foundation onto the outer corners of Bianca's mouth.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Infatuated Red, $27, available at Nars; Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Norma, $26, available at Nars.
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
"When I do a bold lip, I like to keep everything else pretty simple," says Shirey. "I don't like a big, heavy eye, cheek, and lips. We kept it wearable and just added mascara."
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
Splashes Of Blue

Shirey's graphic eye look isn't like the crisp cut creases you see on Instagram. Instead, it's diffused and subtle, yet still packs a punch. "I feel like fashion lately isn't so perfect; things are a little more messy," says Shirey. "Lips are a little more blurred, eyeliner is a little more fuzzy, and mascara is chunkier."

She applied the same approach to this blue eye look. "I pushed a blue Marc Jacobs eyeshadow into Bianca's eye shape and brought it out slightly with a brush and my fingers," says Shirey. "I wanted it to look a little awkward; nothing was too perfect."

Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plus Eyeshadow in The Parisienne, $59, available at Marc Jacobs Beauty.
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Photographs by Paris Helena.
For an added pop, she tapped a layer of Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment onto the center of the eyelid. "Gloss catches light really well and I love wet eyelids," says Shirey. "You don't notice it right away, but when your head is tilted up a little you see it."

Which trend is your favorite? Which will you try this summer? Tell us in the comments below!
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