The 3-Step Guide To Killer Summer Beauty

Photographed by Tom Corbett.
The length of our beauty routine is inversely proportionate to the temperature outside — the hotter it gets, the more products we ditch. Not counting sunscreen (because we're all wearing that year round, right?), we've managed to narrow our game plan down to just three key things: fabulous sunglasses, bold lipstick, and vibrant nail polish. And, it's even better when the hues are coordinated.
So, to come up with the best combos for colorful fun in the sun, we gathered a pile of wildly cool sunglasses and asked makeup artist Gregg Hubbard and manicurist Eri Handa to whip up product pairings that pull each look together. From matchy-matchy to complementary, these color palettes will make your summertime spirit sing.
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Ahead, all the eye — and nail and lip — candy you need to jump into summer feeling inspired.
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Electro-Red
Red-hot lips and matching nails smolder in the summer sun. It's enough of a statement that you can keep the rest of your outfit in the nude-color family. That goes for your makeup, too, especially during the day. "Red is a minimalist's best friend," Hubbard says. "A tinted moisturizer, mascara, and a defined brow are all you need to go with it." As for how to pick the perfect red? "If you have a cool complexion, go for a blue-based red. If you're warm-toned, an orange or coral red is fantastic," Hubbard recommends.
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Tangerine Takeover
Tangerine-colored lipstick is a great way to put some edginess into the orange-lip trend — it's unexpected but still very relevant to the season. "Just wear mascara and a tiny bit of eyeliner with this look," Hubbard instructs. "You don't necessarily even need foundation. And, make sure to keep the edge of the lipstick soft." To avoid harsh lines, gently go over the edges of your lips with a tissue.
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Orange Mint
What goes best with bright-orange lipstick? Icy-blue nails and sunnies, of course. "For this sort of bright color, you want your skin to be really even," Hubbard says. "If it's too hot out to deal with full-coverage foundation, use concealer as a spot treatment for discoloration. Then, follow it with some bronzer, and you'll be ready."
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When Cool & Warm Collide
To match these indigo-colored sunglasses, our artists chose to pair a cool, pink lipstick and hot-pink nail polish. Hubbard applied a dark-purple lip gloss over a light pink lipstick to create the perfect cool tone. "If you're tired of your makeup, you can always mix your favorite shades to create a new, completely unique custom color," he suggests.

The Row Thick Plastic Oval Sunglasses, $460, available at Neiman Marcus; Ralph Lauren Crossover Halter Monokini, $225, available at Ralph Lauren; Stila Convertible Lip Color in Fuchsia, $24, available at Stila; Black Opal Color Surge Lustre Gloss in Octane, $6.95, available at Black Opal; OPI Nail Lacquer in Pink Flamenco, $8, available at Drugstore.com.
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Earthy Nudes
To go with the forest-green frames of these sunglasses, we went for a nude-on-nude color palette. "A true nude lipstick should disappear into your lip, like foundation on your skin," Hubbard says. "It should make your lips look better — think of it as an elevated Chapstick."

Clover Canyon top; Warby Parker Quimby, $95, available at Warby Parker; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Golden Melon, $35, available at Yves Saint Laurent; Essie Nail Color in Sandy Beach, $8.50, available at Essie.
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Photographed by Tom Corbett.
Pink Party
Why wear just one pink item when you can sport three? "This look seems like a lot, but it's actually a really good time-saving trick," our makeup artist says. "With a statement so bold, you don't need any eye makeup. If you're in a hurry, this is the perfect way to look polished without taking up a lot of time." We love how all these pinks are similar but not identical, creating a delightful array of rosiness.

Quay Kensie Sunglasses, $40, available at Swell; Opening Ceremony Multi-Pattern Tunic, $295, available at Barneys New York; Lorac Alter Ego Lipstick in Vixen, $16, available at Lorac; Essie Nail Color in Hard To Get, $8, available at Dermstore.
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Photographed by Tom Corbett.
Punch-Drunk
We're loving these metallic blue nails, so to match them without taking away from their impact, we went with a Kool-Aid-stained pout. Hubbard used the same stain on both lips and cheeks, applied with his fingers. "To keep it casual, don't use a lip liner. The edge shouldn't be defined at all, like you just ate sorbet or drank punch."

Karen Walker Siouxsie Sunglasses, $280, available at Les Nouvelles; Norma Kamali Long Sleeve Midriff Top, $145, available at Norma Kamali; Face Atelier Facade in Livid, $27, available at Face Atelier; Butter London Bluecoat Nail Lacquer, $15, available at Butter London.
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Photographed by Tom Corbett.
Fiercely Fuchsia
These frames have hot-pink mirror lenses, so we went with a magenta lip stain and lilac nails to stay in the same color family. "Let the high-shine lenses be the statement," he says. "Don't have any other reflective surfaces — do a matte lip and make sure to carry some blotting papers or powder so that your T-zone doesn't compete with the sunglasses."

Illesteva Fitzgerald, $290, available at Illesteva; Lisa Marie Fernandez Jasmine Mailot, $450, available at Lisa Marie Fernandez; Boots No7 Lip Stain in Posy, $9.99, available at Walgreens; OPI Nail Lacquer in Do You Lilac It?, $9, available at Ulta.
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