9 Sexy, New Ways To Shake Up Your Summer Beauty Routine

Summer is the season for natural beauty — hair is tousled and eyes are bright from that happiness booster we like to call sunshine. Now, we love lazy easy looks as much as the next girl, but some days just call for a shake-up in the makeup routine.
To help us hone in on this season's most unexpected — but still wearable — makeup trends, we tapped celebrity makeup artist Desirae Cherman, who knows a thing or two about turning heads and looking gorgeous while doing it (she counts Zooey Deschanel and Carly Rae Jepsen as clients). Ahead, we reveal the freshest colors on the wheel — we're talking mint eyes, fuchsia cheeks, and matte-orange lips. We promise, these tips are just as easy as the ol' popsicle-as-lipstick trick!
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Cobalt Eyes

Cobalt eyes might sound crazy, but the color is so beautiful that we’re sure you’ll want to dive right in. Keep your chosen shade hyper-pigmented so that the look stays graphic, clean, and modern. “Line just below your bottom lash, blending into the lashes,” Cherman says. If you're using a shadow, wet an eyeliner brush before swirling it into the color to get a deep, more opaque application. Afraid of getting your feet wet on this one? Pair the look with natural face makeup, and the result will be refreshingly minimal, yet aquatic cool.

Sephora Collection Waterproof Contour Eye Pencil in My Boyfriend's Jeans, $9, available at Sephora; Estée Lauder Pure Color Gelée Powder Eyeshadow in Fire Sapphire, $24, available at Estée Lauder; NARS Single Eyeshadow in Outremer, $24, available at Bloomingdale's.
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Metallic-Violet Eyes

A wash of light violet will give your eyes soft, dreamy definition. Skip the eyeliner altogether and sweep the shade over your lid, blending into the crease, and then just below your bottom lash line. "To keep it all super-fresh," Cherman says, "accent the look with a hint of pink blush to the apples of your cheeks and a pretty pink lip color to finish."

Ellis Faas Lights in Lilac, $42, available at Space NK; Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow in Wild Orchids, $4.94, available at Target; Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Ghost, $25, available at Sephora; Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Always a Bridesmaid, $20, available at Sephora.
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Mint-Green Eyes

Try a winged eyeliner in mint for a crazy-refreshing update on a classic. Paired with clean skin and tangerine gloss, the mint-green eye is the perfect summer statement. "The color works beautifully on all skin tones," assures Cherman. "When finished with some coats of black mascara, the contrast between black lashes and mint liner is popping, but still wearable.” On a hot summer day or night, it'll be like sipping on an iced mojito (in makeup form, of course).

Sunday Riley Prismasilk Eye Color in Mint Julep, $26, available at Barneys New York; Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner in Vert Tendresse, $48, available at Sephora; Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Turquoise, $20, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Coral + Orange Cheeks

Want to feel like you’ve instantly stepped onto the sandy shores of a distant island? Us too, trust. A coral cheek feels instantly vacation-inspired, is flattering on every skintone, and can be paired with just about any lip color. “If you have a lighter skin tone, choose a slightly sheer coral with pink undertones," says Cherman. For those with medium and darker skintones, she recommends choosing one with even more "orange punch.” We definitely like the sound of that.

Cargo Blush in Laguna, $29, available at Macy's; Becca Beach Tint in Grapefruit, $25, available at Sephora; Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Coral Oasis, $22, available at Sephora.
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Fuchsia Cheeks

We love how doll-like and graphic a fuchsia cheek can look. Applied to the apples of your cheeks, a bright pink blush is so fun (and a little unexpected) for a nighttime look. To get the appearance of a natural summertime flush, Cherman suggests “[applying] lightly to just the apples, blending outward." She says that those with darker skintones shouldn't be afraid to go ahead and layer it on.

Smashbox Blush Rush in Radiance, $24, available at Sephora; Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in Neon Pink, $21, available at Sephora; Yves Saint Laurent Creme de Blush in Fuchsia Temptation, $21, available at Nordstrom.
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Orange Lips

Maybe it’s because it looks like you’ve just slurped down a tasty ice pop, but orange lipstick just gives us those summertime vibes. And, when we say orange here, we mean orange — corals, though perfectly lovely, just don't pack the same punch. Afraid you won't find the perfect shade? Cherman says you will. “The lighter your skin tone, the lighter shade of orange you’ll want to choose," she says. "Look for a vivid tangerine if you have darker tones, or a soft cantaloupe for more fair complexions.” Extra points for going full matte with this trend.

Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Remix Loud & Clear Lip Sheer in Tangerine Trace, $15, available at Sephora; Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in True Orange, $18, available at Sephora; Clarins 'Instant Smooth' Crystal Lip Balm in Crystal Mandarin, $26, available at Nordstrom.
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Lavender Lips

Okay, let’s get this out of the way: We are not condoning frosted lips (that time has come and gone). Instead, think of these lavender picks as punkier alterations to your go-to pink lip, with blue undertones that work to brighten your complexion like magic. Still feeling uneasy? “The key to wearing this lip," says Cherman, "is to keep the rest of your makeup super-light and minimal, and to mix the cool lip with warmer tones." Achieve this delicate balance by sweeping bronzer over your cheeks, eyes, and forehead.

Medusa's Make-Up in Rumors, $8, available at Urban Outfitters; Lime Crime Lipstick in D'Lilac, $15.99, available at Lime Crime; Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling, $7.49, available at Target.
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Pale Nails

Okay, pale nails are not exactly groundbreaking, but usually it’s all about brights and neons come summer. So, pale polish is actually a surprising — and surprisingly understated — choice. "While going bright with the rest of your clothing and makeup choices, keeping nails simple and natural is very chic," Cherman says. Reach for a milky white, soft pink, or pale yellow.

SpaRitual Meditate in Transcend, $12, available at Beauty.com; BP 'Perfect Polish' Nail Lacquer in Sandbar, $5, available at Nordstrom; Vapour Organic Beauty Vernissage 3-Free Nail Lacquer in Virtue, $12, available at BeautyBar; Deborah Lippmann Deborah Lippmann Celebrity Nail Lacquer in Sarah Smile, $17, available at BeautyBar; Jin Soon Nail Lacquer in Nostalgia, $18, available at Sephora.
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Metallic Nails

Now, on the flip side, consider the metallic nail your lazy-girl summer accessory. "They go with everything and always catch your eye," Cherman says. A fun twist on neutral, a metallic gunmetal or shiny rose gold will look super cool at the beach or a night on the town. Don’t get bogged down being matchy-matchy with your nails and jewelry picks — just go with it.

Essie 'Mirror Metallics' Polish in Good as Gold, $8, available at Nordstrom; Chanel Nail Vernis Nail Colour in Graphite, $27, available at Nordstrom; Bobbi Brown Shimmer Nail Polish in Pink Pearl, $18, available at Macy's.
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