Go Sheer With Our Makeup Trend Du Jour

It only took one above-90-degree day to make us start pining for kiddie pools and cherry popsicles. But the heavy heat also has us longing for makeup, dresses, and blouses that are as light as arctic air. Thankfully, fashion's sheer trend has inspired a slew of makeup and skincare products that mix a flush of summer color with some barely there formulations. Think berry-washed lips, sun-kissed cheeks, and just enough shimmer to make your skin really shine. From rosy lip stains to moisture-packed face tints, these sheer essentials are a hot summer girl's best-friend.
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Clinique SPF15 Moisture Sheer Tint, $27, available at Neiman Marcus—For those of you who have zero time for morning primping, this super-clean feeling moisturizer gives you a quick, healthy glow of color along with sun protection and a boost of antioxidants. Beat that!
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St. Tropez Instant Glow Face Lotion, $14, available at Amazon—Kind of like a self-tanner but with it's wash-off formula, you won't chance having to live with that icky orangey "Housewives of New York City" look all weekend. See the application video here.
The fashion, from left: Adam Heart-Print Silk Blouse, $245, available at Net-A-Porter; Valentino Haute Couture spring 2010 runway, via Valentino.
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Topshop Amazon Lip And Cheek Tint in Bitten Berry, $12, available at Topshop—We love a dual-purpose product, and this one more than serves its purpose, making it easy to touch up without weighing down our little summer clutch.
Fresh Sugar Rosé SPF 15 Tinted Lip Treatment, $22.50, available at Beauty.com—Another great lip stain that also packs nourishing oils and SPF 15 with a natural flush of summer color.
The fashion, from left: Valentino Sheer Silk-Chiffon Blouse, $474, available at The Outnet; Valentino Haute Couture spring 2010 runway look via Valentino.
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Illamasqua Gleam Cream, $36, available at Sephora—This new line launches on Sephora.com June 10, and just in time. Their lightweight, iridescent Gleam Cream gives the illusion of sexy highlights, and has become our new post-shower addiction.
The fashion: Fendi spring 2010 runway look, via Fendi; 3.1 Phillip Lim Cotton-Voile Kaftan, $250, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Tokidoki Fantastico Lip Stain, $15, available at Sephora—You won't have to suck on a Froze Fruit all day when you have this hydrating lip stain that allows you to build up the amount of color you want. We love the not-too-sweet mango flavor, too.
Sonia Kashuk Blush Creaam, $9.99, available at Target—This smooth, easy-to-blend blush has such a natural, pretty effect, we couldn't believe it was less than $10!
The fashion, from left: Kelly Bergin Sheer Crop-Top, $118, available at RareChic; American Apparel Chiffon Oversized Button-Up, $48, available at American Apparel.
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