Summer is here, and that means one thing: I’m on a bender. The weather is warm, no one is wearing sleeves, and everyone is down to party all the time until the first frost kills our buzz. But cold weather is so far away! We’re young and invincible right NOW! There’s no tomorrow! We’re young and wild and free!
Living in effing Wisconsin, it feels like you have to cram your entire life into the four months of the year when you’re able to leave your apartment in a T-shirt. While all the rest of you assholes are leaving work early on a Friday in October to drink wine at some rooftop happy hour and are all excited about wearing *layers*, we’re locked up in our living rooms, fearfully eyeing the windows in anticipation of the next time we’re forced to go outside and battle the subzero temperatures.
Oh wow, SOMEONE is dramatic and bitter.
The point I am vaguely trying to make is that, since summer is so exciting and carefree, we should use this time to make our beauty looks reflect that, no? I’ve got three BRIGHT products to keep those gorgeous eyes of yours looking vibrant all summer long. Shine bright.
First off we have Hypercolor Brow & Lash Tint by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Are you brave enough? I was a little apprehensive too, but once I started playing around with it, I really started to like them. Here I am just casually wearing the blue.
Is this going to be taken as a beauty moment or a veiled cry for help? YOU DECIDE.
Whatever. I’m making this a thing. Handle it.
Hypercolor Brow & Lash Tint is basically a highly pigmented mascara that doubles as a curling mascara. It takes your lashes from normal to WILD and increases their length and volume. If you’re going to have bright blue lashes, they might as well be huge, right? It doesn’t take much to really achieve great coverage and color. The lash tint applies very smoothly, without any clumping (oh my god I hate that word) and without giving you those tarantula–looking lashes that all of those commercials warn us about.
It even comes with a mini Lash Genius Clear Waterproof Top Coat to set the color and make sure it’s not going to go anywhere throughout your crazy summer night. Not only will your lashes be neon, they will be BIG and crazy glamorous, as everything should be in the summer.
Initially I was just trying this lash tint because I was too curious to pass it up, but it ended up being so easy to get the promised effect that I fell in love with it. I’d rock tinted brows or lashes. I mean, why not. The blue looked the best on me, the pink was fun too.
The purple looked pretty much black because my lashes are so dark, but I’m really jealous of those of you with lighter coloring that can rock the purple. What color would you choose?
OK I know Lesley covered these beautiful babies like two weeks ago, so I will be brief, but COME ON. I almost fell to the ground when I first laid eyes on them. I feel like everyone is sort of putting eye shadow on the backburner right now, focusing on bringing their best Kardashian look with a strong lip and a bold brow (same) but let’s take it back to eye shadow just a second.
The Countless Color Pigments is three colors splattered into one pan looking all crazy and graffiti and beautiful. And there are so many color amazing color combinations!
These allow you to stick with one color, mix two of them, or go for broke and use all three shades to either create a custom shade or accent different parts of your eye with different colors. Your eyelid is your canvas! That’s weird.
I love that Stila really went for it with the bright colors, but didn't forget about neutrals and nudes. No matter how crazy or subdued you want to go, you'll probably find a Countless Color pigment that's right for you. I love a nude, but more on that later.
What I’m into about these is that they almost ASK you to not to worry about matching both of your eyes. Just play around with the shades and see what happens, you know? I don’t know about you, but focusing on evening out and perfecting eyeshadow is a tall order for me amidst my perpetual summer buzz, so just slap that shit on and go! Would you be down to have one lid that is a little differently colored than the other, or would that drive you crazy? Do I drive you crazy?
Do you love the 24/7 pencil? Well, someone does, because they just added TWENTY EIGHT new shades to the line, for a whopping 40 options! Dude, so many choices. I can’t breathe.
The 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is creamy enough to glide on with ease, but sturdy enough to stay in place all day. With so many colors, you can use these pencils to achieve anything from smoky, sultry eyes, shiny, coppery lids, or a neon cat eye. So even if you don’t want to make your eyes as wild as your summer, you can still find an array of eye pencils that you’ll love. But with all of those greens, emeralds, violets, and teals, how could you not try one of those gorgeous colors?
Are you down to try out some wild beauty looks with me this summer? It’s not even June, who knows what kind of beauty moments and mishaps await. What do you use when you’re looking for a bright, fun summer look? What are your summer plans? What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the summer?
Let’s rage. @TynanBuck