Ditch These Cliché Summer Beauty Trends

Ditch These Cliché Summer Beauty Trends

Summer: the time for swimsuits, sunshine and long nights. Whether you’re going to the beach for a day in the water, having a day by the pool to get your tan on, or going for a drive to enjoy the summer air, the same old trends seem to come around every single year. And where's the fun in that?

Here are three trends that have been done to death and three way fresher (ugh, sorry for using that word) alternatives.

1. Going HAM With Bronzer

Summertime is when you're supposed to transform yourself into a glowy goddess, right? Because it really seems like once June 20th rolls around, everyone breaks out their favorite bronzers and starts applying as much as possible to every place possible.

However, this year we saw the trend of strobing come around. Instead of over bronzing all over the face, you can go lighter or even ditch the bronzer entirely and highlight the high points of your face to give the same appearance of the summer glow without looking like a car headlight or something. Sophia can fill you with more details.

2. Long Haired Beachy Waves

Long hair is more-or-less always in style and, inevitably, summer months make way for long wavy locks. Or lobs. But those are pretty much the only styles that you tend to see floating around this time of year.

However, there is a way adorable and way-less-overdone way to keep your hair out of your face/stop from getting that gnarly sweaty hair feeling—#funbuns! Try 'em out.

3. Wearing Dark (Rimmed!) Sunglasses

Eye protection is important all year round but it is especially in the summer when the sun is at its strongest. And of course, you should get a pair of sunglasses that actually protect your eyes, as opposed to just picking out the cutest pair possible.

And instead of buying any old pair of mass produced over-sized black shades, head to a local thrift shop and buy a few pairs that have bright designs and reflective lenses. 

An additional perk of this game plan is that you're bound to be less bored than you'd be with repeating the same monotonous style of sunglasses all season long.

Go ahead and soak these suggestions in. And speaking of tired trends, check out Mariana's 3 Beauty Trends That Need To Stop Being A Thing ASAP.

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