Yves Saint Laurent - US - Cage Platform Sandal in Silver Metallic Leather - Sandals
Whoever said neutral was boring clearly didn't have my keen eye for shadow shopping! While neutral has the connotation of being barely noticeable, this summer's versions of the color family is anything but -- shimmery bronze, lush forest greens, rich chocolate browns, etc. The great thing about neutrals for summer -- especially highly-pigmented, shimmery ones -- is that they look gorgeous without looking heavy, too powdery, or overdone. It's natural in all the pretty senses of the word, but not dull or invisible! If you don't believe me, take a look at the slideshow for my 10 favorite takes on neutral eyeshadow for summer!
Now that the clouds have parted and it's officially sunscreen season, it's time to start scouring the beauty aisle for the least oily, heavy formula that won't be totally gross and cakey under or over your makeup. Or, thanks to some of our favorite sun-savvy beauty brands, you can eliminate one gunky layer entirely and stick to your favorite beauty products that already have sun-protectant in them! Summer-friendly brands like Bare Minerals, Smashbox, and even Sephora know what it's like to need protection from the sun's harmful rays without feeling like you're wearing a painted-on shield, so they've added SPF to their everyday products like lipgloss, primer, and foundation to allow your skin to stay safe and actually breathe at the same time! Check out the slideshow for a selection of sun-safe products!