Manifest Your Hottest “Hot Girl Summer” With These Beauty Looks

Photographer Adam Kargenian

2019’s warmest months have officially been deemed the “Hot Girl Summer” (thanks, Megan Thee Stallion). With that in mind, gone are the days of average beauty looks of summer’s past that have abided by the “less is more” rule. This season it’s all about fusing your whole lot of neons, glosses, and glitters—but make it fash-un, of course.


So, in the spirit of the “HGS,” we’re ditching the minimalist ideologies of yesteryear and adding a bit of color—and shimmer, and texture, and everything else—into the mix. A call to action for all of my summertime baddies: whether you’re going to the poolside party or just the rooftop, this is your time to shine. 


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Want to turn the notch up ever-so-slightly on your “no makeup”-makeup look? Then allow me to introduce your new best friend: gloss. No, not just lip gloss—eye gloss, cheek gloss, gloss galore!


Yanece wears Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in ‘Above and Beyond,’ Tom Ford eye pencil in ‘Metallic Mink,’ Glossier Boy Brow in ‘Brunette,’ M.A.C. Clear Lipglass. Hair: KEVIN.MURPHY STAYING.ALIVE Leave-In Treatment, KEVIN.MURPHY KILLER.CURLS, KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SPRAY.


Kjaer Weis

Cream Blush: Reverence


Tom Ford

Eye Kohl Intense



Boy Brow


MAC Cosmetics

Clear Lipglass



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It’s official: sweat is sexy. Turn your streaking liners and mascara into a chic, haute couture with your trusty friend, gold glitter. Cosmetic novices, no need to fret: just a quick swipe of your favorite gold shadow will give you that post-all-nighter finish.


Yanece wears Pat McGrath Eye Shadow in ‘Gold Standard,’ Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Highlighter and Balm in ‘Golden,’ Laura Mercier Kajal d’Orient in ‘Noir Supreme.’


Pat McGrath Labs

EYEdols Eye Shadow


Pat McGrath Labs

Skin Fetish Highlighter & Balm Duo


Laura Mercier

Kajal dOrient Eyeliner



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Makeup 101: never fear the power of saturated color. Exhibit A: this touch of neon blue underliner. Sick of your average black cat eye? Then this psychedelic smear will do just the trick.


Yanece wears Glossier Play Eyeliner in ‘Deep Indigo,’ Stila Beauty Boss Lipgloss in ‘Payday,’ Tom Ford Clear Eye Gloss






Beauty Boss Lip Gloss


Tom Ford

Eye Gloss



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Unconventional pairings are a match made in heaven—well, at least with your makeup. Create an eclectic look for the warmer nights by pairing cool tones with a warm pop of color. The result: a technicolor dream.


Yanece wears Viseart Eye Palette in ‘Editorial Brights,’Diorshow Pump and Volume Intense Blue Mascara,Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush in ‘Se Pomponner,’Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in ‘Red Orange.’



Eyeshadow Palette



Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume HD Mascara


Surratt Beauty

Artistique Blush


Laura Mercier

Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick



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