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Your guide to a hot girl summer glow up

Your guide to a hot girl summer glow up
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert3 years ago
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If you don’t know... get to know. Hot girl summer is just around the corner and with time ticking now is the perfect opportunity to top up on the hottest beauty staples for the season ahead. So whether you’re wanting to make a statement with your hair or want to recreate a bold eye, we’ve pulled together a guide to the ultimate hot girl summer glow up. 

Flawless base

Summer is all about fresh, dewy, golden skin and with the perfect products you can create this with ease. Light and breathable, the Chantecaille Fresh Skin Cushion Foundationeffortlessly glides across your skin leaving you with a dewy looking complexion and a lit-from-within glow. To keep it simple, the By Terry Beach Bomb Brightening CC Palettehas everything you need to add a pop of colour into your look. Simply take your new favourite bronzer, highlighter and blush and sweep across your face to create a fresh, natural look. As this summer is all about the glow, finish off your base with a few drops of the Tan-Luxe Super Gloss Serum to leave you with a radiant finish.

Statement shades

Keep up with the hottest trends and delve into colour, think bright bold eyes and luscious lashes! The Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette will shortly become your new staple for summer. With warm brown hues, pops of vibrant greens and dark romantic blues, the only limit is your imagination. If you want to make a statement delve into the Lottie London Living My Best Life Eye Shadow Palette. Packed with a range of bright, metallic shadows, you’ll be able to create a range of looks perfect for the ‘gram. 

Turn up the heat

Create the ultimate summer hair styles with the hottest tools in town. If you’re after ‘fresh out the sea’ tousled locks, look no further than the Beauty Works x Molly Mae Waver Limited Edition. The kit contains all you need to create mermaid-like waves that will last all day! If big bouncy curls are more your thing try the BaByliss Volume Waves Tong. With five temperature settings to suit your hair type, the large barrel adds natural looking volume and curves to your locks.  

Your summer scent

The final step in your hot girl summer glow up is to find your signature scent for the season. Whether you like it sweet and sultry, or prefer something more floral and fresh, we have the perfect fragrance for you! If you want to reminisce on warm summer nights try the Laboratory Perfumes Amber Eau de Toilette. Bursting open with fresh citrus notes, the fragrance lies on a warm woody base of White Amber, Leather, Oakmoss whilst having floral heart notes of Lavender, Jasmine and Vetiver. If you want to smell like a beach goddess the Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ' 62 Eau de Parfumwill be your best friend this summer. With notes of Vanilla, Salted Caramel and Sandalwood, the cult-favourite instantly transports you to golden shores and warmer climates.  

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Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!