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Top 5 Summer Beauty Trends

Top 5 Summer Beauty Trends

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We get it: There’s no way you're going to try that albino eyebrow trend (seen on the Prada runway), but that doesn’t mean there aren't subtle ways to change your look. Now that summer's in full swing, it's time you at least go for one of these cool beauty trends:

1. Slicked-back bun
Instead of using greasy serum or sticky gel, de-frizz and protect your color by rubbing a nickel-sized dollop of sunscreen (or whatever extra you have left over after sunscreening your face and body) into damp hair, then twist locks into a loose bun above the nape of your neck. So glam!

MC recommends: Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion, SPF 15; Goody Spin Pins

2. Orange pedicure
This sunny shade will brighten your day and enhance your glow, even if you're just sporting a self-tan (as you should be).

MC recommends: Essie nail polish in Tangerine

3. Smooth legs
Take a vacation from shaving and try a depilatory. Wipe off the hair removal cream with a warm, damp washcloth and follow up with a stubble-minimizing self-tanner for a week of silky smoothness.

MC recommends: Veet Suprem'Essence Gel Cream; Nivea Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs

4. Violet lip gloss
Bright fuchsia lipstick is so last year. Try a sheer purple that will bring out warm, golden tones in your complexion.

MC recommends: YSL Gloss Volupté in #8 Glazed Blackcurrant

5. Soft skin
Substitute boring body lotion with a lightweight body oil that leaves skin ridiculously soft with a pretty, shimmer-free sheen. Rub a drop or two onto damp skin or add the oil directly into your bath and soak.

MC recommends: Neutrogena Body Oil; Avène Body Oil

Tell Marie Claire: What's your favorite summer beauty ritual? Share your tips in the Comments section below!

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