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This Season: '70s-Style Lipstick and an Easy Blowout

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Welcome to Summer Beauty, our weekend coverage of this season's hair and makeup trends, as applied by masters in the biz on some very exceptional models. We headed over to the Hudson Guild Fulton Center and the Greenwich House Senior Center to photograph the finest ladies around in this summer's most sought-after looks. While doing so, we even learned a few tips to help us get through July and August—without breaking too much of a sweat.


Photo by Anna Fischer

Carmen Rentas
To get this look, hairstylists Dayler Chagas gave Carmen's naturally curly hair a blowout and styled it with a light Redken pomade and a KeSARI serum, and finished it off with a quick spray of L'Oreal Elnet hairspray. Makeup artist Cynthia Rose played up one of spring's biggest trends: A bright lip which she describes as a "hot red." She used a Makeup Forever matte red lipstick, and dusted extra glow to Carmen's cheeks with Benefit Hoolah bronzer.

For summer hair, Dayler says to "just use a light gel to keep the frizz down." A serum, like the KeSARI product he used for Carmen's hair, does the trick at smoothing out unruly locks. He also likes to use Barex mouse and Phyto volumizer for extra lift. As for summer beauty trends, Cynthia feels that "spring is more of a '70s and a '90s vibe than a '60s or '80s vibe, so its really about accentuating one thing and keeping it really minimalistic." Hence, the hot red lips.
· Dayler Chagas [Official Site]
· Cynthia Rose [Official Site]
· All Summer Beauty posts [Racked]