The weather has no intention of cooling down, and neither should your makeup. Take your usual smoky eye to the next level with iridescent shadows for a smoldering, molten look with the just the right amount of shimmer. Experiment with different shades to add flattering dimension to your eyes: Go for a bronzy, golden look for day, and blend rich jewel tones for a show-stopping nighttime look.
White on White
Summer's hottest color is white, and August is the perfect time to go all out with the clean-cut look before Labor Day sneaks up on us. Whether you're hitting brunch, a poolside party, or clocking in at the office, all-white outfits are an easy way to look super chic, polished, and put together. Embrace monochrome and wear white on white from head to toe, or accessorize with bright colored accessories to make the airy look pop.
If you're looking for a new haircut, get a "lob" (long bob). This super versatile hairstyle is cropping up on a ton of "It" models and celebs on the red carpet. The medium length makes it long enough be thrown up into a ponytail if needed, and still short enough to keep your style looking bouncy and fresh. Whether you go for an edgy stick-straight look, asymmetrical cut, or a tousled look with beachy waves, you'll be on-trend this month.
Deep Side Part
The extreme side under cut trend is in full force, and the deep side part is the perfect on-trend way to get the same dramatic effect without a razor. Use a fine-tooth comb to keep the line precise (the straighter, the better) and continue the part back to the crown of your head. To get the full look, slick back one side of your hair to create the undercut illusion -- and skip the painful growing out process.
Ankle Gladiator Sandals
This month, gladiator sandals are making a comeback, but in a more refined and wearable form. Instead of over-the-top sandals that encase the entire leg and look like something straight out of "Troy," August's sandal is all about low horizontal lines and a statement ankle strap. Look for sandals with bold, hardware details, which give summery sandals the edge they need to easily transition into fall.
The nail art craze definitely reached its peak, and now the polish world is reverting back to more pared-down shades like sophisticated nudes. Give your neons and patterns a rest and go classic with the wide variety of shades on the "nude" spectrum, from beige and taupe, to creamy caramels and chestnuts. Not only are these shades super chic, but they also go with virtually everything in your wardrobe.
Instead of focusing on length, fullness, or falsies, this month's lash trend is all about definition. To get 2013's take on the Twiggy lash look, wiggle your mascara wand to fully coat each lash, then use a clean lash brush to get rid of any clumps. To get the full effect of the look, apply a layer onto your bottom lashes and viola -- the perfect frame for your eyes.
Triangle Cut Out Dresses
This month, go for the on-trend triangle shape dress. Celebs like Julianne Hough and Ashley Madekwe have been hitting the red carpets with the front cut-out to give their sleeveless peplums and structured dresses a summery touch. To complement the skin-bearing look, use your Venus razor to get to every hair on your legs and underarms and wear your cut out dress with confidence.
Glossy, juicy lips may be characteristic of summer time, but as we reach the end of the season, glossy lips are getting a makeover and going completely matte. This month, close out the season by wearing your favorite bold summer brights with a high-fashion matte finish that will turn any pout into a statement lip for day or night.