Bold, Bright, and Bronze: Summer beauty with Shopcade

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With the incoming warm weather your beauty routine is about to change just as much as your wardrobe. For spring and summer 2013 beauty is all about color and clarity with bright matte lip colors and dewey bronzers all over fashion editorials and runways.

For all the latest products and looks check out Shopcade favorite Beauty.com where you can also save 20 percent on your purchase during their friends and family event ending Friday, May 17.

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Bright matte lips are your best accessory this summer! (Image via Go Runway)[/caption]

If you are going to carry one thing in your purse this season make sure it’s a tube of bright, matte lipstick!

Let the bold color have all the attention this season by minimizing shine. Bright lips look good on everyone as long as you find a color that best compliments your skin tone. The most universally complimentary color is a bright pink but don’t be afraid to go for a great coral, light red, purple, or my favorite – a mandarin orange!

Nars and Smashbox have some great matte shades but if you are looking for a less expensive option check out Maybelline’s ‘Vivids‘ collection that will only set you back a few dollars.

To make the most of the bright lip keep the rest of your face natural and neutral with minimal color.

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Go for the bronze without ruining your skin! (Image via GoRunway)[/caption]

In the season of sunshine and bikinis we all want to get that sun-kissed glow. There are a number of products available to get that bronzed look without doing permanent damage to your skin in the process.

For your face bronzer is a key part of summer. After you have applied sunscreen (preferably a moisturizer with SPF) and your base sweep on a bronze powder along your cheekbones, forehead, and lightly on the nose and chin. Use the bronzer wherever the sun would naturally touch your face. Try a variety with some pink hues mixed in to give you that natural, flushed look.

For the rest of your body focus on a gradual self-tan product like a great gradual moisturizer by St. Tropez or the even application of Tan Towels. While you can use a spray to expedite the process the easiest way to avoid streaking is to build up the tanned look.

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A bright manicure goes with all your summer looks! (Image via bellasugar.com)

Retire your spring pastels and dare to be bold! This summer eye-catching manicures in bright colors go with everything.

The big color for summer is all shades of pink so a great go-to shade would be a bright watermelon or coral. But don’t be afraid to think outside the box with a trendy tangerine hue.

Brands with some great bold colors include Essie and Deborah Lippman but if you have a favorite brand chances are they have some bright shades of their own!

So get going! The weather is only getting warmer! Start your summer beauty list now on Shopcade with products from Beauty.com and save!

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Interview with Sarah Berryman

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We love Shopcade user Sarah Berryman. Not only does she have a cool, cosmetics-filled Shopcade, she also runs her own beauty blog.

Who the Shopcade are you?

I’m a celebrity and beauty blogger from Essex and a self confessed beauty addict!

How would you describe your blog?

I am Fabulicious is a beauty blog with a celebrity twist. Packed full of honest reviews and information on new, exciting products it brings you the latest in beauty news as soon as it happens and offers you a rare insight into the world of celebrity beauty, straight from the sources!

Featuring interviews with some of the biggest stars of TV, Film and Music, I Am Fabulicious asks the question that every girl wants the answer to, ‘What’s in your make up bag!’

How would you summarise your Shopcade?

It’s a beauty lover’s paradise for sure!

What are your three favourite products on Shopcade?

What are your three favourite blogs?

What are your beauty tips for Spring?

  • Keep it light and fresh. Ditch your heavy foundation in favour of a BB cream or a tinted moisturiser.
  • Step away from your powder, dewy skin is the must-have look.
  • Coral is going to be big this S/S so invest in a gorgeous coral lippie or blush to bring out your spring glow and make sure you’re bang on trend.