As the summer sun tempts you into enjoying fabulous Happy Hour cocktails and backyard barbecue meals, the latest summer beauty trends are surfacing in the golden glow. Last year, we saw trends like contoured lips and glitter lids have their moment. So, what's in store for 2022?
To share products and tips that will help you stay on trend, modern mom and makeup artist Ami Desai stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to talk about four beauty trends that are taking summer 2022 by storm. From long-lasting lip stains to Y2K hair gems, these summer beauty trends are fun, flirty and bold.
Read on for the trending beauty products that have an expert's seal of approval.
Best summer 2022 beauty trend products, according to an expert
Desai knows nearly everyone has seen these viral Y2K Hair Gems on TikTok — but not everyone knows how to use them. Using the gems as an easy way to "glam up" almost anything, Desai recommends putting the gems on your hair, clothes and phone.
In order to master the revival trend of the bold 1960's lash look, you need tweezers — really! Desai says to apply the mascara to your bottom lashes with the tweezers to rock bold bottom lashes that don't clump thanks to the volumizing mascara.
The "sunburned blush" trend is having a moment right now, which means everyone and anyone can have the "I just left the beach" look without sticky sand, wet hair or harmful UV rays. To wear the trend like Desai, apply the brush to your cheeks and the bridge of your nose. Desai recommends using the coral cream shade above to color correct below your eyes.
Desai's other pick, which is currently out of stock, reacts with the pH of your skin to give you a dewy, sun-kissed glow. She loves the colorless formula because it allows her to say goodbye to the guesswork that accompanies choosing a shade.
We found a color-changing blush oil that reacts with the pH of your skin to give you that natural summer flush that often shows up after a day at the beach. The blush, which works with all skin tones and types according to the brand, is formulated from 20 skin-friendly plant-based ingredients.
Can you even resist this $6 lip stain that won't budge for hours? Desai remarks this lip stain is perfect for those who want to achieve the trending and long-lasting bold lip while on the go. With a lightweight non-drying formula that is more pigmented than a balm and less bold than a lipstick, this product is available in seven flattering shades for your beauty and comfort.
Julee Wilson's trending beauty product picks for 2022
Cosmopolitan Beauty Director Julee Wilson previously joined the 3rd hour of TODAY to share seven more trends that were popping up this year. From your scalp to your nails, Wilson has picks that are sure to enhance nearly every part of your beauty routine.
Pantone's Color of the Year for 2022 is “Veri Peri," a color that resembles periwinkle. Wilson says the "cheerful and super wearable" color can be incorporated into your beauty routine in a number of ways, but it's fun to go bold with a lipstick.
This metallic shade can make a statement on your lips or can even be used as a bold eyeshadow. It's blendable, so you can decide just how dark or light you want to go.
This metallic eyeshadow from Ariana Grande's new beauty line, R.e.m. beauty, is another easy way to incorporate the Color of the Year into your makeup look. It's waterproof, crease-resistant and can even double as an eyeliner.
Don't have time for the salon? Wilson says these press-on nails are the "easiest way to get a fly manicure." They come in a range of reusable designs and, at just $16, you don't have to feel like you're splurging. You'll just need to stick them on using the non-toxic glue, but you can reuse them again and again for a salon-quality look.
According to Wilson, these eye masks "are total game-changers." They're made from medical-grade silicone, which encourages your favorite serums or creams to fully sink into the skin. Since the masks don't come with a serum on their own, you're free to use your own products that you already love. You can use them for 20 minutes at a time, and reuse them again and again. Goodbye, single-use eye masks!
You're probably already using a serum on your face, but what about your scalp? Wilson says a scalp serum is the "latest and greatest" way to upgrade your hair care routine. This serum from Bread Beauty Supply works to remove product buildup with the help of ingredients such as mandelic acid and gluconolactone, while also promoting hair growth.
There is an overwhelming number of beauty tools and gadgets on the market, but Wilson says this simple tool has stood the test of time. It's a Mihakka, a tool that originates from Marrakesh that is used to exfoliate the skin. It's made from terra-cotta and covered in cotton and can be used on your face and body to slough off dead skin and brighten your complexion.
We all want to wake up with glowing skin, and according to Wilson, this masque can help make it happen. It gets to work while you're sleeping, so you can look well-rested and glowy in the morning (even if you didn't sleep for a full eight hours). You can use it twice a week in place of your nighttime skin care routine for brighter skin.
More trending beauty product picks for 2022
In 2021 we saw a return to 90's fashion, but in 2022 it will be all about 90's hair, specifically the volume. To help you achieve bombshell hair, Xue recommends this Color Wow product, which is designed to gently volumize fine, thin and flat hair to create a silky, thick feel, says the brand.
This year, fresh and dewy skin is trending, and this balm is Xue's top pick. This comforting balm is vanilla-scented and is multipurpose, so it can be used on your lips, cuticles, skin and feet. The balm was developed in partnership with a board-certified dermatologist and is crafted to be deeply hydrating.
Continuing with the dewy trend, this tinted moisturizer is designed to hydrate your skin, provide some coverage and offer 100 percent mineral UV protection. The moisturizer comes in a variety of shades that can each disappear into a wide range of skin tones, the brand says.
If you are looking for a simple way to add some glam to your makeup look, the eye crystal trend is for you. All you have to do is peel off the gems, stick them to your skin and you are ready to go.
Power pinks are a huge trend in 2022. Colors such as the above lipstick shade, called Candy Yum Yum, are a popular color choice in the beauty world. The lipstick formula is made to be creamy and has a no-shine matte finish.
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