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Seven easy style tips to get you through the season

From sporting the hottest lip trend to wearing the perfect shorts, our style team shows you how to navigate the latest trends and products.
Seven easy style tips to get you through the season

DKNY. Photo, Imaxtree.

Look Smart Now | May 2014

How to own an orange lip

There’s something about warm weather that makes bright tones so appealing. It’s also the perfect time to update your lipstick to a hot hue like this orangey red — it looks great on all skin tones. Just remember: If you go for a bold lip, keep the rest of your makeup minimal.

Orange Lip at DKNYDKNY. Photo, Imaxtree.

How to cleanse with care

Any skincare expert will tell you that cleansing is one of the most important steps to healthy skin. But for some, it can leave skin feeling tight and irritated, so it’s key to choose the right product for your skin type. This unique formula contains calendula-flower extract, known for its soothing and medicinal properties. It gently cleans away dirt and oil without stripping sensitive skin of moisture. We love how the creamy gel formula foams up the instant it’s mixed with water.

Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, $32.

Seven easy style tips to get you through the seasonPhoto, Erik Putz.

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How to rock a visor

Say goodbye to hat hair with this season’s hottest headgear. Designers are serving up this tennis classic in unexpected shapes and textures, giving you a good excuse to take it off the courts and onto the streets.

Visor, $15, H&M.

Seven easy style tips to get you through the seasonMarni runway photo, Imaxtree. Visor photo, Erik Putz.

How to pencil it in

Gone are the days when your only option was a black pencil eyeliner. Now there are tons of formulas that’ll have you lining your eyes like a pro. From long-lasting gels to dramatic ink liners, the newest options come in a rainbow of colours.

Tip: Powdery eyeshadows will mute the colour of the liner, so apply shadow first, liner last!

From top:
Self-sharpening: Smashbox Always Sharp 3D eyeliner in Gunmetal, $23.

Fine tip: Quo Eye Dare You Precision Liquid eyeliner in Emerald, $14.

Gel formula: Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel eyeliner in Sapphire, $33.

Smoky finish: Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-on eye pencil in Black Velvet, $20.

Seven easy style tips to get you through the seasonPhoto, Erik Putz.

How to pamper your skin

This multi-tasking dry oil (that means it’s not greasy) absorbs quickly to leave your skin feeling energized and glowing. It’s a must-have for bare legs and arms, and its citrus scent is deliciously light, giving you every reason to spray with abandon.

Biotherm Oil & Tonic Dry Oil, $55.

Seven easy style tips to get you through the seasonPhoto, Erik Putz.

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How to get shorty

What could be more perfect for a summer weekend than a great pair of shorts? Dressed up (with a crisp white shirt) or down (with a simple tank), this tomboy classic is so well priced you’ll want a pair in every colour.

Shorts, $25, Old Navy.

Seven easy style tips to get you through the seasonPhoto, Erik Putz.

How to try on a graphic print

Calling all lovers of pattern and colour! Finnish fashion house Marimekko is joining forces with Banana Republic to bring its iconic patterns and prints to the masses this month. Taking inspiration from nature’s lush greenery, our favourites include a polka-dot ballet flat and a vibrantly printed zip clutch.

Banana Republic Marimekko dress, $160. Clutch, $50, Banana Republic.

Seven easy style tips to get you through the season

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