Urban Decay Summer 2016 Collection.

The Urban Decay Summer 2016 Makeup Collection is here and it's all about flawless, radiant, bronzed skin. With new products like bronzers and highlighters and shade extensions to their Naked Skin line up (more Foundation and Concealer) along with a Color-Correcting Fluid to conceal flaws perfectly, these are products you want in your summer makeup bag.

Urban Decay Summer 2016 Collection

A must-have for warm-weather months is the new NAKED Skin One & Done. This is a hybrid complexion perfector that comes in six shades. This very lightly tinted complexion perfector feels like a primer on the skin but has some tint to it, just not as much as a tinted moisturizer. It smoothed and blurred away my imperfections, giving my skin an airbrushed, perfected look, without looking made up. It's a true no-makeup look. It offers very little to no coverage — just perfecting.

I suggest using NAKED Skin One & Done after color-correcting and perfecting the skin with the new Color-Correcting Fluid. The Color-Correcting Fluid comes in five shades to neutralize different skin flaws. If you have redness or blemishes, pick green; if your skin is dull, pick yellow; if your skin is really sallow or has yellow undertones that need cancelling out, pick lavender; if your skin has blue undereye circles pick pink; if your skin had sunspots and really dark undereye circles, pick peach.

I use the green Color-Correcting Fluid under my eyes as my undereye area gets very red and irritated this time of year because of allergies and the shade targets and corrects the redness with ease. I've also tested the peach on sunspots and it works like a charm.

No summer look is ever complete without a bronzer and this collection offers two new shades in Beached Bronzer. I love how this silky powder bronzer warms up the skin in either Sun-Kissed for more fair skin or Bronzed for medium or darker skin tones. It leaves such a perfect bronzed glow that radiates the look of the real sun.

To finish the face, you will want to add this seasons must have gorgeous glow with Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter. With three gorgeous shades to choose from, skin is glowing and radiant in a flash. I love how soft yet creamy the texture is, it really is hard to choose just one — that's why I have two of the three. I have Fireball (peach with pink shift) and Sin (champagne), there is also Aura (iridescent light pink) available.

Eyes are not left out of the collection with two 24/7 Pencils. There is a 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Heartless and 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Walk of Shame. Heartless is a perfect light frosted pink that is great for highlighting the inner corner of the eye and brow bone. And Walk of Shame is a brand new water liner that is the perfect nude shade to brighten the eyes by lining the inner rim. This is a waterproof, all-day wear pencil.

Shop for the Urban Decay Summer 2016 Collection now at urbandecay.com, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, select Macy's stores, beauty.com and Nordstrom.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Eye Pencils.

I love a good eyeliner, but I have specific requirements of my eyeliner. My eyeliner needs to apply easily (not drag), not fade or rub off throughout the day, be true to color and just pretty much be beautiful all day long. I have a short list of eyeliners and honestly, I turn to my favorite eye shadows more often than not because many liners smudge on my eyes and fail me. I gave the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Eye Pencils a try and I think I have found my holy grail eyeliners. Not only do these new eye pencils outperform any others that I have tried, these are some of the most beautiful eyeliner shades that I have ever seen.

You will notice in the Aqua XL name the XL. Well, that means extra-long — as in extra-long lasting formula. The formula uses a revolutionary dry oil that locks in the amazing color to create their waterproof, smudge-proof, transfer-proof and sweat-proof results. They seriously look freshly applied at the end of the day! The colors are intense.

They are super comfortable to apply and wear too. The MUFE AQUA XL Eye Pencils are made with emollient oil and microspherical silica which aids in the easy, creamy and smooth application. Mango butter is included which prevents dryness through wear.

The new Aqua XL Eye Pencils are truly artistic. There are twenty shades in all with five different finishes, so there is something here for everyone. There are matte finishes, iridescent finishes, diamond finishes, satin finishes and metallic finishes. While I most often wear matte and satin finishes, I am also really into the metallic finish for night.

The shade line up:

  • M-10 - Matte Black
  • D-12 - Diamond Black
  • M-14 - Matte Charcoal Grey
  • M-16 - Matte White
  • S-20 - Satiny Navy Blue
  • M-22 - Matte Majorelle Blue
  • I-24 - Iridescent Blue with Green Sparkles
  • M-26 - Matte Pastel Blue
  • I-32 - Iridescent Lagoon Green
  • M-30 - Matte Pastel Green
  • I-34 - Iridescent Pop Green
  • I- 36 - Iridescent Khaki
  • M-40 - Matte Pastel Yellow
  • ME-42 - Metallic Bronze
  • S-50 - Satiny Taupe
  • M-60 - Matte Dark Brown
  • D-62 - Diamond Brown
  • M-80 - Matte Plum
  • I-90 - Iridescent Pop Purple
  • M-92 - Matte Pastel Purple

Your staples are going to be Matte Black, Matte White (for your waterline to brighten the eyes), Matte Charcoal Grey, and Matte Dark Brown. I would also highly recommend Matte Plum, Satiny Navy Blue and Satiny Taupe because those are going to be used often. For summer, I really like Metallic Bronze and Matte Pastel Blue as an accent shade.

MAKE UP FOR EVER has teamed up with pop star Charli XCX to launch these extra long lasting, waterproof eye pencils. The brand has put out a limited edition collection to celebration the launch that gives you four shades in the Charli XCX Festival Faves 4 Waterproof Eyeliners. Not only great for festival season (whatever that is) these are you mainstays for summer. This set includes the MUFE AQUA XL Eye Pencils in Matte Black, Matte Plum, Iridescent Blue and Matte Pastel Green and it comes at a great deal — just $49 for 4 full size eye pencils. Right now this is limited to Sephora VIB Rouge members, but it will open up to all customers shortly.

Buy the MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA XL Eye Pencils for $21 each at Sephora, MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques and makeupforever.com.