4 Beauty Trends You Need to Try This Summer

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Last Updated on April 10, 2024 by Steal the Style

From hair horns to bold eyes, 2021 is shaping up to be a year filled with playful beauty trends. And now you can shop online and in-store at Sephora with Afterpay — making it easier than ever for you to experiment with the most popular looks in makeup, skincare, and hair without having to pay for a ton of new products at once.

Afterpay is a buy now, pay later service that lets you pay for your purchase over time. The full cost of your purchase is broken up across four payments, made every two weeks. You can begin enjoying your items right away — and the installments are interest-fee, so you don’t have to worry about paying extra unless you incur a late fee. Since Afterpay doesn’t do credit checks or report late payments, using the service won’t affect your credit score.

Here’s how to use Afterpay at Sephora: If you’re shopping online, simply select Afterpay during checkout then either sign in to your account or sign up for one; approval only takes seconds. If you’re shopping in-store, you can download the Afterpay app onto your phone, create an account, then activate your Afterpay Card and use it to make your purchase.

With Afterpay at Sephora, you can get the tools and products you need to try all of summer’s top beauty trends, including:

1. Hair Horns

This ’do is all the rage on Tik Tok, where Gen-Z E-girls have taken to shaping their hair into horns. There are several different ways to get the look. Some people are cutting pieces of hair on either side of their head then using hair spray or gel to get them to stand up, creating an abstract horn-shape. Just be sure to cut strands below your top layer of hair, so that when you don’t want to style them as horns, they’ll disappear. Others are using longer pieces of hair then braiding and gelling the strands into two little horns.


2. Bold Eye Makeup

A year of mask-wearing has inspired beauty influencers to up their eye-makeup game with graphic and colorful looks. Think cobalt blue liquid eyeliner that extends beyond the crease; multicolor eyeshadow; tons of sparkle; classic cat eyes; and makeup that doesn’t follow the shape of the eye. 

3. Microbiome Skincare

Just like in your gut, there are actually billions of microorganisms and bacteria that help maintain healthy skin. When that ecosystem is disturbed — such as by over-exfoliating or using antibacterial facial cleansers — your skin can suffer, leading to increased inflammation, altered pH, or even conditions such as acne, dandruff, and eczema. Fortunately, now there are probiotic skincare products that can help you replenish the good bacteria your skin needs to stay healthy.


4. Luxe Bath and Body Products

The pandemic has taken a serious toll on people’s mental health, and as a result self-care is more popular than ever. De-stress with soothing bath bombs, bubbles, oils, and soaks. Light a candle to add a little aromatherapy to the mix — then pamper your skin with a rejuvenating body cream or moisturizer. Looking good has never felt more relaxing.