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Have Fun, Do You—June’s Theme Is A Self-Expression Celebration


Summer is finally here and if June’s theme—Do You—is any indicator, it’s gonna be a fun one. Let this be an opportunity to do whatever you want, wear whatever you want, love whoever you want, and be yourself—authentically and unapologetically. Want to wear rainbow eyeshadow? Go for it. Glitter? YOLO! Don’t just dip your toes in, cannonball into what makes you happy and make a splash.

With a slew of fun-in-the-sun festivities (hello, Pride month!) on the horizon, we’re answering your warm weather beauty Qs and showing off our fave skincare picks. And speaking of Pride, you will not want to miss out on the looks we’ve rounded up—so you can support your LGBTQ+ community in style. Keep scrolling and get into the “Do You” groove.

Inspiring Stories (And Makeup) To Celebrate All Month

The people who power boundary-breaking brands, personal takes on self-expression, and the proudly bold looks we’re loving—you’ll want to tap into these stories ASAP.

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Behind TANAÏS: Get To Know This Soon-To-Be-Buzzy Brand’s Founder

When TANAÏS’ gorgeous products (launching in June) came across our desks, we knew we had found something special. So, we chatted with the brand founder about how it all came to be.

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Beauty Through The Black Lens with Jade Ponce—Finding Truth in Beauty

Scroll through Jade's IG feed or stories and you’ll feel like instant friends—thanks to her warm personality, confidence, and inspiring makeup artistry. We caught up with Jade to learn more about what beauty and pride look like through her eyes.

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Ready For Pride? With These 11 Looks You Will Be

Without missing a beat, Pride festivities are back on track for 2021 with a mix of digital and IRL events. What better way to get into the Pride spirit of supporting the LGBTQ+ community than with all-out, statement-making looks?

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Bring Out Your Inner (Drag) Queen 

Drag School is officially in session! We tapped three queens—Gia Gunn, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, and Gottmik—to share their fave drag makeup techniques.

The Products Editors (And Ipsters) Are Obsessing Over

No-makeup-makeup musts for your summer routine and skincare pick-me-ups for a respite from the heat—here’s everything we’re loving this month.

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Is Your Skincare pH-Balanced? Here’s Why You Should Know

Keeping your skin’s natural pH balanced might just be the ticket to maintaining a happy, healthy complexion. We’ve got the 101 on why your skincare’s pH level is important and how it affects your skin—for better or for worse.

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Our Fool-Proof Guide To Applying Concealer

If you’re tired of cakey, flakey concealer that settles into fine lines, get ready for a game-changer. These application techniques will get your concealer working with you, not against you.

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Find The Perfect-For-You Tinted Lip Balm

They’re versatile, add a gorge wash of color, and are packed with the good stuff—like moisturizing, protective, or nourishing ingredients. Our editors have picked out the best tinted lip balms for literally everyone.

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Summery Fragrances For An Instant Vacay Effect

Tropical notes of coconut and sea breezes or juicy citruses layered with warm musks—these are the warm weather perfumes you’ll want to spritz on daily.

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About the author
Hannah Cassidy
Hannah is a beauty editor at IPSY and has been creating content for fashion, beauty, and wellness in Los Angeles for over five years. Outside of the beauty world, she’s an avid vintage collector and dog mom to Pumpkin and Turtle.
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Article Last Updated June 4, 2021 12:00 AM