Get the Look of Chromat’s Spring 2016 Lookbook with These 5 Products and Rock Poolside Beauty

Wet, wild and definitely joyous, summer brings out bold brights and beach bods. Chromat’s Spring 2016 collection exemplifies this wonderfully: dewy, waterproof and slick, it’s a sun-soaked romp. A lush cat-eye, rich lips and overall sunkissed makeup looks excellent with artfully cutout suits and futuristic monokinis. You’ll want a cold drink for this one, since you’ll be smokin’ hot poolside all summer long.

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Want to embody these looks? Us, too. Here’s where to start.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

A necessary ingredient for keepin’ your look in place.

Maybelline Vivids Lipstick

A bold purple is a perfectly summery choice of lip color.

Maybelline Stiletto Liner

Your eyeliner better stay put if you’re by the pool, and this one won’t budge.

MD Complete Sunscreen

A sun protectant that works to clear your skin, the best kind of multitasker.

Atelier Cologne Collection Azur in Madrine Glaciale

Mandarin, ginger and vetiver create an island getaway olfactory cocktail.

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Lydia O

Lydia Okello is a feminist, body positive, queer personal style blogger. On her website Style is Style, she showcases her panache for bright colors and power clashing. When she isn't pawing over Samantha Pleet collections on Tumblr, she's dreaming about havin' a kitten of her own one day. You can find her on Twitter, Tumblr and on her personal blog.

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  1. “artfully cutout suits and futuristic monokinis”

    I completely agree how arty those bathing suits are…! Those “line-works” (I don’t know how else to describe it) are really cool. Hell, I bet they make tan lines way cooler.

    Also can I just say, that cologne set looks beautiful? Nice complimentary colors going on.

  2. I’ve recently discovered purple is a shade of lipstick that works well for me, so I will take a look at the mayballin one suggested here. Thank you!

    • Purple looks great on many folks, I wish more people would try it! So lovely, I’m sure you will look boss.

    • I highly recommend Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in the color Shameless … it’s a gorgeous dark, but bright purple, it stays on really well and it’s just awesome! Purple lipstick forever <3

  3. Yesssss to all those swimsuits! I got a strappy thing from Forever 21 that everyone loves and I’m glad I hunted it down on ebay.

  4. I stand by L’Oreal infallible pro-last lip color. That stuff doesn’t have to actually take it off. It won’t come off in the water.

  5. I hate that eyeliner, TBH. It rolled up and off… like when you put paste on your fingers as a kid. If you use it, don’t even think about touching your eyes, not even a little bit.

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