When You’re High: It’s Cancer Season, and These are our Favorite Looks

We often find ourselves scrolling through Instagram with a little buzz and falling in love with the work of the uninhibited hair, nail, or makeup artist. Whether it’s the signature look of an Internet personality or the experimentation of a celebrity MUA, these are the looks that we can’t stop staring at.

Cancers bring in the middle of the year—and the high summer—to a crescendo of rainshowers and potent sun. This is not unlike their alleged homebody ways, that result in selective but epic social seshes, or potently creative art. Cancers might like balanced hybrids like Gorilla Glue, which enrich their inspiration without unnecessary energy, they like a slower burn than many of us. 

Rain Cornelius



Pride may have come and gone, but we’re still dying over all of the extremely divine uses of the rainbow. This one makes the basic cat eye look like a line drawing compared to three dimensions.


Pinky’s Nails 


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First round of new Pinky's Summer 2019 Styles now live in store! This style is "Rude Gurl II" • • #pressonnails #pinkysnails #reusablenails #summernails #neon #nailsofinstagram #nailfashion

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Nail supplier to many a drag queen, Pinky’s is all about the stunning looks. This Rude Girl collection is lit.



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color explosion and clouds (at this point it’s all i do) a recreation of the “Fallen Stars” painting by @daixykaren because it really spoke to me! – i used the @lickandlashbeauty pigment in “gold rush” (highlight) + playful and 35Y palettes and @bperfectcosmetics carnival palette (background/clouds), also the @suvabeauty hydraliners in all different colors for the clouds mixed with @officialsnazaroo white face paint! also the @peachespearlsboutique brow pomade in “soft brown”+ brow soap. finally i used the @fentybeauty lipstick in “s1ngle” mixed with @milkmakeup “C.R.E.A.M” and a red + @anastasiabeverlyhills gloss in “amber” – tags ✦ #theartistedit #editorialmakeup #modelmalay #avantgardemakeup #ravvebeauty #runwaymakeup #avantgarde #myartistcommunity #v93oo #dazedbeauty #abstractmakeup #ravvebeauty #inbeautmag #sharpedgesmag #milkmakeup #snazaroo #suvabeauty #fentybeauty #muasfam #undiscoveredmuas #bperfectcosmetics #bperfectcarnivalpalette #staceymariemua #milkmakeup #colourpopme #thelist #rhobh

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Love this full face delightful weirdness. There’s like a whole kingdom on her face!


Tips Nail Bar


Again, pride being over is no reason to stop putting rainbows on pretty much everything.


Kimberly Tay Hair



We’re all about this shaved-in look.


Minnie Tries Makeup


Honestly, this is just art.



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makeup inspired by @keith_lafuente @codewitch face filter // for @bubble____t

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Always into Dissgrace’s unique makeup looks that match their outfits perfectly.


Margarita Art


Punk makeup and visual artist Margarita nailed the fuzzy texture of denim in this look.

Hopefully you add every single one of these visual innovators, and maybe you’ll get the nerve to rock something this colorful yourself, maybe you would after a citrusy strain to up your confidence.

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