As the temperature rises, it can be tough to think about much more than just protecting your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun. If you’re anything like me, your makeup game can end up a little uninspired when you’re just trying to avoid having it melting right off. Have no fear though! With a good primer and a little creativity, you can take your beauty looks beyond just SPF and straight to the runway. I’ve rounded up my top five summer beauty trends for the season, along with the products to use to achieve them at home.
- Bold Liner
Seen on the runways at Dior, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford, models took graphic eyeliner to the next level. Geometric lines and exaggerated cat-eyes make for an eye catching look – literally! To keep the focus on one area of the face, pair this look with a neutral lip and minimal contouring and let your eyes take center stage.
Get The Look: Tattoo Liner, $25.00, Kat Von D, Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $38.00, Marc Jacobs Beauty
- Rainbow Brights
If mod graphics aren’t your thing, why not try out some rainbow colours instead? Every shade of neon has made its comeback this season, so play around with different versions of it in your makeup look. Add a pop of bright colour on your eyelids with either shadow or liner, or incorporate it through a fresh shade of orange or pink on the lips and cheeks.
Get The Look: Island Heat Lipstick, $18.50, Caryl Baker Visage, NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palette, $74.00, NARS
- Glowing Skin
For the “no makeup makeup” crowd, focus on skin this summer. To get this look, start by prepping your skin with a lightweight yet hydrating moisturizer or facial oil. Then, dab your favourite highlighter across the cheekbones, the center of the eyelids, down the bridge of the nose and above the cupid’s bow. Finish with a quick mist of setting spray and you’re ready for the day!
Get The Look: Shimmering Powder Highlighter, $22.50, Caryl Baker Visage, Luminizer X Quad Highlighter Palette, $63.00, RMS Beauty
Forget about the roll-on glitter sticks of your childhood, this season’s take on glitter is as modern as it is chic. Strategically placed around the eyes or on the cheeks, a sprinkling of glitter can transform any beauty look from day to night. It’s also a great option to add a bit of fun to your beauty routine when you’re heading out for festival season!
Get The Look: Glitter Stick, $36.00, Milk Makeup, Glitter Bomb Eyeshadow Palette, $54.00, Too Faced
Perfect for summer, monochromatic beauty is a quick and easy way to look put together with minimal effort. A neutral shade of peach or rose is your best bet this season to keep you looking fresh this season. I love a cream-based product for this look since it makes blending into different parts of the face seamless and super easy to apply.
Get The Look: Nudies All Over Face Color Matte, $30, Nudestix, Multistick, $28.00, Bite Beauty
Images courtesy of Caryl Baker Visage, Vogue, Allure
Contributor: Kate Mendonca
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Last modified: July 10, 2018