Natural Summer Makeup Looks We Love
Summer is the perfect time to embrace natural, fresh-faced makeup looks and try out some new trends. With the warmer weather and longer days, there’s no need for heavy, full coverage foundations or thick layers of powder. Whether you’ve got a special event coming up, or just looking for something new to try this summer, we recommend you opt for lightweight, dewy products that will give your skin a healthy, radiant glow – and pair with pops of colour.
Here are some natural summer makeup looks to try in 2023.
Neon = natural? Well, this one is all about a nuance of neon and keeping the rest of the makeup as natural as possible. To create this look, opt for a vibrant eyeshadow shade (we love hot pink or neon yellow) to cover the entire eye, or use it to create a winged eye, drawing along the lash line and out. Then, keep the rest of your face as minimal as possible, combing on a couple of coats of mascara, and completing the look by pairing the bold eyes with a natural lip shade in a nude or pale pink. Not brave enough to try neon on the eyes? Try a pop of neon lipstick on the lips instead, and keep the eyes bare.
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Coral Eyes and Lips
We love the look of coral for the lips in summer, but this year it’s all about wearing it on your eyes too. To create this look, use a coral eyeshadow shade to create a soft, smoky eye look. Then, pair it with a coral lip gloss to complete the look. Amp up this summer makeup look by adding gloss to the centre of your lids too. This is a gorgeous look for bringing out the colour in blue, green and hazel eyes, but is just as striking paired with brown eyes.
Super Glossy Lips
Say goodbye to matte lips and hello to gorgeously glossy, hydrated lips this summer. To create this natural summer makeup look, start by scrubbing your lips with a face washer, or toothbrush or by adding 3 teaspoons to 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar to jojoba oil, and 1/2 a teaspoon of honey. Next, we recommend lining your lips and lightly colouring them in with a colour similar to your own to create a fuller pout. If you’d rather skip the lip liner, you can simply start at step 2: use a clear or tinted lip balm to keep your lips moisturised and give them a hint of colour. The key to this super glossy look is the final step – opt for a high shine lip gloss like the Hourglass Unreal High Shine Lip Gloss, and lightly layer this on top of your balm. The result? A high voltage look that requires minimal makeup and skill to pull off.
Bronzer can be very versatile if you know how to use it, and it’s a great addition to your makeup kit for an easy and natural summer makeup look. You can use bronzer to create both a glowing, gorgeous complexion, and to contour and define your features.
For an all over bronzed look, use a large, fluffy brush to apply the bronzer to the areas of your face where the sun would naturally hit, such as your cheekbones, forehead, and nose.
To contour your face, use a smaller, more dense brush, and apply it to the areas of your face where you want to create shadow and definition, such as the hollows of your cheeks, the sides of your nose, and your jawline. Apply in an outward, sweeping motion, blending well to avoid harsh lines. Be sure to blend the bronzer towards your hairline, to avoid a streaky or artificial look – and use a light hand when applying. It is easier to build up then remove, and too much can cause your complexion to look like you’ve just lost a fight with a garden gnome.
Finish off either of these looks with a highlighter placed in the same vein as the bronzer in look one – where the sunlight would naturally hit, or just above. We also loved this look finished off with a fine slick of eyeliner.
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SPF & Glow!
This is less of a “look” but an absolute must-do when it comes to creating your natural summer makeup looks. Do forget to apply sunscreen to your face – preferably before you apply your makeup. Not only will it help protect your skin from harmful UV rays, but it will also help your makeup stay put and prevent it from melting off in the heat. Look for a lightweight, non-greasy sunscreen that won’t leave a white cast on your skin. You might even opt for tinted SPF and wear nothing else: this a natural summer makeup look that never goes out of style. Pop on a coat of waterproof mascara and you’re good to go!
We love Ultra Violette’s Queen Screen Luminising sunscreen – oil-free, lightweight, and packed with antioxidants, Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+ with a lightweight and hydrating matte finish, and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF50.
Let Twidale Create a Natural Summer Makeup Look For You
At Twidale, we believe that every woman is beautiful just the way she is. That’s why we offer a range of hair and makeup services designed to enhance your natural features and help you feel confident and beautiful. Whether you want an everyday, natural summer makeup look or a glam, special occasion style, our talented team of stylists and makeup artists can help you achieve your desired look. Contact us today to book your appointment and get ready to embrace your natural beauty this summer!