Need inspo for a summer makeup look that will have you beaming brighter than the hot July sun? Makeup maven Marcela Alcala shows off five looks that will make your style sizzle this season.
Hi there, my lovely rays of sunshine! Summer is just around the corner and so are the season’s hottest beauty and fashion trends. I know you’re the sort who’s always one step ahead, so I’ve put together a list of five makeup looks to get you primped and primed for the sunny days before us.
Summer Makeup Trend #1: Au Naturel
Understated makeup is a staple of summer style. And with rich textures like soft suede making a splash this season—think accent-hats, flirty skirts and cute, cropped jackets—it’s important to let your outfit pop by going neutral with your makeup palette. I’m loving dusty browns and gilded, petal pink shades!
This summer, orange is the new red, and it will be ruling the runways streets. Contrary to popular belief, tangerine shades are flattering on most skin tones, and they add vibrancy to your complexion. Throw the shade on your lips or eyes—you can even keep things interesting by putting an orange twist on the classic smoky eye look!
With the little black dress on hiatus until fall, your wardrobe will be switching gears and embracing beautiful florals and white EVERYTHING. This lovely garden-chic look is ideal for you festival-goers! And, while dark, moody clothing may be tossed to the back of the closet, winter berry red makeup is still smokin’. Dab on a lovely deep wine lippie and swipe some shimmer on your apples to channel the inner bohemian goddess in you!
Summery date nights are perfect for pretty slip dresses and soft, shimmery makeup. To get a natural illuminated look, take a stab at the strobing trend sweeping the beauty world. To enhance the glow try pearly pastel pinks on your cheeks and lips! Plus, apply lots of mascara for sultry bedroom eyes!
The denim-clad grunge style of the ’90s is back and better than ever. If you’re feeling edgy, try this fun, “cry baby” look by following these three simple steps:
Step 1: Dab a dark metallic blue shadow all over your eyelids and lower lash line.
Step 2: Apply few coats of waterproof mascara.
Step 3: Pour a dime-sized amount of cream-based makeup remover onto a cotton pad or ball and gently wipe it over the eyes. Rinse off the remover and any overwhelming residue, but leave the eyes smudgy for an effortless, off-duty model look!