Summer Daze: 6 Simple Summer Makeup Looks

Summer Daze: 6 Simple Summer Makeup Looks

posted on: 6.15.2012

When summertime rolls around, I get *super* lazy when it comes to my makeup routine. I compiled a list of this summer's makeup trends and created six makeup looks (ranging from super easy and lazy to still pretty easy but a bit more involved) that anyone can rock during the summer. Even if you don't have the makeup products I used in the look, you can use whatever you have. Let's get started!
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  1. Natural & Glowy- This is hands down the easiest look of the bunch. I used a rosy pink cream blush (Bite Lip Rouge in Geranium) and a highlighter on the top of my cheekbone (Benefit High Beam). On my eyes I tightlined with a black kohl liner (MAC Smoulder) and applied mascara (Makeup Forever Smoky Eye). On the lips I applied Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in Sunset Peach, and applied a very light dusting of powder in my T-zone area only.
  2. Natural With a Bright Lip- This is the same makeup as above, but with a bright lipstick applied instead (I used Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in 27). I also contoured slightly with MAC MSF in Medium Deep.
  3. Winged Liner & Coral Lips- This is a very on-trend summer look that is also relatively simple, but a bit of practice is needed. The makeup is the same as the look in #1, but I also contoured the crease of my eye with MAC Espresso eyeshadow, and used a black gel liner to make a thick, winged liner (Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink). I also contoured my face with my MAC MSF in Medium Deep, and for the lips I used MAC Vegas Volt as a base and contoured with Urban Decay's Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Punch Drunk.
  4. A Pop of Teal- This is one of my favorite looks! Adding a touch of teal or turquoise to eye makeup this summer is very trendy, and fairly easy to do! For the eyes, I applied Yaby's Magic Timber eyeshadow all over the lid, and then applied MAC Wedge & Espresso eyeshadows into the crease to contour. I used a black gel liner to apply eyeliner on the upper lashline and winged it out slightly. On my lower lashline, I applied Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Electric on the outer 3/4 of the lower lashline, and then used Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide On Pencil in El Dorado on the inner corner. On top of the Electric eyeliner pencil, I applied Sugarpill's Junebug loose shadow to create a teal effect. On the cheeks I used Tarte Blissful Amazonian clay blush and contoured with my MAC MSF in Medium Deep. For the lips I used MAC Lovelorn lipstick and applied L'Oreal's Le Gloss in Nude Touch on top.
  5. Golden Eyes- This look is also a bit more involved but still extremely wearable and light for the summer. For the eyes, I used Urban Decay's 24/7 Pencil in El Dorado all over the lid, and blended it out with my finger. On top of the liner I applied a light, shimmery peachy shadow (MAC Evening Aura- Limited Edition), and then Ben Nye's Aztec Gold Loose Shadow on top of the peach shadow. In the crease I used MAC Wedge and Soft Brown eyeshadows to contour. On the lower lashline I used MAC Handwritten eyeshadow. For eyeliner, I simply used MAC Smoulder Eye Kohl. On the cheeks I used Bite Lip Rouge in Geranium and Urban Decay's Baked Bronzer in Baked. On the lips I applied Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in 39 with Makeup Forever's Lab Shine in S2 on top.
  6. Summer Bronzed-  If you're like me and are super pale, bronzer becomes your best friend. You definitely don't want to overdo it either, because looking like an oompa-loompa is never attractive either. On my eyes I just used MAC Soft Brown and Espresso eyeshadows to contour, and used a black gel liner and winged out my liner very slightly. On the cheeks I contoured with my MAC MSF in Medium Deep, and for a blush I used the Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Baked. I also applied some of this on my brow bone. On the lips I used Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in Sunset Peach.
This was a bit of a long-winded post, but I hope you enjoyed it! Have a great weekend everyone, and let me know if you try any of these looks out!


  1. I am loving look #3! You look so elegant and pretty :)
    Great job!

  2. Pretty! I love the teal underline :)

    Xx Stephanie
    <a href=">honey & silk</a>

  3. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! :)

  4. I really love all your looks, but #3 is my favourite:)

  5. I love number 3! Vegas Volt is perfect!
    Im loving your blog! <3 x



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