Summer Makeup Trends | Top 5

Summer Makeup Trends | Top 5

We’ve just had the unofficial start to summer, so I thought it was fitting to do a roundup of some summer makeup trends.  I definitely like a more classic, glowy, natural makeup look, but it’s nice to incorporate new trends into my look to switch things up.

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I go into detail on my top picks for summer makeup trends in the video, but here’s a little overview and some inspiration pictures:

holographic makeup | summer makeup trends

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This makeup trend is probably the most out of my comfort zone, but when done right, it’s really pretty.  I mention the ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Monster and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Shimmering Amethyst in the video because I think they’re on the more natural side.  Well, holograms aren’t really natural, but I think you guys know what I mean.

glossy eyelids | summer makeup trends

Now this is a trend that looks so cool but can also look really crazy.  I definitely think this is more of an editorial / edgy trend, but I tried using the Sephora Colorful Gloss Balm in Tan Lines and liked it!  I just dab it lightly on my eye lids.  It gives me a slight sheen but it’s not super glossy and it’s actually pretty comfortable to wear.

monochrome makeup | summer makeup trends

This is probably my favorite summer makeup trend.  Honestly it’s been going strong for a few months now, but more and more brands are coming out with multi-use products.  I’ve mentioned the Bite Multisticks before, but a few other brands have jumped on the monochrome makeup trend.  Nudestix also has the All Over Face Color that looks perfect for the monochrome makeup trend.

popsicle lips | summer makeup trends

Popsicle lips are a really cute trend that’s been big in Asia for a minute.  But it’s now becoming big here and a few brands have come out their version of a lip stain.  I love Glossier’s Generation G lipstick because it’s comfortable on the lips and is super easy to wear (shop with me to get 20% off your first purchase).  ColourPop also came out with a liquid lipstick version called Ultra Blotted Lips that looks cool, but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet.

sunset eyes | summer makeup trends

Now this trend is just stunning.  I’m soo annoyed that I didn’t buy the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette.  It’s crazy expensive ($130 or so), but it’s gorgeous.  And the quality of ND eyeshadows is beyond anything else that I’ve tried.  Ugh…why did I have to decide to be (somewhat) financially responsible right before this came out?

I have the video showing up top, but in case you’re having trouble, here’s a link to the video.

I hope you guys enjoy this video, and don’t forget to check out my girl Chanel’s take on the top 5 summer fashion trends!