Beauty Reboot: 5 Easy Summer Makeup Updates


Summertime is fun time and as temperatures and hemlines rise, you can turn up your beauty heat with some of these sizzling summer makeup updates. What’s on tap this season? Bright, bold lips, colorful peepers, dewy skin and a hint of sparkle.

Summer Makeup Trends

Radiant Skin

Dump that heavy full-coverage mask and for the love of God, step off the Crusaders of Contouring Crazy Train. Opt for a light-as-air tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead and let the real you shine through! The last thing you want to do during the carefree months of summer is to worry about setting powders and clogged pores. Go for a fresh-faced dewy look while moisturizing at the same time. I really love Smashbox BB Water because it lets your skin be the main attraction while covering minor blemishes and uneven skin tone.

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Product Picks

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Cream SPF 15

Ditch the Black

A great way to easily update your summer makeup is with a colored eyeliner or mascara. To be sure, brights have taken center stage but as cobalt blue may not be for everyone, you can try more subtle shades like teal or midnight blue with a bit of sparkle. It’s a quick beauty update that delivers maximum impact.

Pro Tip: With colored liner or lashes, a soft, neutral lip is your friend.


Product Picks

L’Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue

Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner in Captivating Blue

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Beyond Blue

NYX Cosmetics Color Mascara in Blue

Bold Lips

This season, lips call for lots of attention. Whether candy apple red or a sultry, dark vamp, your pout should be filled with passion. I love that we’re not waiting for fall to rock an oxblood kisser! Go glossy or matte, your choice. For lip color options, I really like L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color because the shade range is extensive, they’re deeply pigmented and you can control your level of matte or gloss with one product.



Product Picks

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color
(Infallible Red, Incessant Russet, Cherry Noir)

Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Frenemy


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Gloss is Boss

And speaking of gloss, the glossy eyelid has made its way back around. Back in the day we rocked a little Vaseline on our lids and considered ourselves chic. Turns out we were pretty chic and way ahead of the curve. Glossy lids slid down spring/summer 2016 runways and they are, by far, the cheapest chic summer makeup trend of the year.

Pro Tip: Choose a low-tack gloss or balm and avoid your crease when applying.

Summer Makeup Trends - Glossy Lids

Product Picks

Glossier Balm dotcom

Make Cosmetics Face Gloss

Glitter and Sparkle

Festival fashion makes it way to city streets this summer with glitter tears and sparkling eyeshadow. This one is definitely for the brave and adventurous among us but in small doses, this summer makeup trend can be executed to lovely effect.


Product Picks

Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder

NYX Candy Glitter Liner

Shine forth my lovelies and have a great time trying one or all of these summer makeup trends! Not all at the same time though.


How I organize and store my makeup for a great display and easy access!





  1. I use a shimmer liner from elf. It has just the right amount of sparkle.

    1. Patranila says:

      That sounds pretty Holly.

  2. Love the glitter and sparkle trend! So pretty for a date night!

  3. Love this! I recently did a post about spring trends and glitter was mentioned! The glittery eye look was everywhere this season!

  4. Yes I am loving the bold lips. I did a makeup look using orange & copper glitter and i had a dark wine lipstick.

    1. Patranila says:

      Ooh, that sounds really pretty!

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