May 28, 2021News
Summer is right around the corner. It’s time to give your makeup bag a refresh. Summer makeup is in a league of its own. Everything changes. Everyone is chasing the ideal of a ‘hot girl summer’, meaning that we all have to step up our makeup game. It’s time to dig around for your favourite bold lipstick, book in for a lash lift, and splurge on a new eyeshadow palette. With the end of lockdown coming just in time for summer, you can expect this summer to be unlike any other.
While this list focuses on makeup trends, you don’t want to forget about your skincare. During the summer, it’s more important than ever to be on top of your skincare routine. You need to protect your skin from sun damage, which means touching up your sunscreen throughout the day.
You can interpret these summer trends to meet your personal preference. Summer makeup tends to fall into two categories – natural and full glam. Some people prefer to go as minimalistic as possible to let their summer tan shine through and to avoid their makeup sweating. If you fall into this category, you want to focus on levelling up your skincare routine and focusing on lip stains and two-in-one products.
While glam is something you can wear all year round, this summer is different. After a year of barely wearing makeup, most of us are counting down the days until we can have an excuse to wear a full face of makeup. One thing you’ll want to consider if you’re going for full glam, is the reality of wearing a face mask.
Whether you’re a fan of natural makeup to avoid your makeup sweating in the sun, or if you’re going full glam, this guide is for you. We’ve pulled together all the top trends for summer 2021, so you know which essentials to grab before the temperatures skyrocket. You’ll want at least one of each of these staples in your summer makeup bag.
Is there anything more classic than a red lipstick? It’s a summer staple for nights on the town or first dates. You can give your red lipstick a tropical twist by choosing a shade with orange undertones. If you’re planning to wear your red lipstick under your face mask, make sure to set the lipstick with a translucent powder to avoid it smudging all over your mask.
If you’re a fan of long-wearing formulas, choose a liquid lipstick that can take you from day to night. You can jump on the natural beauty bandwagon and choose a lip stain for a ‘just kissed’ look.
We usually think of ballerina pink or a magenta shade as the go-to shade for summer. For summer 2021, it’s all about berry shades. With masks hiding the lower half of your face, you want to show off your cheeks and cheekbones with a deep blush. Look out for shades like rose, raspberry, or pinks with red undertones. Don’t be afraid about making it look too blended, as the berry blush trend comes from the 80s resurgence.
If you’re a fan of mixing and matching your makeup products, you can usually find 2-in-1 blush and lip stains. You can coordinate your lips and cheeks, while enjoyable a sheer and buildable colour for a custom finish.
For most of 2020, our makeup bags sat gathering dust. With the world opening up again, it’s time to refine your makeup skills and experiment with full glam. While this will mean something different to each person, you want to make sure you’re paying attention to each of your features. Blended eyeshadow. Winged eyeliner. Glossy lips. Sculpted cheekbones. The list goes on.
During summer 2021, you can wear full glam makeup anywhere. One thing you’ll want to consider is whether you’ll have to wear a mask while you’re out-and-about. If you’re going to be wearing one, it’s a good idea to invest in a setting spray and translucent powder to prevent your makeup smudge. You’ll also want to keep a concealer or powder on hand for touch-ups.
Again, you can thank the pandemic for this summer 2021 trend. While eyebrows naturally frame your face, they’re even more important when you’re going out and about with a face mask on.
You can prep your eyebrows for the season by booking in for a brow lamination or micro-pigmentation appointment to give you flawless brows all summer long. If you prefer to do your brows at home, keep a clear gel or a brow wax in your makeup bag for regular touch-ups. The soap brow trend shows no signs of slowing down, with brands now releasing their own custom brow soap to help tame and groom your stubborn eyebrow hairs.
Do you remember the juicy lips of the early 2000s? Like all things from the era, they’re back with a bang. You can go back to Lancome for their OG Juicy Tube lip gloss. These glosses are a perfect alternative to liquid lipstick or bolder shades. You can use a clear or light pink gloss to help brighten your complexion and give your lips a dewy glow. Make sure to blot your gloss before putting on your mask!
With all this mask wearing, the one area of your makeup where you can get inventive is your eyes. As your mask covers the lower half of your face, all eyes are on your top half. Don’t be afraid to experiment with eyeshadow shades and take a risk. Go outside your comfort zone this summer and pick up a pastel palette. Dior has focused their summer 2021 makeup collection on purple shades, with a flash of mellow yellow and champagne gold.
If there’s one thing that we’re committed to doing in summer 2021, it’s maintaining our skincare routine. You want to fill your makeup bag with hydrating products that will keep your skin protected from the sun and give you a dewy glow. When your skin is healthy and hydrated, you can opt for skin tints instead of foundation. Don’t forget your sunscreen and body lotion. If you’re planning on going ‘all natural’ this summer, you’ll want to shift your focus to hydrating products that will leave your skin looking plump and healthy.
This summer, we’ve got a lot to catch up on. What is usually considered to be ‘winter’ eyeliner – smoky shadows and dramatic eyeliner – has found its way into the summer trends. It’s time to practice your cat-eye liner and perfect your waterline. If you want to give your eyeliner a fun summer twist, you can opt for a bold or pastel shade instead of a traditional black liner.
If you want to experiment with eyeliner without going too OTT, you can create a similar silhouette but with a thinner line. Eyeliner will add a sultry feel to your look and help widen your eyes. For days when you’re wearing eyeliner without shadow, add a touch of foundation or concealer to act as a base to prevent your liner from smudging.
The colour of the summer 2021 is pastel pink. In fact, it’s pastel pink everything. When it comes to makeup, you have fifty shades of pink to choose from. The best way of incorporating them into your makeup look is to choose different hues and finish. You might do a wash of a rose gold pink over your eyes, before adding ballerina pink to your cheeks. The lips will be the most noticeable pink shade – with a stain or liquid lipstick being your best friend.
Another eye-focused makeup trend for summer 2021 is your eyelashes. The longer the lashes, the better. Just like your eyebrows, you can choose to treat yourself to a treatment or opt for a budget-friendly at-home alternative. If you want to streamline your beauty routine, you can invest in eyelash extensions so that you always wake up with curled and voluminous lashes. When you’re in for your appointment, you can add-on a lash lift for extra definition. If you’d rather wear mascara, you can opt for just the lash lift by itself.
For anyone who isn’t comfortable with going into a salon just yet, you can purchase a lash serum to help your eyelashes lengthen and before thicker. If you’re not a serum fan, you can go back to the tried and tested eyelash curler to lift and lengthen your lashes.
If you like to stick to the basics, buy yourself a new voluminous mascara for the same effects. Everyone from Revlon to Charlotte Tilbury has recently released new mascaras, so you’re guaranteed to be able to find a well-performing one within your beauty budget.
Which of the summer 2021 makeup trends is your favourite? Do you prefer natural or full glam makeup for summer? Let us know in the comments below!
If there’s one 2021 makeup trend that we can get on board with, it’s pink makeup. The shade is universally flattering and gives your skin a healthy flush, while warming up your complexion. When we think about pink makeup, the first products that usually come to mind are lipsticks and blushes. The world of pink makeup goes beyond this – there are highlighters, eyeshadows, and even eyeliners to choose from.
For better or worse, Zoom has become a fixture in our day-to-day lives at least for the foreseeable future. This puts us in a weird position because on one hand, we are at home lounging around all day and the last thing we feel like doing is putting on makeup.
If eyes are the window to your soul, then your eyebrows are the curtains. They frame your face and can change your look with just one stroke of product. There are dozens of eyebrow colours and products for you to choose from – whether you prefer to use a brow pencil, gel, or a wax. Amongst all the different formulas and product types, it can be even more confusing to find the right eyebrow colour that compliments your hair and skin.
Your foundation is the focal point of your look. It has the potential to make or break your beauty routine. If you get it wrong, your entire makeup look can appear sloppy. Foundation acts as more than a base – it camouflages your skin and hides imperfections. Whether you’re a beginner to makeup or a seasoned pro, wearing a face mask has brought a new level of difficulty to your foundation application. Your foundation needs to withstand having fabric pressed against it for hours a day.