The beauty industry is a fast-moving place, with new trends and new influences popping up every day. No season knows this better than summer, when we’re all more adventurous with our everyday looks. Makeup artists have the most fun in the summer months, right?
We know you like to be ahead of the curve, so here’s the lowdown on this season’s beauty trends.
- Festival makeup
Glitter, jewels and outlandish colours – oh my! Suddenly the festival look is everywhere, and not just found in muddy fields with a soundtrack of summer hits. It’s likely you’ll see festival inspired beauty looks in your local club or even on the high street during your lunch hour, long after Glastonbury. Can you blame us? The joy of festival makeup is that there are no rules!
Get the look: Use a hydrating highlight like our Glow Serum to create a dewy base, then have fun with stick-on gems and coloured glitter. Need a little inspiration? Search #festivalmakeup on Instagram. You can limit your creation to frame your brows and cheekbones, or go wild!
2. Neon hues
No good story starts with a neutral shade. This season, bright and bold is beautiful! Think neon greens, yellows, oranges and pinks when it comes to eye makeup. Remember those highlighters you used for studying? They’re your new beauty inspiration.
Get the look: If neon is a no-no, dip your toe into this fearless trend with a dash of bold eyeliner. Feeling brave? Wash a neon shade of orange over your entire lid and extend it over your brow bone, then blend.
3. All over Gloss
Remember when we all strived for a matte finish? This summer, we’re welcoming the shine back into our lives! Not satisfied with poppin’ highlight, we’re now embracing a glossy all over look – and that starts with skincare. Makeup should be sheer, so good skin is your new foundation. A healthy, fresh glow never goes out of style.
Get the look: To achieve that lit-from-within vibe, start with a Radiant Glow Sheet Mask, which will unlock your skin’s natural glow and provide an instant hit of moisture. When it comes to makeup, swap your matte lipsticks for lip gloss and go for glossy lids.
4. Gradient manicures
Perfect for indecisive Susans, this nail trend makes a trip to the salon even more fun. No more struggling to choose from the plethora of colours at the nail bar! Rather than stick to one shade, select multiple shades for each hand to create a gradient effect.
Get the look: Start with a light, muted pastel shade and build up to a bold pop of colour on the thumb. Or mix it up further with a bright shade on each nail to create a fun rainbow effect!
5. Monochromatic makeup
This look is achieved by using similar shades on your entire face. Your eyes, cheeks, and lips should all be adorned with shades of the same colour. You can build up the colour in one area, such as your eyes, and balance it out with muted washes of the same colour on your cheeks and lips.This look works especially well with pink or orange colours.
Get the look: Our Blush Serums can be used all over the face, and they come in two gorgeous colours that are ideal for the one-shade-fits-all trend. Apply to your lids, cheeks and lips for a monochromatic makeup look.
Which of these makeup looks are you rocking this season? Tag us in your Instagram makeup selfies so we can see!