From dewy skin and glam eyes to Euphoria-inspired eye gems and faux freckles, the makeup trends of summer 2022 have us giddy with excitement!
Major makeup inspo was served at this year’s Met Gala and Spring-Summer runway shows that had us glued to our screens — think Simone Ashley’s flawless and elegantly contoured look, Naomi Campbell’s bejeweled adornments, and the numerous playful and colorful eye looks that graced these events.
This summer is all about glowy, dewy complexion, pastel colors, and a clean glam look. Keep reading as we dive into the summer makeup trends that professionals, influencers, and celebrities are swearing by.
Stunning and covetable, this year’s summer makeup trends have us waiting impatiently for payday. This summer’s makeup trends are a perfect balance of ’90s nostalgia and futuristic grandeur — stunningly elegant and easy enough that makeup noobs won’t struggle too much when experimenting!
Let’s dig into the best makeup trends that are taking over this summer!
Holographic eyelids are turning heads on the runway and on the streets. A layer of shimmery pastel eyeshadow in one color applied across the eyelid can make a statement look.
If you’re feeling adventurous, swipe a complementary shade on the ends of your eyes. Blend the two colors slightly to create a diffused finish. To balance this look, apply soft-hued lip gloss.
Channel your inner Euphoria character with twinkly face gems. Tiny little gems placed strategically across the brow bone, the inner corners of the eyes, or across the cheekbones will add a subtle or dramatic sparkle to your makeup look.
Go with holographic or neon face jewels, they’ll look equally bomb when paired with both soft and bold makeup looks.
A subtle swipe of peach blush can give your skin that charming flushed look. You can tone it down with a soft brush of color or build it up if you want to create a more dramatic look!
Peachy, rosy-hued blushes will also add a summery freshness to your look. Opt for cream blushes for a glowy, radiant flush.
This ’90s revival makeup trend is making a major comeback. Celebrities like Bella Hadid aren’t afraid to flaunt tapered brows instead of fuller arches.
But don’t reach for your tweezers just yet! You can fake thin eyebrows using a clear brow gel. To create this look, brush your eyebrows together in a thin line instead of brushing the little hairs upwards and filling them in. It’s that easy!
Dramatic eyes add an instant lift to your look as you keep therest of your makeup minimal. It’s a summer trend that’s not going away anytime soon!
The magic of creating dramatic eyes lies in using richly pigmented paints (not eyeshadow) to accentuate the eyes. You want to achieve a creamy matte, bold finish that one can spot from across a room. And, of course, no dramatic eye look is complete without falsies. With the right lashes, you can elevate your eyes like nothing else!
Who knew natural skin pigmentation such as freckles would be transformed into a makeup trend. But it works!
Faux freckles add a lovely charm when paired with barely-there makeup. You want to look for a smudge-proof, buildable formula that lets you create a subtle cluster of freckles across the bridge of your nose and cheeks.
This bold summer trend screams festival vibes. Face gems, body glitter, and neon eye makeup were all the rage at Coachella this year!
Playful, girly, and flirty, neon eyeliner is perfect for both daytime and nighttime looks. You’ll need a highly pigmented neon eyeliner to create that show-stopping effect in one swipe.
On the other end of the summer trend spectrum are full, bushy eyebrows. They’re also a great alternative to micro-shading and eyebrow lamination. Our favorite hack is using a bar of soap and a clean mascara wand to create feathery eyebrows — perfectly molded, lifted brows that stay intact all day.
A good brow gel will give your arches maximum volume and length, so look for a clear or tinted formula. It’s a holy grail product for those who have scanty or not-so-full brows.
Nothing screams summer like clean, radiant skin with a dewy complexion. Natural, glistening makeup looks give your skin a jaw-dropping glow.
The best way to create this standout look is to select a foundation with a luminous, pearlescent finish. You can top it off with a cream highlighter if needed, but keeping it minimal will be better to give your skin a more translucent glow.
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