Top summer makeup trends

July 7, 2013

Its summer, the sun is shining and that means it’s officially time to try out some fab new makeup trends to help you feel all summery. There are so many great makeup looks to try at the moment so if you have a packed calendar of social events then you can try a number of great looks to get into the swing of summer.

Bold, look at me eyes


Bold, bright shimmery eyes tend to be associated with the Christmas party season but thanks to the likes of Chanel, Donna Karen and Christian Dior it is bang on trend for summer 2013. In fact the spring/summer runways were full of bright and bold eye makeup with molten metallic lids and heavy eyeliner. While for a more dramatic take on the look, and one that would be perfect for festival season, you could try channelling Christian Dior whose models had bright and bold gem stones attached to their eyelids for a truly standout look. However, If bright jewels are a bit much for why not copy the look seen on the Donna Karen catwalk where the models eyes were rimmed in bright pink eyeshadow which had all the drama of the Dior look but without the bling and if pink isn’t your thing then the Moschino catwalk had bright blue eyeliner instead.


Bare to go nude

On the other end of the scale there is also a big trend for nude makeup. This barely there look is the perfect way of letting your natural beauty shine through. With the Versace, Alexander McQueen and Rick Owens catwalk as inspiration all you need is a little bit of concealer, some tinted moisturiser and matte powder alongside some pretty lipgloss and you have the perfect summer makeup look.

Two-tone lips

If there is one thing that the spring/summer catwalks taught us it has to be why wear one lip colour when you can wear two. The models on the Holly Fulton catwalk showed that two tone lips are not only a fun and colourful trend but also made their lips look fuller so it is a great look for a fun summer trend.

Bright and bold neons

Neon colours and summer seem to go hand in hand and this year is no different. From bold bright neon pink lips seen at Giles and Dries Van Norton to the bright green line drawn above the lash line at Michael Kors neon is a bold and bright winning trend. However, a word of warning if you are going to try the trend make sure you stick to one area so either choose a bold bright lip or eyes and not both as you could land up looking more like a clown then a fashionista. So pick an area and dare to go bold but keep the rest of your makeup chic and simple.


Whatever, makeup trend you opt for at Shumaila’s can help you find the perfect makeup look for your summer party so why not book in for an appointment today?