7 Best Summer Daytime Looks

July 28, 2017

There is a fine line between suitable day makeup and overdone clown-like look. Even though wearing makeup during these hot months is not pleasant at all, sometimes we just feel like dolling up a bit. In this article, you will learn the basic rules of daytime makeup and then see the coolest ones you need to try out this season.

Basic rules

By following some basic rules, you won’t ever have to worry about your makeup looking overdone. The rules are:

·         Stay away from black eyeshadow and glitter – it is just not appropriate for daytime.
·         The eyeliner needs to be subtle – just dash it onto your lash line, there is no need for cat eye during the day.
·         Smoky eye is not forbidden; however, you’ll need to lighten it up a bit by using bright pastel colors.
·         Keep everything simple.
·         Make sure your skin is moisturized and covered with the appropriate layer of sunscreen.
·         Avoid heavy foundation.

Look number 1: Purple goddess


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Since the summer is the perfect time for colors, you can experiment as much as you like, and this season try out the purple eyeshadow trend. If you opt for a rich and vibrant purple shade, it will make your eyes pop and it will really point out their shape and color. Note that this look works best with darker skin tones and darker eyes. If you want to keep the color in place make sure you prime your lids with a loose powder before applying the eyeshadow. All that is left to do is add a few layers of mascara, black pencil on your waterline, a hint of pink blush and a nude lipstick and you are ready to go.

Look number 2: Barbie


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This one got its name because it really makes you feel like a Barbie doll. It is simple, cute, timeless and it is the best look for blondes (Barbies). Put on a pale pink lipstick, add lush fake eyelashes (or if you have naturally big lashes just pack them with mascara), and highlight your cheekbones and inner eye corners. Also, if you want your lipstick to last longer, coat your lips with a lip liner first.

Look number 3: Bronze


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This look is suitable for all skin and hair colors, because this is a signature summer makeup look. Bronze your face up, add two coats of mascara, a hint of black eye pencil on your water line, put on a shimmery bronze daytime eyeshadow like the one from Jane Iredale and some nude lip gloss and you are good to go. To achieve the maximum glow, make sure you use highlighter on the highest part of your cheekbones, on your Cupid’s bow and underneath your eyebrows. 


Look number 4: Silver


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Metallic eyeshadows are a huge hit this season, so you have to try this look out, especially if you have a dark complexion. To make your silver eyeshadow really pop, add some shimmery eyeshadow in the lower inner corners of your eyes, which will also make them look a lot bigger. After this, put some bronze blush on your cheeks and finish your lips with a nude lip gloss.

Look number 5: Rose gold smoky eye


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Pulling off a smoky eye that is both summer- and day-appropriate can be quite tricky. However, there is a way to make it happen. First, apply rose gold cream eyeshadow all over your eyelid, your crease and eye corners and blend it with your finger. Next, apply a dark plum powder eyeshadow with a fluffy brush in the outer corners of your eyes, top it off with a shimmery taupe color and blend them from the outer corners towards the middle of your crease. Add some of the same color under your eyes, apply a subtle brown eyeliner and finish it off with black mascara.

Look number 6: Monochrome


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We love monochromatic looks because they are super easy and look super gorgeous. The number one favorite is definitely peachy pink. To achieve it, you need to get yourself one of those multi-use products you can apply everywhere, and use it on the apples of your cheeks, on your eyes and on your lips. Complete the look with some black mascara and a super shiny lip gloss.

Look number 7: Coral lips


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Coral lips are the summer version of red lips. Simply, you can never go wrong with a coral lipstick. It is sexy, it compliments any skin color and it is the signature summer color. If your complexion is bronze, opt for pinky coral shade, and if your skin is light or pale, opt for orangey or red coral shade. Complete the look with some bronzer and a black mascara.


How do you like these looks? Do you have some more ideas? Feel free to share them in comments below.

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