Summer Beauty Looks That I Love

A Pretty Penny | Summer Beauty Bronzed Skin & Bold Lip

Bronzed Skin & Bold Lips: I think this is perfect for a weekend BBQ or pool party. The coverage is super sheer; pick a lightly tinted sunscreen, like COOLA Mineral Face SPF 30. I love Revlon’s COLORBURST Matte Balm lip crayons for bold lips that are easy to apply and stay put.

A Pretty Penny | Summer Beauty Glow

Glowing Skin: Illuminators can be tricky; I want to look fresh and dewy, not glitteryBenefit’s Watt’s Up is my favorite: the stick makes application really easy, and the cream-to-powder formula blends into your skin and leaves behind a luminous champagne glow.

A Pretty Penny | Summer Beauty Bright Eyeliner

Bright Eyeliner: This is really fun for a night out. You can create it with a bright eyeliner — Makeup Forever makes a great range of colors in their Aqua Eyes liner collection — or turn any bright eyeshadow into a long-lasting eyeliner by adding a couple drops of saline solution (the kind you use to clean your contact lenses) to a clean liner brush before dipping it in the shadow and applying.

A Pretty Penny | Summer Beauty Liquid Liner

Classic Cat Eye: A good swipe of black eyeliner is great year-round, but in the summer you can tone it down with sheer foundation, a hint of blush, and a light pink or peach lip. The trick is finding a liner that can survive the heat and humidity; my girlfriend who’s a professional makeup artist swears by Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner.

A Pretty Penny | Summer Beauty Golden Eyes

Barely There: This “no-makeup makeup” look is my favorite for every day: a simple golden eye paired with a nude lip and tinted moisturizer. I love Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Tenderheart and LORAC’s Little Black Eyeshadow Palette for recreating this easy natural face.

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22 Comments

  1. 7.27.14

    nice Make-Up ;-)

  2. 7.22.14

    All these looks are so summery and fresh – I like the bright eyeliner one for something different!

  3. 7.21.14

    love it!
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  4. 7.21.14
    Nicole said:

    the bright eyeliner one looks really cool!
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  5. 7.20.14

    Love your blog! Fantastic make up looks there

  6. 7.19.14

    LOVE that Cara Delevinge makeup look–to me, that’s a staple summer look.

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  7. 7.19.14

    Love this! Including the specific products means I can actually attempt to create the look. Well done!

  8. 7.18.14

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  10. 7.17.14

    I always prefer a more natural look myself but I love the pop of bright colour(s) that completely suit summer.

  11. 7.17.14
    Reify said:

    All of those looks are gorgeous!

  12. 7.17.14

    I saw on a makeup artist’s tumblr that she dabs castor oil on her cheekbones for that shine like in the top pic.

    Her handle is loandthecosmos

  13. 7.17.14

    Keira, thanks for the tips! I am especially intrigued by Benefit’s Watt’s Up – I love the look of glowing skin, minus the “glitter effect”! Now if I could just wear a breezy straw hat to work, I’d be set! ;-)

  14. 7.17.14
    vestitini said:

    and i love this looks too!

  15. 7.17.14
    Amy said:

    so many great makeup looks

  16. 7.17.14
    rhiannon said:

    SO many gorgeous looks!

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  17. 7.17.14
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  18. 7.17.14
    MaggieMay said:

    I’m probably a no-makeup-makeup.

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  21. 7.17.14

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  22. 7.17.14

    ta for the advice on sunscreen! x