An effortless summer makeup look you’ll wear again and again

An Effortless Summer Makeup Look You’ll Wear Again & Again

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Summer: It’s synonymous with spending more time outside (three cheers for daylight savings!), shorter hemlines and bare shoulders, and even swapping our favourite drop for a crisp glass of rosé. As for our makeup, we’re reaching for luminous eyeshadows to complement our glowing skin, and a bright lip colour that screams laidback summer vibes. If you’re looking for a makeup look that’s effortless yet beautifully flattering, then this is it - follow these easy tips for a summer makeup look you’ll want to wear over and over again.

The toolkit

To get this look, we used the latest collection of beauty products from Sportsgirl. They’re uber affordable - you can overhaul your summer makeup kit for under $150, and they have a great colour payoff (especially the eyeshadows!).

1

Refresh your eyes

Pop a set of Sportsgirl Unmasked Rose Eye Mask Patches under your eyes to smooth the skin and de-puff your eye area. These eye masks will help you look more awake (so your eye makeup can stand out even more).

2

Try a brown smoky eye

For a slightly smoky eye makeup look - swap harsh charcoal hues for fresh brown tones - , first work a light beige eyeshadow from the Chocolate Tales Palette (it’s part of the Sportsgirl A Summer Story 3X Eye Palette Set) all over your eyelid using a small fluffy brush from the Sportsgirl Brush With Fame 10 Piece Set.

3

Add depth to your eye look

Then, using an angled brush for a more precise application, apply a dark brown eyeshadow shade along your top and lower lash line and at the outer corners of your eyes. Don’t forget to blend out the edges for a smouldering finish.

4

Accentuate your peepers

Finish your eye look with several coats of Sportsgirl Game Changer Volume Mascara to thicken your lashes. Or, if you prefer a lengthening formula, go with Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-à-Porter Mascara.

5

Contour, contour, contour

Warm up your complexion with the bronzer shade in the Chocolate Tales Palette Sweep the colour along the hollows of your cheeks with a large fluffy brush.  

6

Add a pop of colour

Make your lips really stand out with Sportsgirl Fruit Tingle Lipstick (hot tip: to prevent feathering throughout the day, press your lips onto a tissue after applying to remove any excess). Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Rouge Pur Couture in Corail Legende is also another great summer shade to try.

7

Highlight your decolletage

Lastly, accentuate your collarbones and shoulders by applying Sportsgirl Body Glow Bronze Shimmer Cream in circular motions.

Complete your summer beauty look with a salt-infused fragrance.

What’s your go-to summer makeup look? Tell us in the comments below.

Image credits: Sevak Babakhani

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.