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.
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!).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.