When the temps rise, I think the last thing we all want to do is wear a ton of makeup. I generally wear less makeup in the Summer then I do in the colder months, but I love the look of bronzed skin, flushed cheeks, and fruit-colored lips. There is nothing sexier! The key is to use a light hand, apply plenty of sunscreen, and focus on a dewy glow rather then caking on powder. It's going to get hot, so don't fight it! Just go with it! Let your natural skin show, let your hair down. Use a setting spray like Urban Decay's All Nighter to seal in your makeup, and when possible (like on weekends), let your hair air-dry. The beauty of Summer is ease and simplicity; I do admit that I look more like myself this time of year :)

I went through my beauty stash last night, and there are some obvious colors and products that I use on a frequent basis now that I have a light tan. Here are some favorites, but I suggest using any products  you may have that are similar in color. Think bronze, gold, warm browns, and taupes for eyes. Watermelon, coral, hot pink, and peach for lips.

Top: Revlon Colorburst l/s in Fuchsia, Bare Escentuals eye glimmer in True Gold, Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Lovesick
Bottom: Inglot eyeshadow. I'm so sorry, I don't know the number. It is a very stark gold, with a copper finish.

I love yellow gold or copper eyes and bright pink lips. Gorgeous!

Buxom lip cream in White Russian, MAC plushglass in Fashion Fanatic, and NARS duo in Rajasthan.

You can never go wrong with a lip plumping gloss. These feel minty and cool, very refreshing on a sweltering day! Pair them with lighter smoky shadow for a great evening look.

Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick in Corail in Love, MAC mega metal shadow in Dalliance.

It's no secret that Corail in Love is my favorite coral. I like to dab it on and press it into my lips for a stained look. A single sweep of pewter shadow and some black liner with mascara is all you need. Easy!

Revlon colorburst lipgloss in Bellini, Revlon Balm Stain in Charm, MAC 3D shadow in Sweet Heat, Burberry shadow in Pale Barley

Peach and bronze are also a very soft and pretty pairing. I wear these to work a lot because they look natural, but still radiant.

Sweet cheeks: NYX body bronzer in Daydream of Lanai and MAC Hipness blush.

I use both as blush. They contain a good bit of shimmer, so although I swear by Dior's Amber Diamond (and highly recommend that), you don't need it with these.

Lastly, I just bought these two UD single shadows over the weekend. I think they are both in the Naked 2 palette, but correct me if I'm wrong. I can't wait to try these taupes with pink lips.
Verve and Stray Dog

What are your Summer makeup colors/products?
♥ Noelle


  1. Amaing suggestions and a I agree that gold/copper eyes with a punchy lip are so pretty for the summer time!

  2. I love using copper and gold colored eyeshadows in the summer too and I totally agree- bright lips with a little bronzer can go a long way. Great post!

  3. Those eye shadow colors are so pretty. I need a cooper/gold ones, perfect for Summer.
    I feel like I always stick to the same makeup, even though I've been trying to wear a bit brighter lip lately.

  4. I'm not a big believer of changing my makeup based on season with the exception of foundation (I go lighter in texture in summer). I use spray tanners year around so I always look darker than I actually am so that may be why :D Or the fact that I'm a makeup lover and experiment with colour all the time anyway...

    I love Rajasthan duo, if you're a fan of it you should also check out Nars Dogon...they'r similar but Dogon is more unique and I think you'll like it :)

    1. I'll definitely look for Dogon, thank you :)Rajasthan is one of my all-time favorites, so if Dogon is similar then I will love it!

  5. Love all these combos you've suggested - you have such a nice variety of make-up, yet it's all within my comfort zone. You've inspired me to try find some bolder lip colors (like the ones in your first pic) - as if I needed an excuse to buy more make-up LOL!

  6. Love all of your products! I couldn't agree more-a nice juicy lip and dewy skin is my go-to Summer look too!

  7. Thank you for your comments ladies! It is SCORCHING HOT today! I hardly wore any makeup at all, just lots of lipgloss (Buxom) and mascara (Lashblast). I'll step it up a little this weekend. The Inglot shadow paired with fuchsia lipstick are calling my name ;)

  8. i LOVE the look of just mascara and bright pink lips for summer time and i've been using/loving the revlon lip crayon as well :) and that last eyeshadow combo is so so pretty! perfect for date night! xo


  9. I love those lipstick and lipglosses!!
    Such perfect make up!

  10. I love these bold, punchy lip shades! Totally perfect for summer.
    xo Josie

  11. my go-to summer makeup consists of my covergirl blush in rose silk and my bright pink lipsticks. i also recently got one in coral. :D

    <3, Mimi
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  12. Great Products and Colours! Love the Nars Duo ,perfect Shades!
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    Lovely Greetings :)

  13. I am always love doing a light gold shimmer eye...natural and really pretty! Great suggestions

    Lindsay @ LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

  14. i love all of it! i have the revlon fuchsia lipstick and it's the best :)

    xx brie


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