Even though most girls prefer keeping their summer makeup light, airy and as minimal and natural as possible, every once in awhile we want to look mesmerizing and feel a bit extra. Summer 2018 is all about bright and juicy colors and individuality, so substitute those boring neutral eyeshadows with screaming bold shades!


Look fresh and radiant this summer with a peach color palette. Soft peaches, pinks and corals are all perfect for a soft glam look. Combine electric orange, bronze and even purple for a dramatic look. 

Click for Summer Peach Makeup +70 Look Ideas!


Sometimes taking inspiration from the surroundings around you gives you the most gorgeous looks that you wouldn't think of, otherwise! Scroll through a summer garden for your source of colorful summer inspiration!

Floral Eye Art

Inspired by the botanical beauty of wild summer flowers, makeup junkies have been crazy about the floral eye makeup trend. 

Milk1422 Face Chart Recreation

You can draw little flowers along your lashline, add colorful dots all over your eyelids or even embellish your makeup with some real flowers.


From soft nudes to shimmery peaches and bright pinks, transform your manicure to a fresh and summer worthy look!

If you're not up for freehanding flowers,  you can try other methods such as nail stamping or use dried flowers and even decals! There's so many ways to embellish your nail art look.


Tropical eye makeup is perfect for the pool party or a night out on the town. There's so many ways to wear this fun and colorful look, too!

From a gorgeous blend to a colorful smokey and a daring cut crease, create statement eyes this season!

Compliment your tropical looks with fun, bright lipcolor in shades like hot pink, neon orange and bright purple

Colorful Summer Look

Complete the look with bronzer and a summer blush palette in pink and peach for summery glowing skin. You want to balance out the look since the eyes are so heavy and colorful.

If you're not a fan of bright lips, nudes and soft shades will work for this look as well just make sure to bronze up your complexion and add a bit of blush to bring color back to your face since nude lips can usually wash you out. 

Green & Blue Tutorial


Take inspiration from your surroundings and heat things up with sunset eye makeup!  A sunset color palette consists of bright orange, tantalizing yellow and fiery red. Smoky purple, brick red and pink hues are used to blend out and complete the look.

Check out our previous post on Summer Sunset Makeup + 38 Look Ideas.


Summertime is all about the tropical vacations, poolside parties and of course, festival and carnival season!  Some of summer's best delicacies come in the form of sweet desserts that are literally eye candy (pun intended)! 

Candy Eyed Tutorial

Look like a snack with wacky color palettes, whimsical designs and complete your look with a set of flirtatious lashes!

Whatcha Gonna Do With That Dessert?

Combine shades in pastel pink, lovely lavender and baby blues inspired by the confectionary stand at the fair or carnival! 

Cut Crease

Go back to your best summer memories of cotton candy, rainbow lollipops, salt water taffy and snow cones for some whimsical inspiration! Combine shades in pretty pastels along with electric neon hues and vivid mattes for an explosion of fun color! Embellish your look with rhinestones, glitter, pearls and more for an editorial vibes summer look!

Peaches 'n Raspberry Dream


Summer looks cannot be complete without a pop of blue! Deep, cold and mysterious, these refreshing blue looks will help you cool down in the scorching, hot weather. 

Aquamarine Makeup Tutorial

For a summery look, create aqua eyes with a combination of mint, turquoise and a sky blue color palette. Keep your look light and fresh by pairing  the aquatic color palette with dirty pink, mauve and beige.

Pastel Duochrome

Also, use this same color palette in your nail art looks for a cool and breezy look! Layer bright hues and textures for a one of a kind look! Embellish with oceanic inspired nail art charms in seashells, pearls and more!

Seashell Studs & Art Deco Nail Art Tutorial


Now that the weather is nice and warm, take a splash in the ocean with cool mermaid vibes.

From aqua eyes to jewel tones and iridescent shine, morph into an enchanting mermaid this summer season.

Check out our previous post for 31 Mermaid Inspired Look Ideas.


These outstanding and exotic eye makeup looks are summer-perfect for all fans of color and style. You can't go wrong with any of these bold and daring looks!

Create graphic lines and sporadic dots using a whimsical color palette. Embellish with glitter and rhinestones and let the artist in you come alive! Pair theatrical style lashes to complete the look.

Parrot Makeup

If you love the style of this look but aren't up for full embellishments yet, try creating a look with just eye makeup and skip the decorations and lashes for a more wearable version of the look. Feel free to combine iridescent hues along with a touch of duochrome for a stunning effect!

Take a look at some exotic birds for some beautiful inspiration! To name a few, the quetzal, kingfisher, lilac-breasted roller, Wilson’s bird of paradise and probably the most known, the peacock. The peacock color palette consists of stunning jewel tones in blue, green and purple.

Create 'Gram worthy manicures using electric neon hues for a gorgeous summer look. Try different techniques such as water marbling and paint splatter to get a different and unique look.

Neon Water Marble


Finally, how can we not include rainbow makeup?! A rainbow color palette consists of literally every single color of the rainbow! It doesn't have to necessarily include all seven colors but the gist of this makeup style is including a wide range of colors for a kaleidoscope effect.

Colorful Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial

Again, as with any of the styles above, rainbow makeup can be worn in various ways using different techniques. However you choose, you're sure to create a striking display of colors.

How will you be rocking color this summer? Comment below.

Rainbow Cut Crease

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