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By Erin Lukas
Jun 08, 2020 @ 3:09 pm
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It's getting warmer out, so you know what that means: It's time to break out the bright eyeshadows, radiant-finish foundations, and extra-glowy highlighters.

Even though summer 2020 is different than the rest, it's definitely not canceled. Hanging out at home is the perfect time to experiment and play with your makeup stash without dealing with the sweat and oil that comes from being outdoors.

But when you do head out — given that wearing face masks outside are the new norm for the foreseeable future — this summer's makeup trends are heavy on the eyes and light on the lips.

For those who are already fans of eyeliner, take the look to the next level by upgrading to a negative space cat eye. If eyeshadow is more your speed, skip the sheer finishes and try a bold matte shade. As for the rest of your face, flushed cheeks or a sun-kissed glow are always foolproof options.

Scroll through for our 10 favorite summer makeup trends. Then, go try them out yourself.

1. Sun-Kissed Glow

Glowy skin is always a good idea, but nothing screams "summer" like sun-kissed skin and eyes. Here, Nam Vo — the makeup artist behind Dewy Dumpling skin — demonstrates how to do an allover radiant look.

Get the Look:  Use the contour shade from Uoma Beauty's Double Take Contour Stick as a bronzer and eyeshadow, then add your glow with the highlighter end.

2. Graphic Eyeliner 

Love a cat eye? Great! A negative space is even cooler. Take a cue from this look celebrity makeup artist Nikki Wolff created for Yara Shahidi and lean into the trend by drawing a clean line just above the crease of your eye, then connect it to your wing.

Get the Look: Reach for a fine-tip gel eyeliner like Bobbi Brown's Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner. The creamy formula will glide on smoothly without smudging. If you mess up your line? Simply dip a Q-tip into some makeup remover and clean up the edges.

3. Tons of Pink Blush

If you tend to get easily flushed on hot summer days, just go with it. Consider Patrick Ta's pretty pink blush look on Lili Reinhart your inspiration.

Get the Look:  You guessed it — the one product you need to recreate this look is pink blush. May we suggest Patrick Ta's Velvet Blush, which was formulated specifically for monochromatic makeup looks?

4. Purple Eyeshadow

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Bold eye makeup is trending, but purple is a runaway hit. From lavender to violet, shades of purple look amazing on everyone. Take Dua Lipa's glossy eye by Lisa Eldridge as one example of how to incorporate the color into your summer makeup looks.

Get the Look: Eye gloss is great for staying home, but it can get sticky in the heat. But shimmery eyeshadow is a good consolation. Try the purple shades from Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Surrealiste.

5. Satin Lips

Not quite glossy, not quite matte, satin lipstick is the most practical way to do a lip for summer 2020. The color is less likely to melt and smear if you're wearing a mask, plus these lipsticks often are formulated with hydrating ingredients that keep lips smooth. Save celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo's soft and subtle makeup on Sophie Turner for reference.

Get the Look: Leave it to Rihanna to launch the perfect mask-friendly lipstick just in time for summer. Fenty Beauty's Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick has the right amount of shine and color, and is formulated with pomegranate oil to seal in moisture. 

6. Bright Matte Eyeshadow

Like the rest of us, Tracee Ellis Ross is spending most of her time at home but that hasn't stopped her from embracing summer makeup. She nailed this color-block eyeshadow look with the help of makeup artist Romy Soleimani over FaceTime.

Get the Look: The color combos are endless, so choose your own adventure. Juvia's Place The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette has nine vibrant shades to start with. 

7. Brushed Up Brows

Maybe you haven't felt inspired to wear makeup at all while social distancing. That's cool. Copying this no-makeup makeup look by LORAC ambassador Kelsey Deenihan doesn't require too much effort, plus the brushed up brows will enhance your grown-out arches and open up your eyes.

Get the Look: Use a brow pencil like this one from LORAC to fill in any sparse spots, then brush them up into place with a gel like Anastasia Beverly Hills' Dipbrow.

8. Neon Eyeliner

Bold eyeshadow a little too much for you? Ease your way into wearing colorful eye makeup by playing with colored eyeliner.  The beauty of this trend is that it applies to any eyeliner style. Let both of your lash lines have all of the fun with this blue tonal look from Brittany Sullivan.

Get the look: A liquid eyeliner allows for precision and dries down evenly. Dior Diorshow On Stage Eyeliner in Matte Blue and Pearly Turquoise are the perfect pair for DIY-ing your own take on the trend.