Days are getting longer, hemlines are getting shorter, heavy cream-based makeup products are being replaced with powder products and— makeup looks are getting a whole lot more minimal and dewier with a pop of colour. Bright lips, and colourful eyeliner are having a looking all things dreamy and luxe especially when paired with a sun-kissed complexion. From glossy cheeks to bold lips and heavy glitter, here are the top summer beauty trends for 2023.
No makeup makeup look
Also known as the cloud makeup with a soft matte finish that looks breathable and stays humidity-proof, is going to continue to be huge this summer. Less is more is one of the biggest summer beauty trends. Fresh, dewy and barely covered skin is in for 2023 summer. Think a sheer skin tint blended with a beauty sponge and a light cream blush to add some colour to the cheeks. You can even pair a mattifying primer with your go-to dewy complexion products to create a soft shine and controlled finish.
Glowing summer skin is always in and one of the top summer beauty trends is glossy cheeks. However, with a twist, keep the T-zone matte and opt for a dewy and glossy look across your cheekbones. But that’s not all, highlighting is balm-based and ultra-glossy this season. From the eyelids, lips, cheekbones and temples, a pearly glow brings high fashion to the face.
Move over red lips, a key summer beauty trend is a pop of colour. This year there is a fresh take on the classic with red being switched with a peachy pink lip colour. Intense coral hues and cherry lips are making a bang for the summer of 2023, and we are all for it. Sweep on oodles of mascara and dewy liquid highlighter for a fresh look.
Dreamy Pastel Eyelids
If you wish to add some colour to your makeup without it being bold lips, dreamy pastel eyelids are just for you. Explore the soft and dreamy world of pastel eyeshadows, including shades like lavender, mint, or baby blue, to create ethereal and romantic eye looks that are perfect for the summer season. Bright washes of colour across your eyes, are a top summer trend.
If less is more, more is also more. Embellishments and shimmer were a massive summer fashion trend on runways, and glitter, metallic eyes in playful colours, like orange and blue, make for one of the most ideal summer beauty trends. Metallic glitter on the eyes, cheeks and lips is just what you need for a night out.
Yes, the Barbiecore trend is still here! Popping up just in time for the release of the Barbie film, the trend is a kitsch aesthetic that mimics the iconic doll’s look. Think bubblegum-pink and candy-purple lips, satiny skin and super-straight glossy hair.
A trend that is back in vogue after the new Little Mermaid film, it’s not just restricted to fashion but also beauty. In line with the glowy skin trend, eyes are also showing pops of holographic shimmer to create the mermaid-like effect for a captivating wet look. Mixing pigments or glitter is a useful makeup hack to the look. Lately, people have been embracing this technique by mixing a little bit of eyeshadow with lip gloss to create unique lip colours.
A contour hack used by Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber underpainting is one of the biggest summer beauty trends. Made popular by celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips it is a technique where you draw on your contour and blush underneath your foundation leaving you with a perfectly blended look. It’s the best technique to achieve a seamless and sculpted summer glow without looking like you’re wearing a ton of makeup.