How To Create a Light Summery Look With Makeup

Have you updated your makeup for summer yet? Bikinis and beaches call for a light,summery sparkle. For a light look, you need light products…check out one of my favorite beauty supply stores, Image Beauty, for all of the products you’ll need to get that beachy, carefree style that looks so perfect in the summertime.

During the warmer months, you’ll want light coverage that does double duty by protecting your skin from harmful rays. Use a tinted moisturizer for light coverage that won’t melt, such as Cover Girl Aqua Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 for added protection.

Blush is a bit heavy for a summery look; substitute a light bronzer or luminizer instead. A bronzer is perfect for those early days of summer when you’re still pale but want that sun-kissed look. Try L’Oreal True Match Naturale Shimmer Bronze for luminous color.

With all that color, you don’t want to neglect your lips! Lip color for summer is light and natural looking. Heavy lipsticks look out of place at the beach or barbecue. Try a lip stain like Cover Girl Outlast Lip Stain in Flirty Nude. A little color goes a long way.

The eyes are perhaps the trickiest feature to play up for summer. Heavy shadows and liners can feel thick in the summer heat. Your best bet is to forego eye shadow and liners altogether. Define your eyes with mascara instead. To guard against water, sweat, or tears from that summer break up, use a waterproof mascara. Try Physician’s Formula Aquawear Mascara in Black/Brown.

Don’t forget your nails! Summer is the time to show off an immaculate pedicure. You could go with a clear polish or French manicure to showcase your pedicurist’s hard work. Alternatively, try Art Club Nail Art in Gold Glitter for a little color and shine. It really shines against tanned toes.

You can find all of these beauty supplies online or at any beauty supply store. Image Beauty is one of my favorite places to buy beauty supplies because they ship their products super fast and offer them at really great prices! So make sure to lighten up with these products for a fresh, beach-worthy look. Your skin and fellow beach-goers will thank you.

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. These are some really great tips. The thing I find hardest, is always my eyes….

  2. Thanks for the tips. I try to keep the makeup light during the summer because sweating + lots of makeup doesn’t look too cool.

  3. Beeb Ashcroft says

    Yeah, there’s nothing ickier than that feeling in summer when your face starts to melt off….LOL! I know I should lighten up the eye makeup in the heat but somehow I’m always out of synch with the seasons. I’ll be full-blown goth in August and wanting to wear a natural look and little dress in December. What’s wrong with me? Hahaha!

  4. Yes, mascara is my best friend!!

  5. Katie at says

    I’m a total makeup junkie, and I love your tips! Especially the one to use an SPF.

  6. skincarehq says

    I’m a big fan of make-up that does double duty, providing beauty enhancement as well as protections! I really enjoyed the tips you provided in this article about creating that fresh summer look!

  7. Thank you for the wonderful make-up tips for summer! I need all the tips I can get as I get older I wear less and less make-up, so I seem to have forgotten how to wear it! Love your blog!

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