Easy summer makeup tutorial

Well hello to you my reader chums! Even though summer is sadly coming to an end, I wanted to share with you a summer-inspired makeup look I've been loving. It's something I wore on an evening out recently which combines a beautiful golden eye, contoured, glowing cheekbones, and a bold orange lip. 

Easy Summer makeup tutorial

Summer makeup tutorial products

Base makeup 

To begin on the base, I primed the skin with Maybelline's Baby Skin primer and then blended Maybelline's BB Cream in the shade 'light' all over my face. To then counteract any dark circles and to highlight under the eyes, I used Rimmel's Wake me up concealer in the shade 'Ivory'. After all the liquid face products were applied, I picked up Rimmel's Stay Matte powder in the shade 'silky beige', to set them.

Easy summer makeup look

Contour and highlight 

When it came to adding some warmth onto the skin and contour the cheekbones, I reached for my trusty Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess. Using my real techniques blush brush, in a few layers I built up the contour and then dusted the excess over my face for a lovely bronze glow. Moving onto highlight, I picked up Sleek's 'Rose gold' blush which I find combines as a blush and a highlight. I brushed this on from the apples of my cheeks going upwards.

Naked palette Urban Decay

Eye makeup

The next step is eyes, where I used my favourite palette, Naked 1. I primed my eyelids with Urban Decay's primer potion and then swiped the shade 'Half baked' all over the lids. This is one of my favourite gold eye shades that I'll always choose when wanting a glammed-up look. I find it contains the perfect amount of shimmer and really brings out my blue eyes. As my transition colour, I took 'Naked' which slightly warmed up the eyes before I applied 'Buck' in the outer thirds of my lids, adding some definition. To then open up my eyes, I highlighted my brow bone and inner corner with the shade 'virgin'. 

For me, no going out look is complete without the winged liner and several coats of mascara. Therefore I drew on a substantial wing using L'oreal's super liner and then added a couple of coats of Lash sensational mascara. I can't stress to you how much I love the combo of L'oreal's super liner and Maybelline's lash sensational as those products are genuinely amazing and work incredibly well!

Naked palette Urban Decay

Lip products 

Completing the makeup look with lips, I chose this gorgeous orangey-red Topshop lipstick in 'Rio Rio'. I'm absolutely obsessed with this colour because to me it screams summer and gives so much fun to any makeup look. It's quite a bold option which is why I like to save it for going out occasions where I can experiment with my makeup. I have to say, I think Topshop lipsticks are very underrated, the pigmentation on this one for instance is exemplary, leaving my lips feeling moisturised and although it's matte, there's a beautiful glossy look over the top when applied. 

Topshop Rio Rio lipstick

Topshop Rio Rio lipstick

Topshop Rio Rio lipstick swatch

Final summer makeup look

easy Summer makeup tutorial
Summer makeup look

I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial. What are your favourite bold lip options?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. Great post!
    xoxo Antonella

  2. This is such a pretty red lippy! :D I normally use lip gloss for an extra shine of colour on my lips. Would love to have a refreshing red colour like this one!


    1. Thank you! Give it a try, I'm sure you'll love it! :)

  3. Just found your blog from your comment on Louise's! I love it - it's so cute! I have a Topshop lipstick in Whimsical but I've heard so many great reviews about Rio Rio that I'll definitely be trying it! Hope you're having a great day :)

    Lots of love,
    Marshmallow Skye

    1. Thank you so much! Hope you're having a lovely day too :) xx

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  5. Oh this is such a lovely look and that lip shade is such a gorgeous colour! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/


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