Summer is a time to step out of the usual neutral makeup zone and into bright, lively colors. Coincidentally, summer also happens to be a time when events come by the dozen! Pool parties, BBQ’s, and for-no-reason celebrations… The summer months are packed with fun.

So why not rock a vibrant summer makeup look to the next rooftop soiree or poolside gathering? The best thing about summertime makeup looks is that, with just a few bright accents, it’s all very minimalist. A hot pink lip with just some mascara, a mermaid blue liner, or a swipe of sea foam shadow is all it takes to liven up your look and make it summer appropriate.

I’m sharing two looks that you can wear to your next summer event using some of my top picks from Ulta: One is a little more daring and bold, and the other is a bit more subdued but still celebrates the spirit of the season. In either case, it’s easy and quick!

Look 1


I knew I needed to incorporate a bright lip into one of these looks, so I went for a vibrant pop of red with Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Venezia. The matte finish on this lip color is right on trend and that pinkish-red hue is to die for! I thought a sky blue nail polish would contrast beautifully with the lip color, so I picked up Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails Extreme Wear nail color in Big Teal, also from Ulta. To give this makeup look just a little more life, (and it only took, like, 10 seconds!) I also picked up the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler palette and used Metallic just at the inner and outer corners of my bottom lash line. The shimmery chartreuse shade added another fun accent to this vibrant look.


Look 2

If bright colors aren’t for you, stick to more pastel shades. I picked up the Ulta Butter Balm Lip Gloss in Anya, it’s the perfect baby pink shade and it has a super high shine finish. And this lip color still looks great with the light blue nails; it just gives it a more girl-next-door vibe than the fierceness of Look 1!



With both makeup looks, I opted for the Becca Cosmetics Ever Matte Shine Proof Foundation in Olive. For the summer months, a super matte formula is ideal since it tends to get pretty hot, and the finish on this foundation is just perfect!

So which look did you like best? With all the summer events happening, I’m sure you can rock both at some point! Enjoy the rest of your summer and be sure to check out an Ulta store or Ulta.com to shop the items I picked out.

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Jenna 07/31/2015 at 9:06 am

I love both looks so much! I actually have that nail color. 😀

Rhea Guliani 07/31/2015 at 10:19 am

Absolutely gorgeous! You team up all the colors really well. Biggggg fan!
I aspire to become a beauty blogger and youtuber and you inspire me, lady

veebz 07/31/2015 at 12:12 pm

Look 1 is gorgeous, well they all are! But I especially love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow in Metallic, it’s the prefect bronze goddess make-up.:)

Grayce 07/31/2015 at 3:39 pm

KILLED IT!! Love both!

Sara 07/31/2015 at 3:57 pm

I LOVE the coral lip with the bright teal nails 😀 That’s amazing !

Angela 08/09/2016 at 11:54 am

I second this choice – I love bold lips for summer!

Joy G 08/01/2015 at 1:17 pm

Love them both but I would most likely wear the second look just because I can’t rock a bold lip like you do

Lavinia 08/02/2015 at 1:46 am

Those lip colors looks gorgeous on you!!! I love it!

India 08/04/2015 at 1:48 pm

I love love love lining my lower lash line with a gold eyeliner/shadow. I wear it waaaay too much for it to be healthy.

Sabiha 08/05/2015 at 2:17 pm

Oh I love both of these looks and that blue nail varnish is gorgeous. Need to get my hands on that Stila lippie too! xx

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Kiss & Make-up 08/09/2015 at 3:36 am

Both looks are so colorful and summery, love it!

Malika Jafrin 08/10/2015 at 12:49 am

Gorgeous color and makeup picks! Your lippie looks natural too. 🙂

Kara 08/11/2015 at 12:18 pm

I love both looks for #1 for the win! 🙂


Dyna Monterreso 08/12/2015 at 7:30 am

These both are so perfect..
I like them. Still, I like the nail colour more.
You look beautiful 🙂

Jordan 08/12/2015 at 9:22 am

Absolutely lovely! I always love a bold lip look – the second one is definitely my favorite. And the mani just brings them both out so well!

Emily 08/17/2015 at 8:13 pm

Beautiful looks! I can’t never pull off the lip gloss look though 😛

Sana Nurani ~ Vancouver based Mobile Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist 09/03/2015 at 3:51 pm

I’m really digging that lip color

Riya 09/24/2015 at 2:11 am

Never thought a blue could contrast with a red so well!
Loved the first look

kangen water 11/28/2015 at 4:46 am

especially nice color lipstick with a glossy effect I really like it 😀

Makeup Tips for Thin Lips 03/04/2016 at 11:41 pm

Lipstick is very glossy and juicy…Loved it!!!

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