Summer Makeup Trends According To Editors

There’s no better time than summer to shake up your makeup. Inspired by the spring shows and sunny weather in general, we’re itching to experiment with new colors and products to achieve a fresh new look. Ranging from bright lips to daring eyes, see which summer makeup trends our editors are dying to try this season.


Summer Makeup Trends We Love

Neon Eyes

"I'm going bold and embracing the colored eyeliner trend (eek!) with a subtle swipe of neon orange along my upper lid and a dusting of bronzer."

—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

Candy Apple Red Lips

"I hardly ever wear lip color and summer will be a great time to pull back from my face makeup and focus on the lips with a sweet candy apple red, which was a popular choice on the runway."

—Laura Lajiness, New York Editor

Bright Pink Lips

"I'm not incredibly adventurous with my makeup, but no one loves a fun, bright lip more than this girl. I'm incredibly partial to a pink Chanel lip, but recently I saw a friend in this NARS shade and absolutely loved it. Nothing says summer like a fun manicure, a bold lip and perfectly sun-kissed cheeks!"

—Sari Tuschman, Editor-at-Large

Blush Pink Eyes

“I’m usually averse to daytime eyeshadow, but for summer I’m digging the notion of a neutral, pinky shade to play up a sun-kissed glow. I love the slightly girly effect as seen on Dior’s spring 2016 runway—I’ll be recreating my own version with Urban Decay’s Scratch.”

—Kristi Mikesky, Features Editor

Dark Berry Lips

"Wearing dark colors in warmer months used to be a faux pas, but beauty is so subjective nowadays. I'm noticing a trend in deep berry lipsticks for spring and summer, so I'm excited to wear my dark winter-appropriate shades this season."

—Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor

Blue Cat Eyes

"Blue eyeliner was one of the beauty highlights of the spring shows and I can't wait to break out my electric cobalt liquid liner—which has been collecting dust for too long—to create a statement cat eye that is exclusively reserved for summer."

—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor

Bronzed Cheeks

"I'm obsessed with this new bronzer that also contains self tanner. I'm not huge into contouring—as I don't wear foundation—but this is perfect for creating high cheeks. You can think of it as a lazy girl's way to contour!"

—Shannon Nash, Jewelry & Accessories Editor