I’m not a huge makeup person, but something about the ~summer vibes~ taking over my Instagram feed is filling me with the urge to experiment. My “saved” section is proof: While usually a grid of skincare DIYs and healthy recipes to try, it’s now home to a slew of simple-yet-unexpected summer 2019 makeup trends.
In years past, I might’ve said the phrase “summer makeup” borders on oxymoronic — the hotter it is, the less makeup you want to wear, right? But thankfully, July 2019 beauty is all about splashy statements that require zero effort and zero extra layers of foundation and concealer. Think: Dewy skin paired with a shock of bright, bold eyeshadow; or a blush-centric look that makes you look sun-kissed in the most natural way possible (no messy self-tanner required). And, of course, you can’t go wrong with a swipe of lipstick set against a bare face. The shade of the season, judging from beauty influencers’ latest snaps? Red, in all its iterations — from orange-red to blood red to oxblood and beyond.
Ahead, 31 makeup looks to try in July — one for every day of the month, naturally — that range from simple to statement-making. Let the summer beauty begin.