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10 Quick & Easy Summer Makeup Trends Every Lazy Girl Needs

07 Sep, 2017
By Andie Reeves
We all want to look on-trend, but with days getting longer and warmer who could really be bothered to put in more effort? We’ve got the simplest on-trend summer makeup tips for every girl who hasn't got the time to master a whole new look...

#1. Perfectly Pastel Eyes

Eyes in all the shades of the pastel rainbow were prevalent on the runways this season. This summer we're covering our whole lid in one shade of lilac, baby blue, minty green, pink or light yellow.
Our product picks: Essence The Metals Eyeshadow in Rose Razzle Dazzle, Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in My Mermint and Michelle Ori Dipping Eyeshadow in Gold.
Related: Pretty Pastels Are About to Be Your New Summer Makeup Obsession

#2. Bold Lips

Summer beauty is about looking amazing with as little products as possible. We saw a lot of totally bare faces with a simple yet bold lip. The only thing you'll need to carry in your bag is your lippie for occasional touch-ups.
Our product picks: L'Oréal Color Riche Matte Addiction in Haute Rouge and Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in Call Me.

#3. Glowy Skin

Do you dread summer because you go spend your days reaching for the blotting papers/reapplying powder to your melting face? You're in luck. Faces on the runways were looking moisturised and dewy, so play into your natural state and skip the powder! Use a dewy-finish foundation instead, or a BB Cream that won't leave you looking matte.
Our product picks: Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation in Light Medium, Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation in Golden Caramel and Clarins True Radiance Foundation in Wheat.

#4. Tousled Brows

Bold brows are still having a moment, but right now we’re not about the perfectly groomed look that has been dominating our feeds. Play up the natural texture of your eyebrows and brush them upwards with a spoolie brush (apply a layer of gel first so they stay put). For more on how to fake bushy brows see here.
Our product picks: Essence Eyebrow Gel Colour & Shape in Brown and Basics Disposable Mascara Wands.
Related: 8 Tricks You Need to Know to Get Your Eyebrows on Point

#5. Glossy Lids & Lips

Don’t limit the on-trend dewy look to your face. Shiny and sheer lip-gloss is your new handbag must-have for every day wear. Also spotted at fashion week were shiny lids, so slick a bit onto your eyelids for a touch of cool minimal.
Our product picks: Clarins Prodige Lip Gloss in Crystal and L'Oréal Infallible Mega Gloss in Smoke Me Up.
Related: This Matching Makeup Trend Is SO Beautiful (And Easy to Copy!)

#6. No Make Up Make Up

Many beauties were totally barefaced this season (but we all know that perfect bare face is actually achieved with some artfully applied make up). Try using just a lightweight BB cream and a lengthening mascara to nail your ‘chilled day at the beach’ look.
Our product picks: Garnier Pure Active BB Cream in Medium and Palladio MaXXLash Lengthening Mascara in Black.

#7. Graphic Eyes

If you're a bit of an adventurous girl then grab your colourful eye pencils. Graphic and bold lines are all the rage, and look great with very little other makeup so you can just line your eyes and head out the door!
Our product picks: Rimmel Exaggerate Smoke 'n Shine Auto Gel Eyeliner in Purple Craze, Michelle Ori Matic Eyeliner in Jade and LA Girl Glide Gel Liner Pencil in Royal Blue.

#8. Going Minimal

If the no makeup look isn't your thing try the minimal matchy makeup trend. The look of using the same shade on your eyes, cheeks and even lips was hot on the runway and is super low maintenance. Just dust your coral/pink hue all over and you’re good to go. See how a Glamour beauty editor tried out four different looks.
Our product picks: Essence Mosaic Blush in Miss Floral Coral and The Berry Connection.

#9. The Bottom Line

Usually we pay attention to our top lids, but right now the bottom lash line is having a moment. Keep it minimal on top and layer the liner and mascara on your bottom lashes for a mysterious and high fashion look. Or see how all the celebrities are currently rocking coloured underlines.
Our product picks: Palladio Precision Eyeliner in Grey Sky and LA Girl Eyeliner Pencil in Brown Black.

#10. Purply Pink Kisses

It’s not very often that a one-shade-suits-all lipstick comes around, but right now beauties of all skin tones are in luck. A shade of rich orchid (a bold purple-y pink tone) is perfect for bright and cheerful days and looks good on just about anyone.
Our product picks: Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in Magnetic Magenta and Almay Smart Shade Butterkiss Lipstick in Pink for Medium.
Related: Here's How to Choose Your Absolutely Ideal Lip Colour

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Almay Butterkiss Lipstick Pink For Medium
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Basics Disposable Mascara Wands 12 pieces
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Essence Eyebrow Gel Colour And Shape 01
R 59.95

Essence Mosaic Blush - The Berry Connection 40
R 59.95

Garnier Pure Active Bb Cream Medium 50Ml
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La Girl Eyeliner Pencil Brown-Black
R 25.00

La Girl Glide Pencil Royal Blue
R 45.00

Loreal Color Riche Matte 347 Haute Rouge
R 179.95

Loreal Infallible Mega Gloss 407 Smoke Me Up
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Michelle Ori Eye Shadow Dip Gold 270
R 85.00

Palladio MaXXLash Lengthening Mascara - Black
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Palladio Precision Eyeliner Grey Sky
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