2021 Summer Makeup Trends

Girls, it is officially Summer 2021. Our lifestyle is slowly coming back to normality as well which only means one thing. We can get our makeup bags out again for other people rather than just for our mirrors. Like us all, we cannot wait to bring out the best colours from our makeup palettes. Here are some of the best makeup trends coming up in summer 2021!

Warm Eyes

Warm eyes have always been a popular one and will be around for a long time. Your soft and lustrous skin will be perfect with warm shaded makeup, especially when you have that glowing tan that you have been missing over the past year. It is a gorgeous way of bringing out those eyes of yours without using loud colours with sharp lines. 

It is a look that can match many of the outfits that you choose to wear when you are going out with your friends. It is also easy on the eye and something that is not too complicated to do. If you haven’t already, go with the warmer colours as these will be perfect for those hotter months.  


Up next, we have got pastel. These are perfect for your festivals and beach parties, not to mention they glisten in the sun as well. Pastel colours are just perfect for summer every year. They go with every outfit as well or you can treat yourself to some pastel coloured pants if you do not have them already. 

Pastel eyeshadow can be a brave and bold move. It is something that you have to be careful with when it comes to matching your outfit. Pastel colours are at their best with your lighter outfits such as your baby blues and pinks. Putting too much eyeshadow on can take the attention away from your outfit. Make sure it is subtle enough to complement the rest of your look. 

Light and Luminous

Sometimes, bright and vibrant colours are not for everyone. Some of us girls like to keep it subtle with our makeup products. This is why this is the perfect trend for those that prefer to keep their look on the subtle side. 

The best part about this makeup trend is that it brings out your bone structure. Adding highlighter can make your cheekbones and jawline more defined than usual without having to put too much makeup on your face. It gives your face a gorgeous glow overall. The best part of this makeup trend is that if you do it well, you can barely tell you have any makeup on at all.  

Colourful Eyes

It is summer! Just because you have a dull outfit does not mean you should have boring makeup as well. Don’t be afraid to bring a bit of colour to your face. This does bring out the colour in your eyes and it puts out more of a statement than the pastel colours. 

This is a great way to make your outfit stand out more. The way you achieve this pronounced and stunning look is by applying an eye primer to really make your eyeshadows pop. Then blend in those brilliantly vibrant colours that you have in your eyeshadow palette

Bronze It Up

Bronzer, another great and subtle way of giving you the beach look. This makes your skin glow and, like the light and luminous trend, helps define those beautiful bones of yours. This is a must-do trend if you want to give your skin a glistening finish. 

The best way to achieve this look is by making sure that you apply a cream contour that is around two shades darker than yours. This will provide a perfect second-skin effect and can help cover your freckles if you are self-conscious. Then complete the look by using a bronzer of your choice to make you glow at those summer parties. 

Neon Eyeshadow

Going back to the eyeshadow now for a bit of neon. Just like the colourful eyes, this look brings out a much brighter side to your makeup. Neon eyeshadow is great for summer festivals to match with your neon outfit. Summer is most definitely the perfect time where you can explore new colours with your palettes. You will be picking brighter colours compared to your nudes and other dark colours. 

Neon is a colour that is tough to pull off. If you pick a neon coloured top to match your eyeshadow then you are doing it right. It can be a brave statement if you put neon eyeshadow with dark coloured clothing. We all love vibrant colours but, there is a time and a place for them. Summer 2021 is definitely the time and place for those bright colours. 

Shimmer Galore 

Shimmer is something that you need to experiment with this summer. Works just like a bronzer but has a shiny glitter in it. It makes those cheekbones of yours more prominent and helps you sparkle through the crowd. 

The best bit about this trend is that it goes well with literally everything and anything. If you want to add more colour to your face then go for brighter lipstick. This make-up combination is perfect for those warm summer months. Add a shimmer lip gloss to help you achieve the perfect pout.  


So there you have it! Seven different make-up trends that you can practice and wear when you enjoy those rays of sunshine. 

There are plenty of colours to experiment without there and many different make-up brands as well. At the end of the day, it is all about picking the right make-up for you and what you feel comfortable with. If you are ever short on ideas then go over to Instagram or Pinterest for inspiration.