BeautySummer Makeup Looks for EVERY Occasion

Get ready for your hottest summer ever with our favorite summer makeup looks! Whether you need ideas for a sexy date night makeup look or are heading to the beach but still want to look polished, we’ve pulled together some looks from our recent photoshoots to demonstrate how to get summer-hot without looking like you’re in the middle of a heat wave.

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Makeup from left to right: Sigma Copper Belle Duo Eyeliner Set, Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Black Eye Liner, NYX Magnetic Peach Illuminator Powder, NYX Moonbeam Rose Gold Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter, Sigma Gingerbabe Lip Set, Japonesque 01 Nude Pro Performance Lip Lacquer

For a party night out, a graphic cat eye paired with glowy skin can’t be beat!

  • – Use a gel or pencil liner to create a bold cat eye shape on your upper eyelids (pro tip: use tape to help create a straight line, but be sure to touch the sticky side to the skin on your hand or arm to reduce the tackiness before putting it on the delicate skin around your eyes).
  • – A peachy highlighter brings warmth and shimmer to your cheekbones and helps camouflage any dewiness you might get from dancing on a hot summer night.
  • – Finish the look with a nude or coral shimmery lip gloss that flatters your skin tone and you’re ready to party!

summer makeup looks - date night makeup ideas

Makeup from left to right: FACE Stockholm #43 Brown Pearl EyeshadowM.O.T.D Cosmetics Straight to the Point Angled Eyeliner Brush, NYX Cheek on Cheek Light Pink Cheek Contour Duo Palette, Sigma Aura Powder In the Saddle Matte Bronzing Blush, Sigma Mirth Red Lip Base Pencil, LAQA & Co. Hot Sauce Red Avo Lip Butter

A red lip is one of the most confident makeup looks you can wear this summer, which makes it perfect for a date night!

  • – To keep your eyes polished yet simple (so your pretty pout stays the focus), use an angled brush to push a deep brown eyeshadow into your lash line (pro tip: wet the brush with setting spray or water before putting it in the eyeshadow to enhance the pigment of the powder and give it more staying power). Using a powder can create a softer, more romantic look than a pencil or gel liner.
  • – Sculpt your face with a matte bronzing powder, lightly brushing it into the hollows of your cheekbones, along your hair and jawline and even into the creases of your eyelid to create dimension.
  • – Next, it’s red lip time! Make sure your lip look stays put by using a matching red lip liner before grabbing your lipstick. Trace the outline of your natural lip line and fill in your lips for a solid base. Then, top with a longwear red lipstick and be ready to wow!

summer makeup looks - wedding guest makeup looks

Makeup from left to right: Sigma Brilliant Dusty Rose Shimmer Cream, FACE Stockholm Legacy Gold Eyeshadow Palette, FACE Stockholm Splendid Rose Pink Powder Blush, Sigma Aura Powder Nymphaea Soft Coral Blush, FACE Stockholm #81 Rose Pink Lip Gloss, FACE Stockholm Black Volumizing Mascara

Summer weddings call for a soft and sweet makeup look and this gold and rose look is perfectly romantic for celebrating!

  • – Start with a shimmery cream on your eyelids to create a base for a soft gold smoky eye. Once the cream has set, pat a gold eye shadow onto your eyelids and blend a bronze shimmer powder into the creases for a defined eye.
  • – Put some color on your cheeks with a sweet rosy blush, sweeping it lightly up your cheekbones, concentrating it on the apples of your cheek.
  • – Top the look off with rosy lip gloss and volumizing mascara to bring it all together (pro tip: make your lashes look even more lush by putting mascara on both sides by looking down and gently applying mascara on the back side of the lashes, making sure not to get any product on your eyelid). Now you’re ready to pop the champagne!

summer makeup looks - beach day makeup ideas

Makeup from left to right: NYX BB Cream Natural Beauty Balm, NYX Retractable Black Eye Liner, Vapour Organic Beauty Simmer Medium Solar Translucent Bronzer, LAQA & Co. Preacher’s Daughter Peach B’lighter, Herbivore Citrine Body Oil, Mermaid No. 1 Body Oil

Going to the beach doesn’t require any makeup, but if you want to feel put together, this look is for you!

  • – First, put on your favorite SPF on your face and body to make sure you are protected from the sun. The best beauty tip is having beautiful, safe skin!
  • – Once your sun protection has set in, apply a light BB cream to your face and neck and apply a waterproof eyeliner to your lash line to even out your skin and make your eyes pop in any beach selfies you might take.
  • – If you want even more coverage and dimension, apply a cream bronzer or blush to your cheeks to lightly contour and bring some color to your face – much prettier than a sunburn!
  • – Finish off your beach beauty routine by applying a body oil in a heavenly scent on your legs, arms and chest for a pretty glow (pro tip: apply the oil to the ends of your hair to keep it looking shiny and smooth out on the beach).

 

There you have it! Some of our favorite summer makeup looks to keep you looking polished and pretty all summer long!

xo

ContestsName the Dress: #360

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When: This new unnamed and adorable dress needs to be named to be put online tomorrow evening!! (See above picture for this week’s dress!)

What: Monday through Tuesday by 3:00 PM PST enter your idea for a name for the dress presented! The winner will be announced tomorrow evening when the product goes up online!!

Where: Enter to win (as many different names as you’d like!!) on our blog by leaving a comment with your name idea below.

Prize: Your name on a dress on Lulus.com and a $100 Gift Card!!!

Note: Entries are made public via comments and therefore, we cannot delete any entries. Submitting a name used by any other site or brand will disqualify your entry. Must be U.S. Resident, 13+ with parent/guardian consent or 18+ to enter. Winner must reply to hello@lulus.com email within 48 hours to claim prize. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules and Lulus.com Terms and Conditions.

ContestsName the Dress: #359

Name the Dress

The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Suit & Tied

Winner: Taylor

Note: Entries are made public via comments and therefore, we cannot delete any entries. Submitting a name used by any other site or brand will disqualify your entry. Must be U.S. Resident, 13+ with parent/guardian consent or 18+ to enter. Winner must reply to hello@lulus.com email within 48 hours to claim prize. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules and Lulus.com Terms and Conditions.

FashionHow to Wear It: Bodysuits

Bodysuits are a one-piece wonder, offering support, flexibility and tons of styling options. From professional to downright sexy, bodysuits are a great piece to incorporate into your wardrobe…but how do you wear one? We’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a style cheat sheet with ideas for outfits, where to wear them and answers to all your burning bodysuit questions. Ready to find the one (piece) you want? Read on!

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What is a Bodysuit and Why Do I Want to Wear One?

Bodysuits are one-piece garments, similar to a leotard or one-piece bathing suit, that come in a range of styles from long sleeved and blousey to spaghetti strapped and skintight. They function as any shirt would (except a crop top!), but have the added benefit of tucking in seamlessly to whatever bottoms you choose to pair with it. Most bodysuits also provide tension from the shoulders to the crotch to help play up your curves, especially with low-cut necklines. Basically, they can suck you in, lift you up and work as the perfect base layer for any outfit!

How Do I Wear a Bodysuit?

Bodysuits can be worn with jeans, pants, skirts and shorts – any bottom you can think of, you can probably wear it with a bodysuit. Styling a bodysuit can range from casual to professional to glam and sexy.

When going casual with your bodysuit, think simple styles in stretchy fabrics for a grab and go look. Simple tank top bodysuits (with some fun details like an open back or lacing up the sides) look great paired with denim shorts, jogger pants or distressed jeans. Throw on some sneakers or a low block heel and you’ve got a weekend-ready look you can wear running errands, hanging with friends or heading to brunch.

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When styling a professional outfit, bodysuits are a great option to keep your look sleek and tucked in all day. Their close-to-the-body silhouette also makes them perfect for layering under blazers and jackets. Some of our favorite bodysuits are business in the front, party in the back! With professional necklines and subdued colors to look chic under a blazer for work, and sexy back details to be shown off once you are out of the office, bodysuits are the ideal piece to go from desk to date night!

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When you want to get dressed up, turn to the bodysuit to create a cool-girl outfit equal parts sexy and versatile. Opt for sheer mesh with strategic coverage, lace-up details, off-the-shoulder styles and plunging necklines in a variety of lush fabrics to show off when you’re going out at night. Bodysuits paired with jeans are great for heading to a bar, while leather pants or a skirt are chic options for clubs, lounges or a hot date.

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Bodysuits can also function like lingerie, creating a sexy base layer to be worn under low cut tops and slouchy sweaters. These scene-stealers can work on their own too, it just depends on how much skin you want to bare!

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Bodysuit Questions…Answered!

Let’s face it, even with all the benefits and styling options, bodysuits do come with a few practical issues to keep in mind. Here’s the real talk answers for some of the questions you might have when styling your bodysuit (after the jump!):

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ContestsName the Dress: #358

Name the Dress

The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Honeymoon Breeze

Winner: Noah

Note: Entries are made public via comments and therefore, we cannot delete any entries. Submitting a name used by any other site or brand will disqualify your entry. Must be U.S. Resident, 13+ with parent/guardian consent or 18+ to enter. Winner must reply to hello@lulus.com email within 48 hours to claim prize. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules and Lulus.com Terms and Conditions.