How to Achieve a Sun-Kissed Goddess Glow This Summer

It’s summertime, which usually means minimal makeup… says who? It doesn’t matter what season it is because, with this look, you will be looking like a sun-kissed goddess without having to bask out in the sun. With golden hues and pops of blue, your makeup will be flirty, fun, and glowy. The best thing about makeup is that there are no rules.

In the summer, it’s very important that your face makeup withstands the heat. To ensure your makeup goes on smoothly and lasts, first apply a primer. For foundation, a dewy, lightweight formula is the way to go. It’ll seem like you’re glowing from within.

This Fashionista used the Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation, a very affordable product, to achieve the dewy look. A great concealer to use is the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer because it does not crease. If you are using any liquid products, it’s important to apply them before using powder so that it doesn’t get patchy or cakey. This includes a liquid highlight, which is a personal favorite for summertime. A golden glow looks amazing with a bronzed summer tan. A great highlighter is Benefit Cosmetics’ Sun Beam. Since it is liquid, it blends easily into the foundation. I even like to apply it before foundation for a subtle glow.

Next, set your concealer and foundation by lightly dusting setting powder over your face so that your makeup lasts all day without looking shiny. For this look, the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer was used. The best thing about bronzer is that you can skip the sun and fake a tan easily. This Fashionista filled in her eyebrows lightly by brushing up her brows and penciling them in using small stroke motions. Then, she set them with brow gel.

A colorful eye look for summer is always fun to do. Who doesn’t like a pop of color? If wearing bold colors is outside of your comfort zone, there’s a way to do it subtly. This Fashionista put blue eye shadow on her lower lash line to complement her gold lid. To intensify your shimmer eyes shadow, you can wet your brush using any setting spray. It makes any shimmer shadow even more stunning.

These sun-kissed goddess eyes were created using the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eye Shadow Palette. It is such a versatile palette and is a must-have for any makeup beginner or expert. For her lips, she chose a subtle nude pink. To finish up the makeup look, this beautiful Fashionista added highlight above her brow-bone and on the inner corners of her eyes. Lastly, she popped on some mascara and falsies.

A great way to complete this sun-kissed goddess look is to add some beachy waves to your hair. This Fashionista did just that by Dutch braiding the top of her hair. For her outfit, she chose an off-the-shoulder romper, since they are very trendy this season.

What is your go-to summer makeup look? Show us on Instagram and tag @Cfashionista!