Makeup Artists Predict These Will Be the Biggest Summer Makeup Looks

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Out of all the beauty rituals we've had to forgo recently, my makeup routine is hardly the one I would guess I'd be missing the most. My bangs may have grown out and my nails have been subjected to a mediocre at-home manicure, but surprisingly, it's the chance to pull out my makeup bag and get a little creative with applying all those powders and creams that I'm craving the most right now.

While a quick look at Instagram fills me with ideas and product recommendations, I looked to the pros this time to break down the must-try summer makeup looks right now. I tapped five celebrity makeup artists who are behind some of my favorite beauty looks from A-listers. From pretty, colorful eyeliner to glowy, bronzed skin, I'm suddenly more motivated than ever to pull out my makeup bag and dust off my brushes. With the weather warming and the sun shining, I'm ready to embrace all the makeup looks I've been skipping out on. With a little help from the following experts, I'm officially inspired by the below five makeup looks and might even be updating my makeup collection with some of their recommendations.

With that, keep scrolling to see each look and learn how to re-create it.

Look #1: Bronzed and Glowy

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"Glowy, healthy skin will always be in," celebrity makeup artist Delina Medhin shared. "I definitely think we will see a comeback with bronzer and bronzy monochromatic looks. People can typically get that look by sitting in the sun, but because of the restrictions of going outside, I think we will see a huge rise in people craving that natural glow. I also think we will see a ton of self-tanner. I actually haven't personally tried it, but I've heard it looks good on deep skin, and I'm definitely going to give it a go."

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Look #2: Barely There Makeup

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Makeup artist Tobi Henney suggests this makeup look during the summer when you want to do a quick face for running around throughout the day without looking like you are wearing anything yet looking like a fresh version of yourself. "I think this will be the most important look of the summer as we will not be wearing as much makeup as we usually do," she noted.

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Look #4: Bold, Fluttery Lashes

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"With everything that's happening in the world, makeup is taking a slight turn," celebrity makeup artist and founder of her namesake beauty line Camara Aunique shared with us. "Usually, we would focus on clean skin and a popping lip, but since we have to wear masks that cover our mouths I am seeing it'll be a summer of playful eyes and bomb brows."

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Celebrity makeup artist Tasha Reiko Brown also insisted on the importance of a bold lash look. "As the summer of COVID presses on," she shared, "masks stay put and eyes take center stage. Mascara is the most important beauty tool, with colored liners coming in a close second. Mascara is a grand tool to look put together even while half your face is safely hidden away and colored liners are an easy way to show self-expression while wearing one."

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Look #3: Light Flush of Color

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"This look brings out your best features and makes you look like your best without wearing too much makeup," Henney said. All it takes is about 10–15 minutes to achieve. A light flush of color in creams to the eyes and cheeks will make you look super fresh and glowy, she shared. For application tips, she told us to ensure that you curl the lashes and apply lashings of mascara to top and bottom lashes. Then, choose a lip in a rose shade to add to the sun-kissed summery vibe.

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Look #5: Graphic Eyeliner

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"The colored-liner trend is making a strong comeback this summer," Reiko Brown told us. "The newness of the trend is that the colors aren't as crayon hued as the last time it came around. They're bold yet elegant in new shades like deep mustard and deep wine—no brushes needed. Just a pencil and clean fingers can achieve this high-impact look."

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"Three ways to wear the trend are as a halo around the entire eye, a clean thin swipe across the top of the lid close to lashes, or just under the eyes for a bolder look. My personal favorite is the soft halo around the whole eye. Easy to do, creates instant impact, and is very modern. Simply apply your liner across the tips of lashes staying close to the lash line, then take down to the bottom in the waterline blending slightly down below lashes to keep eyes big and wide. Connect at the outer corners and drag out slightly for a subtle wing."

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Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.