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How to create a Summer Sparkle Makeup Look

How To Get the Essential Summer Sparkle Makeup Look

While Winter might have us retreating to more natural makeup looks, Summer calls for a gorgeous, sparkly glow. There are plenty of styles that you can opt for, but today we are going to narrow all of these down to the most essential Summer sparkle makeup looks!

Embrace the Illuminator

Illuminator is one of those must-have beauty products that will enhance your best features, including cheekbones, eyelids, and even your lips. The Summer months are the best time to embrace this sparkle makeup look, particularly because the sun will reflect off the illuminated surface, causing even more sparkle!

For an easy-going, daytime look, apply the illuminator by dabbing it on gently using your fingers. Start at the apples of your cheeks before working your way up to the highest point of your cheekbones (closer towards your temples). You’ll be feeling glam in no time!

Makeup Shiny Illuminator - How to do summer sparkle makeup look

Step it up a Notch with Glitter and Crystals

Summer is also synonymous with music festival season, and makeup allows you to totally transform yourself so you’re mosh pit-ready within minutes. One of the essential Summer sparkle makeup looks we’re loving this year is glitter and crystal-clad cheekbones – a style famously seen at events such as Coachella and Secret Garden Party Festival [See our recent feature on sparkle festival clothes].

Festival Makeup - How to do summer sparkle makeup look

Products such as illuminator play an important role in creating this look, so be sure to follow the instructions above first. Then, to step it up a notch, apply glitter in a colour of your choice to your cheekbone and temple area. Finish the makeup look by adding stick-on gems to this area of your face. Ta-da! Your Pinterest-worthy Summer festival makeup look is complete.

It’s All in the Eyes

Want to give the cheek makeup a miss and opt for something a little different? Another Summer makeup look we’ve been admiring of late is sparkly blue eyeliner applied to the top eyelid. Not only does the glittery blue hue remind us of the beauty of the sea (which is especially fitting for a Summer makeup look), but it’s also a shade that compliments any eye colour. Plus, a crayon, brush or pen style eyeliner is incredibly easy to use, so it’s a look that is both quick and easy to achieve!

Sparkle Makeup Look Shiny Blue Eyes

To get started, find your desired eyeshadow in a sparkly shade of blue. Beginning at the outer corners of your eyelid, use a gentle sweeping motion with the brush, pen, or crayon to draw an even line along your lashes.

There you have it – our essential Summer sparkle makeup looks! Which beauty styles will you be trying out?

—by MELANIE, CONTRIBUTOR, AUSTRALIA

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