How to Do Light Summer Eye Makeup Over 60 in 8 Simple Steps

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10 Minutes

In today’s tutorial, I’d thought I’d show you a nice, light summer eye makeup. When it’s summertime, you want something a bit lighter and fresher, so something that’s the opposite of the smokey-eyed look which is most appropriate for a dark, winter evening.

This look is going to be soft summer makeup for mature skin, so if that’s what you’re looking for, let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Eye primer
  • Eyeshadow
  • Makeup brushes
  • Mascara
  • Q-tip
  • Lipstick

I'm using makeup from  Look Fabulous Forever, which is specially designed for older skin, but you can replicate the same techniques with your own preferred products.

Applying primer to the eyes

1. Prime your eyes

Eye primer is essential for keeping your eye makeup looking messy and making sure that everything you put on stays put basically until you go to bed. You don’t need very much, just a fine coat.

I put a dot of the primer in the middle of my eyelid and then use a brush to smooth it in. If you use too much, your eye makeup will sit on top of it, so make sure it’s combined well with the skin.

Applying a cream color eyeshadow

2. Apply a cream color shadow

Starting with a cream base, apply all over your lid and a bit above it as well. This will lighten up the lid.

Applying a rose gold eyeshadow

3. Apply a rose gold color shadow

For the middle color, I’m using rose gold. Apply the rose gold just on the outer edge of the eyelid. This will add a little bit of interest to the cream color that you used before and a lovely soft pink neutral color to the outer edge.

Applying a taupe eyeshadow

4. Apply a taupe color shadow

For the final color, I’m going with a taupe color. You want to apply this one higher up and more into your crease. Taupe is a great mid-tone color and will add some shaping to the socket line.

This will lift up and create an arc of color above the eye shadows that is quite soft and subtle.

What’s great about this shadow is that you can build up the color to get as much density as you want without overdoing it.

Blending the eyeshadows together

5. Blend

After applying the three shades, blend them all together. This’ll ensure you have no hard edges and that everything is combined nicely.

Lining the lash lines with blue

6. Line your lash line with a blue shadow

Now, I’m taking an angled wedge brush and using a midnight blue to line my lash line. To do this, I always rest the brush on my lashes, and then I push the color into the base of my lashes.

Soft summer eye makeup

I like to pull the color out to the outer edges and then down to the corner and around my eye as well. This gives a bit more definition to my lash line so my lashes look a bit thicker.

Applying mascara to the lashes

7. Apply mascara

Just wiggle, wiggle, and swipe up to coat your top and bottom lashes.

Cleaning up eye makeup with a q-tip

When I’m done, I always take a q-tip and clean up any speckles underneath. I recommend using a magnifying mirror to help you notice any spots.

Applying lipstick to finish the look

8. Apply lipstick

To accentuate our light summer makeup, I’m going to add a soft plum lipstick. It’s a lovely summer color and I’m putting this on over a light lip balm. 

Light summer eye makeup

Light summer eye makeup tutorial

Here’s the finished light summer eye makeup look! To finish it off, I added some blush, a bit of highlighter, and did my brows. All of this combined makes for the best summer makeup for mature skin.

Let me know if you decide to try out this summer makeup tutorial!

Suggested materials:
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  • Eyeshadow
  • Makeup brushes
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