Try This Soft & Light Summer Makeup Without Foundation

11 Materials
15 Minutes

Today’s tutorial is a nice, light summer makeup look. This is great for those who don’t want a full face of foundation and want something simple and light for hot weather. Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Matte primer
  • Tinted moisturizer
  • Shimmer foundation
  • Concealer
  • Brow gel
  • Eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • False lashes
  • Cream blush
  • Lipstick
Applying a matte primer for summer

1. Prep with matte primer

I’m going to start by prepping the skin with a matte primer. It’s always nice to have that dewy skin, but you don’t want to look overly shiny. It’s good to mattify as much as possible to begin with and this is great for those who are naturally oily.

Highlighting with a tinted moisturizer

2. Highlight with tinted moisturizer

I’m always talking about creating dimension to the face, so I’m quite big on highlighting and contouring but just because I usually use heavy foundations doesn’t mean you can’t apply the same process with tinted moisturizer, and that’s exactly what I’m using now.

I’m using the lightest shade on the parts I want to highlight the most: across the forehead, chin, down the center of the nose, and underneath the eyes.

Contouring the cheekbones

3. Contour

To contour, I’m using a shade darker than my skin tone and applying that underneath the cheekbones, on the side of the nose, around the hairline, and a little bit on the chin and underneath the jawline.

As we all know, tinted moisturizer is really light, so it’s only going to add a small amount of coverage to the face, so the extra dimension will make such a difference.

Using tinted moisturizer in summer

4. Use a medium shade on the rest of the face

Now that the lighter and darker areas are done, grab a shade in between the two colors you just used and go over the entire face. 

Applying concealer over the tinted moisturizer

5. Apply extra coverage with concealer

If you feel you need a bit more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, you can go in with a concealer and add that to any areas that need more coverage. 

Grooming eyebrows with brow gel

6. Groom with brow gel

As this is a light summer makeup look, I’m going to keep the brows natural so I’m just grooming them and using a slightly brown brow gel to go over the hairs.

This is going to add a hint of color to them and will set any unruly hairs in place to keep them from moving throughout the day.

Applying shimmer to the cheeks

7. Apply shimmer to the cheeks

In the beginning, we used a product to mattify the skin, but now we want to go in and add a little bit of dewiness to the cheeks. So, I’m using a shimmery, bronze foundation and I’m just adding a bit of shimmer to the cheeks. 

Applying dark brown eyeshadow

8. Apply dark brown eyeshadow to the upper lash line

Since this is light, summer makeup, we’re not going to apply any eyeshadow to the actual lid, but we’re going to apply a small amount of dark brown to the lash line. This is going to make the lashes look fuller when you apply mascara. 

Applying mascara to lashes

9. Apply mascara

In the heat, I would advise using waterproof mascara if you find that your mascara goes underneath your lower lashes and gives you panda eyes. This will keep your eyes looking nice and fresh and alert. 

Linin the waterline with a cream pencil

10. Line your waterline

Next, use a cream pencil to line your waterline. This is going to really open up the eyes and diminish those pinky tones.

Applying false lashes

11. Apply false lashes

This step is optional, but I decided to apply a nice, natural pair of splayed-out lashes since I decided not to use eyeshadow on the lid. A great way to make your eyes still look really feminine and attractive is by applying a natural set of lashes.

Applying cream blush with fingers

12. Apply cream blush

To keep the face nice and fresh, I’m using a soft pink cream blush. Apply a small amount from the middle of the cheek upwards and then just blend that in with your finger. You don’t have to use pink; you can also use coral or peach. Both would look beautiful for summer.

Applying Vaseline before lipstick

13. Apply lipstick

When applying lipstick in the summer, it’s always good to apply a little bit of Vaseline to your lips first to soften them up. I’m using two colors for the lipstick.

First, I’m using this pink one and taking it all over the entire lip. This first color doesn’t suit my skin tone, but I like to apply another color on top.

Mixing lipstick shades together

This one’s a deeper pink and it’s a bit sheerer. The two mixed together create a really lovely pink that suits my skin tone more. You can just use lipstick that suits your skin tone.

Light summer makeup look

Light summer makeup tutorial

That’s my light summer makeup look complete! Let me know what you think about this look down below.

Products used:

  • Matte Veil - Illamasqua
  • Tinted Moisturiser in shades 01, 03 & 05 - Kryolan
  • Brow Gel - Eyeko
  • Bronze Shimmering Event Foundation - Kryolan
  • Faceliner Kohl Pencil - Cream
  • Brown Eyeshadow (for lash line) Louise Young Essential Eyes Palette
  • Too Faced 'Better Than Sex' Mascara
  • Natural Lashes - Miss Adoro (Unsure of the number, sorry!)
  • Cream Blush in Pink - Boutique
  • Lipstick - Model_Co 'Pinking Of You' and Benefit 'Pinking Of You'
Suggested materials:
  • Matte primer
  • Tinted moisturizer
  • Shimmer foundation
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