This Soft Summer Makeup Tutorial Gives You a Guaranteed Natural Glow

by Laineymariebeauty
15 Materials
30 Minutes

In this soft summer makeup tutorial, I’m going to show you a cute summer makeup look that will give you a natural glow without looking too heavy or overdone.

I mention some specific products that work best for my skin, but this soft summer makeup look can be achieved with makeup you already have at home or products you prefer to use instead.

Tools and materials:

  • Eye drops
  • Sunscreen
  • Pore minimizer
  • Contour
  • Concealer
  • Cream blush
  • Setting spray
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eyebrow setter
  • Mascara
  • Lip liner
  • Lip gloss
  • Wide, flat brush
  • Small, flat brush
  • Wide, round brush
Using eye drops for people who wear contacts

1. Eye drops

Before I apply my makeup, if I notice my eyes looking red or tired, I like to use eye drops. This makes my eyes look nice and bright. I also wear contact lenses, so this keeps them from getting dry too.

Applying sunscreen for sun protection

2. Sunscreen

I just turned 30, so I’ve started focusing more on keeping my skin young, and using sunscreen regularly is one of the best ways to do that. The product I use is by Tula, and it gives the skin a nice, glowy look. 

Pore minimizing cream

3. Pore minimizing cream

The next product I’m using is one of my go-to products: a pore minimizing cream. It’s called Benefit Pore-fessional, and I’ve been using it for years. It is expensive, but a little goes a very long way.

I apply a pea-sized dollop on my finger and smooth it out over the pores on my cheeks and the end of my nose.

Applying contour to the face

4. Contour

I’m using a dark-colored LA Girl Cream Concealer where I would normally use contour. I apply a tiny bit high on my cheekbones, around my hairline, on the bridge of my nose, and a little bit along my jawline, to give me a chiseled look.

Blending the contour with a large brush

5. Blend

Then, I take a wide, flat brush, spray it with a little setting spray, and blend the contour.

Applying concealer at the inner eye corners

6. Concealer

Next, I apply concealer below the inner corners of my eyes, and a small dot on each eyelid, because they’re a little veiny, and just use my finger to blend it in to get a natural look. 

Blush and lip color cream

7. Blush

This is a great blush/lip color cream by Pixi. For this look, I’m only going to be using it on my cheeks, though. I like to apply it high on my cheeks with my finger and dab it on, moving upwards towards my temples.

Makeup setting spray

8. Setting spray

One thing you should be doing in the summertime is setting your makeup. In case it rains or you get sweaty, your makeup won’t get ruined.

I like this All Nighter Setting Spray by Urban Decay. This stuff does not budge! Give yourself a good spray, and then let it dry. If you notice any spots that are still a bit wet after the rest has dried, you can use a makeup sponge to blot it.

Applying powder over makeup

9. Powder

Next, I apply my powder to the spots where I don't want to be oily. I put a little on a brush and give a little dab to my forehead, T-zone, chin, and eyelids. The powder I’m using is by Makeup Revolution. 

Applying eyebrow pencil to fill in brows

10. Eyebrow pencil and setter

For my eyebrows, I’m using the Elf Eyebrow Pencil in the shade Taupe to fill them in a bit. Then, I use the brow setter by Benefit to prevent my eyebrows from getting scraggly or out of place.

Blending eyeshadow with fingers

11. Eyeshadow

Next, I’m applying a bronze shade from a Pixi palette to my eyelid and inner crease. I do a couple of quick sweeps in my crease, and then a few circles towards the outer edges just to make sure it is nice and blended and there aren’t any harsh lines.

Then, I take a little bit of the same color and go underneath my eye to give some definition. I add a slightly darker shade on my lower lash line and use a tiny bit of the same shade in my crease.

Finally, I add a bit of a light, shimmery shade from my Wander Beauty palette, and blend it in very well with my finger.

Creating a soft wing with an eyeliner brush

12. Eyeliner

Next, I use a dark shade from my Wander Beauty palette, and make a little wing on the outer corner of my eye with a flat brush, and then darken it and connect it to my upper lash line. I also go over that with an eyeliner pencil. Then, I soften the edges a bit with a brush. 

Applying mascara to eyelashes

13. Mascara

Next, I apply my mascara. 

Applying lip gloss

14. Lip liner and gloss

I've been using this lip combo by NYX for years. This is the shade Natural. I apply it by just tracing my lips and then blend it in all the way.

The liner itself is a really beautiful shade, so you could wear it alone, but I find it a little bit too drying. So I’ll add a lip gloss by Buxom in the shade White Russian. 

Soft summer makeup look

Soft summer makeup tutorial

This is the full makeup look. I hope this cute summer makeup tutorial was helpful. What do you think of this natural summer makeup look?


Sunless Tanner in Dark

Tula Sunscreen

Benefit Porefessional

LA Girl Beautiful Bronze Concealer

ELF Hydrating Concealer

Pixi Ruby Blush

Urban Decay Setting Spray

Makeup Revolution Setting Powder

ELF Eyebrow Pencil Blonde

Benefit Brow Setter

Wander Beauty Rush Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution Mascara

NYX Liner in Natural

Buxom Lip Cream in White Russian

Suggested materials:
  • Eyedrops
  • Sunscreen
  • Pore minimizer
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  • Pea Jaye Higgi Pea Jaye Higgi on Aug 17, 2021

    Looks Really Nice!!!

  • MJ MJ on Aug 21, 2021

    Very nice+++ But this won't work on my blonde skin. I have dark/light blonde hair and blue eyes. How about showing someone who is fair.