Coveted Summer Makeup Looks & How To Do Them Yourself

We asked Neah Williams, lead trainer at Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge, for the tips and tricks of the most requested looks of the summer.

LOOK 1: Pure, Natural skin

Want to focus on a smooth, poreless complexion?  Here’s how to get it:

Step 1
Start with a clean face. Then with your beauty blender apply a smoothing primer, we like Erborian’s Pink Perfect Primer, on major points of the face (forehead, cheeks and chin).
Step 2
Once all primed use a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream, we like Erborian’s BB Cream. A BB cream will give you the coverage of foundation minus the weight of it, perfect for hot, sticky summer days.
Step 3
You’ll need to grab your sweat mineral powder foundation and press this into all major points of the face. This mineral foundation will give you flawless matte skin that’s actually sweat proof. The look will last all day long!

LOOK 2: Simply Glowing

Want to look like you just walked off the beach or photoshoot? Here’s how to get it:

Step 1
Use a pump of your desired foundation/bb cream and two pumps of a liquid highlighter. We like Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. Once all pumped, mix in together and place all over the face with a beauty blender.
Step 2
Once the skin is glowing, apply bronzer underneath the cheek bone and around the outside of your face (along hairline and jaw bone). We reach for Becca Shadow Light Bronzer. The best way to apply is with an angled brush.  The bronzer will add definition to your face and enhance the parts that are highlighted.
Step 3
Once the bronzer is complete, you’ll need to add some color! You can use the same angled brush and apply blush to the apples of the cheek. Our favorite is Becca Blush in Flowerchild. Add this peachy color to brighten the cheek and tie in the whole look.

LOOK 3: Smoke & Mirrors

Girl’s night out on the town? Here’s how to get it:

Step 1
For these ultra smokey eyes you’ll need to prime your eyes first. In my opinion, the perfect eye primer is not a primer, but concealer! Our favorite is the Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer in the shade that best covers up your under eye. Next, you’ll need a brush to place an even amount of concealer on each lid of your eye. Then make sure to spread product until blended evenly into skin.
Step 2
Next, eye shadow! First you’ll need to apply a medium brown shade in your crease. Then use an angled brush to apply a medium brown with sheen shade on the lid to add a pop on the lid. Lastly, use a different brush to contour your lid with a bright, gold shade. Place this color on the outer corner of your lid to really enhance your new almond eye shape. The Stila Soul Palette offers all of these shades.
Step 3
To smoke out the look more, glide a dark colored, dark brown or black, eye pencil on lash liner to add definition to the eye.


Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge is the premier makeup service and retail destination with locations in Dallas, Los Angeles & New York City. Blushington is on a mission to bring expert makeup artistry to everyday women and men of all ages in a beautiful, welcoming environment while keeping the experience affordable and accessible.  Known for natural, sexy makeup Blushington’s highly trained artists also provide glamorous makeup for special events, weddings and photo shoots.

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