The best summer makeup look ever

When it comes to summertime, it’s usually our habit to pare back the makeup and go for a light, fresh base with minimal eyes and lips. But sometimes life is too short to miss out on colour, which is why this year we’re embracing the bold blue eye trend.

A colourful blue eye puts us in mind of sandy beaches and swimming pools. And who doesn’t want makeup that transports you to a better place?

The best summer makeup look ever

The bonus is that this look takes no time at all. Simply grab Rimmel’s Magnif’Eyes Double-Ended Shadow + Liner, £6.99, in both the bronze and cobalt shades. Use the lighter finer-tipped end of the Queens of a Bronzed Age pencil to cover your eyelid and the inner corners of your eye in a light, shimmery champagne hue.

The best summer makeup look ever

Then use the blue from the Dark Side of Blue pencil to heavily line your eyes. Start along your waterline and lower lash-line, and then apply above your upper lashes. It’s up to you how much far up your lid you want to paint – be as daring with the colour as you like!

The best summer makeup look ever

And that’s it - your on-trend blue eye is done. But since it’s summer, we’re all about teaming it up with a bronze glow. Get yourself the Kate Sculpting Palette, £6.99, and a contouring brush to sweep the matte bronzer over your face, focusing on your temples and below your cheekbones. Follow with a swirl of blusher on the apples of your cheeks, then add the highlighter just above that, and along your brow bones, the bridge of your nose and your chin.  

The best summer makeup look ever

Finish off with a slick ofRimmel’s Volume Colourist Mascara, £7.99, for thick, dramatic lashes, and your bold new look is ready to show off to the world. Now, where’s that sun lounger? 

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