Our Favourite Makeup Trends for Summer 2020

Summer is the season of confidence! Along with bright clothes, bohemian hairstyles, and smiling faces. Summer makeup trends reflect our most daring summer personas. As a result, this makes them the most likely trends of the year!

While summer is around the corner here’s our round-up of the biggest makeup trends for 2020. Of which have been seen on catwalks around the globe!

summer 2020: close up of woman with radiant skin, freckles, and her hair in an up-do.

Art-Inspired Makeup Looks

Art inspired looks featured plenty on runways for Spring/Summer 2020 (SS20). Jeremy Scott has said he was inspired by Picasso for his SS20 collection. As a result, he created strong makeup looks. During his show he made the models appear as though they had walked straight off the artists’ canvas.

Note: Jeremy Scott is the creative director for Moschino.

Watercolour Inspired Makeup

Watercolours were upon the eyelids of models walking for Christian Siriano this year. Hence, the trend is now trickling into makeup brands. All you have to do to achieve this result is to combine contrasting colours.

Create the ‘Watercolour-inspired’ Makeup Look

The Paradigm Shift Palette Volume II by Sample Beauty. £30.

Also available online at Beauty Bay.

paradignm shift palette volume 2 - sample beauty palette.

Trying out Stained, Glossy Lips

Stained, glossy lips were the thing at Chanel SS20. Lucia Pica said that she tried to “replicate the [look] of a girl who has eaten a strawberry.” Seems like mission accomplished to us!

Note: Lucia Pica is Global Creative Makeup and Colour Director for CHANEL.

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A look backstage. Model @IamHyunJiShin looking fresh and candid at the Spring-Summer 2020 show. Finding inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s @LuciaPicaOfficial created a playful Parisienne look with fresh freckled skin and strawberry bitten lips. GET THE LOOK: LES BEIGES Water-Fresh Tint LES PINCEAUX DE CHANEL 2-in-1 Foundation Brush Fluid and Powder LE CORRECTEUR DE CHANEL BAUME ESSENTIEL Golden Light, available January LA PALETTE ESSENTIELLE N°150 Beige Clair / N°160 Beige Médium LES PINCEAUX DE CHANEL Retractable Dual-Tip Concealer Brush OMBRE PREMIÈRE LAQUE N°26 Quartz Rose, available January LES PINCEAUX DE CHANEL Eyeshadow-Blending Brush LE VOLUME RÉVOLUTION DE CHANEL Mascara N°10 Noir ROUGE ALLURE LIQUID POWDER N°954 Radical ROUGE COCO GLOSS N°814 Crystal Clear —- #CreateYourself #CHANELBeauty #CHANELMakeup #CHANELSpringSummer #PFW

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A look backstage. @CamHrl gets ready for the Spring-Summer 2020 show. To get the look of the red glossy lips, ROUGE ALLURE LIQUID POWDER in Radical was applied at the center and blended outwards. Concealer from the PALETTE ESSENTIELLE was used around the outer edges of the mouth to accentuate the ombre effect. ROUGE COCO GLOSS in Crystal Clear sealed the look with a transparent sparkling layer resulting in juicy red lips. “What I tried to do is to replicate the feeling of a girl who has just eaten a strawberry." – Lucia Pica GET THE LOOK: LES BEIGES Water-Fresh Tint LES PINCEAUX DE CHANEL 2-in-1 Foundation Brush Fluid and Powder LE CORRECTEUR DE CHANEL BAUME ESSENTIEL Golden Light, available January LES PINCEAUX DE CHANEL Retractable Dual-Tip Concealer Brush OMBRE PREMIÈRE LAQUE N°26 Quartz Rose, available January LES PINCEAUX DE CHANEL Eyeshadow-Blending Brush LE VOLUME RÉVOLUTION DE CHANEL Mascara N°10 Noir —- #CreateYourself #CHANELBeauty #CHANELMakeup #CHANELSpringSummer #PFW

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The above look was created using a 3-step application process:

  1. First of all, apply ROUGE ALLURE LIQUID POWDER – be sure to apply this at the centre and blend outwards
  2. Add Concealer from the PALLETTE ESSENTIELLE – use this around the outer edges of the mouth
  3. And last, but not least, apply ROUGE COCO GLOSS in Crystal Clear – use all over lips to seal the look.

No-Rules Festival Glitter Makeup

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First post about what I’ve been working on for the past year!! @made.by.inspo is a company I’ve been working on for a while now! Creating a range of festival glitters, product testing, and creating my business plan, problem solving like there is no tomorrow. But I’m finally there… finally have my glitters after many months of planning and testing. Still at very early doors, but want to take everyone on this crazy journey with me and be completely transparent throughout this process! Go give @made.by.inspo a follow, website, product pictures yet to come, but keep your eyes out for more✨✨ #glitter #glittermakeup #glittereyeshadow #glittermakeup #festival #festivalmakeup #festivalglitter #festivalglittermakeup

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Generally, we do not need encouragement to sparkle over the summer months. Yet, festival-style glitter is, without a doubt, IT this summer!  What’s most exciting about glitter makeup this year is the no-rules approach – any glitter goes!

For example, Gigi Hadid was given a glittery nose for Off-White. Then Marc Jacobs applied glitter to the upper/middle cheeks of his supermodels. Additionally, Fendi stole the show by lining around the eyes with glitter. Along with styling their models as though they were at a festival. Hence why we loved it!

Suggested Article: How to Wear Glitter Makeup on Sensitive Skin.

Create the ‘No-Rules Festival Glitter’ Makeup Look

Minnie Mouse Glitter Eyeliner at £19.

Also available online at Beauty Bay.

minnie mouse glitter eyeliner.

Significantly, the rise of the Floating Eyeliner


This trend can be achieved with your standard black liquid eyeliner. Or, you can up your game by using on-trend colours, such as neon, for example. This type of colour would be perfect for use in even more detailed graphic design.

This look is especially fitting for the hotter summer months – as you may be opting for minimal makeup. Above all, a sleek floating eyeliner is your perfect solution! It gives you a statement look without feeling as though you’re heavily made up.

Suggested Article: 20 Best Drugstore Liquid Eyeliners That Will Give You the Perfect Wing.

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?????? ?? ? ???? follow @tias.mua for more eyeshadow looks! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ really loving the cow print trend and as soon as i saw @liahmorley do it i had to recreate it?. also i’ve been having quite bad dry skin on my eyelids recently so i haven’t been able to do much makeup as i’m trying to avoid making it worse so ignore how dry my base looks in this video and if you see me reposting any of my older content then you know why✌? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ inspo: @liahmorley, @acatwith2heads_ , @bweano and @dominiqueallisonx ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ products labelled with * have been #gifted to me ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨FOR MORE EYESHADOW TUTORIALS, YOUTUBE LINK IN BIO✨ ____________________________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ♡ eyes @ofracosmetics fix line gel eyeliner in white rabbit * @maybelline master ink matte black eyeliner @beautybaycom x @mmmmitchell palette for the black shade* @tatti_lashes in TL3 * ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ♡ brows @makeupobsession brow pencil in dark brown @plouise_makeup_academy base in shade 1 for underneath the brow ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ♡ face @wetnwild dewy foundation in golden beige @makeuprevolution concealer in 8.5 * @makeuprevolution precious stone highlighter *

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Using ‘Neon’ Makeup for Summer 2020

Neon makeup is here to stay for summer 2020! In particular, swap your black eyeliner and smoky eye palettes for neon colours.

The use of neon makeup isn’t for the faint-hearted. Still, the bonus remains that it can provide a flattering look that you can get creative with.

Furthermore, you don’t have to go all-in either. Just add a pop of neon to the inner corners of your eyes or line the upper lash line to update your look.

Suggested Article: How to wear Bright Eyeshadow with Confidence.

HOT RIGHT NOW – In contract, why not combine two trends by using neon colours for floating eyeliner?

In contract, this neon tie-dye eyeshadow look is off the scale!

 Create the ‘Neon’ Look

neon orange palette by HUDA.

Pink Neon Pink Palette by HUDA.green Neon palette by HUDA.

Both Pink and Green HUDA Palettes are available on Cult Beauty:

The HUDA Neon ORANGE Obsessions is available at Selfridges&Co.

Shockwave Neon Eyeliner By LA Girl.

Shockwave Neon Eyeliner by L.A. Girl. £4.95. Also available (all 6 shades) online at Beauty Bay.

Using Blue Hues for your Summer Look

It’s finally time for blue hues to shine! This time in the summer sun. This cool tone trend has been seen on both lips and eyes. The best bit? It works well on all skin tones.

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EYES ON. Get the electric eyes with STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF in Fervent Blue. Step 1. Shade eyelids with a neutral tone such as OMBRE PREMIÈRE Poudre in Visone, using the RETRACTABLE DUAL-TIP EYESHADOW BRUSH. Step 2. Apply STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF in Fervent Blue along the top lash line. Start a little past the outer corner of the eye and draw inwards, gliding along the lash line, leaving no gaps. Step 3. Coat top lashes only in LE VOLUME DE CHANEL Mascara in Noir. GET THE EYES: OMBRE PREMIÈRE N°22 Visone STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF N°924 Fervent Blue LE VOLUME DE CHANEL N°10 Noir RETRACTABLE DUAL-TIP EYESHADOW BRUSH @MayowaNicholas — #EyeMakeupTutorial #BlueEyeliner #CreateYourself #CHANELBeauty #CHANELMakeup #CHANELSkincare

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Did you know that colours we choose for our lipcolours reflects on our personalities. Here is what Blue means: When you put on a unique color, you are showing the world that you have a vivid imagination. You may be introverted or extroverted, but creativity and artistry drive a big portion of your life. You aren’t afraid to think outside the box or be labeled as “different.” These colors would be extremely helpful for a person who cares too much about what others think. Slap on some blue lipstick for a day and forget about what the world around you has to say – what you think matters most! ? . . . . #blujlipsense #icicleshadowsense #seafoamshimmershadowsense . . . . #bluelipstick? #lipsense? #shimmerylips #lipsbylorioohlala #mysenelips #okotoksbusiness #okotoksmoms #aspiringmua #canadamua #senegencecosmetics #lipart #senegencehongkong #hongkongmoms #workfromhomeperks #makeuplooks #lotd #feelingwow #lookatme #crueltyfree #kissprooflips #funmakeup #selftaughtmuas #womensworldmagazine #senegencedistributor #lipstickfun #senegenceinternational #trendingmakeup

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Create the ‘Blue Hues’ Look

jeffree star velour liquid lipstick in a blue/purple shade.

Blue Velvet Velour Liquid Lipstick by Jeffree Star. £16.00.

Also, available online at Beauty Bay

Facial Flowers for Summer

Flowery fashion is taking over for summer 2020 and the botany trend is growing in beauty. The real-floral-look won’t work well in reality. We don’t reckon a face of flowers would fare well on a sunny day or a night out. Still, we are obsessing with these blooming-beautiful looks.

Suggested Article: Incorporate Flowers into Your Skincare Regime for Glowing Skin.

We simply love these flower lashes that were photographed on supermodel Kendall Jenner.

The more Blush the better

We are no longer satisfied with a soft swipe of blush across our cheeks! As a result, summer 2020 demands we go all-in on the blusher.

The key here is over-the-top application! First of all, you want to dash the product on the cheeks. Also to this, dash over the temples, eyebrows and onto the eyelid. Finally, bask in the resulting magical look!

Suggested Article: The Best Blush for Your Skin Tone and Face Shape

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Ismona backstage at the Spring '20 Runway show.

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Rebecca backstage as the Spring '20 Runway show.

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Using Blush to POP your features

Clinique Happy Cheeks Pop Blusher, Berry. £18.

Also, available online at John Lewis.

Clinique Happy Cheeks Pop Blusher.

In contrast, you should look to experiment with combining trends. Additionally, you could work these suggestions in with your current makeup choices.

So, check out these makeup looks that merge many trends

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Used a neon green shade under the Aries chameleon flakes and I love the result ??? Macros posted tomorrow ? . [Eyes] @thepastelrosesuk Aries Chameleon Flakes @la_femmelashes ‘Amour’ 25mm Lashes @bperfectcosmetics Carnival XL pro (used neon green to really make the spotlight pop for the flakes) @makeuprevolution Black liquid Eyeliner @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow in Taupe . #generationbeautybay #beautybaycom #colourfulmakeup #iridescent #chameleonflakes #staceymariemua #glittereyeshadow #magicalmakeup #stepbystepmakeup #wispylashes #eyeshadowpigments #eyeshadowlooks #smokeyeye #muasfeaturing #neoneyeshadow #glitterymakeup #bperfectcosmetics #thepastelrosesuk #carnivalxlpro #blazin_beauties #purpleeyeshadow #duochromeeyeshadow #iridescentmakeup #glittereyemakeup #glitterdust #sparklemakeup #blendtherules #wakeupandmakeup #beautybayprsearch #cutcrease

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idk where I was going with this look, but it turned out kinda cute ?? —————————————————————— Brows: @benefitcosmetics ka brow shade 3 *gifted* • @elmersproducts glue stick ———————— Eyes: @plouise_makeup_academy base • @beautybaycom EYN bright matte 42 colour palette *gifted* • @makeupamurder poison neon pigment purple & pink (Use code: brandixmakeup to save? *this is an affiliate code*) • @jeffreestarcosmetics jawbreaker palette • @sleekmakeup solstice palette • @tatti_lashes style TL4 *gifted* • • • • • • • • • #neoneyeshadow #pinkmakeup #plouise #tattilashes #jawbreakerpalette #creativemakeup #bretmansvanity #jeffreestarcosmetics #neonmakeup #bluemakeup #blueeyeshadow

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happy 4/20 hehe ? how are y’all spending the day? products: earrings: by me! @shopbeanbox @anastasiabeverlyhills luminous foundation #abhfoundation #abhjunkies • @moiracosmetics blossom and adore palette #moiracosmetics #blushpalette • @makeupobsession illuminating stick in duchess #makeupobsession • @nyxcosmetics_canada microbrow pencil in espresso #nyxcosmeticspr #nyxcosmeticscanada #microbrows • @colourpopcosmetics juicy drop ultra blotted lip #colourpopme #popsiclelips #ombrelips • @essence_cosmetics shine shine shine lip gloss #essencecosmetics • @bymelolops water ink in atomic and neon pigment in rays (use code bean10 for $$ off) #melolops • #neonmakeup #neonliner #neoneyeshadow #boldmakeuplook #editorialmakeup #myartistcommunitycanada #myartistcommunity

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Tiktok: Acatwith2heads ? Inspired by the talented @raphaelamua ? I just wanted to take a second and say thank you for all of the positive feedback I’ve been getting on my lil videos!!! I was putting it off for so long and I honestly don’t know why. ? I’m glad I finally decided to make them! I enjoy making these videos 10000000x more than trying to get a good picture of my look ?? anywho, thank you so much ??? @gossmakeupartist brush in ‘16’ @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow in ‘Auburn’ & lipgloss @bperfectcosmetics XL carnival palette @suvabeauty hydra liners in ‘Space Panda’ ‘Dance Party’ & ‘Fanny Pack’ & detailed brush in ‘Six Twenty’ @maccosmetics 3D silver glitter @kvdveganbeauty alchemist palette in ‘Emerald’ @velourbeautyofficial lashes in ‘IDGAF’ #flamemakeup #explore #makeuptutorial #makeuptiktok #trendymakeup

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Above all, what beauty trends will you be rocking this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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Wishing you all the good things!

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