Summer Makeup Trends 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

It's been a while since I've done a beauty post but I have a couple planned for the next month or two so thought I'd get the beauty ball rolling with a look to the coming season.
Whilst Summer in Britain might actually only last a few days (and may actually already be over-down south anyway, it's not been nearly as hot in Scotland *sob*) it is one of the most inspirational times. Trends are everywhere, and with so many opportunities to show off a look it's a great time to try something new. 

I grew up watching my mum paint her face on every morning, same face every day, and it was classic, and it worked for her. But I think sometimes it's nice to mix it up a bit, so this summer instead of my usual beauty regime I'm going to try out every one of these trends...who's with me?

It's summer so of course we're leaning towards brights. This year we seem to have come over all 80s, and I love it! Nail technicians are seeing a rise in requests for neons which we all know go great with a summer tan (be it real or fake). What is new for Summer 2017 is the styles though- at lot of designers sent their models down the runway with negative space, or marble being the focal point of their nails. I'm one of those bloggers who loves a bit of marble as I'm sure most of us are, so why not ask your professional nail artist to create some marble magic using Mambo Beat and Banana Clips from the CND Shellac Collection from
Top Tip: HAVE FUN. Nails are such a great canvas to experiment on so grab the brightest brights and just play about with whatever takes your fancy this summer!

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Neon Marble Nails. Photo Credit: Jenny Nagorski 
This summer it's all about the glow. Highlighter has been big news for a while now but this summer it's set to take centre stage. It's time to relax your contour, put down the bronzer and make your highlighting palette the star of the show. This look is all about being hydrated so try using things like coconut oil, face mists, and even lip balms to add some shine to your skin. 
Top Tip: add some liquid highlighter to your foundation and dab on with a damp beauty blender! 

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Dewy Skin. Photo Credit: Clarins
Your face isn't the only thing calling out for some shine this summer. Lip gloss is set to make a comeback. After a few seasons of Matte Lipstick running the show (thanks in part to lipkits from a certain Jenner, and amazing drugstore products from Sleek) it's time to pick up the gloss again, and add a little moisture to your pout. I know what you're thinking though "ugh but lipgloss is so sticky!" well Bare Minerals have come to the rescue with their new Buttercream Glosses, all of the shine-none of the stickiness. 
Top Tip: feeling a bit more daring this summer? Try colour blocking your lips. A red on top and an orange on your bottom lip with a touch of gloss in the middle, will really make any look pop. 

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photo credit: Getty
Hands up if you just can't when it comes to lining your eyes? I am genuinely in awe of everybody with these perfect lines, and flicks, and cats eyes! When I try I always have to have micellar water, and 100 cotton buds on hand to fix my mistakes-and I almost never get both eyes looking anywhere near the same. Which is why I am so excited eye makeup is going a bit grungy this summer. It's all about the kohl and the smudge folks. All you need is a pencil and a finger and you too can nail this summer's biggest eye trend. 
Top Tip: draw a hashtag on the outer corner of your eye, then dab on some vaseline and smudge inwards-perfect addition to any smokey eye, or as a standalone look a la Balmain.

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What are some makeup and beauty trends you predict will be big this summer? Are you like me and a bit reluctant to step away from the contour stick? Let me know in the comments OR on Twitter.

Happy Summer 😘

Disclaimer: This post contains collaborative content or PR samples. All thoughts and opinions are true and personal. 


  1. I'm loving bright manicures right now so I can see a huge request for them. Come summer when it's warm I wear less but opt for creams x

  2. I'm one of those people who has a makeup routine and sticks to it, but I think I need to try something new! Those nails are absolutely fab x

  3. Love your nails and also the dewy skin look :) x

  4. i actually love all of these trends. i think the nail one is my favourite

  5. I can't live without my lip gloss and eyeliner in the summer, fantastic trends! :)

  6. Those neon marble nails! I'm not sure I could pull them off, but I love the pic.

  7. I'm like you and shy away from contoring. I think I just need someone to show me what I should be doing!

  8. I really need to start back with my make up I seem to be a sweaty mess currently! the nails are lovely very summery

  9. I love bright summer nails atm I'm just too scared to do it on myself haha I always think I'll choose a colour on the day that I love and then for the rest of the month they'll clash with my outfits!

  10. I love wearing bright coloured nails during the summer months and those nails are gorgeous! x

  11. I love the marble nail look but don't think I could pull it off!

  12. I am rubbish with trends and tend to stick to what I know which is very dull! Loving all of the above!

  13. I wear bright nails any time of the year, but summer really makes me love the contrast between a neon nail and a good tan! I can't skip the bronzer, but will definitely add more glow to my face.

  14. I love all these looks and especially the nails! I like to wear less in the summer makeup wise but I love having colorful nails during the summer too :-)

  15. I absolutely live the neon marble nail trend, I'd happily have this on my own nails.I love the smudged eye too,but I am rubbish at makeup lol.xx

  16. I love doing my own nails. Yes I totally agree that nails is one of a great canvass that you can use to be artistic.

  17. I can't believe lipgloss is making a comeback! Loving those nails

  18. My mummy likes scaling back in summer, the only thing she adds is glitter at festivals! Nails is always such a treat but so worth doing!

  19. oh those neon marble nails are amazing!

  20. Love the highlighters and lipgloss! Wish I was a bit better at applying makeup though! x