Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe might have coined the phrase ‘less is more’ to describe his minimalist style in the early 50s, but as of 2019 the motto has moved beyond the realm of architecture and become the world’s preferred approach to aesthetics in general – and summer makeup is no exception.
And with scorching temperatures climbing everyday, it’s the best way to go. But that doesn’t mean a barely there approach is the only option. The real secret to summer makeup? Bright colours.
Whether its eyes, lips or cheeks, adding a bit of intensity goes a long way whilst keeping things minimal. Think ultra-rosy cheeks with a nude lip, barely-there foundation with neon eyeliner, and bright bold lips with glossy lids.
So rather than letting your eyeshadow palettes and blushers collect dust this summer, it’s time to pull them out and try one of these looks for your next night out.
Kylie Jenner’s neon lid moment
Tracee Ellis Ross’s “Mothership Eyelids”
Simihaze’s double gloss look
Rihanna’s snow-white winged eyeliner
Millie Bobbie Brown’s 90s lilac lids
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Lavender eyes- just trying to brighten up this gloomy NY day, ya know? @milliebobbybrown 💜💜💜. . . . Skin @chanel.beauty lumiere velvet foundation/ @narsissist soft matte concealer Eyes: the Lilac is the new @colourpopcosmetics gel liner that I used with an eyeshadow brush to cover the whole lid and slightly wing it out. a little @viseart berry colored matte shadow on the bottom lash line Followed by @urbandecaycosmetics eyeliner in perversion on top and bottom water lines Lashes: @patmcgrathreal fetish lash mascara Lip: @yslbeauty liquid lip in nude rose