5 Tips on How to Achieve a Perfect Full-Face Summer Glow Makeup Look

Summer is a time full of tans and sunshine. Endless sunny summer days are the perfect time to try out a full-face glow look that makes your skin glisten like the setting summer sun. Summer is an excellent time to add some extra glow to your makeup; incorporating additional glow into your makeup routine during the summer months allows the extra illumination to look more natural because the sun naturally hits your face more during the summer and creates added color and illumination. However, in order to achieve a successful full-face summer glow look, there are some tips and tricks you should know. Read on to discover five ways to add illumination to your summer makeup routine for a full-face flawless glowing finish.

1. Mix Foundation with Highlighter

How to Achieve a Perfect Full-Face Summer Glow Makeup Look


In order to achieve an extra dewy skin finish that glows all over, mix your liquid foundation with a few drops of liquid highlighter. Smooth the mixture onto your face and blend it like you would when applying your normal foundation. The drops of highlighter within the foundation will add a subtle sheen to your face that glistens in the light.

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However, in order to ensure that the combination does not look too oily or greasy on your face, blend the highlighter in cautiously. After only adding one or two drops of liquid highlighter, test the blend on your jawline and allow it to dry. Only add additional highlighter until you achieve a subtle glow that is not too shimmery. If you notice that you look extra oily after only adding a drop or two of highlighter to your foundation, allow the blend to dry on your face and then set it with a translucent finishing powder. The powder will dust on invisibly to tone down the excess oil while leaving the glow behind.

2. Try Metallic Lipstick

How to Achieve a Perfect Full-Face Summer Glow Makeup Look


Metallic lipstick is a great way to add extra glow to your face without looking too sparkly. Metallic lipstick formulas have a light shimmer without being outright glittery in order to amp up your summer glow without looking too dramatic or unnatural. In order to achieve a natural full-face summer glow look, choose a shade of metallic lipstick that looks nude on your skin tone but has some pinky or gold undertones to add warmth to your skin.

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An excellent metallic lipstick formula that is currently sweeping the makeup market is the Kylie Jenner Metal collection. This collection of metallic lipsticks includes three shades of top-quality liquid lipstick that dries with a metallic matte finish and stays on all day long without smudging or budging. The Kylie Jenner Metal lipsticks  offer King K, a shimmery gold shade, and Heir, a glistening baby pink shade. Depending on your skin tone, King K and Heir are great choices to add extra warmth and glow to your makeup. King K is best for those with deeper skin tones, while Heir looks beautiful and natural on fairer complexions.

3. Get the Right Bronzer

How to Achieve a Perfect Full-Face Summer Glow Makeup Look


Bronzer is a vital element of a summer glow look. It adds warmth and natural color to your face so that your skin appears perfectly tanned. However, choosing the right bronzer can prove to be a difficult feat. It can be easy to get the wrong shade or formula of bronzer and accidentally end up looking blotchy, orange, excessively sparkly, or even washed out. If you want your summer glow makeup look to appear natural, it is important that you select the right color and formula of bronzer to apply.

When it comes to bronzer formulas, matte formulas or formulas with an extremely subtle sheen are usually a better choice than shimmery or, God forbid, sparkly bronzers. Bronzers that are more matte offer more versatility and can be used anywhere on your face and body and still look natural. Glittery bronzers have a tendency to appear unattractively fake and too severe when applied anywhere other than your cheeks. Leave the shimmer to your highlighter and stick with a matte bronzer that looks natural and balanced on your skin.

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As for which shade of bronzer you should choose, a good rule of thumb to keep in mind when picking bronzer colors is that you should select a shade that is only one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone. If you pick a bronzer that is lighter than your skin tone or more than two shades darker, your skin will likely end up looking either washed out or unnaturally orange. A shade of bronzer that is only one to two shades darker than your skin tone will apply a warm color to your skin while still looking natural.

4. Use Shimmery Eye Makeup

How to Achieve a Perfect Full-Face Summer Glow Makeup Look


When it comes to creating a summer glow makeup look, it isn’t all about the skin makeup. While bronzing and highlighting is important to achieve the glowing warmth you desire, eye makeup can help amp up your look as well.

To create a summer glow look, use shimmery eye makeup in warm, neutral shades. For eyeshadow, blend shades of shimmery champagne, bronze, copper, and gold across your eyelid to add both warmth, subtle color, and glow to your makeup. Stay away from cooler shades like silver in order to avoid combating the glow of the rest of your makeup.


As for eyeliner, pick a neutral shade that enhances your lash line. Dark brown is usually a good bet. After applying the eyeliner, blend it into your skin until you’ve achieved a subtle smudged look that transitions smoothly into your natural skin color.

5. Brighten Your Eyes

How to Achieve a Perfect Full-Face Summer Glow Makeup Look


Brightening your eyes can make a big difference in your summer makeup glow. Use a liquid eye brightener and blend it into the inner corners of your eyes, just under and above your eyebrows, and into the area just underneath your eyes to achieve a subtle, bright glow that enhances and defines your eyes.

A great eye brightener to try is the Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener . It is a shimmering liquid formula that comes in a neutral peach shade and reflects light to add even more glow to your makeup look.

Successfully achieving a full-face summer glow makeup look necessitates adding warmth and color to all areas of your face, including your skin, eyes, and lips. By using the tips in this post, you can effortlessly create a beautiful illuminated summer glow that causes your whole face to look as though it were naturally kissed by the sun.

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