May 28 2021

7 of the Best Summer Makeup Ideas for 2021

Summer makeup ideas

We’ve been waiting for summer since, well, last March.

And going mask-free (if you’re vaccinated, of course) sounds like a dream. We can finally show off our full makeup looks again — not just everything from the eyes up.

Yeah. We can’t believe it either.

With all of this long-awaited change going on, it’s time to kick the makeup game up a notch. Since we’re back to showing our full faces, everything has to be primped, primed, and ready to go.

This summer is going to be chock-full of different looks. From bright colors to an all-natural vibe, the current makeup trends all point to one thing: making you look and feel like your best self.

If you’re not sure where to start with your summer makeup journey, we’re here to help. We checked out the latest crazes in the beauty world and hand-picked 7 looks we think will stick around for a while. Not to mention they’ll look good on anyone.

And with our products, you can get all this beauty on one hell of a budget.

Bright, colored liner

colored eyeliner, M2U NYC eye crayons

Like we mentioned in our eyeliner trends piece, colored liner is super in right now.

So put down your black pencil for the summer. Pick up a bold blue, green, silver or pink instead. Live a little!

Our Eye Crayons ($6) are perfect for creating colorful, defined lines on your lids. And with their pearly finish, you’ll get a little twinkle in the sun, too.

A little tip: choose shades that compliment your eye color. That way you can make sure whatever vivid color you go for, you won’t dull your natural eyes

Glowy skin

glowy skin, M2U NYC luminizer

Natural-looking, dewy skin is the way to go these days.

Recently, a lot of people are going with a “less is more” vibe when it comes to makeup. Makeup is supposed to enhance your natural beauty, not cover it!

So this summer, show a little (natural) skin.

Grab our Luminizer ($7) for a subtle, angelic glow. The formula melts right into your skin, making it look totally natural. Wear it directly on your skin, with a tinted moisturizer, or on top of your foundation.

It’s so lightweight, you’ll forget you even have it on.

Metallic shades

M2U NYC metallic liquid lips

Metallic makeup is taking the beauty world by storm.

Futuristic and fun, this trend is for those with a bit of a wild side and a love for the spotlight. It’s pretty hard to go unnoticed when you look like you’re dripping in liquid rose gold.

Make a statement this summer with our Metallic Liquid Lip ($8). Long-lasting and smudge-proof, this liquid lip comes in 10 day-and-night-ready shades that you can wear all summer long.

Pro tip: to really show off this lippie, keep the rest of your makeup light — it’ll keep the focus on your mouth and give your lips the attention they deserve!

Colorful pastel eyeshadow

M2U NYC lady liberty eyeshadow palette

Right now, it’s all about a soft pop of color.

Pastel eyeshadows are perfect for brightening up your eyes. Pale bold colors, like baby blue and lilac, are a happy medium between neutral looks and full-on glam. And they look stunning in the summer sun.

Try our Lady Liberty Palette ($12) for your pastel shadow looks. The warm, orangey tones mixed with the burst of blue create a beachy, sun-kissed glow on your eyelids.

With our buildable formula, you can go as light or bright as you want with these shadows. But for a pastel look, be sure to use a light hand — if it’s too dark, you’ll end up with an 80s vibe.

Psst — you can recreate this look of @lanacondor to a T. Use the shade “Liberty” on your lid and as a winged eyeliner, and add “Waffle” in your crease!

Natural falsies

M2U NYC eyelash falsies

A lot of people are sticking to the no-makeup-makeup look this season. Instead of going all-out with length and volume, go for a simpler false eyelash style — one that adds that extra oomph without going over the top.

There’s definitely a time and place for dramatic lashes. But it’s looking like this summer is all about the natural look.

Our Midtown Girl and Chelsea Girl False Eyelashes ($6) are equal parts delicate and chic. Both styles are just dense and long enough to emphasize your natural lashes without making them too intense.

These babies give your eyes a dreamy look no one can refuse.

Glossy lips

M2U NYC glossy lips

In line with the theme of “going natural” this summer, lip gloss is making a huge comeback.

High shine glosses make lips look plump, moisturized, and full of color. Even if you go for a clear gloss, the natural color of your lips will look more vibrant.

Our weightless, non-sticky Lip Gloss ($8) should be a staple in your summer routine. Each shade takes your look to a whole new level with its crystal-clear, glassy finish.

Glossy lips are cute, flirty, and go with literally any makeup look. So, whether you dress up or down, your pout will be totally irresistible.

Rosy cheeks

M2U NYC cream blush

Make it look like you’ve been out in the sun all day — even if you haven’t.

Blushed cheeks are one of the most important parts of your makeup look. It can make your skin look dewy, fresh, and healthier overall.

Incredibly pigmented and mildly shimmery, our Cream Blush ($9) blends into skin, giving your cheeks a golden-hour glow that’s perfect for the summertime.

The creamy formula is super builable, so you can wear it as faint or intense as you want. Wear it on bare skin or over your foundation for an effortless, breezy look.

If all else fails, turn to blush. It’s a classy, romantic, guaranteed win.

Whether you go full glam or more natural this summer, go all out. It’s time to show the world your face again!

Make it unforgettable.

We’re so excited to check out the summer looks you create with your M2U NYC products. Be sure to upload pics to socials, tag us @m2unyc and add the hashtag #m2unyc


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