Makeup is a whole language in itself—it speaks to how you’re feeling, the mood, the vibe of the place you’re in, and the season as well. But if you’ve settled into an eyeliner flick and red lip routine, take solace in the fact that you’re not the only one. Break out of your comfort zone by scrolling through our edit of the five makeup trends that are guaranteed to make a statement, wherever you go. The best part is that they come celebrity-approved, and we’ve even decoded them for you, so all you’ll need is your makeup kit, your vanity mirror and a bookmark on this page.
The top makeup trends for summer, as seen on celebrities
Alia Bhatt’s all-over coral makeup
It’s not Pantone’s Colour Of The Year for no reason. The shade of coral looks stunning, no matter how you wear it. Try it for your next manicure, wear it as eyeshadow, as a soft blush or even a lip tint—you’ll love the colour either way. The thumb rule about finding your true coral is simple: the deeper your skin tone, the deeper the shade you should choose.
Bella Hadid’s bronzed, glossy skin
It’s safe to say that it’s time to call the ‘healthy glow’ a beauty trend that’s here to stay. We’re talking the kind of sheer finish you get with a tinted moisturiser that hydrates your skin for a plump look. While that will look after your base, there’s no shying away from gloss for your eyes, lips and cheeks either. Update your pout with a nude gloss, give your eyes a sheer wash with the same, or blend a shimmery one on your cheekbones for a beautiful highlight. Want to fake a vacation look? Skip the blush and try dusting some shimmer bronzer across your cheeks to get that sun-kissed glow.
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s soft, diffused eye makeup
Whether it’s blurred eyeliner or a soft smoky eye, diffused eye makeup has found its place on faces all over the world. From runways to celebrity vanities, everyone’s working the look to take their makeup from hard and edgy to soft and moody. Brown hues are made for this trend; they make every eye colour pop. Apply a burnt brick eyeshadow directly on your lower eyelid or use a toasted shimmer on your upper lid—you won’t go wrong either way. If you’d like to step it up, go back to basics with black (eyeshadow). You can always add a hint of navy or silver to take things up a notch.
Gigi Hadid’s bright, single-colour eye makeup
There’s no better time than summer to bring out the yellow eyeshadows and pink eyeliners. No, your makeup doesn’t have to be YouTuber level OTT. You can always create a small winged flick with neon green or orange, or keep the rest of your look simple with multiple coats of pink mascara. You could even use a pastel or neon colour at just the inner corners of your eyes. There are multiple possibilities; all you need to do is make sure the rest of your makeup runs amongst nudes, and you’re good to go.
Sonakshi Sinha’s glitter eye makeup
Glitter is the one makeup trend that easily transcends through summers and winters without ever seeming out of place. If you’d like to go with a full-blown glitter eye, charge on forth. But knowing the laid-back aesthetic that comes with the warm months, we wouldn’t be surprised if a little touch of glitter becomes your go-to instead. Apply it just at the inner corners of your eyes or right in the middle of your lids for a beautiful pop. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, dab a little bit onto your lips for a night out.