Summer Makeup Looks H&G Insiders Are Flaunting

Bright sunshine is here and that means it is time to move away from dark, deep hues to lighter, softer shades. Every year, this transition is governed by new emerging style trends. We, at H&G, took it upon ourselves to experiment with the latest makeup trends to give you some aspirational summer look goals. Check them out:


Smokin’ Hot – Rati, Our Awesome MUA 

Wondering how to create a subtle yet smoking hot look with a soft and versatile colour like pink? Well, here’s how: Create a satin finish base by using an oil-free primer like the  Colorbar primer. layer it up with a lightweight liquid foundation, we suggest the L’Oréal True Match Foundation Golden Cappuccino and finish up with a mineral-based setting powder from Maybelline. Work the eyes with soft pink tones using an eyeshadow palette like Blend the Rules Eyeshadow Quarts and don a soft pink lipstick, we recommended the Honey Rose lip colour from Chambor.

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Living Coral ­- Saher, Our Gorgeous Makeup Artist
With Pantone declaring Living Coral their ‘Colour of the Year’, the hue has become a raging summer trend. Here’s how you can mix and match different shades so that they complement each other perfectly. For this look, you can use the L’oreal Base Magique Primer and follow it up with setting powder from Maybelline. Use a multi-tasking product like the Contour de Force Face Pallete Vivid Victory 02 to highlight and bronze your face.  Use Master Flush Creator Afterglow blush to add a two-toned flush to your cheeks. Enhance those brows with an eyebrow pencil like this one from Colorbar and define the eyes using a black eyeliner from Lakme. Finish the look by applying two coats of Mascara and fake eyelashes. Round up the look with coral lip colour.

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The Bronzed Goddess – Rajlaxmi, Catalogue Queen 1
This summertime makeup look is perfect for occasions where you need to dazzle and shine without putting your skin through the agony of bearing heavy layers of makeup in the heat. For this look you can prep your skin with a combination of a light gel based primer,  Super Stay Foundation from Maybelline. Contour using the Blush Bronzing Glaze and highlight the highest points of your face using the True Lumi Highlighter from L’Oreal. Use the matte and metallic shades from the Sugar Quad Eyeshadow. Jazz up the lips with a lip colour of your choice, and you are all set.

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Sunkissed Summer – Shubhi, The Brain Behind Our Creatives
This summer look is perfect for those who love a good understated makeup effect that creates the ‘there but not there’ illusion. You can recreate this golden hour look, by prepping your face with the Lakme gel primer and top it up with Trumatch Foundation from L’Oreal. Mattify the T-zone with a loose powder. Use a colourful palette like the Hook Me Up from Colorbar and use the pinks and gold shades to create the smokey effect. Use this intense black kajal from Chambor to define the eyes and finish the look with a few coats of Mascara. Add a pop of colour to your lips. Use the Colorbar Matte Me As I Am Lipcolor and seal the look with a spray from L’Oreal.

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Daytime Bombshell – Soja, Catalogue Queen 2
Light makeup, soft colours, and good coverage is the ideal daytime look. To get this look, start by prepping your face with a base like the Magique Primer and top it up with a layer of True match Foundation. Dab a setting loose powder to the T-Zone and use a merlot shade Blush. Work the eyes by using a colourful eyeshadow palette like the Hook Me Up and define the eyes with some Kajal Mascara, and an Eyeliner. Use the L’Oreal Paris Plum Melody Lipstick and set the look with a setting spray.

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These five diverse makeup ideas will set you up to get the perfect look for every occasion this summer. From parties to weddings, dates to regular work days, we’ve got you covered.

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