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These Pretty Summer 2021 Makeup Looks Are About To Take Over Your Feed, We Promise

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There's so much to love about summer. Longer days, outdoor dining when it's actually, like, warm, and most importantly, new makeup trends. Every summer, I like to challenge myself to experiment with different shades, try out some new tools and techniques, and play around with new trends. If this sounds like you, then you're in luck, because I've gathered all the makeup inspo and ideas you'll need to switch up your look for summer. From graphic liner to rosy cheeks, these are the 10 summer 2021 makeup trends you're going to be seeing all over your feed (and hopefully IRL, too) in a few months.

Best Summer Makeup Trends for 2021

  1. Glossy Lips for Summer 2021

    Lip moments are making a comeback in 2021—whether it's in selfies or vaccinated IRL gatherings. Go for a shiny, purple-tinted gloss and combine it with fluttery lashes and lots of highlighter for a winning look.

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  2. Rosy Cheeks for Summer 2021

    Flushed cheeks are low-key my favorite makeup trend—no matter the time of year or season. Use a rosy-colored cream blush and blend it into the apples of your cheeks and then up and out towards your cheekbones.

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  3. Black and White Liner for Summer 2021

    This black and white eyeliner is so fresh and sleek for this summer. Let the liner speak for itself and finish off the look a few swipes of brow gel and a neutral lip and cheek color.

  4. Orange Lip Trend for Summer 2021

    Pink and red are cute but for summer 2021, orange is THE color to be wearing on your lips. You can't go wrong with a super-saturated bright shade in a semi-matte finish.

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  5. Epic Eye Makeup for Summer 2021

    Summer 2021 is all about epic eye makeup like this underlined brow and floating liner moment. Time to bust out your brow pencils, volumizing mascara, and most colorful eyeliners and get to work.

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  6. Green Eyeshadow Trend for Summer 2021

    Told you it's all about the eyes for summer 2021! This graphic liner and green eyeshadow is a complete mood. Bonus points for pairing it with a glossy lip and a set of ~dramatic~ falsies.

  7. Bold Lips for Summer 2021

    This bright-pink lipstick was practically made to be the star of all your cute summer selfies. Pro tip: Exfoliate your lips with a damp wash cloth or sugar scrub before applying your color for a smooth finish.

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  8. Cat Eyes and Peach Lips for Summer 2021

    First, can we just take a moment to appreciate how adorable Selena Gomez is?! Okay, great, now that we've taken care of that, let's talk about this peach lip and cat-eye look. It's a total gem for the summer months when you want to keep things simple but still super cute too.

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  9. Soft, Smokey Eyes for Summer 2021

    A smoky eye, IMO, is timeless (just like you). It's such a great way to pull focus to your eyes, whether it's for a Zoom date, an IRL (socially distant!) date, or when you just want to look cute.

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  10. Glowy Skin for Summer 2021

    The dewy skin, warm cheeks, bronzy lids and's all too good (bowing down to you, Laura Harrier). Catch me wearing this glowy look on repeat all summer long.


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