Summer Date Night Makeup


Sarah graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelors degree in Communications, and is currently a law student in Washington, DC. She developed a passion for all things makeup and beauty at a very young age, and so last summer, she started a makeup and beauty blog, On you can find celebrity inspired beauty looks, makeup product reviews, beauty tips and tricks, and the occasional food and style posts.


The weather is getting warmer and it is officially time to put away all coats and cardigans. For me, this also means it is time to break out the bright lip colors! One of my go-to summer makeup looks features a bold pout, and not much else on the face except for maybe a touch of pale pink blush and black mascara. For a date night in the summer I like to incorporate a bit of color on the lip, but in a sheered-out, more natural way. Here’s how I achieve a pretty, girly date night makeup with some color on the lips for warm summer night:

  • Face: in order to ensure that your makeup stays put [rather than melts off of your face] all night long, apply a long-wearing foundation that has a velvet or semi-matte finish. Next, conceal the under eye area as well as on any blemishes with a creamy concealer. To perfect the skin, apply a translucent powder through the t-zone.
  • Eyes: for a summer appropriate, shimmering eye, apply a champagne-toned eye shadow all over the lids, blending well into the crease. Apply a bit more of this shadow to the inner corners of the eyes, as well to the lower lash line. Be sure to blend the shadow at the lower lash line out for a more natural effect. To add a bit more definition to the eyes, apply a black liquid eye liner to the upper lash line only, winging the line up and out very slightly at the outer corners. To complete the eye look, curl your eyelashes, and apply several coats of black waterproof mascara to the upper lashes only.
  • Cheeks: first, you want to bronze up your face using a brown-toned, matte bronzer. Using a large fluffy brush, sweep the bronzer underneath your cheekbones [suck in your cheeks when you do this and apply the product to the hollows of your cheeks], as well as onto your temples, and across the nose and chin. Blend well so that there aren’t any harsh, noticeable lines. To achieve a really pretty, lit-from-within glow, apply a cream coral blush to the apples of the cheeks by dipping your middle finger into the product, and tapping it onto the apples in a circular motion.
  • Lips: for a pretty, summery pout, take a bright coral lipstick and dab it onto your lips from the tube, rather than swiping it across your lips. For a more natural effect, blend the color into the lips with a finger; this will make the lipstick look like more of a natural coral stain, and will last longer on the lips throughout the night.
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