Leading make-up artists Megumi Sekine and Karen Yiu share the best make-up looks to try for summer 2021, including glowing skin, graphic eyeliner, and more
Summer is officially here and it’s the perfect time to play around with cosmetics to celebrate the warm weather in style. After a year of quarantine skincare and minimal zoom-meeting make-up, the new season beauty forecast calls for glowing skin and more natural, but gorgeous brow and eye styles. And hey—who doesn’t want to get glam for poolside parties and those lovely outdoor brunches?
Previously, we spoke to make-up professionals to learn how to lock in our make-up and keep it sweat-proof all summer long, and even sought expert advice from Mina Kim of Sulwhasoo on selecting the right beauty foundation in hot weather. And today, we’re sharing insights from two experts, Megumi Sekine, a reputed Hong Kong-based make-up artist who has worked with A-list clients including Carina Lau and Paris Hilton; and Karen Yiu, founder and chief make-up artist at Makeupbees—to explain the best, hottest make-up trends for summer 2021.
Read on to find out which beauty looks will be huge this season, along with must-have products you’ll need to re-create each trend.
The perfect sun-kissed glow
This summer will be all about healthy, glowing sun-kissed skin with warm shades around the cheekbones, according to Sekine and Yiu. The key to the perfect beach glow without that dreaded shine on hot summer days, is to opt for lighter cover foundations to let the skin breathe, as well as quality blushes and bronzers to impart a hint of soft luminosity.
“Instead of heavy contours, the warmer season focuses on effortless beauty tricks,” says Sekine. Face masks will be a part of our lives for the foreseeable future, so this airy look is perfect for summertime when you’re hanging out seaside or lounging by the pool.