May 14,

There's something about the middle of summer that makes it a true golden time for our beauty looks (and we're not talking about a tan—we believe in using SPF makeup and skincare, every day, all year round!). The air is warm, the days are longer, and life just feels easier. We may have gotten a few long weekends in, and we're feeling a little more relaxed. And it shows in our skin!

But it's the start of summer, when we're still trying to shake off the chill of winter, that makes us long for glowy skin. And, fortunately, there's no shortage of subtle shimmers and poppy lip colours to help us feel like the long-anticipated summer break is already in full swing. Feeling inspired? Here's how to create the perfect summer makeup look:

Step 1: Prep Your Skin with Summer-Appropriate Skincare Ingredients

Healthy-looking skin always starts with Advanced Night Repair. Prep skin with hydration by applying our best serum for a glowy, radiant finish. Then, follow with your favourite moisturiser to create a dewy, nourished base.

Step 2: Bronze and Highlight

This step is crucial for creating a beautifully-bronzed makeup look. Sweep Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer along your hairline and underneath your cheekbones. Then, highlight the high points of your face—tops of cheeks, bridge of nose, and Cupid's bow— with Revitalizing Supreme+ Wake-Up Balm. It gives you a subtle sheen without looking shiny.

Step 3: Add Extra Glow

If you do want that extra summer glow, add Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée in Solar Crush on top of the Wake-Up Balm, also tapping it onto eyelids and lips. It's a purposeful shine that looks chic, not sweaty. On the go? Opt for the Bronze Goddess Matte + Glow Bronzing Trio which features two bronzing powers and one beautiful, glowy highlighter.

Step 4: Pout with a Pop of Colour

Top off all that luminosity with a pop of colour. Look no further than Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick for the ultimate  summer lipstick shade—the lipstick equivalent of a juicy popsicle. We love shades 330 Impassioned and 240 Tumultuous Pink.

And there you have it - 4 easy steps to create the ultimate summery, golden makeup look! How to you plan to get glowing this summer? Show off your look on Instagram and tag us @Estéelauder and #EstéeBeauties!