The best beauty products for a bold summer look

Many of us have go-to summer makeup routines, but why not shake things up a bit? 

Makeup artist Victoria Radford shares some of this season’s boldest beauty looks, how to achieve them at home, and the products you need to perfect the look.

This is summer’s version of the no-makeup makeup look, and it’s so effortless. The overall look is very warm and glowly, and warm tones are super flattering to the skin. 


  • Start by warming a moisturizer in between your fingers and massaging it all over your face. Sweep a vibrant earth tone across the lid with your finger. 
  • Remember that whenever you want to create an overall look of being in the sun all day, you want to keep all of your tones the same. For example, if you have a burnt orange or copper on the eye, you want to bring those tones to the cheeks as well, and even on the lips. 
  • I like to use a little bit of what I have on the eyes on the cheeks, to make the overall look like you just spent the day in the sun.
  • PRO TIP: Burnt orange and copper and even bronzy reds work well on all skin tones for this look. 

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette


Believe it or not, alien skin is in. This highlight looks almost supernatural on the skin, making it one of the most desirable looks of the season.


  • Apply directly onto the skin, or dab on cheek bones and high points of the face with your fingers.
  • You can never wrong when you use the same product over your entire face, so this product will also work on your lips and eyes to give you that alien glow. 
  • And if you want to make it even more dramatic, simply pair it with a bronzer or contouring product because something light next to something dark will intensify both, making the light areas look lighter and the dark areas look darker.
  • PRO TIP: Cream highlighters are ideal for this look in the summer because they work with the oil production on your face and only get better looking throughout the day.

NUDESTIX Nudies All Over Face Color Glow in Illumi-Naughty

There are no rules with this look. Bright, vivacious colours make a statement that will get you noticed in every room. This isn’t your “Instagram” makeup. Keep the skin super natural, and let the two real pops of colour get all the attention.


  • Apply product straight from the tubes for both lip and eye; this will give you intense colour payoff.
  • Keep the rest of your makeup natural so that the focus is on the two pops of colour. 
  • If you want more than just a liner look on the eyes, use a corresponding colour to bring onto the lid. 

NYX Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Petal

NYX Butter Lipstick in Scorching Sun
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