Top 3 Summer Makeup Trends 2024: From Soft Pastels to Glossy Blush

Summer is here, and it’s time to refresh your makeup routine with the latest trends that are all about individuality, self-expression, and a touch of playful elegance.

This season, we’re seeing a delightful blend of classic elegance and modern flair in fresh makeup trends. From the ethereal charm of soft pastels to the bold allure of glossy blush, summer makeup 2024 is all about celebrating individuality and self-expression. Let’s dive into the top three fresh makeup trends you need to watch out for this summer, plus a bonus trend that will take your summer glam to the next level.


1. Soft Glam: Embrace the Subtle Elegance

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Soft glam is the perfect marriage of natural beauty and a touch of sophistication. This top makeup trend focuses on enhancing your features with a subtle glow, making it ideal for both everyday wear and special occasions. Think dewy skin, soft blush, and neutral eyeshadows that create an effortlessly chic look.

How to Achieve the Soft Glam Look

  1. Start with a Hydrating Primer: For that impeccable base, begin with a hydrating primer that will give your skin a smooth canvas. Our top pick to achieve this look: Uroparis Primer
  2. Go with a luminous foundation: Choose a lightweight, dewy foundation that matches your skin tone and blend it well. This will give your skin a natural glow and a flawless base.
  3. Add a hint of peachy blush: Apply a soft peach blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards towards your temples. This adds a fresh, youthful appearance.
  4. Opt for neutral eyeshadows: Use shades of beige, taupe, and soft brown on your lids. Blend seamlessly for a natural look that enhances your eye shape.
  5. Define your lashes: Apply a coat of mascara to your top and bottom lashes for a subtle yet defined look. Choose natural-looking false lashes that add volume without being too dramatic. Individual knot-free flare false lashes work well for a subtle enhancement.
  6. Finish with a nude lipstick: Choose a nude lipstick that complements your skin tone to complete the look. A satin or glossy finish will add a touch of elegance

2. Blue Tones: Dive into the Ocean Hues

Why Blue Tones?

This summer, blue is making a bold statement in the makeup world. From vibrant electric blue eyeliner to soft pastel eyeshadows, blue tones are here to add a splash of colour to your look. Blue tones are refreshing and versatile, complementing a variety of skin tones. They can be adapted for both day and night looks, making them a must-have in your summer makeup arsenal. Plus, blue hues evoke a sense of calm and confidence, perfect for embracing the carefree spirit of summer

How to Rock Blue Tones

  1. Subtle blue eyeshadow: Apply a pastel blue eyeshadow on your lids for a soft, ethereal look. Blend well with an eyeshadow brush to avoid harsh lines.
  2. Navy eyeliner: Draw a thin line of navy eyeliner along your upper lash line for a sophisticated touch. This works well for both day and night looks.
  3. Bold electric blue: For a daring look, use electric blue eyeliner or eyeshadow on your lids. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal to let your blue tones stand out.
  4. Tapered false lashes: Opt for tapered false lashes that start shorter in the inner corner and gradually lengthen towards the outer corner to enhance your eyes and complement the blue tones.
  5. Pair with minimal makeup: To balance the bold blue, keep the rest of your makeup minimal. A light foundation, a touch of blush, and nude lips work best.

3. Glossy Blush: Shine with a Healthy Glow

Why Glossy Blush?

Glossy blushes are perfect for summer as they mimic the natural glow of sun-kissed skin. They add dimension to your face and can be easily built up for more intensity. Unlike traditional matte blushes, glossy blushes have a sheen that catches the light, giving your cheeks a luminous finish. This trend is all about embracing your natural beauty and enhancing it with minimal makeup and a healthy, radiant glow.

How to Master Glossy Blush

  1. Choose a dewy blush: Pick a cream or liquid blush with a glossy finish. These formulas blend seamlessly into the skin, giving a natural, radiant glow.
  2. Apply to the high points of your cheeks: Dab the blush onto the high points of your cheeks and blend upwards towards your temples. This highlights your cheekbones and gives a lifted effect.
  3. Layer with liquid highlighter: For an extra glow, apply a liquid highlighter on top of your blush. Focus on the high points of your face like the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your cupid’s bow.
  4. Pair with dewy skin: Use a luminous foundation and a touch of highlighter on the high points of your face to complement the glossy blush.
  5. False lashes: Pair with light voluminous false lashes to complement the dewy, fresh-faced look.

For a comprehensive guide on how to apply strip lashes, check out our blog here: How do you apply strip lashes like a pro?


Bonus Trend: Doll Lashes – Flutter with Drama

Doll lashes are the 60s-inspired eyelash trend taking center stage this summer, adding a touch of drama and playfulness to your look. Characterized by long, fluttery lashes that open up your eyes, this trend is perfect for creating a wide-eyed, doll-like effect.

How to Achieve Doll Lashes

  1. Curl your lashes: Start by curling your lashes to give them a lift. This creates a more open-eyed look.
  2. Apply volumizing mascara: Choose a volumizing mascara and apply several coats to your bottom lashes. Focus on separating the lashes for maximum impact.
  3. Mix and Match: Utilize a combination of individual, duo, and trio false lashes from our Cluster Lashes Set to customize your look to your liking.
  4. Layer for Drama: Start with individual false lashes for subtle enhancement, add duo lashes for medium fullness, and finish with trio lashes at the outer corners for a dramatic cat-eye effect.
  5. Emphasize the center: Apply extra mascara to the center lashes to create that iconic doll-like effect.

Doll lashes are fun and flirty, making them perfect for summer nights out or special occasions. They enhance your eyes and add a touch of glamour to any makeup look. Plus, they pair well with both bold and natural makeup styles, making them a versatile addition to your summer makeup routine.


Read more on the makeup look that goes best with doll lashes: Douyin Make-Up Look


This summer, embrace these top makeup trends to refresh your look and express your individual style. From the understated elegance of soft glam to the daring vibrancy of blue hues and the radiant finish of glossy blush, there’s something for every beauty enthusiast. Create these trending summer looks with UroParis and tag us @uroparis on Instagram!