Shades for the Summer

The blushes and highlighters that are great for the summer

Today is officially the first day of summer, and like with my Shades for the Spring post, I wanted to share the eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, blushes, and highlighters that I think are perfect for the summer.

For me the summer is all about bold bright shades to compliment the sunny days.


The I Heart Makeup Pink Fizz Chocolate Palette, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette, and Jeffree Star Beauty Killer PaletteI Heart Makeup Pink Fizz Chocolate Palette: The palette includes 16 shades with mostly shimmer and a few matte finishes. Some of the shades do not have the best pigment and there is a little fallout, but the bright shimmery shades are perfect for the summer.

€9.99 / $11.50 at Revolution Beauty

Shades in the I Heart Makeup Pink Fizz Chocolate Palette


Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette: The palette has 8 glitter shades, and nothing says summer like bold glittery eyeshadow. My favorite shades from the palette are Specter, Lightyear, and Vega. The only downside is there is a lot of fallout from the glitter, and the palette is on the expensive side.

$49 at Ulta

Shades in the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette


Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette: The palette includes 10 shades with matte, frost, and glitter finishes. The palette has bold shades along with some more neutral shades, which makes this palette great for the summer. My favorite shades to use are Princess, Expensive, and Rich Bitch. However, a few of the shades are problematic like Star Power stains the skin and Rich Bitch is flaky.

$45 at Jeffree Star Cosmetics


The Look Lips Lipgloss, W7 Butter Kiss Lipstick, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, and NYX Ombre Lip DuoLook Lips Lipgloss in 201: The gloss is a light pink shade with a sheer finish that is great for the summer. The gloss is not sticky on the lips, and it can be worn alone or on top of other lipsticks.

99 kr / $15 at GoodieBox


W7 Butter Kiss Lipstick in Candy Floss: Candy Floss is a bright pink shade with a satin finish and it is perfect for the summer. The lipstick is moisturizing, but it does not have good staying power.

£4.95 / $6.50 at W7


Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes Lipstick in Craving Coral: Craving Coral is a bright orange-red shade with a semi-matte finish. The lipstick is not drying, and it lasts most of the day.

$7.49 at Maybelline


NYX Ombre Lip Duo in Peaches and Cream: The duo includes a bright orange-red lip liner and an orange lipstick. The lipstick shade was a bit too bright for me, but it might be great for others who like bold lipsticks in the summer. The lip liner and lipstick have a semi-matte finish and they blend easily together to create a ombre effect.

Swatches of the lipsticks
Left to Right: 201, Candy Floss, Craving Coral, and Peaches and Cream

Blush and Highlighter

The Sleek Makeup Creme to Powder Blush, Makeup Academy Blusher, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome, and Too Faced Candlelight Glow HighlighterSleek Makeup Creme to Powder Blush in Pink Peony: Pink Peony is a bright pink shade with a satin finish that is great for the summer. The blush has great pigment, and it is buildable.

£5.99 / $8 at Sleek Makeup


Make Up Academy Blusher in Bubble Gum: Bubble Gum is a coral pink shade with a matte finish that is perfect for the summer. The blush has good pigment, and it is buildable, but it is a little powdery.

£1 / $1 at Make Up Academy


Too Faced Deluxe Candlelight Glow Highlighter in Rosy Glow: This highlighter was also in my Shades for the Spring post, and it is also great for the summer to add a glow. Rosy Glow is a dual highlighter with a light pink and gold shade that combine to a gorgeous rosy gold shade with a frost finish. The highlighter has good pigment, is buildable, and lasts all day.

$30 at Too Faced


The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome in Highlight: Highlight is a peach champagne shade with a shimmer finish. The highlighter is creamy and applies easily, but it is more on the sheer shade, so it is great if you want a more natural highlight during the summer.

$16 at The Body Shop

Swatches of the blushes and highlighters
Left to Right: Pink Peony, Bubble Gum, Rosy Glow, and Highlight

What are your favorite shades for the Summer?

16 thoughts on “Shades for the Summer

    1. Thanks! A lot of companies are also releasing a summer collection like Jeffree Star came out w/ the Thirsty palette & I just bought the W7 Life Is A Beach palette 😊 I also recommend the Pur My Little Pony palette. There’s a lot of bright shades in that one 😄


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