January 30, 2023

I have never taken great joy out of applying my makeup. In fact, I’d say I have always regarded it as more of a chore. Having said that, in recent months, I have spent a lot of time experimenting with makeup application in my spare time and speaking at length with makeup artists to see if they can help me get out of my rut. As a result, I have spent most of 2022 honing certain makeup techniques that make my morning routine a little more joyful.

And I’m pleased to admit that I think I might have cracked it. I have been dedicating 10 minutes every morning to experimenting with different looks, and I have found that it’s the perfect creative way to start my day. My Instagram Saved folders are full to the brim with beautiful makeup looks that I am itching to re-create, from pretty pastel eye looks to glowing glass skin. I have never been more inspired to dig out my makeup bag and get playing.

Now that summer is on the horizon and the sun is starting to shine (between the snow flurries, of course), I’m feeling ready to embrace all of the makeup. And it would seem I’m not alone, as people far and wide (including fellow Who What Wear editors) are slowly starting to reach for their summer makeup stashes once more.

Sound like something you can relate to? Keep scrolling for all of the pretty summer makeup looks we can’t wait to try.

1. Lilac Lids

Pretty Makeup Looks: Lilac lids

On the flip side, matte skin is also having a moment. However, unlike the heavy ’90s-style full foundations, this new wave of shine-free skin is created using lightweight foundations and new-generation powder formulations so that your natural complexion still shows through.

Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Liquid Foundation
Yves Saint Laurent
All Hours Liquid Foundation

Victoria Beckham Beauty Matte Bronzing Brick
Victoria Beckham Beauty
Matte Bronzing Brick

Suqqu Melting Powder Blush
Melting Powder Blush

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated

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