The only summer beauty trends you need to perfect in 2018

On most summer days, blotting paper and matte foundation are the beauty addicts best friends. But according to the 2018 summer beauty trends, you need to rethink your obsession with these handy tools and toss away your coral pink lipstick. M.A.C’s Director of Make-up Artisty, North America, Romero Jennings gave us the lowdown on the hottest new ideas and they’re all about the gloss, shine and bursts of colour. Need a tip to make them more wearable than the runway? He’s even got some backstage tricks and an arsenal of products that you’ve got to invest in.

Curious to know what summer beauty trends you’ll be wearing? Scroll ahead:

Colour everywhere

“Colour is in fashion and the brighter it is, the better. The easiest way to wear it is on the eyelids. Do a neutral colour like nude or bronze first and add a wash of your favourite one as an accent, dot or streak on your lids,” says Jennings.

Reflective make-up

Blame this one on our obsession with all things holographic and unicorn. “Invest in dual-toned glitters for the lids or pigmented highlighters that let you take your strobing game to the next level. But the most important is to keep your skin in check to help it glow,” advises Jennings. “I exfoliate twice a week with the MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator that polishes skin and hydrates it. Then, I spray the MAC Prep and Prime Fix+ to keep it plump and dewy.”

Metallic and matte duos

Juxtaposed finishes of metal and mattes worn together are the next big thing for lips. Jennings says, “The soon to release MAC Retro Matte Metallics are perfect to wear this trend. You don’t need a lip liner or primer for this- just dab a little concealer around the mouth and wear this liquid matte colour that’s a hybrid between pigment, glitter and matte lips.” His favourite is the ruby shade called In Retrograde, that you can even use as an eyeshadow.


Yes, glossy lips and lids are making a comeback. Put off by the sticky texture? Jennings has a solution for this too. “Stain and fill in the lips with a longwear lip pencil in a neutral colour, like MAC’s Morning Coffee, and simply pat a transparent gloss on top. This adds warmth and colour and also prevents the gloss from transferring.”

Romero Jenning’s summer beauty trends kit

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