#MakeUpMondays// How to include colour in your makeup this summer

School is over for the academic year and the sun is shining. Everyone is much happier and the days are longer. More evenings in the garden drinking fruity drinks and spending time with people who feel like the sun to you. That my friend is summer summed up. Another amazing thing I love about summer is all of the social events we get to attend because of the longer and warmer nights. Whilst at these social occasions I love to play with make up and replicate the beauty that is summer by the colours I apply to my face. So this summer why not be a bit more daring and include some more colour into your looks? I am definitely going to and so I thought I could show you a few ways of how you could do that. These range from a small pop of colour to a statement colour which can brighten up your day and your confidence.

Method 1:

Adding a pop of colour on the lower lash line will add a subtle yet noticeable accent of colour to your look. This could be achieved by using a coloured shadow, liner or even mascara to the lower lash line to help your eyes stand out.

Here I have applied a shimmery aqua shadow from the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette called Pool Party onto the lower lash line to make my blue eyes stand out and to draw more attention to my eyes.

More inspo:

Method 2:

A much more subtle way to adding colour to your make up looks is by making your inner corner highlight bright and colourful. This will also make your eyes pop but it is much less obvious than when it’s all over your lower lash line. It’s also great for adding some colour to a more natural make up look.

I used the aqua colour called “Pool Party” from my Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette on my inner corner here:

A few more examples of this done by one of my fave MUA’s AnnieCherryMakeup on Instagram!

Method 3:

A great way to add colour to a natural or basic make up look is by creating a colourful liner! It adds a really cool look and is perfect for spring and summer as it can be much more long lasting than other eye products in them warmer months if you get oilier eyelids.

Here I have created a blue shadow liner using the shade Blue Curaçao from the September Rose Slush Palette (review for that here)

Some more inspiration!

Method 4:

Another way in which you can bring some colour to your make up look is by using spring/summer inspired shades of shadow and creating a monochromatic eye look using that. It is so simple and so effective as it brings attention to the eyes and also looks like you’ve made a tonne of effort when realistically you’ve blended one shade all over the eye lid! This can be done with matte or shimmery shadows depending on the effect you’re going for.

Here’s some examples of this method I’ve seen from some of my favourites!

Method 5:

My fifth and final way in which to incorporate some colour into your summer make up looks is by being bright and bold on the lip. Whether that be a classic orange red or bright pink or even blue, a statement lip really boosts your colour count as well as your confidence! My go to is a bright orange/red to make me feel summery and confident!

Some examples:

That my friends are all of my tips for including some colour in your make up routine for the summer! If you have anymore ideas or inspo you want to share please tag me on Instagram or Twitter (both @allthingsalexx_) or leave a comment down below letting me know!

Thank you so much for reading today and I hope to see you around these parts again soon!

Alex xx


  1. yess – great examples of how to incorporate color subtle, but still impactful ways!!! Love how you included looks you’ve created and looks that inspired you!! I’ve really been wanting to trying doing a look with a pop of color in the inner corner – so I’m going to have to give that a try!

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, please do and let me know how it goes! I wanted to inspire and share some looks that have inspired me. I’m so happy that you appreciate that extra touch!


  2. Love this post! Beautiful makeup 🙂

    So weird, i have a similar post coming up tonight… great minds think alike hey!! I love that you have shown different methods making it easier for people to find what they like 🙂

    Thanks for sharing xxxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much lovely for reading and leaving me such a lovely comment. Well I will definitely be checking your post out and giving it some love! Yes great minds do think alike haha. I’m glad you liked my post. Have a great day!
      Alex x

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  3. What a fab post! I love the idea of adding some colour to the lower lash line and into the inner corner, when Kylie Jenner put that yellow shade on her inner corner I was so obsessed. I’m going to try some of these tips out, thank you for sharing! x

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and leaving me such a lovely comment! I love just adding little bits of colour into my looks on sunny days! If you do try them let me know so I can see the amazing looks you’ve created! X


    1. Aw I’m so glad I’ve inspired you to play! Colourpop have some amazing coloured eyeliners in pencil, liquid and gel form if you want to try some!


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