Summer 2015 Hair & Makeup Inspiration

Hello Lovelies


To go along with my recent Summer Clothing Edit post, where I talk through 5 different clothing trends, colours and styles that I think will be cost-effective and stylish ways to transition your wardrobe from spring to summer; I thought I would create another post to go with that where I talk all about this summer’s hair and makeup trends.


Personally I think that the summer season is the time when you’re most likely to completely change up your hair and makeup. This is all because the weather is getting warmer and you have to adapt to how that makes all your makeup just run down your face, and how it also makes your hair quite dry and lack the moisture and hydration that it needs. Therefore you need to have a number of different makeup looks which will be able to sustain the heat and still look good all day long, and a few different hair styles that will enable you to still have good looking hair, but without it annoying you by being all around your neck and in your face.


Therefore I’ve decided to make a little inspiration post for you all, to make your creative juices flow and get you excited about your hair and makeup this summer. In order to do this, I have put together two small mood boards, one for hair and one for makeup. All these images are based on three trends that are in for that particular thing, such as three different summer hair trends or three different summer makeup trends.



 All images sourced from my ‘Beauty’ Pinterest board


Regarding makeup trends for summer 2015, there is two very similar trends which you would generally expect from a makeup trend/style for this time of year; and these are Bronzed Eyes, and Golden Glow. Then there is the more unique and stand out trend for this summer, which is bringing back an old favourite trend that was popular back in the 90’s, and this is Metallic Blue eye shadow.


The trend ‘Bronzed eyes’ is all about those brown and brassy tone’s on your lids, that are very smudged and smoked out to create a very relaxed feel to an eye makeup look. The best way to create this look is to pick around 2-3 eye shadows to create your look with; a transition colour, such as a light brown, a crease and outer corner colour, a more dark brown or bronzer type of shade, and then a lid colour, such as a really good gold, which would look even better if it was to be a pigment or cream eye shadow, that could be built up to create a more intense and bronzed look to the eyes.


Then there’s the trend ‘Golden Glow’ which is all about creating a very dewy, fresh and ultimately a glowing face of makeup. This trend is inspired by the use of a lot of highlighter, which is very shimmery and will catch the sunlight and create a very fresh face. Then it also really relies on the use of quite a lot of bronzer, that generally follows the shape of the number ‘3’ rule. This is where you take your bronzer around half your forehead and down to under your cheek bone, a slight contour under your cheek bone, to define and enhance your cheekbones, and then round and down again to under your jaw line. Then you repeat that process on the opposite side of your face.


And finally, there’s the trend ‘Metallic Blue Eye shadow’ which is completely different to the other two makeup trends, and channels more of a 90’s feel. This trend is obviously all about the blue eye shadow and making a very smokey and intense look to the lids. When you’re wearing this look, the metallic blue eyes really are the star of the show and you should simply pair them with a nude/brown lipstick and a good flawless base of makeup.



All images sourced from my ‘Hair’ Pinterest board


Talking about hair this summer, there’s three very different hair trends that are really popular at the minute, which all create very different looks to the hair, however they all have one thing in common; a super relaxed feel that is very messy and not at all accurate or polished. There’s the ‘braids/plaits’ trend, the ‘undone updo’ trend, and the ‘loose waves’ trend.


The ‘Braids/plaits’ trend is a style which always seems to be very popular in the summer, as women are looking for alternative ways to style their hair, which still looks very femine and girly, but which is staying all off their faces and creates quite a hippy and relaxed vibe to the hair. My favourite way to incorporate braids into my hair is through having two French plaits on each side of my hair, that are really pulled out and messy, and then pull the rest of my hair into a messy bun. This is a very relaxed feel to a braid and works wonders in keeping you cool in the heat and looking very pretty and feminine.


This next trend leads on very well from my last point that I made about my favourite ways to incorporate plaits into my hair, as that style is basically an ‘undone updo’, and is the best way to keep all your hair off your face and create a hair style which is very fun, cute and also very long lasting. They’re also quite sweat and heat proof, because they’re already messy and the heat and sweat just enhances that and makes it part of the look and feel that you’re going for. They’re also a great hair style to rock, as you can add in a lot of cool different hair pieces to them, such as flower crowns, hair chains and little decorative clips, grips and pins.


The final trend, and probably one of the most popular trends both this season and last season, is the messy and beachy ‘loose waves’ trend. This is all about having very relaxed waves in your hair which have loads of texture and create a very sun kissed and beach babe feel to your look. The best way to achieve this look is to use a curling iron and wrap the hair around the barrel and then really brush it out, or put your hair into plaits the night before and all the work has been done for you already. I wrote a post all about this idea of textured and beachy hair last year, and I would highly recommend it, if you want to know more about how to create this look. You can have a read of it HERE.


I hope you now feel inspired about your hair and makeup this summer and have a good idea of a few hair and makeup trends that you can rock in the hotter months.


All the images that I’ve used in this post where sourced straight from my hair and beauty Pinterest boards, and it would be great if you could go and follow me on Pinterest or just follow those particular boards. I’m always on there pinning new things, so you won’t run out of things to look at and re-pin onto your Pinterest boards.


I love you all

Rachel x


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  1. 24th July 2015 / 10:48 AM

    I know right, bronzed eyes are just so amazing for summer and help you get that sunkissed vibe to your makeup. I think I need to be purchasing either the Naked 1 or Naked 3, because so many people rave about how good they are. X