3 Must-Try Bold Makeup Trends for Summer

June 22, 2020

Let’s talk about bold makeup trends for summer! After seeing how much you liked my post a few weeks back on 5 wearable summer 2020 makeup trends I thought it would be fun to do a post on BOLD trends. These may not be something you’ll be wearing every day but these 3 trends are definitely must-try’s for events this summer.

In addition to sharing these 3 bold makeup trends for summer, I’m going to share some tips and tricks on how to do them. Let’s get to it!

3 Must-Try Bold Makeup Trends for Summer


1️⃣  Floating Eyeliner aka. Graphic Eyeliner:

This is such a fun bold trend. It’s really versatile and you can play around with colors to best suit your personality. All you need to do for this trend is apply liquid eyeliner in the same shape you would do if you were lining your eye … but do so a few centimeters higher, just above your eyelid.

If you’re looking for some new liquid liner to try it this out, I am a huge fan of this drugstore one (comes in a bunch of colors) and I love this one. It’s a bit pricey but the liquid goes on so smoothly and doesn’t budge all day.


2️⃣   Feathered Brows:

The feathered brow trend has been growing (no pun intended ) for the past few months. This summer it will a huge beauty trend. It’s a bold brow, for sure, but it’s actually really wearable as you can still have them your natural color and shape them as you like. The ‘key’ to the feathered brow is the upward angle of the hair. There are three main ways to achieve this look this summer:

1. Brow Gel: This one is really popular. Use it as you would a mascara wand & simply swipe the spooly brush upwards. If you have stubbon eyebrows that like to grow downwards naturally (like mine!) this probably is not going to cut it for you to get your brows staying in place in that feathered look, so if that’s you move on to option 2!

2. Soap Brows: If you haven’t heard of soap brows you are missing out! This is a super fun trend making the rounds of the beauty world right now and it’s an easy, affordable way to achieve feathered brows. Check out this YouTube tutorial for more!

3. Laminated Brows: This can be done at many salons now, but did you know you can also do it at home?! I just did an at-home brow lamination kit! I did a post on my full experience so check out I Tried At-Home Brow Lamination: Here’s What Happened.


  3️⃣  Neon:

Neon colors are a BOLD trend that has moved from clothing to makeup! You’ll find neon eyeliners, shadows, lipsticks and even mascaras trending this summer. You can keep things simple with a neon all over eyeshadow or amp up this trend even more with color blocking. One trend we’re seeing is using both a neon eyeliner and a complimentary color neon shadow. Think: neon yellow & neon purple or neon pink & neon green. Below are some of my favorite neon products available right now!

Which of these three trends is your favorite!?

26 comments so far.

26 responses to “3 Must-Try Bold Makeup Trends for Summer”

  1. Rach says:

    Oo I like the feathered brow!


  2. Lizzie says:

    I actually quite like these trends! I wish I could pull off the eyeliner and neon. The feathered brows are surprisingly pretty!


    • Lee says:

      I can totally see you with the feathered brows they would be so beautiful with your romantic makeup / outfit vibes!

  3. hillheady says:

    The neon trend is so fun! Definitely need to check out the others!

  4. I am down for the #2 (my brows are naturally feathered) and #3 I love bright colors. But I don’t think I can do #1 – but I know a lot of people who can carry that off with panache.

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  5. oooh i am not huge on make-up but can def get behind the eye brows – ive got huge ones that can get unruly lol!

  6. I don’t get too creative with my makeup but I think I can get behind feathered brows. When done right it looks so pretty! xoxo, Sarah

  7. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    Neon is so cool but I’m scared to try it.

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Lee says:

      I feel ya, it’s an intimidating trend – start with something smaller like eyeliner and if you like it then try out eyeshadow or lipstick!

  8. Stephanie says:

    I wish I could get someone to fix my brows. I absolutely loaaaaathe them, but don’t have the money for microblading and I’m allergic to wax haha. They’re a mess – and those lovely feathered brows are calling my name!

    • Lee says:

      GIRL you have to come back to my blog tomorrow – I just tried an at-home brow lamination kit and will be doing a full review tomorrow. It sounds like it would be perfect for you and it’s under $20!

  9. gretahollar says:

    I want to try the neon trend! I was waiting for a music festival but might have to have some fun at home!

    • Lee says:

      do it!! you can totally rock neon for a backyard BBQ or brunch date – you don’t need to wait for a festival! (also WAHHH i miss music festivals 🙁 )

  10. Obsessed with these trends. I’ll have to try the neon eye looks, and also that floating eyeliner. I don’t know about the floating but I could try it and see if it looks on me!

    • Lee says:

      They’re so cool right! I haven’t tried the floating eyeliner out yet either but I think I’m going to this weekend.

  11. Ashley says:

    Okay the floating liner- especially in a neon color!- is just SO COOL. I want to see if I can pull it off!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. annaefox01 says:

    I am such a fan of big, bold brows! So naturally, the feathered look is my favorite 100%!

  13. I love the feathered brow trend…but it just doesn’t work on me. LOL!

    • Lee says:

      Haha I totally get that, it’s crazy how some beauty trends you just feel like ‘nope, no way is that for me’ haha.

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