Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Summer Series: 2013 Summer Makeup Trends and Tips + GIVEAWAY [Closed]

Hello Pinay Beauties! Last month, I got a request from an anonymous commenter for summer makeup. I will be creating a series of posts related to summer, starting off with 2013 Summer Makeup Trends.

Photo credits to BDJ Box

Everybody has their own preference when it comes to doing their makeup, and sometimes it’s all about what looks good on you, but it doesn't hurt to follow the trend and be “in” with other people. Let’s talk about these trends for Summer 2013.

  • Glowing Skin. This doesn't go out of style every summer! It is nice to sport a very flawless and glowing skin especially this summer. The first step to glowing skin is skincare, so make sure to always wash your face and use products that suits your needs. If you have dry skin, moisturize. If you have blemishes, treat it with products targeted for acne.

    I personally prefer to just use BB creams since I wanted something light on the skin. Go for the “no makeup” makeup look. It is also important to use a primer to make your makeup last longer. Correct the redness of your face by using a green corrector. Also, look for a good highlighter; this is what will help your skin glow.

  • Bronzed Look. In line with glowing skin, sporting bronzer is also a big hit during summer. I personally prefer matte bronzer, or a powder foundation that is 2 to 3 shades darker than my skin color. Use bronzer on the sides of your face as it will not only make it look slimmer but it will warm up your complexion. Highlight the inner part of the face for that nice glow.

  • Bold Brows. This, I have to agree. You do not see a lot of people sporting thin, plucked brows during summer. It is nice to just have your natural brows. Personally, I just use a clear mascara to set my brows in place, no filling in whatsoever. If you wanted to fill it in, you can make it look thicker so that it frames your face and you will look younger. Think of the “no makeup” makeup look that we are aiming for.

  • Full Eyeliner Effect. Since during summer we do not want to smother our face with too much makeup, we just wanted to give emphasis on the eyes. Lining your eyes can instantly make you look made up. You can play around with colors, since summer is all about color! For a more natural look, line it with brown, if you wanted more definition, go with black, or if you’re feeling fun and adventurous, go with the colors orange, pink and purple.

  • Blue and Green Eyeshadow. Like what I said, summer is all about color! Even before I read about this trend, I immediately thought that green and blue is a nice combination to use in the eyes for summer. I actually bought an eyeshadow for this look, so watch out for a tutorial!

  • Full Lashes. Again, this is important if you just wanted to sport the “no makeup” makeup look. Full lashes makes the eyes look bigger and more awake. Use a waterproof mascara to ensure that it will not smudge even if you are sweating a lot, or if you want a more natural look, try using clear mascara. And, never ever neglect the lower lashes.

  • Matte Crimson Lips. Just because it’s summer, it doesn't mean that you cannot sport the classic red lips. I love summer because you can sport bold colors that you would not normally wear everyday, such as orange (which is a trend as well), bright pinks and of course red. The trend is to go matte, but you can actually use a high shine lip color or a cream one. You can always play around with your lips during summer!

And that is it for the makeup trends this summer. I hope you were able to learn something new. Now, let’s move on to the fun part!

Yours truly together with Rattus of Beauty On A Shoestring Budget collaborated to give you our first giveaway ever!

We will be choosing 3 winners for this giveaway. Here are the prizes:

Set A: Beach Babe
"Are you the sporty kind of girl? Then with this package, you can kick off the summer with high voltage hype without losing your feminine side."

Dea Compact Powder in Dark
Ever Bilena HD Eye Pencil in Blonde
Ever Bilena Thicklash Mascara
Aido Classic Lipstick in L
Avon Skin So Soft Glutathione Hand and Body Lotion 50 ML
San San Nail Polish - Red Gleam

Set B: Glamorous in Red
"For those who want to stand out without breaking a sweat, we've assembled this package to bring out the glamorous diva in you."

Ever Bilena Color Pencil in Black
Ellefar Priness Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Brown
Shawill Vogue Noble Lipstick #7
Avon Skin So Soft Glutathione Hand and Body Lotion 50 ML
San San Nail Polish - Ruby Red

Set C: Fresh and Clean Package
"There's no room for embarrassment! It's time to shed off red-discolored skin and reveal a fresh beautiful you in spite of the glowing rays of summer.”

Mir and Ryvi Tomato Soap Acne Cleansing Bar
Nichido Beauty Cake in Classic Mint
Ever Bilena Matte Eyeshadow Trios in Samba
Benefit Moonbeam Highlighter (Small Sample Size)
Fashion 21 Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
Ever Bilena Extreme Lipstick in Bubblegum

Please note that this is not a sponsored giveaway, items are purchased by me and Rattus. 


Please read the official rules of the giveaway (can be found at the bottom of the giveaway form) and follow all of the instructions. We will be choosing the 3 winners via, and we will also verify if all criteria are met before announcing it. Goodluck everyone and please do share it with your family and friends!

Thank you so much for your enormous support! Without you guys, this blog will not be successful. I appreciate all of your comments and questions and requests. This giveaway is our own way of giving back to our readers, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Watch out for more posts and surprises! Stay pretty and goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. Rattus ChokiApril 13, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Join na po kayo =)

  2. Cj EscuadroApril 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Joined! :) Good luck to everyone!hee..

    1. maicafrancesApril 16, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Thank you dear! Please share it with your friends/followers. :)