Dirk Kotze DA Mayor Mossel Bay

The makeup theme is bright and bold this Summer. Image: Pixabay.

Bright and bold: Seven must-try makeup trends for summer

Dewy skin, natural brows and bright, bold eyes! Here are seven must-try makeup trends for the Summer. Take a look…

Dirk Kotze DA Mayor Mossel Bay

The makeup theme is bright and bold this Summer. Image: Pixabay.

The festive season is around the corner and the Kryolan Pro makeup team has put together seven of the hottest makeup trends for summer. 

Minimal makeup became an accidental trend during lockdown and held steady during winter. However, summer is bringing back a vibrant splash of colour to our makeup bags and the bolder the better.

“Challenge yourself and experiment with tools, techniques, and colours because there has never been a better time to break out of your comfort zone,” suggests the Kryolan Pro make-up team. 

Drawing inspiration from influencers, makeup artists and style-savvy individuals everywhere, here are seven makeup trends to rock this summer. It’s all glossy lips, dramatic eyes and outrageous oranges.  There is no limit to the vibrant look of summer 2021.

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Bright colours, dramatic lashes and graphic liners are defining this season’s look. A highly pigmented eyeshadow applied to the inner corners of your eyes and gradually tapering as you move towards the crease makes a bold statement. Especially when framed with doubled up lashes. 


As much as bold, bright colours are having their say, soft, smoky eyes have also found their place this summer. This timeless, smouldering look will never be completely edged out by dramatic new seasonal looks but can be built on and experimented with using deep violets and indigos.


White eyeliner is a fresh, new approach to change up the dark cat eye look. You can use a white line over the black one to create striking contrast or opt for all white as a refreshing change. 

Like a classic white shirt, it complements any other colour. While highlighting your eyes in a dramatic new way. Instagram influencers like @missjobaker, @naokoscintu and @brycescarlett are setting this trend this season.


If our eyes are the windows to our soul, we should give them the frames they deserve. Masks have inadvertently made brows our most important feature when it comes to conveying our emotions. 

Soft, natural looking brows ensure that we don’t lose anything in translation, unlike a stark, high arching eyebrow. Use a brow pencil to delicately fill in any sparse spots, then brush them up into place with a brow brush.


Mask free photo opportunities are making a comeback and the lip trend is ensuring it is ready to make a statement. Bright colours and tinted gloss will create an eye-catching and Instagram-worthy look. 

From shiny purple glossy to bold orange satin, a super-saturated bright shade will say everything it needs to. Remember to exfoliate your lips before applying your colour for a smooth finish. Instagram influencer @lipstickqueen shows some of the ways you can step out of your comfort zone.


No matter what time of year it is healthy looking, slightly flushed cheeks radiate vitality. A rosy-coloured cream blush blended into the apples of your cheeks and then up and out towards your cheekbones also defines your facial structure. 

A bronzer is also a good option to create a fresh-from-the-beach look and brighten up your winter complexion.


A dewy, sun kissed glow that seems to radiate from within is the trend this summer. In South Africa’s harsh sun, you can’t ever minimise the value of a good sunscreen that’s specifically designed for the face. 

Generous, good quality moisturiser will keep your skin hydrated and dewy. Incorporate a bronzing product into your foundation and ensure you use lightweight, minimalistic products that keep your look natural.

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