Later, school—and hello, summer! With classes and homework on pause, now is the best time to experiment with new makeup looks. A glint of golden highlighter, a feather brow, a bold fuchsia eye—there are so many ways to sparkle this season, and we’re here to help your creativity shine bright as the Malibu sun!
To help you get inspired, we’ve rounded up 6 of the top summer makeup trends and how to get the looks with pediatrician-approved kids makeup by Petite ‘n Pretty. Not only are our products nut-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free, but they also make the best girls’ birthday gifts. (Hint, hint, summer b-day babes!) Grab your palettes, lip balms, and glitter—it’s time to unleash your inner artist!
1. Feather Brows
No matter the season or occasion, brows are always IN! While there are so many different styles, shapes, and colors for brows, summer’s biggest brow trend is all about using clear gel to achieve a natural, tame look. Using our ophthalmologist-tested Featherlight Clear Mascara & Brow Gel, brush your brow hairs upwards to lock them in place. And voila—the ultimate low-maintenance feathered brow!
2. Defined Lashes
Barely-there eye makeup is one major trend for summer, and long lashes are the focal point of the look. If you’re not going to play in water, use our ophthalmologist-tested Fully Feathered Volumizing Mascara to make your fringe pop! (Its brush is sized just for petite eyes.) For a pool or beach day, we recommend using our Featherlight Clear Mascara & Brow Gel to define your lashes without any fallout or smearing.
3. Holographic Eyes
Another key summer makeup trend? Sheer layers of bold, shimmering eyeshadow. If you’re going to a BBQ, birthday party, or just hanging at home with your friends, color is a great way to express yourself! Our new TropiCali Eyeshadow Palette is so much fun to play around with—its cotton-candy pinks and warm gold tones are perfect for creating sunset-inspired looks. Our 9021-GLOW Eye & Cheek Palette gives you endless options for a dreamy, iridescent eye. And for peachy-bronze tones that sizzle, check out our 9021-BUNGALOW! Eye & Cheek Palette. Best of all? Our palettes are all talc-free, giving you a safer way to sparkle.
4. Dewy Skin
Glowing skin is an essential summer makeup trend year after year! Our 9021-GLOW Cheek & Highlighter Duo pairs a sheer bronzer with a soft gold highlighter, giving you a sunkissed look. You can also go to our TikTok account @petitenpretty to watch how to create a fun freckle look with the 9021-GLOW Cheek & Highlighter Duo! For cheeks with a translucent wash of pink, check out our 9021-GLOW Eye & Cheek Palette. It contains a blush, highlighter, and six super-pretty eyeshadow shades.
Glowing skin isn’t just about makeup—it’s also about good skin care. Whether you are at home or on the go, our My Stellar Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes will fully erase all traces of makeup for a face that’s so fresh and so clean.
5. Go Wild With Glitter
With the sun at its highest point in the sky, summer is the perfect season to get your shine on! Apply a little glitter and they’ll see you sparkling from a mile away, sunshine. (No shimmer filter required.) Start with our Gen Glitter in pastel-hued BLVD Bling or golden 14 Karat Wear It. You can put them all over your hair, face, and body to dazzle all day! Want even more sparkle? Our L.A. Luster Glitter Hair Spray will take your glitter look to the next level.
Bonus: Our hair and body glitters all have our fruity-floral Cloud Mine scent—also available as a rollerball fragrance for kids, tweens, and teens!
6. Lips That Pop
Too hot outside for much makeup? A bright lip will make your look. If you like a glossy finish, our 10K Shine Lip Gloss in Glowing Up will give you the perfect pop of pink. For just a hint of color, opt for GLO$$ BALM in Go For Broke or Shine Bright. All shades are buttery-soft, lightweight, and melt into lips instantly.
Summer is the perfect time of year to slow down, relax, and spend extra time on your hobbies, goals, and dreams—makeup artistry included. Send us photos of your summer looks at @petitenpretty using our makeup for kids, teens, and tweens. We can’t wait to see them!