Summer begs for glowing skin, sheer shades, slicks of vibrant pinks, sweetly bronzed skin and glossy nails. Sigh. Could it get any better? It’s time to swap those powders, foundations and matte lipsticks in for makeup with an airy touch that allows your to skin breathe and shine through. We’ve chatted with the best beauty experts to get their tips, advice and ideas for the ultimate summer makeup guide. Get your beauty bags ready!

Beauty how-to: The perfect spring beauty look
This look is going to be my everyday makeup choice for spring and summer. It’s light, fresh, youthful and the tones work on just about anyone. I enlisted the ever-helpful Greg Wencel, COVERGIRL makeup pro, for tips and ideas on getting this look in just a few minutes and steps. His biggest tip for this look? Apply your eye makeup first, then dab on foundation and a rosy blush. It couldn’t be easier!

Spring/Summer 2011 beauty trend report: Under currant
If you’re not into the super-bright neon shades the warmer months usually bring, opt for an over-the-top glossy lip in shades of eggplant and blackcurrant.

3 must-have summer beauty looks
Hello, summer! In search of the latest summer beauty trends? We’ve found three fresh and flirty makeup ideas that are ideal for warmer weather.

Beauty how-to: Pull off bright eyeshadow
Love, love, love this clean, yet punchy look from Carolina Hererra’s spring/summer 2011 collection. Models sported a gorgeous wash of redish-pink swept across their lids with more saturated colour on the outer corners. This look may appear tricky, but with the help of Revlon‘s National Makeup Artist, Jacquie Hutchinson, it’s easier than you think — and totally wearable! You’ll be wanting to wear this daily, trust me! Here are Jacquie’s tips:

Summer beauty
Beauty in the warm months is all about glowing skin, sheer colour and never looking overdone. Here are our best summer beauty tips.