Summer Makeup Look: It’s Makeover Monday

Today’s Makeover Monday is a beautiful, summer makeup look with a hint of Neon amidst an otherwise neutral but still smoky eye. Summer looks are some of my favorites because they are usually a bit simpler and a little less dramatic. I would say that this summer makeup look is sort of in between dramatic and simple…does that even make sense?  You will see below that there are technically two after pictures for this summer makeup look (although they are really similar). I ended up toning down her first look a bit for her comfort. But I think I ended up liking the second look even more. Scroll down and check it out and let me know what do you think?

Makeover Monday Victim Spotlight: My friend Ashleigh of is a mom of 5 and foster mom of many. She is only 28 and has had over 20 kids over the years in her and her husbands home that have needed love. Talk about sacrifice…their family is so inspirational to our family. With that said, I wanted her to be my next Makeover Monday victim for this summer makeup look.




Well, I wish this was going to be some big dramatic makeover; but the truth is, Ashleigh doesn’t need a drop of makeup.



Toned Down

Summer Makeup

Summer Makeup Look: For this summer makeup look, I just wanted it to be simple and something that Asheligh would want to wear out on a date with the husband. Truly, she doesn’t need very much makeup but I still wanted to use some fun colors on her to make those hazel eyes pop.  So I focused on giving her fresh and radiant skin with only a hint of a cream blush and smoky eyes with a punch of neon from my beloved electric palette. In my opinion, the electric palette is perfect for a summer makeup look.

Toning it Down: Before Ashleigh left my house, we toned down her mildy neon eyes and punched up the smoke a bit more and brought the blush down. I don’t know which look I like better. I think they are both pretty…but I think the second summer time look is more her style.


Summer Makeup Look Products Used




1} Diorshow Mascara

2} Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

3} Jane Iredale Black/Grey Eyeliner

4} Urban Decay Electric Palette

5) Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette



1} Jouer Cosmetics tinted lip enhancer in cosmo

2} MAC Cosmetics lipstick in Amplified Morange


1} Makeup Forever High Definition Foundation

2} Face Stockholm Blue Corrector

3} Too Faced Cosmetics Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

4} Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Coral

If you have any questions about this summer time makeup look, leave me a comment in the comments below! Hope you all having a fabulous start to your wee and happy Makeover Monday!


Kendra Stanton

note* Some of these products were given to me from previous posts

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  • I love both looks! I can’t make up my mind which one I like better! Her eyebrows are freakin’ amazing and I love that neon look. 🙂

  • I like the first one though I think I would have added some pink to the lips

  • Ange

    I just want to come hang out with you and let you do my makeup! I like both!!

  • Simply beautiful. I like both looks and agree her eyebrows look phenomenal. Can you come and do my makeup soon in Cali?! Maybe PhameExpo!! Great job girl! Love it! xxo

  • Kelly R

    I like the first one. I wish I lived close and could have you do my makeup!

  • WOW her eyes look HUGE! Great job!

  • Mai

    I think you’ve done such a glamorous makeover!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Fabulous looks! Mother of 5, OMG. I hope Ashleigh went out afterwards!

  • Anastasia

    What a gorgeous lady, inside and out. I love your makeover series!

  • She is pretty! I like both looks.

  • I like the drama of the first look! I would love to learn how to do that pointy smoked-out eye. So gorgeous! She’s so pretty, even without makeup, and her legacy in this world is simply beautiful.

  • Noelle

    Both looks are so fun. She’s gorgeous either way!

  • I like the first one best, but they both look great!

  • Justina

    Wow!!! This is my favorite type of post that you do. She is absolutely stunning before and after. I never thought I needed that Electric palette but I love how you used it. If I ever find myself in Texas, I totally want you to do my makeup!!!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Can you do my makeup, for real! Kudos to you friend for helping out the needy. God bless her heart!

  • Ashleigh sounds like a beautiful woman inside and out! I love seeing your makeovers.

  • A gorgeous makeover!

  • This is awesome! Love these posts!

  • BTBAshley

    Love both looks! Great job girl.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Wow what a transformation! I prefer the toned down look. When can you do my makeup?

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I love both looks! She’s gorgeous!

  • Betzy Carmona

    Her eyes are gorgeous, love the transformation