Get Cara Delevingne's Look for Summer - QC Makeup Academy

Cara Delevingne is the most in-demand model right now. With a fresh face, bushy eyebrows, and a distinct look—she’s been the choice to walk for countless high-end designers and has started a frenzy in the beauty world. We’re in love with her pouty lips and fearless take on fashion and makeup.

Follow our guide to get Cara Delevingne’s makeup look for summer and look fresh-faced and runway-ready in no time at all. Pair the following makeup tips with sleek straightened hair or a low pony tail for the complete Cara makeover!


Cara is all about bold makeup choices while keeping a fresh, luminous complexion. We’d start off this look by applying a lightweight, moisturizing primer like the Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer. We’d then reach for Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup to achieve an even complexion and HD finish—perfect for the runway, or snapping some photos while out with friends! We’d recommend using a beauty blender or buffing brush to really work the product into the skin and get an even, line-free effect.


Once the face is primed and foundation has been applied, we’d go back in and tackle any blemishes or discolorations with a creamy concealer like the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit. We prefer applying foundation prior to concealer so that you can a) use less product and b) see what really needs to be concealed and what disappears with just the foundation. The less product you can use, the longer it will last and the more natural it will look.


The last step for this part would be to set the foundation and concealer with a lightweight ultra-fine setting powder like Makeup For Ever HD Microfinish Powder or a look-locking setting mist like Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. Keep in mind that a powder will create a matte effect whereas setting spray will lock in the luminous finish of the foundation.


As for the brows, we recommend shading them in just a teensy bit and providing them with more shape using a gel-like Benefit Cosmetics Speed Brow. Cara has thick, in-your-face brows, so feel free to grab your favorite brow pencil if you feel a little more definition is needed.


For eyes, we like a matte champagne shadow or a simple swipe of tinted eyeshadow primer (Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in “Sin” does the trick just right). Finish the eyes with two swipes of your favorite mascara in dark brown or black.


Finally, decide what lip color you want to go with. We like mixing MAC Impassioned and MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj (pink) to get a color much like the one shown above. Remember to begin with a liner and apply the lipstick using a brush to avoid the color bleeding onto the skin around the lips. If you’d like, you can spritz a little setting mist onto the lip area to really lock it in.

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There you have it, the complete Cara makeover for summer. What do you think of the tips? Would you recommend any other products to achieve it? Let us know in a comment!

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