Try These Easy Makeup Looks That Will Turn Heads Everywhere You Go
With the stylistic impact of HBO’s Euphoria on our generation, it’s true that the power of makeup knows no bounds. It’s fun, it’s aesthetically-pleasing, and most importantly, it’s empowering. It’s absolutely amazing how the shape of an eyeliner or the placement of a blush can completely shape the face in a different way. It’s like knowing how to draw face shapes and other makeup tricks opens up a new world. Makeup is also for anyone who’s willing to give it a go, so don’t be disheartened if you can’t get a look right. You put in time and effort into things that are worth it to you! That being said, we’d like to share some head-turning makeup looks that are so easy to do. If you’re in need of some inspiration for your next makeup look, keep on reading! Get some makeup removers handy if you make a mistake along the way – it is all part of the learning process!
Classic Looks That Will Never Go Out of Style
If you’re new to makeup for eyes, or you’re looking for a simplistic look that still makes a statement, you can never go wrong with this classic style. A fierce black winged liner paired with a red lip is a go-to for many looking for a quick fix for an important event. It’s so versatile that you can wear it to almost anything! If you’re going for a more dramatic look, you can extend the wing on the liner and make it a tiny bit thicker. Use liquid eyeliner for more precision and pigment — you’ll leave everyone in the room saying, “You’re on fleek!”. Red lips – whether you want it in a glossy, cream, or matte finish, will always get the job done. Don’t forget to pop on some highlighter to blind the haters, and some soft contouring on the nose bridge and cheekbones will leave you looking sharp enough to cut them all. Remember, this classic look is more of a template, so you can always change up the color of your liner or your lipstick as you please. Don’t forget to use pressed powder foundation as well!
You Can Never Be Too Graphic
A trend we’ve been keeping a close eye on is graphic liner. Celebrities like Doja Cat sport spherical shapes while Gigi Hadid rocks geometrical lines. It’s something that in theory, doesn’t sound like a good idea but when executed, the results are just plain stunning. It’s basically a free-for-all, you can use any color you want, and shape or line or wave you want, and it will turn out amazing. This just goes to show that you don’t always have to put your eyeliner on your lash line. It helps if your liner follows a theme — for example, it could match the color of your outfit or your lipstick!
If you don’t want to try out something that looks too avant-garde, other graphic liners include modifying the regular cat-eye flick. Some outline the cat-eye with a neon liner, while some extend a curve over their crease and connect it to the flick to create a mod-esque look. The possibilities are endless, and the choice is always yours to make. If we can give any other tips, it’s to finish it off with a cute false lash to accentuate your graphic liner look. Pair it with the perfect eye palette for best results.
All That Glitters is Not Gold, But It is Everything
If you’ve hit the creative ceiling with eyeshadows, it’s time to put your blending eyeshadow brushes down. It’s Glitter’s time to shine! You can go minimal and let the sparkle do all the talking. With face gems and embellishments, just a handy pair of tweezers and lash glue will do the trick. A pro-tip from a professional makeup artist is to keep it uniform in one area instead of just layering atop each other. If you’re using large glitter decals, keep them spaced out around the lid. If you’re using a cream shimmer shadow, creating a huge block wing on the lid is a simplistic statement look you could try too!
You could always play around with it. You don’t have to use all of the decals, you can use some of them to complement your eyeshadow look too. For example, you can line up the decals on the cut-crease to accentuate it! Once the full makeup is done, don’t forget the setting spray so you can have it last long.
Speaking of sparkles, there’s another way to shine without glitter. Adding gloss to your eyeshadow can help you pull off an effortless dewy glow. Paired with the best eyeshadow colors for green eyes and we’re sure you’ll look like an emerald! A tip for a smooth application is to prep the lids with a good primer, pat on a nude color of a shade of your choice, and then get glossy with it. To be safe, use Vaseline or a gloss product specifically made for the eye. It may sound like you’ll be having sticky lids all day, but with good prep, you won’t feel a thing! You can dress it down and create a no-makeup-makeup look with glossy lids. Add on your highlighters, blush, and clear lipgloss on your lips and you’re ready to go! You can also add on fake freckles around your nose for that sun-loving vibe too. If you need a look for a night out, simply switch out the lip for a dark maroon or a dark berry to make it pop!
Smokey Down Under
We’re not talking about having shrimp on the barbie in Australia, we’re talking about reconstructing the classic smokey eye look. Usually, a smokey eye looks like a dark shade blended out on the outer corner of the eye. In this look, we urge you to try smoking up the dark shade on the under-eye. This can easily elevate a dark neutral look, especially if you’re using greys, browns, and blacks. Be careful to not blend it out too much, you may end up looking like you have a black eye. When done right, you’d end up with a sultry makeup look. Some makeup artists extend the under-eye shadow with a brown liner on the inner corner of the eye to create a fox-eye look. This is also known as a reverse liner look, which you can definitely try too. With that much going on in the eyes, you can seal the look with a nude lip, or a dark brown lip. Don’t forget to use that trusty beauty sponge to even out the cheeks and forehead, and you’re pretty much done!