How to apply nude eye makeup

If you’re a makeup lover like we are, then you likely have plenty of eyeliners already stashed in your makeup bag. Chances are, you definitely have a basic black eyeliner, and maybe even a few brighter shades, too. But what about nude eyeliner? You may not have given it a passing glance before, but it turns out that nude eyeliner can be one of the most useful and versatile products in your entire makeup collection. How, you ask? Keep reading to learn about seven nude eyeliner hacks that will change how you feel about this multi-use (yet often overlooked) eye makeup product.

OUR BEST NUDE EYELINER

Before we share our favorite nude eyeliner hacks, let us introduce you to our favorite nude eyeliner pencil: The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude. You can follow all of the eyeliner hacks to come using just this one nude eyeliner pencil, which is formulated to glide on easily and evenly. Moreover, thanks to its no-smudge formula, you can rock your nude eyeliner look all day—and you can use it on your waterline. Now that you have your nude eyeliner picked out, it’s time to get to those hacks!

NUDE EYELINER HACK #1: BRIGHTEN THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR EYES

In the same way that you highlight your upper cheekbones to create a brighter appearance, you can also highlight your eyes to help make them appear brighter. To do so, grab your nude eyeliner pencil and apply a thin line along your lower waterline. Go slowly—this technique takes practice because it’s such a delicate area.

NUDE EYELINER HACK #2: WIDEN THE LOOK OF YOUR EYES

Nude eyeliner can also help make your eyes look bigger. To get the slightly stretched look, apply a dab of nude eyeliner to the inner corners of both eyes. For a seamless finish, blend the nude eyeliner out ever so gently using a cotton swab.

NUDE EYELINER HACK #3: MAKE YOUR EYES POP

If your gaze seems sunken or your lids simply aren’t popping as much as you’d like, grab your nude eyeliner—it can seriously help, and we’re going to tell you how. Simply color in the center of your lids to create a bit of dimension. When the center of your lids are lighter than the sides, this gives the illusion of rounder-looking eyes.

NUDE EYELINER HACK #4: SHAPE YOUR BROWS

Bold, properly-shaped eyebrows are trendier than ever, and they’re not going anywhere. One way to help fake the appearance of perfectly shaped brows, or accentuate the shape you’ve already got, is to use a nude eyeliner. To do so, simply trace along the outside of your brows to carve and sculpt them into your ideal shape. The key to this hack is to fully surround your arches with the nude eyeliner and then blend it out with your fingers or a cotton swab to get rid of any obvious lines.

NUDE EYELINER HACK #5: HIGHLIGHT YOUR FACE

By now, you’re probably a pro at highlighting and contouring your face. If not, all you have to do is trace a swipe of bronzer in the shape of the number “3” stretching down from your forehead to your cheekbones and finally your jawbone. Then, follow up your contouring with highlighting above your cheekbones, between your brows, down your nose, and on the center of your chin. While highlighter definitely has a place in your makeup bag, on those days when your clutch is simply too small to fit another compact inside, nude eyeliner can be used in its place. For real, give it a try!

NUDE EYELINER HACK #6: FAKE FULLER-LOOKING LIPS

The best way to fake the appearance of a pillow-y pout is by highlighting your cupid’s bow, which is the small dip above your upper lip. Thankfully, if you’re without highlighter, you don’t have to give up on your dream of having full lips—nude eyeliner can come to your rescue. Draw a little bit of nude eyeliner onto the top of your cupid’s bow, then blend out with your finger.

NUDE EYELINER HACK #7: HIDE IMPERFECTIONS

No color-correcting concealer in sight? No problem! All you have to do is reach for your nude eyeliner. Spot a pesky blemish? Quickly dot on nude eyeliner and blend with your finger to expertly mask the look of any imperfections.

WHAT TO PAIR WITH NUDE EYELINER

Once you’ve finished applying your nude eyeliner like a pro, finish off the rest of your makeup with flawless-looking skin, a bold lip, and a flirty set of lashes. Start by applying a full coverage foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight, with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. For your bold lip, go with a trendy matte finish, swiping on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick. Finish off with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara and you’re good to go.

Ready for more eyeliner hacks? Check out our articles, How to Do Color-Blocked Eyeliner and 8 White Eyeliner Hacks, for more inspiration.

When it comes to makeup, we often neglect neutral shades for bright, colorful palettes. And while these colorful palettes are extremely aesthetically pleasing, they can often be difficult to work into makeup looks that suit your everyday life. But with a nude makeup palette, the options are truly endless! Whether you’re going to work or the bar, a nude eye shadow palette is a must for any makeup lover’s vanity. Read on for three ways to use a nude makeup palette in your next makeup look.

HOW TO USE A NUDE MAKEUP PALETTE FOR A NO MAKEUP, MAKEUP LOOK

No makeup, makeup is a tried and true makeup look. It can be worn to virtually any occasion when done right, and a nude makeup palette is a total necessity to pull it off. Here’s how to get the look.

Step #1: Apply foundation

For your no makeup, makeup look, you’ll want to use a foundation that matches your skin tone and texture perfectly. The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super Blendable Makeup fits the bill. The liquid formula comes in 45 shades making it easy to find your perfect match. Apply it using a makeup blender for a seamless look.

Step #2: Create a natural flush

Add some color to your cheeks with a subtle, peachy blush. Pop the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Bashful onto the apples of your cheeks to do just that.

Step #3: Style your brows

Enhance your brows by applying a brow mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara. This brow mascara will keep brow hairs in place and create a natural-looking thickness that won’t take away from your no makeup, makeup look.

Step #4: Grab your nude makeup palette

Ready to move onto eye makeup? Grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude in Nude and let’s get to it! To start, apply the first shade to your lid. Then, give your crease some subtle definition with the second shade. That’s it! For this look, it’s best to keep things simple. Finish your eye makeup with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Black Brown.

Step #5: Color your lips

For your lips, pop on a colored lip balm for a soft wash of color. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Glossy Balm in Lovely Mocha.

HOW TO USE A NUDE MAKEUP PALETTE FOR AN EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK

Want to use your nude makeup palette to create an everyday makeup look? It’s easy! Simply follow the steps below.

Step #1: Perfect your complexion

For your daily look, radiant, glowing skin is the way to go. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to give your skin medium coverage with a glowing finish that lasts.

Step #2: Add some color

Create a natural-looking flush and emphasize your cheekbones by applying the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks in “C” and inverted “C” shapes. Then, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Sticks onto your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and your cupid’s bow for an added glow.

Step #3: Move on to eyes

Grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude in Nude to start your eye makeup look. Apply the fourth shade all over your lid, then use the fifth shade to define your crease. Highlight your inner corner with the tenth shade (on the palette’s far right) and you’re all set! Finish your eye makeup by applying some mascara to your fringe.

HOW TO USE A NUDE MAKEUP PALETTE FOR A NIGHT OUT MAKEUP LOOK

Getting ready for a night on the town? A nude makeup palette can be used to create the perfect going out makeup look. Here’s how:

Step #1: Perfect your complexion

For a night out, you’ll want to give yourself a flawless complexion. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, which provides full coverage and has a water, sweat, and transfer-resistant formula.

Step #2: Contour

Grab your bronzer and get to contouring! Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, sides of your nose, temples, and jawline.

Step #3: Grab your palette

For this makeup look, use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude in Nude Intense. First, coat your lid in the eighth shade, which is third from the right. Then, apply the fifth shade in your crease. Deepen the look and amp up the drama with the tenth shade, dragging that same hue along your lower lash line for a sultry effect.

Step #4: Line your eyes

Step #5: Coat your lashes

Finish your eye makeup by applying a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara for an instant lash lift effect.

Step #6: Grab your lipstick

What’s a going out makeup look without a stunning lip color? For this look, we love the idea of a chocolate pout. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Explore or I Stand.

Nude palettes are amazing for almost any occasion, but colorful ones have their place, too! If your makeup collection could stand for a bit more color, here are Our Best Colorful Eyeshadow Palettes.

Using your NUDIES CONCEALER PENCIL, draw over any blemishes, skin spots or sun spots that you want covered, including any dark circles under your eyes.

Dab the concealer lines with your fingers, a buffing brush or a makeup sponge to melt the concealer into your skin.

Continue your everyday face makeup routine with a base of smooth, clear skin created by your NUDIES CONCEALER PENCIL.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Nudies Bronze: How to Apply

Swipe the color block of your NUDIES BRONZE color stick onto your forehead, cheekbones, eyelids and lips.

Blend with the blending brush or your fingers to create a totally bronzed, natural makeup look.

Take a selfie and tag @nudestix.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm: How to Apply

Using the GEL COLOR LIP + CHEEK PENCIL in the shade of your choice, apply generously across your lips and smack them together to ensure full, glossy lip coverage.

With either the same shade for a monochromatic makeup look or a different shade to shake things up, swipe your GEL COLOR LIP + CHEEK PENCIL over the apples of your cheeks.

Use a blending brush, a makeup sponge or your fingers to blend the color into your cheeks.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil: How to Apply

Outline your lips with the INTENSE MATTE LIP + CHEEK PENCIL and then fill in your lips, smacking them together to ensure even coverage.

Lightly swipe the color onto the apples of your cheeks and blend outwards with your fingers, a makeup sponge or a stippling brush.

Take a selfie and tag @nudestix.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Magnetic Luminous Eye Color: How to Apply

Using the sharpened tip of a darker MAGNETIC LUMINOUS EYE COLOR pencil, apply it to the outer crease of each eye and along the lash lines.

Smudge with a stippling brush or the pads of your fingers to soften and blend the shimmering color.

Add a lighter MAGNETIC LUMINOUS EYE COLOR pencil to the inner corner, center of your eyelid and highest point of your brow bone to add a little extra glow and oomph to your look.

Complete the look with an all-over face glow, using the LUMINOUS EYE COLOR pencil as a cream highlighter stick. Draw in lines along the high points of your face and blend upwards using your fingertips.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Magnetic Matte Eye Color: How to Apply

Using the sharpened tip of your MAGNETIC MATTE EYE COLOR pencil, apply in the color of your choice to the outer crease of each eye and along the lash lines.

Smudge with a stippling brush or the pads of your fingers to soften and blend the color.

Complete your matte eye makeup look by lengthening the lashes with NUDIES MASCARA.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Magnetic Nude Glimmers: How to Apply

Mix a small amount of your NUDE GLIMMER with your face moisturizer or foundation to get glowing skin.

Use as a subtle highlighter on the high points of your cheeks and in the center of your lips.

Build layers of the liquid highlighter onto your eyelids to achieve an ultimate foil eyeshadow.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Mascara: How to Apply

Brush your NUDIES MASCARA spoolie onto the top and bottom lashes, starting at the root line and following up to the lash edges to get a maximum lash-lengthening effect.

Bat those beauties.

Take a selfie and tag @nudestix.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Nude Plumping Lip Glacé: How to Apply

Swipe the NUDE PLUMPING LIP GLACÉ color of your choice onto your lips, smacking them together for even coverage.

Show off your perfect pout.

PRO TIP For the look of a fuller lip, use a color 1-2 shades deeper than your natural lip color.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Magnetic Matte Lip Color: How to Apply

Using the MAGNETIC MATTE LIP COLOR in the shade of your choice, apply generously across your lips and smack them together to ensure full, matte lip coverage.

Wait 30 seconds for the lip color to dry.

Take on the #LipTattoo Kiss-Proof Challenge!

How to apply nude eye makeup

Cream Lip + Cheek Pencil: How to Apply

Using your CREAM LIP + CHEEK PENCIL as a lip liner, outline your lips to create a full, plump shape.

Fill in your lips using your liner as a guide, smacking your lips together to ensure even coverage.

Swipe small lines of color onto the high points of your cheeks and blend with your fingers to create a subtle flus

How to apply nude eye makeup

Sunset Strip Palette: How to Apply

With one of your MAGNETIC LUMINOUS EYE COLOR pencils, draw the cream eyeshadow onto your eyelids and trace over your water lines, blending in the color with your fingers or a blending brush.

Choosing one of your INTENSE MATTE LIP + CHEEK COLOR pencils or your CREAM LIP + CHEEK PENCIL, draw lines onto the apples of your cheeks and blend to create a natural blush effect.

Complete the look by drawing your INTENSE MATTE LIP + CHEEK COLOR pencil in Vintage onto the lips for a bold maroon lip.

The minimal makeup style doesn’t leave you bare, but it keeps your look natural. Using color shades that are slightly lighter and slightly darker than your skin tone, a nude makeup style will provide just enough definition to highlight your features.

When done right, this barely-there look is subtle and stylish. But don’t let the subtlety fool you into thinking that it doesn’t take some effort. In the tutorial below, we’ve broken down the steps on how you can achieve the flawless look of nude makeup.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Prime Eyelids: Start by priming your eyelids. This will enhance the eyeshadow colors that you use and it will keep your makeup looking good all day long. Here, we’re using Urban Decay Eye Primer.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Eyeshadow Base: Using an eyeshadow that closely matches your skin color or is slightly lighter, cover your entire eyelid with a base coat to create a clean canvas. Here we’re using a Wet ‘n Wild Blending Brush with the Morphe 350M Nature Glow Matte Eyeshadow Palette.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Define The Eyelid Crease: Using a nude eyeshadow tone, define the crease of your eyelid. Start by applying shadow directly to the crease, and then blend it out and up. Repeat this process until the crease is noticeably defined. We’re using the same brush and eyeshadow palette from the last step.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Lower Eyelid: Using a nude color that’s two or three shades darker, apply eyeshadow on to the lower lid between the lash line and the crease. Blend up into the crease to create a smooth transition. We used the same Morphe 350M Palette, but we switched to a flat eyeshadow brush from Urban Decay like the UD Pro.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Lower Lash Line: Using your flat eyeshadow brush, apply the same color that you used in the previous step along your lower lash line.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Mascara: Define your lashes with a black mascara like the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara that we’re using here.

How to apply nude eye makeup

False Eyelashes: Apply false lashes to further draw attention to your eyes.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Line Lips: Now switch to your lips and line the edges using a warm nude color such as the Kylie Cosmetics Pencil Lip Liner in Hazel that we’re using here.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Lipstick: Fill in your lips using a similar shade to the liner. We used the Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in Hazel.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Lip Gloss: Add some shine to your lips with lip gloss. Here, we’re using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in the color Gilded.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Doesn’t this nude makeup style look so good? The contrast of the matte finish on your eyes with the high gloss of your lips creates interest and adds dimension to your look. Even though it looks natural, it certainly doesn’t look boring.

How to apply nude eye makeup

It’s a perfect look for daytime. But it also looks good for a night out.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Interested in learning more about makeup techniques and styling hair? Check out the Ogle School Blog for more tutorials, or consider the Ogle School Esthetics Program where you can become a professional makeup artist in less than five months.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Start by evening out your complexion with a lightweight yet full-coverage CC cream like the Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+ . Give your skin a luminous look and your CC cream even more staying power with a dusting of the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Glow Setting Powder on top. To keep the monochromatic look from appearing flat, apply a touch of blush on the apples of the cheeks.

STEP 2:

Add Eyeshadow

Using an eyeshadow brush, dust a beige-colored shadow, like Laredo from the Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette , all over the lids, going from the inner corners to the outer corners and into the crease.

STEP 3:

Apply Eyeliner

For a low-maintenance, barely there look, use a medium-brown eye pencil like the Maybelline New York Tattoo Studio Eye Pencil in Smooth Walnut to create a thin line of color on the upper lash line. Repeat this on the bottom lashes, but focus on the outer corners and sweep it into the middle of your bottom lash line.

If you’re planning on wearing the look from day to night, use a black liquid liner on your upper lash line instead. Try the L’Oréal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner for a budge-proof finish.

STEP 4:

Swipe on Mascara

Curl lashes with an eyelash curler, then sweep two to three coats of a mascara like Lancôme Lash Idole . It gives lashes a fluttery, defined effect that’s perfect for a low-key look.

So, how do you apply it? While a wash of Wild Shadow Pot in Auburn Envy is perfect when you’re in a rush, a little more time affords you a lightly-contoured nude eyeshadow look. The sculpting appears almost undetectable, but it makes your eyes look bigger and gives just enough glow to brighten your whole complexion. Here’s how to get the look…

Keep your eyeliner look soft with the lightest etching of Kohl Pencil in Brown. Nudge it just between the upper eyelashes to lend definition and a subtle lash-plumping effect.

Using the Masterpiece Nude Palette in Golden Nudes, apply the middle gold shade across the entire lid and along the lower lash line, taking it up to the socket for a gilded wash of colour. Apply the deeper bronze shade (sixth shade in) to the crease and blend for subtle contouring. Then, use your finger to tap the lightest shimmer on the inner corner of your eye.

Nude eyeshadow and polished brows are the ultimate no-makeup makeup pairing. Keep your arches groomed using the Brow Shaper eyebrow pencil to frame your eye look flawlessly. First, use the brush end of the pencil to tease strands upwards, revealing any sparse patches. Then fill by sketching the pencil in short, sharp strokes that mimic real hairs. Give brows one final brush-through, and you’ve got natural-looking fullness covered.

Full, fluttery, clump-free lashes are the goal when creating a nude eyeshadow look. Try Masterpiece Max Mascara, which creates up to four times your bare-lash volume in a single sweep. For an eye-opening effect, tuck the mascara brush right into the roots of lashes, then glide through to the tips, zig-zagging the wand as you go for even coverage.

How to apply nude eye makeup

When it comes to makeup, some days I’m totally into the doing the most, and other days the most I’ll do is a tinted moisturizer. But it’s tricky finding a balance between full-face and bare faced, so I’ve sought out advice from makeup artist and Burberry’s makeup artistic consultant Wendy Rowe. Here are her tips for achieving a simple, natural makeup look for those in between days.

How to apply nude eye makeup

Rowe says the key to nailing a natural look is to have a good base. You would never start a painting on a dirty canvas, so make sure your skin is clean and moisturized before you start your makeup. Rowe also says to change your moisturizer like you change your coat. You wouldn’t wear a puffer coat in the summer, so switch out your heavy creams to lighter moisturizers in the summer and vice verse.

Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream, $22

How to apply nude eye makeup

For a natural daytime look, Rowe recommends evening out the skin tone while keeping it glowy and light. A water-based product, like the Burberry Fresh Glow Gel Stick, will move with your skin for a natural, hydrated finish unlike a powder-based product, which can crease and dry out. Rowe suggests applying with brush only on the areas where you want to even out your skin rather than all over for the most natural finish.

Burberry Fresh Glow Gel Stick, $48

How to apply nude eye makeup

Rowe says to keep your under eyes looking natural but also concealed, you want to maintain the shadow that your bottom lashes create to prevent the area from looking too flat, which in turn, doesn’t look natural. To do so, Rowe recommends using a sheer concealer only in the inner corner and in the deepest hollow of your under eyes (rather than all the way up to your eye lashes) and blending it in by tapping with your finger.

Laura Mercier Candleglow Concealer and Highlighter, $32

How to apply nude eye makeup

Instead of heavy contour or bright blush, Rowe loves to use a shade that’s slightly gray, which she describes as a “slight shadow with warmth to it.” To apply it, she uses an angled blush brush and swirls it on the apples of the cheeks and along the cheekbones. This, she says, gives you a slightly sculpted, sophisticated look that still looks natural.

Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush in “Earthy Blush No. 7,” $42

How to apply nude eye makeup

Using the same taupe blush as before and a fluffy shadow brush, work the shade into the crease of your eye to give them subtle depth. Then use a black liquid liner to line the eyes, but Rowe says the trick to a subtly lined eye is to lay the tip on the lashes as you draw. This will not only keep the line steady, but it’ll create just enough definition without being too much.

Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner, $7

How to apply nude eye makeup

Rowe says when you’ve filled in your brows solid, that’s when they start looking a little fake. In reality, brows have really fine gaps, so to maintain that look, you want to create fine strokes in the direction that the hairs grow. Rather than a powder or pencil, Rowe recommends using a pen to get the most natural effect.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color, $21

How to apply nude eye makeup

Instead of applying the lip color straight from the tube, Rowe suggests rubbing the color onto your finger and blotting it onto the lips for a hint of color without looking too overdone.

We’re always looking for a new beauty look to try—and what’s not to love about bold black eye makeup? This beauty trend has been everywhere from your local hangout to the runway to the red carpet. Of course, a bold look like this one is so much more than eye makeup. Ready your blackest eyeliner and smokiest eye shadow, because we’re sharing how to wear a bold black eye makeup look.

STEP #1: PREP YOUR FACE

Before doing your eye makeup, you want to give yourself a flawless complexion. Here’s how to get one:

1. Apply makeup primer

Start by applying a makeup primer to ensure your look is long-lasting. The L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Primer Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer is a light infusing primer that blends seamlessly into your skin and will give you a luminous glow.

2. Move on to foundation

After applying primer, grab your foundation. For this look, you’ll want a foundation that has high coverage. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation gives 24 hours of full coverage while having a lightweight feel on your skin. Apply it using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender using dabbing and rolling motions to effortlessly blend it into your skin.

STEP #2: Define Your Face

Don’t let your look fall flat. Sculpted features will truly complement this look. Don’t worry, it won’t take the attention away from your eyes!

1. Highlight with concealer

First use a concealer to leave your eyes looking more awake. Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer in a color that is 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone. Dot it on in an upside-down triangle shape under your eyes, on the bridge of your nose, and on the center of your chin to highlight your features. Blend it in using your same makeup blender for seamless application.

2. Get sun-kissed skin

Next, it’s time to apply a bronzer. The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer will give you a sun-kissed glow. Apply the bronzer to the corners of your forehead, jawline, and the hallows of your cheeks.

3. Complete your cheeks with blush

After you’ve applied your bronzer, add a subtle touch of color to your cheeks with a blush. Avoid bright colors as this will take away from the intensity of your eye makeup look. The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Rosy Outlook will give your cheeks the perfect flush. Apply this to your cheekbones, steering clear of the apples of your cheeks.

STEP #3: FILL IN YOUR BROWS

Just as important as your eye makeup itself, you want to make sure your brows are full and defined. Fill your eyebrows in using the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil. Lightly fill in the natural shape of your brows with purposeful strokes. Comb through your brows to softly blend.

STEP #4: GET YOUR SMOKE ON

Your eye makeup is the center of this look. For a bold black eye look, you’ll want to stick with matte eye shadow shades. The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quads in Cookies & Cream has all the colors you’ll need for this look. Here’s how to apply it.

1. Smudge a grey shade across your lids

First, use the dark grey color allover your lids.

2. Place black eye shadow in the crease

Next, apply the black with a fluffy eye shadow brush to the crease of your eye. Use a blending eye shadow brush to ensure the two colors blend seamlessly.

3. Apply a brow bone highlight

Apply the white shade on your brow bone to highlight it.

4. Define your lower lash line

Take the black shadow with a small, flat top eye shadow brush and drag the shadow along the lower lash line, making sure to blend and smudge the line so it isn’t too harsh.

Once your eye shadow is complete, line your waterline using a black eyeliner to intensify the look. The L’Oréal Paris Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Black will last up to 24 hours, making it ideal for your night out.

Finish your eyes by applying mascara. Since this eye makeup look is more intense than your everyday eye look, you’ll want to amp up your lashes a little more than you usually do. The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara in Blackest Black will give your lashes extreme volume and length.

STEP #5: COLOR YOUR POUT

To complete the look, a neutral, barely-there matte lip color will keep the attention on your eyes. The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-Cademia is a nearly nude color that will leave your lips feeling soft and smooth.

STEP #6: SEAL IN YOUR MAKEUP

Now that all of your makeup is applied, ensure it lasts by applying a setting spray. Spray the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray 8-10 inches from your face 4-6 times in an “X” and “T” motion.

We love a good eye makeup-focused makeup look. Check out our article, How to Create a Winged Eye Shadow Eye Makeup Look for another bold eye makeup look to try!