From birthdays to weddings, there are so many special occasions in our lives that call for the perfect beauty look—and a baby shower is no exception! Whether you’re the mom-to-be or an attendee, determining what to wear, how to do your makeup, and the best hairstyle for the occasion is no easy feat. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you. Below, we’re sharing the perfect baby shower look—from your baby shower outfit to the perfect makeup and hairstyle ideas for completing your look.
YOUR PERFECT BABY SHOWER LOOK: MOM-TO-BE
Expecting a new addition to the family? If you have a baby on the way, you may be wondering what the best baby shower look for the mom-to-be is. Take our advice below to put together your baby shower look.
YOUR BABY SHOWER OUTFIT
What you wear to your baby shower is all about where it takes place, so take notes from our breakdown below.
If it’s at someone’s house…consider wearing something a tad more casual. At the end of the day, it’s your baby shower, so while you’ll want to be a little dressed up, there’s no need to dress up as much as you would for a baby shower at a fancier venue. A cotton sundress or maxi dress will suffice for this intimate affair.
If it’s at a restaurant…you can take things up a notch. Consider a dress that has a dressier cut or fabric, like satin or velvet. You can also dress up your look with accessories—break out your best jewelry!
If it’s outdoors…you’ll want to be comfortable and dressed for the weather. Consider the time of year, as you won’t want to spend a long time outdoors if you aren’t wearing the right outfit! If it’s fall, opt for leggings, a cute sweater, and a jean jacket to keep things cute and cozy. If it’s spring or summer, you can rock a casual dress and comfy sandals.
YOUR BABY SHOWER MAKEUP LOOK
Now that you know what to wear to your baby shower, it’s time for the perfect makeup look to go with it! Follow the steps below.
Step #1: Perfect your complexion
For your baby shower, you’ll want to have a glowing, radiant base for the rest of your makeup. First, use a makeup primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Makeup Lock Primer, to smooth any imperfections and increase the lifespan of your face makeup. Then, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation using a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender for a seamless, dewy complexion.
Step #2: Create a natural flush
Once you’ve perfected your base, it’s time to add some color to your cheeks. Swipe the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks in Cheeky Dimension onto your cheekbones for a natural-looking flush.
Step #3: Get your glow on
Give your radiant complexion a boost with a little highlighter. Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder onto your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and your cupid’s bow.
Step #4: Boost your brows
You’ll want to keep your look natural yet glamorous, which means defining your eyebrows in a subtle way. You can use a brow mascara to do just that. Swipe the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara over your brows for a naturally thicker look.
Step #5: Grab your eye shadow
It’s time to move onto your eyes! Make your life easier by reaching for an eyeshadow palette that has all the shades you need, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme. First, swipe the nude shade over your lid. Then, use either medium brown hue to define your crease. Finally, deepen your crease by applying the darkest brown in the palette to the outer “V” of your crease.
Step #6: Line away
Since all eyes will be on you, you can take your natural look up a notch with some winged eyeliner. Use a black liquid liner, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise™ Liquid Eyeliner in Black, to create your wing. If you know the gender of your baby, feel free to add a pop of baby blue or pastel pink around the inner corner of your eye or along your lower lash line for a touch of festiveness!
Step #7: Coat your lashes
Finish your eye makeup with a few coats of mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara.
Step #8: Paint your pout
For your lipstick, keep things pretty in pink! Pop on the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Create for a pink pout.
Step #9: Set your look
Of course you want your makeup to stay put through all the celebrating, laughs, and potential (happy) tears! Spritz on the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist to set your makeup and add a boost of radiance to your look.
YOUR BABY SHOWER HAIRSTYLE
We’re almost done putting together your baby shower beauty look! Not sure how to style your strands? As the mom-to-be, we love the idea of voluminous curls paired with a flower crown. You can also opt for a side-swept fishtail braid if you’d rather have your strands out of the way!
YOUR PERFECT BABY SHOWER LOOK: ATTENDEE
Attending a friend or family member’s baby shower? We’ve got a beauty look for you! It can be difficult to figure out what to wear and how to do your makeup and hair for a friend or family member’s baby shower, but no need to fret—we’ve done all the work for you.
YOUR BABY SHOWER OUTFIT
Once again, the easiest way to determine what you should wear to a baby shower is to consider the location. Find the option that best fits your situation and start going through your closet!
If it’s at someone’s house…you can likely get away with jeans and a cute blouse or sweater paired with booties or sandals. Baby showers held at a house tend to be more intimate, so don’t worry about going all out with your outfit.
If it’s at a restaurant…dress up a little! Pop on a dress, skirt, or dress pants paired with a nice blouse. Judge accordingly based on the restaurant itself and its atmosphere. Do your research with a quick Google search!
If it’s outdoors…let the season inspire your ensemble. In the fall, jeans or leggings with a nice sweater will do the job. During the spring or summer, wear a sundress or jumpsuit.
YOUR BABY SHOWER MAKEUP LOOK
Ready for your baby shower makeup look? Let’s get to it!
Step #1: Perfect your base
Begin by applying a makeup primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Makeup Lock Primer to help your makeup last longer and prep your complexion for foundation. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation for a flawless matte base.
Step #2: Grab your blush
Add a pop of color to your complexion with some blush. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup to the apples of your cheeks.
Step #3: Define your brows
Define your brow shape with the help of an eyebrow gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel. Use the doe foot applicator to fill in any sparse areas, the angled brush to sharpen your shape, and the spoolie to blend out the product for a seamless look.
Step #4: Reach for your shadow
Use the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette to start your eye makeup look. First, apply a peach shade onto your lid. Then, define your crease with the coral shade. Finally, drag the dark brown shade along your upper and lower lash line to define your lashes.
Step #5: Line your waterline
Grab the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude and line your waterline to create the appearance of bigger, more awake eyes.
Step #6: Apply mascara
What makeup look would be complete without some mascara? Apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara for voluptuous volume and intense length.
Step #7: Color your lips
Keep your lipstick simple with a barely-there nude hue, like the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Empower.
Step #8: Seal the deal
Set your makeup and ensure it will be a long-lasting look with a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray.
YOUR BABY SHOWER HAIRSTYLE
As the guest of the baby shower, you may be debating how to do your hair for the occasion. Why not combine two of your ideas with a half-up hairstyle? Try curling your locks and putting the top portion of your mane into a bun for a pretty and put-together half-up style.