If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one makeup product at your disposal, what would you choose? We’ve given this question a lot of thought, and our answer would have to be mascara. There’s just something about how we feel when our lashes look like they’re on point. One of our favorite things about mascara is that there are quite a few different types—from volumizing to lengthening to curling—so you can basically use a different one each day, depending on your mood and how you want your lashes to look.In the summer particularly, chances are you don’t want to wear a ton of makeup—especially if it’s super-hot outside. All you need is a little bit of BB cream to help perfect the look of your complexion, a coat of your favorite mascara for a beautiful-looking flutter, and a touch of sheer tinted lip gloss for a casual look that’s still totally professional and season-appropriate. Of course, you can always dress up your mascara with more dramatic makeup if you’ve got a special event, like a wedding or a music festival, to attend. Keep reading to learn about our best volumizing mascara and how to add it to your summer makeup routine.
ALL ABOUT OUR VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE MASCARA
Let’s be real: We love switching up our mascara routine. The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara has a volumizing and lengthening effect—plus, it comes a pretty pink tube. In addition to this mascara, there’s also the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/ Base, which can help amplify the effects of our best volumizing mascara. Together, these eye makeup products work together to create a next-level lash look that’s hard to beat. Keep reading for some of our favorite makeup looks using this mascara.
3 SUMMER MAKEUP LOOKS USING OUR VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE MASCARA
Whether you want to opt for a barely-there makeup look or for one that’s more intense, applying a coat of our Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara is the perfect way to finish off your makeup routine. Try one of the following looks yourself!
Makeup Look #1: Bare-Faced Beauty
Planning to spend the day inside chilling in the AC? Keep things simple.
Step 1: Glow Up
Apply a thin layer of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer to your complexion after you’re done working your way through your skin care routine.
Step 2: Line Your Lash Lines
Step away from black and go for a softer eyeliner shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Brown. Use this to draw a thin line close to your lash line.
Editor’s tip: If you want to flaunt a bold summery lid look, instead of using a neutral eyeliner color, consider coating your lash lines in the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in True Teal, Cobalt Blue, or Purple. These colors look especially pretty when paired with the season’s under-eye makeup trend.
Step 3: Prime Your Lashes
Apply a coat of lash primer. This will give your mascara something to adhere to for a longer-lasting beauty look that can sustain the summer’s heat.
Step 4: Apply Mascara
Apply a coat of volumizing mascara. Go on, bat those lashes!
Step 5: Pucker Up
Finish things off by swiping on the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Sparkling Rose—then enjoy a glass of sangria at an outdoor happy hour!
Makeup Look #2: Mermaid-Inspired Eye
Want all the attention to be on your eyes? Reach for green and blue eye shadow hues.
Step 1: Start Your Mermaid Statement Eye Makeup Look
Grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avant Garde Azure, which contains four blue hues. Start by applying the lightest shade all over your lids with a fluffy eye shadow brush.
Step 2: Add a Little Depth to Your Crease
Apply one of the medium blue shades (your choice!) just in your crease, blending as you go.
Step 3: Complete Your Mermaid Smize
Back to the lighter shade! Sweep it underneath your lower lash line.
Step 4: Finish with Mascara
Top your mermaid-inspired eye look with a coat of lash primer and mascara.
Makeup Look #3: Hot Pink Lips
Show off a bold pout by rocking a summer-y hot pink.
Step 1: Apply Primer
Since this look includes face makeup, it’s a good idea to start off with a face primer to ensure your makeup stays put all day long. To do so, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer. Blend it into your skin, then move on to the next step.
Step 2: Apply Foundation
Use a matte foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. Apply it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender.
Step 3: Accentuate Your Lashes
Apply lash primer and mascara. You’re a pro by now!
Step 4: Highlight to the Heavens
Instead of overloading your face with makeup, keep it simple with a quick swipe of highlighter in all the right places. To get the look, pop the top on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Highlighter and use a fluffy angled contour brush to dust some of the high-shine color onto your cheekbones, the inner corners of your eyes, and right on the tip of your nose. Depending on your preference, you can choose from Gilded Glow or Rose Quartz.
Step 5: Create a Lip Look That Really Stands Out
Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Lacquered Strawberry. Beforehand, use a lip scrub to help slough away dead skin cells from your lip’s surface. A lip primer can help create a smooth base.
Now that you know how to perfect your lash look, you may be wondering what other ways you can tailor your beauty routine this summer. If you want a little inspiration, check out our articles, How to Take Care of Combination Skin in the Summer and 5 Summer Skin Tips for Smooth, Soft Feet.
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