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Feeling daring? Sounds like it may be time to sport a dramatic eye makeup look! Maybe you’ve seen bold black eyes gracing the red carpet, or you want to mimic the colored eyeliner you’ve seen circulating your social media feeds. Whatever the case, dramatic eye makeup is a makeup trend that will never go out of style. But how do you pull off makeup with such intensity? Follow these four simple tips and your eyes will have more drama than a soap opera.
If you want to rock a dramatic eye, it’s best to keep the rest of your makeup look on the simple side. Opting for matte finishes when it comes to your foundation, bronzer, face powder, blush, and other face makeup products will prevent your overall makeup look from appearing too over-the-top, while also allowing your dramatic eye makeup to be the center of attention. Here are a few of our favorite matte makeup products to try:
Foundation: For your foundation, try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. This foundation has a demi-matte finish, giving you the shine-free appearance you’re going for without looking too flat. The formula provides medium coverage, goes on smooth, and is lightweight. Apply it using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender for an effortless, flawless-looking complexion.
Face powder: From the same line, the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder creates a perfect matte finish that is long-lasting. The formula absorbs excess oil, reduces shine, and is lightweight.
Blush: Not only is it best to sport a matte finish when it comes to blush, but using a more subtle, neutral color for your flush will complement your dramatic eye rather than clash with it. Go for a soft peachy hue like the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Bashful.
If you’re striving to pull off a dramatic eye makeup look, you definitely do not want to skimp when it comes to using eye primer. A primer will prep your eyes for your intense look and keep it lasting all day long. The last thing you want to happen when wearing a bold eye is to have unintentionally smudged liner or messed up mascara!
To really seal the deal, after finishing your makeup, close your eyes and spritz your face with a setting spray in an “X” and “T” formation. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray will give you a “just applied” makeup look all day (and night) long.
Just as eye primer is super important when it comes to rocking a dramatic eye makeup look, so is lash primer. A lash primer will help prep your lashes for mascara while also adding volume and length to your lashes—more than you can achieve with mascara alone. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer or the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/Base before coating your lashes in your favorite mascara.
While balancing a bold lip color and dramatic eye is totally possible, if you don’t do it right, it can prove to be detrimental to your overall look and leave you looking more like a clown than a makeup goddess. So, instead of facing the risk of crossing that fine line, skip the lip color when you want to pull off dramatic eye makeup. If you do want to wear a bit of color on your lip, opt for a neutral, natural-looking shade that won’t take away from your statement eye. Try any shade of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick or opt for a tinted lip balm.
Just can’t get enough drama? Check out our article, Say Yes To Intense, for bold and dramatic makeup looks you can try.