Hello there, (almost) birthday girl! Are you scoping out the perfect makeup look to sport on your big day? We've all been there—which is why we’ve compiled a list of birthday makeup looks that are perfect for a day that’s all about you. Whether you’re turning 21 or the big 5-0, how you do your makeup is a key aspect of your birthday beauty look. Grab your makeup bag and keep reading for the best birthday makeup look for you, based on the season you were born!
THE BEST BIRTHDAY MAKEUP LOOK FOR A SPRING BABY
Calling all spring babies—this makeup look is for you! If you were born in the season of flowers and sunshine, why not rock a pretty pink makeup look to celebrate your own blooming. Light, pastel shades of pink are all the rage in the spring, and they’re particularly on-trend at the moment. Follow the steps below to give your face a wash of pink birthday bliss.
Step #1: Prep your face
Chances are you’ll be dancing the night away on your birthday, so you’ll want to prep your complexion with a makeup primer. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Makeup Lock Primer to give yourself a radiant glow while helping your makeup stay put. Then, grab the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight, which has a long-lasting, medium to full coverage formula. Buff it out with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender and admire your newly flawless complexion.
Step #2: Add some color
It’s time to add a wash of pink to your visage. First, grab the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Baby Blossom and apply it to the apples of your cheeks for a subtle, girly flush. Enhance your complexion by adding a bit of glow with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops. Apply them to your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and cupid’s bow.
Step #3: Move onto eyes
For your eye makeup, you’ll want to follow suit with another wash of light pink—but first, apply an eye primer. Once your lids are prepped, coat your lids with pink using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink. Blend your pink hue out by buffing a light brown shade—like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up—into your crease with a fluffy eye shadow brush.
Step #4: Grab your liner
Reach for a nude pencil eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude, to line your waterline and create the appearance of brighter, more awake eyes. Then, create your sharpest wing with a black liquid liner to finish things off.
Step #5: Coat your lashes
Complete your eyes with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara, which will give your lashes an instant lash-lift effect.
Step #6: Paint your pout
Ready for your final touch of pink? Apply a long-lasting lipstick in a light pink hue, like the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Empower. Long-lasting is key, in case any b-day smooches come your way!
Step #7: Set your makeup
You don’t want your birthday makeup look to budge, so make sure to set your makeup with a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray!
THE BEST BIRTHDAY MAKEUP LOOK FOR A SUMMER BABY
Born in the midst of a summer heat wave? You’ll need a cool new makeup look for the big day! Popping lids are the perfect look for summer as it’s a season that’s full of fun colors. Even better, this look is super easy to do and totally customizable.
Step #1: Perfect your complexion
Giving yourself a flawless, matte complexion is key for a birthday makeup look that can withstand the summer weather! First, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Makeup Lock Primer to your face to smooth any imperfections and keep oil at bay. Then, use a makeup blender to apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. The matte finish of this foundation will help keep oil and sweat caused by the summer heat under control—allowing you to be shine-free for all those birthday photo ops!
Step #2: Contour away
Now that you’ve perfected your complexion, you’ll want to define your features by contouring. Use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer to do just that. Apply it to the hollows of your cheeks, the sides of your nose, temples, and jawline.
Step #3: Paint your lids
It’s time to add some color to your look! This is where you can get creative. Pick a popping eye shadow shade that complements your eye color and swipe it across your lid, making sure to blend the color into your crease for a seamless look. For an extra pop of vivid color, take the same shade and drag it along your lower lash line.
If you have brown eyes…teal is the way to go! Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Sea.
If you have blue eyes…rock a blue hue to bring out your eye color. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Midnight Blue.
If you have green eyes…shades of purple will be the most flattering for your eyes. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum.
If you have hazel eyes…use a green shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald, for your popping lid.
Step #4: Grab some mascara
Finish your eye makeup and give your fringe voluptuous volume and intense length with a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara.
Step #5: Color your lips
Since you’re rocking a statement eye, you’ll want to keep your lips simple. Opt for a natural pink hue, like the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Create.
Step #6: Seal the deal
Keep your makeup from budging throughout the night by spritzing your face with a setting spray. Now you’re ready to go out and celebrate!
THE BEST BIRTHDAY MAKEUP LOOK FOR A FALL BABY
If you were born in the season of changing leaves and brisk breezes, we recommend centering your birthday makeup look around bold, dark lips. Need some inspo? Don’t worry—we have you covered!
Step #1: Prep your complexion
Blur any imperfections that may be marking your face by applying a makeup primer. Then, give yourself a complexion worthy of a birthday girl with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation.
Step #2: Color your cheeks
For this birthday makeup look, you’ll want to keep your face makeup simple. This means reaching for a subtle blush shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Bashful. Dust it across your cheekbones for a hint of color.
Step #3: Define your brows
Just because your lips are the star of this look doesn’t mean your eyes can’t have their own moment! Give your brows a little extra definition with a swipe or two of the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara.
Step #4: Create a brown smoky eye
A brown smoky eye is the perfect way to define your eyes without going overboard. This eye makeup look is super easy to recreate with the help of an eye shadow palette. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme. Apply one of the medium brown shades onto your lid and along your lower lash line for a sultry effect. Then, use the dark brown shade to define your crease. Finish your eye shadow by placing the lightest shade on your inner corner. Apply a few coats of mascara and your eyes are done!
Step #5: Pick your lip
It’s time to scope out your perfect dark hue. From crimson to chocolate, you can personalize your look with a hue that matches your style. Personally, we’re fans of the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Am Worth It and I Explore!
Step #6: Seal in your look
Don’t forget to lock in your makeup with a setting spray!
THE BEST BIRTHDAY MAKEUP LOOK FOR A WINTER BABY
Born in the winter? Warm up with a glowing makeup look. Dewy skin is the perfect way to combat dry winter skin while also giving you a radiant glow that's fit for a birthday beauty.
Step #1: Create your base
The most important part of this birthday makeup look is your complexion. To prime your face an give yourself glowing skin while you're at it, spritz with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist. Then, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation for an overall radiant complexion.
Step #2: Add some glow
You aren’t done with achieving glowing skin just yet. Next, continue to get your glow on with the help of highlighter. Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder to your cheekbones, nose, and cupid’s bow to do just that.
Step #3: Keep it matte
When it comes to your eyes, you’ll want to stick with matte eye shadow to balance out your radiant skin. First, apply the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach on your lid. Then, use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Meet Me in Paris to define your crease and the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Noir Cest Noir to deepen your crease even more. Wrap things up (in regards to your eye makeup) with a few coats of black mascara.
Step #3: Grab a gloss
For your lips, apply a neutral gloss like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Barely Nude.
Step #4: Seal your radiance
To finish your makeup look, apply a setting spray that will also give your skin an extra boost of radiance. A few more spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist should do the trick!