Maybe it’s just us, but we’ve been seeing an influx of crystal makeup everywhere. It seems that everyone from TikTok influencers to beloved TV show characters to celebrities has been turning their glams into full-on glitzy works of art these days. So, it’s safe to say that this eye-catching crystal makeup trend is having a full-on moment.
Heck, even Pinterest is confirming its popularity. According to the platform’s annual prediction report, there was a 110 percent increase in searches for crystal eye makeup in 2021. And judging by how 2022 is shaping up to be, the makeup trend is only going to continue to dominate.
Crystal embellishments are not only super mesmerizing, but they can also add a subtle finishing touch to any glam. Between perfectly-placed sparkly gemstones and scattered rhinestones, the trend is extremely versatile and surprisingly easy to achieve.
Want to create a gem of a look with the trend? Grab your lash glue and makeup bag and keep scrolling to find the best crystal makeup ideas and inspo to copy this year.
1. Crystal Eyeliner
Lining your upper lash line with crystals is one of the most foolproof ways to upgrade your eyeliner look. The best part of all is you don’t need much makeup to really stand out. Keeping it simple is just enough to make a statement.
If you’re after a no makeup, makeup look, put your focus on creating a dewy, radiant base. The L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm Foundation is a great option because it has the benefits of a skin care balm and the coverage of a glow-infused foundation in one.
2. Crystal Cut Creases
When it comes to nailing a super-subtle look, all you really need are a few rhinestones. And applying them to the creases of your eyes will do just the trick.
You can recreate this neutral glam by painting your lids with a combination of pretty beige-to-brown shades from the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude, and then topping off your inner or outer corners with small, pretty gems. Finish your crystal makeup look with a glossy pout using the L'Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip Balm-in-Gloss.
Or you can try the trend out with a smokey eye and red lips. If that’s more your thing, consider swiping one of the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Reds of Worth Satin Lipstick With Saturated Color shades onto your pout. They offer vivid color and leave your lips feeling incredibly smooth after one application.
3. Crystal Brow Accents
The crystal makeup trend goes beyond eyelids. Make your eyebrows the star of the show with a few embellishments, too.
To DIY, shape and fill in your brows with the L'Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel. Then top them off with medium-sized crystals towards the ends.
4. Crystal Cheekbone Accents
If you want to take your blush game up a notch, try scattering crystals around your cheekbones. After applying your favorite blush — we recommend L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Satin Blush With Camellia Oil — place the small embellishments on your face, starting from the sides of your temples all the way down to your cheekbones.
Editor’s tip: Opt for a gorgeous purple blush to combine another standout trend with this one.
5. Crystals and Bright Eyeshadow
All eyes will be on your, well, eyes, when you jazz up your crystal makeup with bright, colorful eyeshadow. With a makeup brush, use the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow to paint your lids in a shimmery color. Follow with the jeweled gemstones for a look that’s always a standout.
Written by: Sophie Dweck, Photo Credit: Shanice IG/@beautybyshayshay_
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