In case you haven’t heard: it is, in fact, cuffing season—the time of year when just about everyone seems to be getting into relationships. And if you ask us, that sounds like a reason for an updated beauty look. Whether you’re forever single and are hoping to get cuffed or have been cuffed for years already, ‘tis the season to try out a new romantic makeup look. From mascara to lipstick—here are two makeup looks to try this cuffing season.
IF YOU’VE BEEN CUFFED FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN REMEMBER
Cuffing season not a concern for you? That doesn’t mean you can’t use this time of year as an excuse to rock a new makeup look! You’re likely already comfortable with your better half, so why not walk a little bit on the wild side with a bold look?
Step #1: Prep your face
Before you perfect your complexion, you want to apply a makeup primer to ensure your makeup look lasts all night. Opt for a radiant one to complement the natural glow that’s bound to come out when you’re around your partner-in-crime. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer.
Step #2: Apply foundation
Give yourself a flawless complexion by applying a foundation with a radiant finish. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. Apply it using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender for a seamless finish.
Step #3: Make it rosy
Add a natural-looking flush to your cheeks with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks. Swipe it along your cheekbones and blend the color out with your fingers—it’s that easy.
Step #4: Define your brows
Before jumping into your other eye makeup, you want to fill in and define your eyebrows. For brows that will last through date night, use the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel. First, use the doe foot applicator to apply the product to any sparse areas. Then, use the angled brush to outline your brow shape and define your arches. Finish your brow look by brushing through your brows with a spoolie for a blended, natural look.
Step #5: Grab your eye shadow
Since you’re already cuffed, you can have a little fun with your eye shadow! Why not get in on the metallic makeup trend? Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow in Crushed Stone to your lid. Then, embrace the burgundy makeup trend by using the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte-ison Avenue to define your crease. Finish off your shadow by popping the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Petite Perle around your inner corner for a bright-eyed look.
Step #6: Line your eyes
Draw on a sharp cat eye that will go perfectly with your statement eye shadow. Use the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner to do so.
Step #7: Coat your lashes
Complete your eye makeup by layering on a little mascara. To emphasize your burgundy shadow, try coating your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Deep Burgundy.
Step #8: Paint your pout
Since you’re cuffed this season, there’s a chance your lip color will be at risk (pucker up, buttercup!). Make sure to use a long-wearing formula so you won’t lose your lippie on your boo’s cheek. For this look, we love a neutral pink shade. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in Candyman.
IF YOU’RE ON A MISSION TO GET CUFFED
On the hunt for someone to cuddle up with this cuffing season? Follow the steps below for a makeup look that is sure to steal some hearts.
Step #1: Use a makeup primer
Prep your face and ensure your makeup lasts by applying a makeup primer. You may be a little nervous (especially if you’re on a first date), so keep any shine at bay by opting for a matte formula. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer.
Step #2: Create a flawless complexion
Of course, you’ll want to make your best first impression. The key to any flawless makeup look is to start with an amazing base. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Foundation Shaping Sticks to create just that. First, apply a shade that’s one to two shades lighter than your skin under both eyes, down the bridge of your nose, and on the center of your chin and forehead. Then, use a shade that’s one to two shades darker than your skin on your temples, the sides of your nose, and the hollows of your cheeks. Use your makeup blender to blend out all of those lines for a seamless, perfectly contoured complexion.
Step #3: Add some color
Give yourself some rosy cheeks by popping on some blush. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Bashful to the apples of your cheeks for a subtle flush.
Step #4: Fill in your brows
While your eyes won’t be the center of this makeup look (spoiler: it’s all about the lips), you still want to give your brows a boost. Brush the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Mascara through your brows to give them a thicker appearance and keep any stray hairs in place.
Step #5: Apply eye shadow
Keep things simple with your eye makeup by creating a brown smoky eye with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme. First, apply either medium brown shade to your lid. Then, deepen your crease using the darkest brown shade. Finish your eye shadow by applying the lightest shade to the inner corner of your eye.
Step #6: Grab your eyeliner
Brighten your eyes by applying the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Nude to your waterline.
Step #7: And your mascara
Of course, no eye makeup look is complete without a few coats of mascara. We love the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black because it gives eyelashes intense length and voluptuous volume—perfect for batting those lashes!
Step #8: Give yourself kissable lips
If you’re on a mission to get cuffed, you’ll want to give yourself some seriously kissable lips—and what’s more kissable than a popping shade of red? Just don’t forget to choose one with a long-lasting formula! We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Matador.
There you have it! Two equally stunning makeup looks to rock this cuffing season. Want more romantic makeup ideas? Head over to our article, Your First Date Makeup Routine.