These days, there are so many different beauty trends and techniques to try. From monochromatic makeup to the no makeup, makeup trend and everything in between, the possibilities are endless for cute makeup looks. However, if you consider yourself to be a makeup novice, it will be smart to kick things off with cute makeup styles that are easy to apply and easy to pull off. Don’t fret—we have plenty of cute ideas just for you! Here, we’re sharing 16 downright adorable looks that anyone can do—regardless of skill level. Grab your makeup bag, and let’s get to work!
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #1: TWO-TONED PASTEL EYESHADOW
ICYMI, pastel tones are seriously on-trend in the makeup and hair worlds right now, and two-toned eye shadow is the perfect way to try out the look for yourself. This is a cute eye makeup look that transitions from day to night with ease. If you’re not feeling super adventurous about your makeup, keep both of your tones in the same color family. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Violet Amour and place the lightest lavender shade on your entire upper eyelid, then accent the outer corners with a darker shade of purple.
Another, perhaps more daring, option is to use two totally different colors, such as pastel pink and pastel blue, for your two-toned look. To do so, cover your entire upper eyelid with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink. Next, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Timeless Blue Spark to add a bit of blue to the outer corners of your upper eyelids, make sure to blend evenly with an eyeshadow brush for a seamless transition in color.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #2: PEACH BLUSH AND LIPS
When it comes to cute makeup looks, peach is always a good go-to shade. That’s because it’s dark enough to bring out your features, but also light enough to be worn during the day. We happen to think that one of the best ways to utilize peach in your makeup look is by coordinating your blush with your lip color. Brush the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Barely Blushing onto your cheekbones, then paint your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Empower. To keep the focus on your peach accents, we suggest pairing this look with neutral, nude eyeshadow, such as the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Endless Pearl.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #3: SMOKY EYE
Nothing makes quite a statement like a gorgeous smoky eye. And while smoky eyes may traditionally be thought of as more sultry than cute, it’s really up to you which way your look leans. With the right blend of shades, a smoky eye can definitely qualify as cute! Try following our tutorial on The Perfect Smoky Eye for Every Eye Shape, using a combination of pink shadows to really play up the cute factor.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #4: HALO EYE
Speaking of cute eye makeup ideas, it’s only right that we put the halo eye on your radar. This eye-catching look is all about placing eye shadow on the center of your lids and surrounding it with a contrasting color to create a halo effect. Perfect for those who are just getting into the art of makeup and don’t own a ton of different shades, all you need is two different eyeshadows to achieve the perfect halo eye. Want to give this look a go? Check out our article, What Is Halo Eye Makeup? Here’s How to Rock This Buzzy Makeup Trend, to craft this trend like a real pro!
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #5 NUDE LIPS
Trust us, you can’t go wrong with a nude lip. The perfect look that can take you from desk to drinks, this lip color keeps things super pretty while providing your look with a touch of sass. Find your perfect nude lip color among the shades in the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick line, and swipe it on for a cute, natural-looking lip look.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #6: RED POUT
Of course, a signature red pout has to make our list of cute makeup ideas! This bold shade makes an excellent addition for date night, brunch with the girls, or a cute concert look. We also dig that this look is always on-trend, so you can rock red lips all year long. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear Smudge Resistant, in Caramel Rebel, and outline your cupid’s bow and lips. Swipe the shade across your pout, making sure to stay within the lines, and your confidence-boosting lip color will have you feeling ready to take on the day.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #7: GLOSSY LIPS
Glossy lips may seem like a beauty staple reserved for your high school days, but there’s nothing wrong with giving your pout a touch of youthful shine. In fact, it’s a super cute look! The perfect glossy lip combines high-shine with great color and serves as a great alternative for days when you’re not in the mood for lipstick. Quickly smooth on one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss shades, and your look is instantly that much cuter.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #8: BRIGHT PINK LIPS
Is anything cuter than hot pink? The answer is no, not really. Rather than rocking a hot pink shade on your eyes or cheeks—which is a good look but pretty daring—try it out on your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Laminated Fuchsia. Keep the rest of your face makeup subtle and emphasize your eyes with brown eyeliner rather than black. We particularly love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Brown, which glides on smoothly and won’t smudge, no matter what your day (or night) brings.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #9: BLUE WINGED LINER
Black eyeliner is a classic that we’ll always love, but why not take things to the next level with a touch of color? That’s what blue winged eyeliner brings to the table. This vivid shade calls attention to your eyes and is the perfect cute makeup idea for days when you’re ready to branch out a little. Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue, and your eyes will surely be the star of your beauty look.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #10: BURGUNDY & BLACK DOUBLE LINER
Let’s stick with bold eyeliner choices for a moment! With so many cool eyeliner shades out there, it would be a shame to just stick with bright hues. If you’re in the mood for a muted color choice, burgundy liner will suit your needs. This shade works wonders to add a nice pop of color to your eye makeup look. And when you add the double liner trend into the mix, things just get better and better. Set the stage with a swipe of the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner in Black, using the liquid liner to line across your lids and wing it. Once your first line is in place, build another wing on top with the Burgundy shade. Double the wings, double the fun!
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #11: FULL BROWS
There is a reason why full eyebrows are one of the hottest trends in the beauty world. Bold brows can make all the difference in pulling together your beauty look, while it may seem that they’re hard to achieve, that’s not the case. All you need is a brow gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieveabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel, to sculpt your eyebrows perfectly. Simply fill in sparse areas with the doe-foot applicator, then use the angled brush to outline and define your brow shape with feather-like strokes. Comb through your brows with a spoolie, and you’re all set.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #12: FLUSHED CHEEKS
We happen to think that flushed cheeks are the perfect finishing touch for any cute makeup style. A great way to add a natural-looking blushing effect to your cheeks, this trend helps to warm up your face for a radiant, healthy appearance. Blend one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks onto your cheekbones using your fingertips or the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, and your faux flush will be a reality.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #13: SUNSET EYE MAKEUP
Looking for a way to play with color for your next cute makeup look? A sunset eye makeup look falls right in line! This vibrant look involves a gorgeous blend of orange, pink, and purple shades to emulate one of nature’s most beloved views, a sunset. Sounds like a look you can get behind? Try out the trend with the help of our article, How to Get The Perfect Sunset Eyeshadow Look.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #14: METALLIC LIPS
Dare to go bold? Metallic lips will definitely rise to the occasion. A nice change of pace from your red, pink, and nude shades, a metallic pout adds edge and a bit of mystique to your look for extra pizazz. Give this trend a try with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in Pure Gold.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #15: METALLIC SHINE
Metallic makeup, when done right, is pretty much cuter than cute. To see for yourself, start by painting your entire upper eyelid with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mademoiselle Pink, then dust a light layer of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eyeshadow in Diamond Dust overtop. Using a smaller eyeshadow brush, dust the same metallic eyeshadow onto the very inner corner of your eyes and along your bottom lash line. Next, apply a thin line of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black across your upper lash line. Finish off with a few coats of your favorite mascara, and your eyes are all set.
As for your face, you’ll want to add a touch of the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer on both cheeks and accent the highpoints of your face (aka your upper cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid’s bow) with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Stick in Slay-In-Rose.
CUTE MAKEUP LOOK #16: GOLD ACCENTS
One more cute makeup style we can’t resist? Eyes accented with gold inner corners. A chic way to pare down your eyeshadow look, this trend enhances the inner corners of your eyes to give your peepers a lighter, more awake look. Try out the trend with a gold liquid eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Crown Gold. Use the applicator wand to apply a tiny bit on the inner corner of your eyes, then carefully blend out with your finger for the perfect amount of gilding.
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