When it comes to makeup, we’ll be the first ones to admit that some makeup looks can be a little challenging on the first try. And while we’re all for trying new things, sometimes you just don’t have the time to perfect your sharpest winged eyeliner look. This is where easy makeup looks come into play. After all, who says being glamorous has to be difficult? Keep reading for 15 easy makeup looks to add to your repertoire.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #1: NATURAL EYES
Natural eye makeup isn’t one of our favorite easy makeup looks solely thanks to how well, easy, it is—it’s also the perfect way to enhance your natural beauty. This makeup look can be rocked down the red carpet or to an interview, it's that versatile. Want to get the look? Here’s How to Apply Natural-Looking Eye Shadow: The Complete Tutorial.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #2: PRETTY IN PINK
Lately, we’ve seen makeup look after makeup look washed in pink. Not only is this look on-trend, but it’s also easy to recreate for yourself!
Step #1: Create a natural flush
This pink makeup look starts with creating a flush of pink on your cheeks. Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Baby Blossom to the apples of your cheeks for a light pink hue that will add natural-looking color to your complexion.
Step #2: Deck your eyes
Next, you’ll want to give yourself a pink eye makeup look. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avenue Des Roses to do so. First, apply either pink shade to your lid. Drag that same pink shadow along your lower lash line for an extra pop of color. Then, use the dark brown to define your crease. Finish your eye shadow look by applying the nude shade to your inner corner and the inner half of your lid. Coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara and you’re all set as far as your eyes go.
Step #3: Paint your pout
What’s a pink makeup look without pretty in pink lips? Apply the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Sparkling Rose for a glossy pink pout.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #3: PEACHY
Much like pink makeup, peachy makeup looks are also all the rage—and they're totally easy to pull off. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to see for yourself:
Step #1: Color your cheeks
Just as with pink makeup, you’ll want to begin this peachy makeup look by sweeping color across your cheeks. Use the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Just Curious on the center of your cheeks for a youthful look.
Step #2: Move onto eyes
Your eyes need their own peachy fix! Grab the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette and paint your lids with the peach shade of your choosing. Make sure to blend the color into your crease with a fluffy eye shadow brush for a seamless look, then drag that same shade along your lower lash line. To finish off your eyes, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Black Brown and coat your lashes.
Step #3: Finish with your lips
Give yourself a peachy pucker to finish the look! Color your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Shining Peach.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #4: BRONZED GODDESS
Warm things up this winter with a bronzed makeup look! It doesn’t take much skill to become a bronzed beauty, so head over to our article, Become a Bronzed Goddess with the Chromatic Bronze Collection, and give it a try.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #5: POPPING LIDS
Bold, statement lids may be one of the easiest makeup looks on this entire list. Keep the rest of your makeup simple, then swipe a popping eye shadow shade across your lid. A few shades we think are perfect for this look are the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Sea, Glistening Garnet, and Golden Emerald.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #6: LAVENDER
Another trendy hue you can let take center stage for an easy makeup look? Lavender! This pretty purple makeup look will be similar to your pink and peachy makeup looks, so be prepared to color your cheeks, eyes, and lips in light purple pigment.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #7: BOLD LIPS
It’s no secret that a bold lip color is a seriously stunning yet daring makeup choice. While it may take courage to reach for a statement shade, bold lips are an easy makeup look to try. Here are 6 Standout Lip Colors to Wear When You're Feeling Bold; pick your favorite and coat your lips—that’s all there is to it.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #8: CORAL CHEEKS
Coral is one of the trendiest colors for 2019, and that definitely includes coral cheeks. A trendy makeup look that’s also easy to recreate? Sign us up! You can learn all about how to rock this makeup trend in our article, How to Wear Coral Blush.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #9: DEWY SKIN
While we love a matte makeup look, we’re seeing more and more looks centered around a glowing, dewy complexion. There are a couple of different ways to create this easy makeup look, so be sure to read through our articles 5 Easy Ways to Help Create the Appearance of Glowing Skin and How to Use Illuminating Makeup for a Glowing Visage.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #10: BRUSHED UP BROWS
Your eyebrows can totally transform your look, which is why we're such big fans of eyebrow makeup. While some eyebrow makeup looks can take a little bit of time and practice, brushed up brows can be achieved in a matter of minutes! Here’s How to Get Brushed Up Eyebrows.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #11: BOLD EYELINER
Eyeliner trends can be tricky to get the hang of, but not this simple, bold eyeliner look. You’ll need a colorful eyeliner shade, and that’s it. Smudge the liner along your upper and lower lash lines and you’ll have instant drama without much effort at all. Need a few shade suggestions? Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Purple, Cobalt Blue, or Gold.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #12: NO MAKEUP, MAKEUP
The no makeup, makeup look is a staple for any beauty-loving gal. If you didn’t already know, this look involves using makeup to enhance your features without having it look as though you’re wearing any! Head over to our article, How To Rock The No Makeup, Makeup Look: The Complete Tutorial, for the full scoop on faking a bare face.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #13: BLACK SMOKY EYE
Step #1: Grab your palette
This eye makeup look is all about the shadow, meaning the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quads in Cookies & Cream will be your BFF for getting that smoky effect. First, apply the lightest gray shade to your lid. Then, define your crease with the darker gray shade. You can drag this same shade along your lower lash line for an extra sultry look. Deepen your crease by applying the black hue to the outer “V” of your lid, then complete your eye shadow by placing the white shade around your inner corner.
Step #2: Line your eyes
What’s a smoky eye without a little eyeliner? Use the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Black to line your upper lash line, effectively making your lashes look thicker.
Step #3: Coat your lashes
Finish this bold eye makeup look with lashes that are just as dramatic. Apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Blackest Black to give your fringe voluptuous volume and intense length.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #14: MONOCHROMATIC
Sticking with monochromatic makeup is another way to make your makeup routine oh-so-easy. Choose your favorite color and brush it onto your lids, lips, and cheeks, and if you need a little inspiration, check out our article, 4 Monochromatic Makeup Tutorials.
EASY MAKEUP LOOK #15: METALLIC EYES
Metallic makeup isn’t going anywhere, so it’s a good thing metallic eyes are on our list of easy makeup looks! All you need is a sparkling shade—you can take your pick from any of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadows—to brush onto your lid and a neutral shade—like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mix and Matte—to help blend the color out at your crease.
Need more in the way of easy makeup looks? Here are 5 Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorials.