Chances are, while scrolling through your social media feeds, you’ve come across someone rocking eGirl makeup. The e-girl aesthetic has been creating quite the buzz in a similar fashion as trends like VSCO girls and Instagram baddies. And whether you’re unsure what the eGirl trend entails or are dying to get the look for yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn what an eGirl is and find a step-by-step tutorial on creating an eGirl makeup look.
WHAT DOES EGIRL MEAN?
Before we dive into the eGirl makeup tutorial, we should probably cover what an eGirl is in the first place. It’s a somewhat new definition, so don’t feel too out of the loop if you have no idea!
An eGirl is someone who spends a hefty amount of time immersed in the internet, social media, and gaming world. And when it comes to makeup, the e-girl aesthetic typically incorporates emo or punk vibes. Speaking of…
HOW TO CREATE AN EGIRL MAKEUP LOOK
There’s no doubt about it, eGirls have a signature look, and we’re here to help you recreate it. Follow the steps below to give it a try—and get ready to snap an Instagram selfie when you’re done!
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR FACE
You wouldn’t want your eGirl makeup look to fade throughout the day, would you? We think not! Smooth on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer to prep your skin for foundation.
STEP #2: PERFECT YOUR COMPLEXION
Next up? Perfecting your base. When it comes to foundation, look for a lightweight formula with a natural finish. This won’t look cakey and, in turn, will leave you with a my-skin-but-better complexion. Our rec? The L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight. Bounce the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender over your face to buff and blend the liquid formula for a seamless look.
STEP #3: COLOR YOUR NOSE
Bring on the blush! Rather than stick with traditional blush placement—applying it only to the cheeks—eGirls are known for wearing blush on their nose. Sweep the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush across the bridge of your nose, extending the color onto the apples of your cheeks just slightly. Top things off by popping a bit of the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder onto the tip of your nose with a tapered brush.
STEP #4: FILL IN YOUR BROWS
It’s time to shape and define your eyebrows! Use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Eyebrow Mechanical Pencil to fill in any sparse areas with light, feathered strokes. Use the same light hand to sharpen the shape of your arch, then comb through your brows with the attached spoolie for a blended look.
STEP #5: PAINT YOUR LIDS
When it comes to eye shadow, eGirls are known for sporting a coral or pink shade across their lids. To make things easy, use the doe foot applicator of the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Rose Gem to apply a beautiful peachy pink color on your lids. Finish off your shadow by blending the color into your crease with a fluffy blending brush.
STEP #6: WING IT
You know what to do! Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner to create a flawless wing across each lid. Rusty on your winged eyeliner? No worries, this eyeliner includes a removable wing stencil to ensure you get a perfect flick every time.
STEP #7: BRING ON THE HEART EYES
A signature part of the eGirl trend is the iconic heart donned just below each eye. Use your black liquid liner to draw a tiny, cute little black heart below the center of your lower lash line.
STEP #8: COAT YOUR LASHES
What’s a makeup look without a few coats of mascara? Boost your lashes with a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume.
STEP #9: SWIPE ON A GLOSS
Your heart eyes and blushing nose should be the center of your eGirl makeup look, but that doesn’t mean your pout can’t get in on the fun. Color your lips with a barely-there lip gloss, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Barely Nude.
STEP #10: SET YOUR LOOK
Last but not least, you’ll want to set all your hard work! Give your complexion an extra boost with a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist.