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As summer turns to fall and the school year comes to a start, let’s be real: School supplies probably aren’t your first order of business. Instead, we bet you’re thinking about homecoming. While you may have your dress, shoes, and clutch picked out, have you given much thought as to how you’ll do your makeup yet? To help you create a trendy, seasonal look that’s just right for your big dance, below we share seven signature homecoming makeup ideas that you can’t go wrong with trying this fall.
There’s no denying that metallic makeup shades are having a serious moment this year—in fact, you might even be incorporating some of these ultra-shimmery hues into your homecoming attire. The key to mastering metallic makeup is to keep it simple and monochrome, as mixing too many metallic shades can be distracting. So, choose one eye shadow from the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadows collection and create an allover wash of color on your lid.
Another great way to make your eyes pop is by creating a striking eyeliner look. Instead of your usual flick of black along your upper lash line, opt for a double cat eye, a dotted under-eye, or even a layered wing. All you’ll need is the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner, which comes in a variety of shades. If you want your graphic eyeliner to really stand out from the crowd, keep your eye shadow on the minimal side.
You can never, ever go wrong with flirty-looking lashes. So, regardless of what eye makeup look you decide on for homecoming, top things off with a coat of mascara, such as the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara. Pro tip: If you’re a bottom lashes kind of girl, apply mascara there first, so as to help prevent smudging.
While metallic makeup is totally on trend these days, matte makeup is just as popular. To really slay at homecoming, rock an all matte face. All you have to do is start by squeezing some of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation onto a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, blend it onto your face, and follow it up by applying the matte colors from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude onto your lids. Finally, paint your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-ly In Love. Add your finishing touches of mascara, eyeliner, and matte highlighter and you’re ready to make an entrance!
On the opposite spectrum of matte makeup is everything that takes the glow factor up a notch. If you love to shine like a diamond, start with a layer of the L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer. Follow it up with a layer of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation. Then, conceal the look of any imperfections and under-eye circles with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer, and add a hint of glow on your cheekbones and down the ridge of your nose with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator. Top things off with a touch of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow in Cool Ivory on your lids and the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lips Metallic in Moon Lust on your lips. Gorgeous, darling!
The best way to create a pretty pout that lasts is to use a liquid lipstick. If you want to keep your look on the subtle, champagne with a touch of rose gold side, reach for a tube of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Angora. If you’re more intrigued by a darker, autumn-inspired berry pout, you can’t go wrong with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Roseblood. Pair them with any neutral makeup look and let your lips do all the talking!
Last but not least, we love the look of metallic lipstick. If you choose to go this route, keep the rest of your look simple—you want your lips to be the statement piece. To get the look, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lips Metallic in Smoldering Eclipse or Liquid Venom.
Whatever homecoming makeup idea you choose to do, you’re sure to look gorgeous!