As much as we love a beautifully bold lip, statement eye, and draped blush, there’s something to be said about the understated muted mauve makeup look that’s taking both the catwalk and sidewalk by storm. Unlike it’s bold counterpart, muted mauve face makeup, eye makeup, and lip color is designed to add the slightest hint of dusty color for a beauty look that equal parts nude, romantic, and edgy. Sound like a makeup idea you’d like to try? Here, we introduce you to the makeup that you should use to perfect a muted mauve makeup look.
STEP 1: START WITH PRIMER
Whenever the goal is to create a beauty look that applies easily and wears evenly, it’s important to use a primer first. So, after cleansing and moisturizing, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer to your face and blend it in. We recommend using a matte primer, as matte face makeup tends to blend best with a muted mauve makeup look.
STEP 2: APPLY FOUNDATION
Once your primer is on, it’s time for foundation. Squeeze some of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation onto a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, and stipple it onto your face. By stippling, as opposed to rubbing, you can create a soft, airbrushed look.
STEP 3: CONCEAL ANY AREAS OF DISCOLORATION
Next, take a look at your whole face. Do you have dark circles? Any areas of hyperpigmentation? A pesky blemish? Or maybe you’d just like for your face to look a tad brighter? Whatever the case may be, you can apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer to take care of business. After dabbing the concealer onto your face, use a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender to blend the product in for a natural-looking appeal.
STEP 4: LIGHTLY CONTOUR
Now, just because your makeup is meant to look muted doesn’t mean you can’t accentuate your bone structure. To do so, just be sure to take a light-handed approach with a slightly light reflecting bronzer to get the job done. This way the end result will be softer and more ethereal to match the muted mauve makeup look. You can use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer works to achieve this desired chisel.
STEP 5: APPLY A MAUVE BLUSH
Next, it’s time to add a little color to your cheeks. As much as you may love your go-to pinks and peaches, today it’s important to remember that it’s all about mauve. Try using the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Rosy Outlook or Spiced Plum depending on your skin tone.
STEP 6: DUST ON HIGHLIGHTER
Even the most understated looks need a touch of highlighter. Muted mauve makeup is no different. Pop the top on the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette and bring your lit-up muted mauve look to life.
STEP 7: CREATE A MUTED MAUVE EYE SHADOW LOOK
Don’t make this more complicated than it needs to be. You don’t need to blend out some smoky masterpiece. Instead, coat your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Pain au Chocolat and top it off with a dot of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach—blend, blend, blend.
STEP 8: APPLY A TOUCH OF EYELINER AND MASCARA
Next, give your eyes a bit more definition with a quick swipe of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Grey across your lash line. By not using black, you’ll be able to accentuate your lid look without taking away from the mauve-y magic going on. Top it off with a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Paradise Lash Primer followed by the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara and you’re ready to move on to the final steps of your muted mauve makeup look.
STEP 9: BRUSH UP YOUR EYEBROWS
Much like you shouldn’t do a muted mauve makeup look without using highlighter, you shouldn’t skip out on eyebrow makeup either. Since your eyebrows aren’t meant to be the star of the show, instead of sculpting them to the high heavens, simply swipe some of the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara up and over for a little definition and volume.
STEP 10: FINISH WITH LIPSTICK
Last but not least, it’s time to seal your muted mauve makeup look with a kiss. A quick swipe of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in Box O Chocolate will do the trick. Liquid, long-lasting, and sure not to feather, your lips will keep up appearances all day and night.
Now that you know how to achieve a muted makeup look, why not learn how to do the opposite too? Our article, 7 Makeup Looks to Try in 2018, will help get the ball rolling.
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