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The Ultimate Guide to Flattering Makeup for Blondes

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The Ultimate Guide to Flattering Makeup for Blondes The Ultimate Guide to Flattering Makeup for Blondes The Ultimate Guide to Flattering Makeup for Blondes

If you’re a blonde, then you know all too well that some makeup colors can be a tad too harsh when paired with your light hair hue. Whether the bright eyeshadow colors and blush shades veer your complexion into clown territory, or nude tones tend to wash you out, it’s safe to say that finding the right balance can be difficult if you’re blonde. It’s definitely not impossible though—just follow our top beauty tips for blondes! 

1. START WITH YOUR SKIN TONE

Knowing whether your skin is cool or warm is the first step to finding the most flattering makeup to accompany your blonde hair hue. A good rule of thumb is that if you have blue-ish veins on the inside of your wrist, you have cool undertones, whereas green-ish veins point toward warm undertones. Once you know what you’re working with, you want to find shades in the same family—cool shades with cool undertones and warm shades with warm undertones.

2. GET PRETTY IN PINK

Blondes look especially beautiful in light, natural makeup, which means pinks can be a really flattering choice. To get the look, stock your makeup bag with a pink-toned eyeshadow palette. If you think you’re better suited to cool-toned pinks, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avenue des Roses. If warmer colors are what suits you, try the L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette. You’ll also want to reach for a peachy-pink colored blush, like the L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Bashful, and top it all off with a pink lip, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in Wild Rose. For a matte lip finish, try the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Radical Rosewood instead.

3. GLAM IT UP IN PLATINUM

For a night on the town, instead of rocking your regular statement eye makeup, why not let platinum inspire your look? Sleek silver is a great color to pair with blonde locks. With just a sweep of varying gray eye shadows and a hint of a darker crease, you’ll be able to add depth, dimension, and total Hollywood glam to your evening look. Bring your look to life with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Silver Couture.

4. TAKE IT UP A NOTCH WITH TAUPE

Looking for a new signature shade? Blondes, meet taupe. With touches of bronze and tan, this versatile neutral shade is perfect for an all-over wash of color on your lid or for rocking the season’s upside down eye makeup trend. Intrigued? Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe to give it a try.

5. MAKE OTHERS GREEN WITH ENVY

Want to add a nature-inspired touch to your makeup? Go green! With just a swipe of color, green can help brighten the look of your eyes—especially if you have hazel eyes. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald or the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Green Promenade.

6. ROCK A CLASSIC RED LIP

There’s nothing like a blonde with a bold red lip. Just look to classic Hollywood to see exactly what we mean. To get the bombshell look, make sure to grab a true cherry red lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in DIY Red or the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red.

7. FIND THE RIGHT MASCARA FOR YOU

If you have naturally blonde hair, you may also have pale lashes. And since bold eye makeup isn’t complete without defined lashes, look for a mascara that complements what you’ve got. A black shade may be too harsh, so try a brown mascara for everyday wear. A few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Black Brown and your lashes will be all set!

8. FILL IN YOUR BROWS

Bold, undone eyebrows are in right now! To get the look when you have blonde brows, you'll want to use the L'Oréal Paris Unbelieva-brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel in Blonde. Start by brushing your brows up following the natural curve of your arch—but instead of combing them over to look a little less shaggy, leave them up. Next, fill them in, being sure not to be too heavy-handed. Voila! The perfect brows to tie your whole look together.

Want to change up your shade of blonde? Check out our article From Platinum to Dirty Blonde: 7 Stunning Blonde Hair Ideas for color ideas and inspiration.