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8 Mardi Gras Makeup Looks That Are the Most Festive

January 24, 2020

If you’re celebrating Mardi Gras, there is no better way to show your spirit than with a festive makeup look. Since the color scheme for the annual celebration is purple, green, yellow, and gold, there are many beauty trends you can incorporate into your look to ensure all eyes are on you. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even give these beauty looks a go post-Mardi Gras.

Ready to learn a few beauty looks that will make you the life of the party? Keep reading for eight Mardi Gras makeup looks that will complement colorful beads and masquerade masks perfectly.


Want to put your best foot forward in the makeup department for the start of Mardi Gras? A halo eye is a surefire way to look your best. Serving up the best of both worlds, this look flaunts a touch of shimmer at the center of your lid and dark eyeshadow blended around the eye for a stunning set of peepers. Grab green, purple, and gold shadows, then head on over to our article, What Is Halo Eye Makeup? Here’s How to Rock This Buzzy Makeup Trend, to bring your perfect Mardi Gras-inspired halo eye to life.


Purple lips may not be your go-to for an everyday makeup look, but for Mardi Gras, it’s right on trend. This vibrant hue enhances the shape of your pout while giving your lips a beautiful burst of color. Color your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Berry Extreme for a luscious look.


One of the easiest ways to call attention to your Mardi Gras makeup look is to rock a metallic eye. This shimmery look gives your eyes a glorious pop that won’t go unnoticed come Fat Tuesday.

It’s up to you whether you create the look with one shadow or multiple shades. To keep things super pretty and simple, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Crown Gold. Apply the eyeshadow directly onto your lid, and use your fingers to blend until even. Voila!


Want to wear more than one shade of eyeliner? Nothing’s stopping you! In fact, double eyeliner has taken off in the beauty world, and it’s one trend that can make a colorful statement as part of your Mardi Gras look. Not to mention, it’s pretty easy to master. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Gold and Forest Green, and line your lids with both shades to complete your look.  


Minimal makeup looks on the brain? You may want to turn your attention to yellow underliner. This beauty trend shakes things up by calling attention to your lower lash line for an unforgettable look. The true epitome of a simple and pretty makeup look, you won’t be able to get enough of this trend.


Speaking of trends, the cut crease craze is showing no signs of slowing down. A great way to take your look up a few notches, this trend defines the crease of your eye with a darker eyeshadow for a flattering finish that makes it look as if a pro makeup artist is at work. And of course, the Mardi Gras color scheme can be incorporated here for an extra stunning finish. Head on over to our article, How to Create a Cut Crease, to learn how to get the look.


There is no denying that a cat eye makes a serious beauty statement. And when you add gemstones into the mix, it instantly ups the ante. A great addition to your festival look, you’ll be sure to look extra glam. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner, and create your cat eye as usual. Then, to finish things off, apply your gemstones around the tip of your wing and above your cheekbones for a gorgeous sparkle.


Bring on the dimension! While it’s easy to play it safe in the makeup department, Mardi Gras is all about elevating things to the next level. And a multidimensional eye makeup look allows you to do just that. Start with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte Chill and apply it all over your lid. Next, dust a medium green shadow onto the inner half of your lid, making sure to blend out evenly. Follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Green Promenade, and apply the shade to the outer corner of your eye to create a beautiful gradient.

Next up: Mardi Gras is the perfect opportunity to get playful with your hair color. For shades you can wash out when the festivities end, check out Our Best Temporary Hair Colors.

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