Let’s be honest: As much as you love switching things up with bright and bold makeup shades, there is something extra special about neutral makeup looks. A great way to give your bold and vibrant eyeshadows a break, the right neutral makeup can easily deliver a sultry and sophisticated finish. Best of all, all you need are a neutral makeup palette or a few nude eyeshadows to get the ball rolling! Not too skilled in the art of applying neutral eyeshadow looks? No need to fret. Follow along as we share six neutral makeup tutorials that will turn you into a pro in no time!
NEUTRAL MAKEUP LOOK #1: PRETTY IN PINK
When it comes to neutral makeup, you can never go wrong with a pink eyeshadow look. Super-flattering and easy to create, you’ll be able to level up your beauty look with ease.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR LIDS
Set the stage with a layer of eyeshadow primer.
STEP #2: BRING ON THE COLOR
Using a small fluffy brush, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink on your lids. Be sure to blend until even.
STEP #3: COLOR YOUR LASH LINE
Next, you’ll want to coat your lash line in the same pink eyeshadow for a stunning balance of color. Use a small angled brush to smudge it out for a softer look.
STEP #4: COAT YOUR LASHES
Skip eyeliner and go straight to swiping a volumizing mascara onto your lashes. We love the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume, which gives your eyelashes a curled and lifted effect. Voila!
NEUTRAL MAKEUP LOOK #2: BRONZE IT UP
Who says that metallic eyeshadow shades don’t count as a neutral? Prepare to turn heads with this bronzed neutral eyeshadow look.
STEP #1: PRIME, PRIME, PRIME
You know what to do! Prime your lids so your neutral makeup can go the distance!
STEP #2: APPLY YOUR BASE COLOR
The last thing you want is for your bronzed makeup look to sport a muddy appearance. To tackle that, apply a light base shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach, to your lids and crease.
STEP #3: REACH FOR YOUR BRONZE SHADE
It’s time to play with color! Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow In Bronzed Taupe and apply the shade on your lid. Gently blend the color out into your crease for a smooth transition in color.
STEP #4: LINE YOUR LIDS
Amp up your look with the help of eyeliner! Use the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof to line your lids. Once you reach the outer edge, add a flick for a subtle cat eye.
STEP #5: IT’S MASCARA TIME
No eye makeup look is complete without a few swipes of mascara. Take your look to the next level with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara. Sweep it on to build soft, volumized lashes.
NEUTRAL MAKEUP LOOK #3: PEACHY PARADISE
If there is one universally flattering neutral makeup trend that you simply must try, a monochromatic peach look easily takes the top spot. The perfect way to play with color without having to reach for a myriad of eyeshadow shades, this look will have all eyes on you.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR FACE
For this look, you’ll want to make sure you prime your entire face. After all, you don’t want your hard work to go to waste!
STEP #2: COLOR YOUR LIDS
Let’s jazz up your eyes! Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eye Shadow Palette and dust the peachy coral hue all over your lid and crease. Follow up with a lighter peachy nude, using the shadow to blend out your first shade at the edges.
STEP #3: COAT YOUR UNDER-EYE AREA WITH COLOR
Use a small tapered brush to apply the coral eyeshadow along your lower lash line for definition.
STEP #4: PERFECT YOUR COMPLEXION
The key to sporting a peachy monochromatic look is to complement it with a glowing complexion. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, and use it to apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation on your skin in rolling and dabbing motions.
STEP #5: BLUSH IT UP
Looking for a great way to keep your makeup from looking flat while adding a bit of definition? You need blush! Keep the peach momentum going and use the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Barely Blushing or Subtle Sable.
STEP #6: COLOR YOUR POUT
Top off your peachy neutral makeup look with a swipe of lipstick. The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Shining Peach or Glossy Fawn will do the trick.
NEUTRAL MAKEUP LOOK #4: ROSE GLAM
In the mood for a playful and flirty neutral eyeshadow look? This rose glam eye makeup will definitely rise to the occasion. Flaunting hints of pink with a tinge of peach, this look will make quite the impression.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR LIDS
You already know the drill! Prime your lids, and let’s move to the next step.
STEP #2: PLAY WITH COLOR
Brighten up your eyes a bit with a light dusting of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mademoiselle Pink on the inner corner of your eye. Follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Metallics Eye Shadow in Rose Chrome on the middle and outer corner of your lid.
STEP #3: APPLY YOUR EYELINER
Pick up a black liquid liner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner, and line your upper lash line.
STEP #4: FINISH UP WITH MASCARA
Top off your look with a lengthening mascara! Use the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara to swipe a few coats onto your lashes to seal the deal.
NEUTRAL MAKEUP LOOK #5: BROWN BEAUTY
Consider staying true to your love of neutrals with the help of a brown eyeshadow look! Blurring the lines between edgy and sophisticated vibes, this look can easily complement any date night ensemble.
STEP #1: PRIME IT UP
Apply a small amount of primer to your lids to achieve a smooth canvas.
STEP #2: APPLY YOUR BROWN EYESHADOW
With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Café Au Lait to your lids and crease. Next, swipe the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Bronze Light onto the center of your lid and blend to create a shimmery effect.
STEP #3: LINE YOUR EYELIDS
Add a dramatic touch to your eyes with the help of black eyeliner. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last, Waterproof Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner to line your lids.
STEP #4: GRAB YOUR MASCARA
The only thing missing from this look is a few sweeps of mascara. So, what are you waiting for? Coat those lashes!
NEUTRAL MAKEUP LOOK #6: SMOKY EYES
Last but certainly not least, the smoky eye! This classic eye makeup look continues to reign supreme for a good reason. It’s chic, trendy, stylish, and basically everything you need in an eye makeup look.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR EYES
Let’s get to it! Primer is the only way your gorgeous smoky eye will go the distance.
STEP #2: CREATE YOUR SMOKY EYE
With your fluffy brush, apply the matte taupe brown shadow from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Nude Palette in Nude on your lids. Next, follow up with a deeper brown in the middle of your lid, making sure to blend evenly. Then, swipe the palette’s darkest shade into your crease in back and forth motions to build depth.
STEP #3: COAT YOUR LASH LINE WITH COLOR
Blend the medium brown shadow onto your lower lash line with a small brush.
STEP #4: MASCARA
Now, all you need is mascara for the perfect finishing touch. Apply a few sweeps of lengthening mascara to knock this neutral eyeshadow look out of the park.