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With the recent resurgence of ‘80s makeup looks, it should come as no surprise that the latest makeup trend is one that takes you back to the era of rock and roll. Rocker makeup just so happens to be the perfect way to embrace your edgy side—not to mention nothing is better suited for a night out on the town. Walk this way for a step-by-step tutorial on how to get a rocker makeup look. Rock on, girlfriend!
First up? A makeup primer! Wanna rock and roll all night and have a makeup look that stays put through it all? Of course you do. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer to prime and prep your skin for makeup, leaving it with a healthy, radiant glow that lasts all day.
After you’ve prepped, it’s time to perfect. You’ll want to use a foundation that won’t budge midday, because that’s so not rock and roll. Need a rec that won’t let you down? Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight, which has a full coverage formula that resists sweat, water, and transfer. Apply it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender for a flawless finish.
Next, define your features by contouring. Brush the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer onto the hollows of your cheeks, temples, sides of your nose, and jawline to do just that.
To take your definition up a notch, reach for a highlighter. Using a fan brush, apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder onto your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and cupid’s bow.
Editor’s tip: New to fan brushes? Here’s How to Use a Fan Makeup Brush for everything you need to know!
The center of this rocker makeup look is your eye makeup, so you’ll want to give your brows a boost. Use a brow mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara, for thick brows that won’t budge.
Ready to get to the star of your rocker makeup look? This look features a dark, black smoky eye, which you won’t want to rush. Take your time layering your shadows and building them up to the right intensity—especially if you normally stick with neutral eye makeup!
Start by applying a dark gray shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Meet Me in Paris, on your lid to act as the base of the look. After you’ve coated your lid, use a fluffy eye shadow brush to slightly blend the color into your crease, getting rid of any harsh lines. Then, use a flat eye shadow brush to pack on a matte black shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Noir Cest Noir. Gradually build up the color a bit at a time. Once you’ve reached your desired level of darkness, go back in with your blending brush to buff the color into your crease and smoke out the look. Finish your eye shadow by picking up a small amount of black shadow on the tip of a small flat top brush and using it to line your lower lash line, slightly smudging as you go.
Now that your eye shadow is complete, tightline your eyes with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black to give your lashes an extra boost.
This edgy rocker eye makeup look requires a dramatic mascara to tie it all together. Coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara in Blackest Black for an instant lash-lift effect.
Let your eyes really stand out by painting your pout with a nude, matte lipstick. Try the L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Empower, which has a long-lasting, weightless formula.
One more step and you’re ready to rock! Spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray to keep your makeup looking “just applied” all day (and night) long.
Ready for more looks that take inspiration from music? Here are 6 Concert Makeup Ideas to Sing Your Heart Out While Wearing.