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From bold red lips to a classic cat eye, there are certain makeup looks that span the ages. And sure, experimenting with the latest makeup trends is fun for a girl’s night out, but does that turquoise mermaid lip look really fit in at the office? If you’re looking for a timeless beauty look, you’ve found it. Below, we’re sharing five classic makeup ideas that will ensure your signature look will stand the test of time!
Whether its worn as a subtle flick or a bold wing, the cat eye is a timeless makeup look that complements all eye colors and shapes. By winging your eyeliner you’re able to open up your eye area—giving the illusion of larger, wide-awake eyes and a thickened lash line. It’s no wonder this has long been the go-to look for bombshells throughout history.
To get the perfect cat eye each and every time, reach for a black liquid eyeliner. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner helps even eyeliner newbies draw on a super-precise winged line in one fell swoop. The long-lasting, waterproof eyeliner is smudge-proof and your line can be customized based on the amount of pressure you use when you glide the tip along your lash line. Want to give your classic cat eye a modern upgrade? Try using the rose gold shade of the same eyeliner!
Chances are your first foray into the world of beauty was borrowing—read: stealing—your mom’s red lipstick. (We’d venture to guess your mom has a similar story with your grandma!) And it’s not without good reason. A classic crimson lip color is one makeup look that has truly stood the test of time, appearing throughout each and every era thanks to its capacity to be both simple and sultry all at once.
Another reason red lipstick has made such an everlasting mark in the beauty-sphere? It’s uncanny ability to be so universally flattering. The trick is in finding a red shade that complements your skin’s undertones. Whether it’s a matte, gloss, or cream finish—there’s a classic crimson lippie out there calling your name.
For a classic makeup look that’s meant for a night out, the smoky eye takes the cake. For a timeless monochromatic black smoky eye start by roughly lining your lash line with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow Crayon in Midnight Charcoal and then gently blending upwards with your finger. Then, reach for L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Eternal Black and lightly sweep the shadow over your eye area, lightly smudging under your lower lash line. Finish with a jet black mascara for a truly 90’s grunge-glam smoky eye. For a more vibrant smoky eye, consider reaching for bright blue eye shadow!
Tightlined eyeliner is a great way to subtly accentuate your eye area. And while black eyeliner has long been the go-to for the upper lash line, when it comes to the lower lashes, you want white. White eyeliner, when tightlined in the waterline, can instantly make your eyes pop and—surprise!—has been a classic makeup look for decades.
To try this timeless makeup look at home use L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in White Party. With its 0.1mm precise felt tip, this liquid liner glides on smooth and gives you lasting, high-impact color all day.
Sometimes the most classic look of all is one that’s incredibly understated—and nothing is more understated than no makeup, makeup. Use a dewy-finish foundation to give your complexion a gorgeous glow—we recommend L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. Next, accentuate your features with a subtle sweep of bronzer and a pop of blush on the apples of your cheeks. Finally, add a quick swipe of mascara et voila—a no makeup, makeup look that will truly span the ages.
Hungry for even more makeup ideas? Check out our tutorial for How to Create a Monochromatic Burgundy Makeup Look.