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How to Do Color Block Makeup

June 12, 2018

Summer is all about breaking out the bold colors—in your wardrobe and with your makeup. When it comes to your clothes and your makeup, color blocking with bright hues is a great trend to try right now. Why wear one color on your lids or lips where you can where multiple shades this summer? Not sure where to start with color blocking? Here’s how to do color block eye makeup and lip color like a pro. It’s time to take the color block makeup trend for a spin this season!

How to Do Color Block Eye Makeup

It’s easy to create a multi-tonal eye makeup look using eye shadow and eyeliner. One of the simplest color block eye makeup looks is using one eye shadow shade on your upper lids and another on your lower lids. For summer, pair complementary bright shades together, like orange and pink or blue and green. Use the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette for warm orange-y and pink-y shades and the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pock Palette Eye Shadow in Haute Hazel for blue and green eye shadow shades that you can pair together.

You can also use one shade of eyeliner on your upper lids and a different one underneath your eyes. Try pairing the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Purple and Cobalt Blue together. Before applying eye makeup, use an eye primer to help create a smooth base and allow your eye makeup to wear evenly throughout the day.

How to Do Color Block Lip Color

Yes, you can wear multiple lip colors on your pout at the same time. One of the best ways to try color block lip color is by using an ombré technique. Use a lip liner pencil in a shade that’s slightly darker and different than your lipstick choice, then fill in your lips with the lipstick. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in Strike a Matte-ch and the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandate.

Make sure to scrub your lips first to get rid of any flakes before applying color, especially if you’re using matte formulas which can draw more attention to your lips. To scrub your lips, use the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub. Apply a tiny bit of the scrub to dry lips, then wet your fingers to gently massage the scrub in and remove it thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.

How to Color Block Eyes and Lips

Another way to approach the color block makeup trend is by wearing one bright shade on your eyes and another bright shade on your lips. Think: teal eye shadow and a coral lip color. Pair the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Sea with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Luminous Coral.

The Best Makeup to Pair with Color Blocking

Avoid going overboard by keeping the rest of your makeup relatively simple. Even out your skin tone with foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation, and a concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer. For quick on the go application, use your fingers to smooth foundation and concealer all over your face and wherever needed. If you have more time, consider using a makeup blender to apply foundation and concealer for a seamless, airbrushed finish. Finish with a swipe of mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara. Before mascara, use the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/Base to amplify the appearance of your lashes. Now you’re good to go!

Ready to give another makeup trend a try? We’ve got you covered. Next, head on over to our article, How to Create a Sunset Eye, for a step-by-step makeup tutorial on creating a summer makeup look that can’t be beat this season. Give it a whirl sometime soon!

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