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Of all the marvelous things that happen to be yellow (bananas, baby ducks, daisies, to name a few), you probably wouldn’t put makeup on that list. While it may not quite be a classic, yellow makeup is actually totally trendy. That’s right—from your eyes to your cheeks, covering your face in a canary color is all the rage for trendsetters and social media stars. If you’re ready to branch out, too, try these four not-so-mellow-yellow makeup looks.
Looking for an eye shadow style that’s really eye-catching? Look no further than lacquering your lids in yellow.
Step 1: Prep with primer. Anytime you’re applying an eye shadow in a boldly bright shade, you’ll want to prep your lids. Smooth on an eye primer to help ensure your yellow shade goes on smoothly.
Step 2: Apply yellow eye shadow. Grab the double-ended L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow in Jet Set Blond and apply the yellow shade all over your lids, then blend out with your finger tip. Flip your shadow to the other end and place the pearlescent white below your brows to lift the look of your arches.
Step 3: Tightline. A dramatic cat eye or smoked out eyeliner might distract from your yellow lids. Instead, tightline your eyes, which is a subtler eyeliner application technique. Create the “invisible eyeliner” effect by using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Black to gently place pigment on your upper waterline. The end result is a bolder eye and fuller-looking lashes.
Step 4: Coat your lashes. This wouldn’t be an eye makeup look if it weren’t completed by a coat of mascara. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara and pull the brush through your lashes from root to tip to finish off your makeup look.
Sometimes you just have to color outside the lines and put down your basic brown and black liners.
Step 1: Apply neutral eye shadow. Blend the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow in Mix and Matte all over your lids and up to your brows to provide your eyeliner with a neutral canvas.
Step 2: Line your eyes. With a yellow liquid eyeliner, create a cat eye. The bigger the better for making a serious statement eye.
Step 3: Highlight. Your eyes don’t need much more than yellow eyeliner to pop, but a touch of highlighter never hurts. Dab the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator on the inner corners of your eyes to make them appear more open.
Step 4: Coat your lashes. Not to be repetitive, but mascara really is a necessity. Place the wand of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara at the base of your lashes and sweep up to coat for a full, dramatic look.
Yellow may not be the hue of your natural flush, but don’t let that stop you from using it to color your cheeks.
Step 1: Buff foundation in. Working your way from the base up, blend and buff the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation into your skin using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Makeup Blender for a flawless finish.
Step 2: Blend in yellow blush. Taking a soft blush brush, blend a yellow shade onto the backs of your cheeks. If you can’t track down yellow blush, let a powder eye shadow serve double duty as blush.
Step 3: Contour your cheeks. Define and sculpt your cheeks using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Contour Palette for an instant slimming effect.
Step 4: Highlight. Why wouldn’t you want your cheeks to glow? Sweep a golden highlight, which pairs perfectly with a yellow blush, above your cheekbones. Our pick: The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in Golden.
We all own a million and one of the (almost exactly the) same lipstick shade, but why not add something new into the mix?
Step 1: Line your lips. Use a clear lip liner to line and fill in your lips before moving on to lipstick. The lip liner will act as primer to help ensure your lipstick wears evenly.
Step 2: Swipe on yellow lipstick. Just as you normally apply lipstick, apply on your yellow shade.
Step 3: Add a clear gloss. For an extra-glossy look, add a layer of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Naturally Nude to your pout.
Step 4: Correct with concealer. Yellow lipstick is not a style that suits blurred, uneven edges. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer and draw around your mouth to correct any mistakes. Blend out, and you’re ready to pucker up.
You may be in the know about yellow makeup, but how about orange? Next, learn how to wear orange makeup on your eyes, lips, and cheeks.