Headed somewhere tropical this summer? Or perhaps you’re not catching any flights this season, but you feel like embracing that vacay mentality. Either way, we’ll be the first to say that summer is the perfect excuse to amp up the tropical vibes. One way we love doing just that? With colorful, vibrant makeup, of course! Tropical makeup happens to be one of the top makeup trends at the moment, which is why there’s no better time to try it out for yourself. Follow the steps below to give this tropical makeup look a try!
STEP #1: APPLY A PRIMER
Every summer makeup routine (or any makeup look for that matter) calls for makeup primer to help your makeup last—especially if it needs to withstand the heat. Start by spritzing your face with the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist to prime your skin and create a radiant base.
STEP #2: GRAB YOUR FOUNDATION
When it comes to foundation, you’ll want to forego a full coverage formula and instead opt for a foundation with medium coverage. This will conceal any imperfections you may have while still allowing your natural features, like freckles, to show through. Bonus points if your foundation has a radiant finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. What’s a tropical makeup look without glowing, dewy skin? Blend and buff your foundation with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender.
STEP #3: COLOR YOUR CHEEKS
Next, give your complexion a rosy flush. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush in Fantastical to the hollows of your cheeks for a pop of pink that will define your features.
STEP #4: BOOST YOUR BROWS
Next up? Your brows! While you don’t want to go overboard when it comes to a beachy, tropical makeup look, your brows still need some love. Use a brow mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara, to give yourself defined, natural-looking brows.
STEP #5: PRIME YOUR EYES
Just as it’s important to prime your face, you’ll want to prime your eyes before moving onto your eye makeup. Don’t have an eye primer on hand? No problem! A dab of foundation or concealer will do the job in a pinch.
STEP #6: GRAB YOUR EYE SHADOW
Begin the eye shadow portion of your look by coating your lid with a white hue, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow in Petite Perle. The white shadow will serve as a color-boosting base, allowing the rest of your eye shadow to appear more vibrant! Next, apply a peach hue onto your lid, packing it over the white. Blend this color into your crease, smoothing out any harsh lines. Grab your white eye shadow again and apply it to your inner corner to brighten the eye. Then, reach for a bright pink eye shadow and drag it along your lower lash line for an added pop of color.
STEP #7: LINE YOUR EYES
Ready to move on to eyeliner? Create a sharp wing along your upper lash line using the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Black. Then, reach for a yellow pencil eyeliner and use it to line the inner corner of your lower lash line.
STEP #8: COAT YOUR LASHES
No eye makeup look would be complete without some mascara! Apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara to finish your tropical eyes.
STEP #9: PAINT YOUR POUT
It’s time to add some color to your lips! For this tropical makeup look, we love the look of a glossy fuchsia. Need a product rec? Look no further than the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Laminated Fuchsia.
STEP #10: SET YOUR LOOK
You wouldn’t want all that hard work to go to waste, now would you? The last step of your tropical makeup look calls for a setting spray. Remember that primer we mentioned earlier? Well, go ahead and spritz that over your finished look to seal it in.