Summer is all about bright colors – in the wardrobe and in makeup. When it comes to your clothes and makeup, color blocking with bold hues is a great trend to try right now. Why wear one color on your eyelids or lips when you can use multiple shades this summer? Not sure where to start with color blocking? Here’s how to do color block eye and lip makeup like a pro. It’s time to try out trendy color block makeup this season!
How to do eye makeup with color blocks
It’s easy to create multi-tonal eye makeup with eye shadow and eyeliner. One of the easiest color block eye makeup is to use one shade of eyeshadow on the upper lids and another on the lower lids. For summer, combine bright colors that complement each other, such as orange and pink or blue and green. Use the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette for warm orange-pink shades and the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Pock Palette in Haute Hazel for blue and green eyeshadow, which can be combined.
You can also use one shade of eyeliner on the upper lids and another shade under the eyes. Try pairing L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in purple and cobalt blue. Before applying eye makeup, use an eye primer to create a smooth base and allow eye makeup to wear evenly throughout the day.
How to make a color block for lips
Yes, you can wear multiple lip colors at the same time. One of the best ways to try block color lip color is to use the ombre technique. Use a lip liner in a shade that is slightly darker and different from your chosen lipstick, then fill your lips with lipstick. Try L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Lip Pencil in Strike a Matte-ch and L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandate.
Remember to brush your lips first to get rid of flakes before applying color, especially if you’re using matte formulas that can draw more attention to your lips. To cleanse lips, use L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub. Apply a little scrub to dry lips, then wet your fingers to gently massage the scrub, remove it thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
How to color eyes and lips
Another way to approach the color block makeup trend is to wear one bright shade on the eyes and another bright shade on the lips. Think turquoise eyeshadow and coral lip color. Pair L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eyeshadow in Endless Sea with L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Shine Lipstick in Luminous Coral.
The best makeup to pair with color blocking
Don’t overdo it by keeping the rest of your makeup relatively simple. Even out skin tone with foundation like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation and concealer like L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer. For a quick application, use your fingers to smooth foundation and concealer all over the face and where needed. If you have more time, consider using a makeup blender to apply foundation and concealer for seamless airbrush coverage. Finish off with mascara like L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara. Before applying mascara, apply L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/Base to enhance the look of your lashes. Now you can go!
Ready to try another makeup trend? We have you covered. Then head over to our How to Create Sunset Eyes article for a step-by-step guide to creating summer makeup that can’t be beat this season. Give it a whirl soon!