Excuse the cliché, but there is no need to reinvent the wheel. While makeup trends are always evolving, some of them never lose their classic appeal, and some simply borrow their look from other media, like art. Such is the trend with watercolour eye makeup.
The whimsical watercolour look is all about layering and blending sheer tints of water-based colours, with the masterly touch of a painter – i.e. exploring your creativity. The end result is a subtle yet dreamy aesthetic. The great news is that you can’t really go wrong with this latest makeup trend which is just as relevant for formal events as it is for casual outings. Here is our best watercolour eye makeup step-by-step tutorial.
The ultimate DIY watercolour makeup looks
We love beauty trends that can be adapted to suit your personality, best features, and preferences. Follow these steps to imitate one of this season’s most popular eye makeup trends.
Step 1: Apply foundation and highlighter.
Step 2: Smooth on eyeshadow primer to create a crease-free look over your eyelids.
Step 3: Apply a light, pastel shade of eyeshadow to the centre of your lids. Any shade from the easy-top-blend Maybelline Total Temptation™ Eyeshadow and Highlight Palette is sure to do the trick.
Step 4: Blend a pale pink eyeshadow, like the velvety Urban Decay Eyeshadow in SWF, into your eyelids’ inner corners.
Step 5: Apply baby blue eyeshadow to the outer corners. We recommend using the versatile L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Eternal Blue.
Step 6: Lengthen your lashes with a top-notch mascara.
Step 7: Shape and define your brows to create a natural-looking polished effect.
Overall tips to replicate the best watercolour makeup trends
You can also make your eyes pop by using makeup hacks such as contouring. If you have tired eyes, use eye drops to clear and refresh your eyes. Last, but not least, practice different methods of blending your favourite pastel shades to get the desired effect.
Watercolour makeup is the perfect light-hearted summer style to try out. We love the creative use of colour and glow that it adds to your face – plus, you get to play with your paint makeup brushes! It is not a dark and dramatic look, but it is one that can complement almost any face-shape. Don’t get left behind, give it a go!