If you’re obsessed with makeup like us, then you’ve probably noticed that the soft glam makeup trend is picking up tons of steam in the beauty world. Sure, a full glam makeup look will never go out of style, but there is something about a soft glam look that’s stolen our makeup-loving hearts. From the way your highlight and contour shines through to the perfection of flawless-looking skin, soft glam makeup is a top choice for good reason. If you’re ready to switch things up in the makeup department while keeping your look super pretty and flattering, look no further. Below, we’re sharing our favorite soft glam makeup looks to add to your beauty repertoire.
1. NEUTRAL & BROWN
This look is all about playing up your love for neutrals while giving your makeup a nice pop for a head-turning finish. Even better, this look can transition from a.m. to p.m. with ease. Follow our tutorial to bring this look to life.
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Café Au Lait
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up
L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Dip Liquid Eyeliner, Waterproof in Black
L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara, Lasting Volume
L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight
L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon. Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant in Tres Sweet
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray
STEP #1: PRIME, PRIME, PRIME
To kick things off, you want to create an even base that will help your makeup go the distance. This is where a makeup primer comes in. Be sure to apply your primer on your full face, including your eyes, to help your makeup stay put.
STEP #2: APPLY YOUR EYESHADOW
Reach for a darker brown shadow and apply it all over your lid. Follow up with a medium, matte brown shade and blend evenly for a smooth transition.
STEP #3: LINE YOUR LIDS
Now, you want to amp up your eyes a bit. Reach for your black eyeliner and line your lids.
STEP #4: TURN UP THE VOLUME
Finish your eyes with a few coats of volumizing mascara for fluffy, full lashes.
STEP #6: CREATE A FLAWLESS FACE
Next, you want to achieve a healthy-looking complexion. Apply your foundation, making sure to blend evenly for instant coverage.
STEP #7: ADD SOME DIMENSION
It’s time to play up your features! Apply your bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks to sculpt your face to perfection.
STEP #8: COLOR YOUR POUT
No look is complete without a flirty lip. Apply a nude lip color to your pout to seal the deal.
STEP #9: LOCK IT IN
Now that your look is complete, we bet you want to make it last. Spritz your makeup setting spray in an ‘X’ and ‘T’ motion for a long-lasting makeup look.
2. PRETTY IN PINK
For those who like to play it safe, a pretty pink look is just what you need. This look offers the right amount of glam without looking like you’ve used a ton of makeup to get the job done. Here’s how to create this masterpiece.
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Foundation Shaping Sticks
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender
L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush
L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR FACE
As we mentioned in the first tutorial, makeup primer is a necessity for a long-lasting look. Be sure to apply your primer evenly to reap all of its benefits.
STEP #2: BRING ON THE COLOR
Kick things off with your eyeshadow palette, applying shade three all over your lid. Next, blend shade four into your crease, then layer on shade seven for a seamless transition in color.
STEP #3: APPLY YOUR MASCARA
Boost your lashes with volume with a few coats of mascara.
STEP #4: PERFECT YOUR COMPLEXION
Follow up with your foundation stick. Swipe it onto your skin, then use your foundation blender to bounce and blend the product out for even coverage.
STEP #5: DEFINE YOUR FEATURES
It’s time to kick things up a notch. Show off your beautiful features by applying blush on the apples of your cheeks and a bit of bronzer on the hollows. Follow up with highlighter on your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose for a luminous touch.
STEP #6: GRAB YOUR LIPSTICK
For a pretty pink look like this one, sheer lipstick is the perfect match. Apply your color to your lips for a gorgeous flush.
STEP #7: SEAL THE DEAL
Mist your face with your go-to makeup setting spray to lock your look in place. Keep the bottle eight to 10 inches away from your face for proper application.
3. NUDE SHIMMER
A nude makeup look is one you can never go wrong with. Perfect for any occasion and season, despite the neutralness of nude tones, this look will definitely have all eyes on you. If you’re ready to incorporate shimmer into your soft glam lookbook, here is the perfect way to do it.
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bottomless Java
L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Amber Sparkle
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick
STEP #1: PRIME
Every makeup look should start with a primer. It creates a smooth canvas so your beautiful look will last all day long.
STEP #2: COLOR YOUR LIDS
It’s time to set the stage for your nude look! Start with a neutral matte brown eyeshadow and apply it all over your lid. Be sure to build color gradually. Next, reach for your sparkly eyeshadow and apply it on the center of your lid. Build up the color until you reach the right level of drama.
STEP #3: LINE YOUR LIDS
Since your eyeshadow color is on the neutral side, it doesn’t hurt to give your eyes a bold touch via eyeliner. Reach for black liner and create a precise cat eye.
STEP #4: APPLY YOUR FOUNDATION
It’s best to sport an effortless glow to ensure your neutral colors are the shining star of your look. Reach for a lightweight, radiant-finish foundation to give your visage a hydrated glow.
STEP #5: MASK YOUR IMPERFECTIONS
If you find that you’re working with dark circles or under-eye bags, it’s smart to reach for a glowing concealer to brighten up your eye area. It also works to create a subtle highlighted effect that amps up the overall glow of your skin.
STEP #6: PLAY UP YOUR CHEEKS
The key to really selling this makeup look is to put your features on full display! This is where bronzer comes in. Apply your favorite bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks for an easy sculpted effect. Follow up with blush on the center of your cheeks for a nice touch of color.
STEP #7: APPLY YOUR LIP COLOR
Nude lips are a great way to give your pout a touch of color without a dramatic effect. Swipe on your nude shade to top off your look.
STEP #8: SET YOUR LOOK
Your makeup looks beautiful, and it’s time to head out the door. Before you take on the day, spritz a makeup setting spray over your face so your look can last from day to night.
Now that you’re a soft glam expert, what’s next? Head on over to our article, 6 Colorful Eye Makeup Looks, for more in the way of major makeup trends.