3 Fun & Easy Makeup Looks to Match Your Hairstyle
Sometimes having flawless hair isn’t enough to complete a look. If you’re feeling like taking your look to the next level then listen up. Outfit is on fleek, hair is looking snazzy, all that’s left is getting your makeup snatched!
Slicked Back Pony
To achieve a slicked back pony, you can leave your hair natural or you could use heat tools to straighten hair. If you do use heat, make sure to use a heat protectant first.
Step 1: Use a brush to gather your hair at the crown of your head. You’ll want to get this as tight as possible, basically if you start to feel a headache coming you want to tie it off right before that moment.
Step 2: To fully achieve this look you’ll want a firm hold edge control to keep the hairstyle intact all day and night. Use a brush to smooth and shape edges for a sleek look to the pony.
Smokey Eye + Glossy lip
A natural smokey eye is the perfect finishing touch to a slicked back pony look. This makeup look can seem daunting at first, but is really not that complicated. The Juvia’s Place Masquerade Eyeshadow Palette is a great palette for multiple different kinds of smokey eye looks.
Step 1: Start off with a matte lighter shade, packing the color on the lids and taking your time to blend out the crease.
Step 2: Work your way up to darker colors, repeating the previous step.
Step 3: When your upper lid looks dark and blended, move onto the bottom lid. Start with the lightest shade you used for the upper lid and start blending under the lash line.
Step 4: Start blending with the darker colors. The darker you go, the more you should concentrate the color on the outer edge of the lash line, and less of the color towards the tear duct.
Step 5: To finish off the look, you’ll want to apply a neutral toned lip since the eyes are the main focus of the makeup look. Alamar Cosmetics has matching lip liners and lip glosses that will have your lips looking juicy. Since your hair is slicked back you don’t have to worry about it getting stuck in your lipgloss! Win win situation.
Looking to do something opposite of a slicked back edgy look? We got you.
Step 1: After you shower and wash your hair, apply an anti-frizz serum to reduce frizz in curls.
Step 2: Take it one step further and apply a leave-in conditioner to add a silky soft finish to your hair.
Step 3: You could stop with the products here and let your hair air dry, or if you’d like more defined curls you can use a curl custard to help stretch out curls and prevent shrinkage.
Monochromatic Makeup Look
To add to the whimsical look, let’s add some blown out color. Monochromatic looks can really showcase any color you want, but if you’re looking for something more natural we’d recommend a peachy, mauve, or pink look. Colourpop Cosmetics is a great place to look for a monochromatic eyeshadow palette. For this peachy look we’re recommending the Coast to Coral palette.
Step 1: You’ll want to make sure there are no harsh lines and everything is super blended. Go in with a matte light color first and basically put it everywhere. Blend it all over the lid and crease, and same thing with the lower lash line.
Step 2: We don’t want to go super dark on this look, so take a medium colored shadow (with or without glitter) and repeat the previous step. That’s it for the eyes, just apply mascara and they’re good!
Step 3: An important part of a monochromatic makeup look is having a lot of blush. You’ll want to pack it on the apples of your cheeks, and you can even bring it onto your nose for a cute flushed look. This Tarte Blush in Captivating will go great with the eyes.
Step 4: The last thing to finish off the look is lips! With this look we want more of a stain than full-on color so the Glossier Generation G Lipstick in Zip is just that. This color can be very bold if built up enough, so for this look we recommend just lightly dabbing the lipstick on and blending it out with a finger.
Braided High Bun
If you have your hair braided or are going to get your hair braided this look is so versatile and keeps your hair out of your face.
Step 1: This look is super easy, all you’ll need to do is gather your braids on the top of your head, you want it to be high. You can leave a few braid strands out by your ears for a more interesting look.
Step 2: Twist braids around to form a large bun and tie or clip it secure.
Step 3: Finish off the look with some light hold edge control and you're done!
Graphic Liner and Bold Lip
Since the hair is pulled back, you can take this opportunity to put the focus on your eyes and lips. You don’t even need to use eyeshadow for this look, you just want to use a liquid or gel eyeliner. The Stila Liquid Eyeliner is a trusted favorite, and they have multiple colors if you want to switch it up.
Pro tip: If you’re feeling nervous about doing winged eyeliner, it might help to steady your hand by resting your pinky finger on your cheek.
Step 1: Take the tip of the eyeliner and lightly bring it from the outer corner of your eye upward towards the edge of your eyebrow. You want the winged eyeliner to be pretty bold, so take it about ¾ of the way to your eyebrow.
Step 2: Drag the eyeliner gently from the end of the line you just made, down in a swooping motion across your lash line to your inner corner.
Step 3: If there is any parts of your lash line that doesn’t have eyeliner, fill it in.
Step 4: You’ll want a bold lip for this look, so depending on your outfit you might want a different color. If you’re looking for a show stopping red you cannot go wrong with The Smashbox Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bawse. This color literally looks amazing on everyone, and it is going to stay on your lips all night, unless you’re eating something super oily.