If you’re looking for some easy makeup inspiration, check out our selection of the best makeup looks that are trending this year. With a great variety of styles, suitable for weddings, casual occasions, work, or the red carpet, there’s a look for everyone. Follow along as the beautiful YouTubers instruct and inspire you.
1. Natural no Makeup Look
Embrace your natural beauty with this easy-to-do no-makeup look. It’s perfect for lazy days, quick mornings, and casual weekends. Plus, it takes less than 10 minutes to perfect. All you need is a few essential makeup items, and you’ll be looking fresh-faced and pretty, with minimal effort. Plus, Emily Jean’s instructions in the video are easy to follow.
2. Wedding Makeup
Recreate this beautiful and classic bridal makeup for your wedding day. The neutral colors in this stunning eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush will suit many skin tones, including both cool and warm shades. Consequently, this a universal style that’s not too dramatic, making it the perfect choice for your special day. It will stand the test of time, as you reminisce about your wedding day. Plus, this video goes into in-depth detail with tips and tricks on how to achieve this look, making it the perfect guide even for beginners.
3. E-Girl Makeup
Create one of the internet’s most recognizable and fun looks — the E-Girl style. This trend has been made famous on platforms such as Twitch, TikTok, and Instagram. When it comes to the makeup, features of the E-Girl look include heavy winged eyeliner, colorful eyeshadow, dewy highlights, and plump, glossy lips. Sometimes, it might also feature hand-painted flowers, hearts, or tears along the cheekbones. Additionally, these ladies are generally sporting signature hairstyles and E-Girl outfits. It’s a fun look, and an easy way to play with colors in your makeup.
4. Pink Makeup Look
Denitslava slays with this tutorial creating a half-cut crease with pretty pink hues. Perfect for date night, this makeup style is dramatic and romantic. Using both neutral and darker shades of pink eyeshadow, depth, and dimension are created. Complete with a kiss-proof matte pink lipstick, and glamorous false eyelashes, this look is irresistible.
5. Red Makeup Look
Turn up the heat with this hot red makeup look. Sonjdra Deluxe took inspiration from Blac Chyna. She keeps the color focused on the eyes, which will highlight your pretty peepers. Nude color lips balance out the statement eyeshadow perfectly.
6. Blue Makeup Look
Accentuate your eyes with this smoky blue makeup look. Melissa Samways takes you through how to recreate this stunning and dramatic style, using vibrant cobalt, deep blacks, and shimmering golds. Because it’s so smoky and sensual, this ideal for a glamorous black-tie ball or night out on the town.
7. Purple Makeup Look
Purple is a color that suits an array of skin tones. Because it can be cool-based or warm-based, you’ll be able to tweak this tutorial from Shanny Stephens to suit your undertones. Purple is also fun and regal, all at the same time. Plus, you can add a touch of shimmer for a glamorous evening look, or leave it matte for a fierce style during the day.
8. Green Makeup Look
Create a showstopping look with this neon-green makeup by Esmeralda Gudino. Bright and bold, this may not be a daily choice, but for something edgy and different, it’s sure to make a statement. Additionally, you can easily switch this look around by swapping the neon green for another bright color, such as fluoro pink or orange.
9. Gold Makeup Look
A gold makeup look is always glamorous. Plus, depending on what shade of gold you choose, it can be beautifully subtle or make a bold statement. Carli Bybel combines warm golds with bronze and browns in this tutorial to create a look that’s perfect for a balmy summer’s evening.
10. Glam Makeup Look
Channel old Hollywood glamor with this classic makeup look. Follow along as Carli Bybel takes you through all the tips and tricks in this tutorial. She keeps her eyes neutral, with a subtly winged liner and accentuated lashes. Then, nothing says glam like a bright red lip. Use a long stay, matte-finish lipstick to ensure your red doesn’t smudge or wear off too easily throughout the day.
11. 70s Inspired Makeup
Take a trip back in time with this 70s-inspired makeup. Go through the full prep and makeup routine with Joanna Marie, from brightening serums and lip exfoliants, through to the final look. This makeup aims to keep you looking natural and glowing. The look uses simple eyeshadow, subtle contouring, a touch of blush, and a nude lip for the final touch.
12. 80s Inspired Makeup
Lisa Eldridge is an expert makeup artist with years of industry experience. She’s done features for Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, and has worked with dozens of celebrities. Additionally, she’s held influential roles in many makeup companies and has a website and a Youtube channel. Here she creates a fun 80s throwback look, complete with blue eyeshadow and popping red lips.
13. 90s Inspired Makeup
The 90s was the era of the supermodels, dark lipsticks, chokers, and brown-tone makeup looks. Take a modern approach to the 90s look with Ashley Quiroz. Contouring may not have been as popular then as it is now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate it into this look. Match it with brown and maroon eye shadow, plus a dark vampy lip, and you’ll be making Cindy Crawford proud in no time.
14. Summer Makeup
Get that summer glow year-round with this makeup look from Joanna Marie. It’s glamorous, bronzed, and dewy. The key to a summer glow is not to get sunburnt, so make sure you start with a good sunscreen. Use a lightweight foundation and highlighter to let your skin breathe and glow shine through.
15. Winter Makeup
This cozy winter look from Jessica Vu is perfect for sitting by the fire with a nice glass of red wine or tea. It’s simple, natural, and beautiful. However, the key to a healthy winter makeup look is proper skincare. The cold weather and icy winds can be drying, so keep your skin hydrated throughout the winter months.
What are the different makeup looks?
There are dozens of makeup looks that take inspiration from different places. If you’re after something classic, go for natural “no-makeup,” a glam style, or wedding makeup for special occasions. Take inspiration from the seasons with a winter or summer look, or channel your inner e-girl for something fun and colorful. Speaking of colors, theme your makeup for the day to different shades — try pink, red, blue, purple, green, or gold. Finally, look to the decades for ideas, such as the 70s, 80s, or 90s.
What makeup makes you look prettier?
Choosing a makeup style that accentuates your best features will make you feel prettier. Start by finding out the best shades for your skin tone and use those to your advantage. If you have full lips, show them off with a bold lipstick, or make your peepers pop with the right shade of eyeshadow. Makeup is also great for covering imperfections such as dark circles, pimples, or an oily T-zone. Of course, the biggest factor is that you need to be comfortable with the look you’ve chosen so that you feel confident and amazing.
What is a classic makeup look?
A classic make-up look channels a bit of Hollywood glam. Start with a smooth-finish foundation and warm blush to show off your cheekbones. Then, use neutral tones, subtle eyeliner, and mascara to highlight your eyes without overdoing it. Finish with a bold red lipstick for a glamorous take, or tone it down with a neutral pink that suits your undertones. Other classic looks include “no-makeup,” bronzed goddess, and smoky eyes with nude lips.
How can I look pretty with simple makeup?
Embrace your natural beauty with a “no makeup” look that highlights your best features. Choose basic elements and light coverage products to let your inner goddess shine. Best of all, these looks often take less than 10-minutes.