When it comes to experimenting with beauty products, you may as well just call us Einstein. We’re not claiming to be geniuses, but we do live for trying out all kinds of crazy and amazing makeup looks. But sometimes (although not often, we admit!) we just don’t have what it takes to successfully experiment. Either we don’t have the brightly pigmented palette required for the electric smoky eye we’ve been dreaming about or we can’t find that exact deep purple lipstick we’ve been dying to try out. Recognizing this, the geniuses at L’Oréal Paris developed an iPhone app called Makeup Genius that lets you seamlessly try on fun new makeup looks and products without actually touching any products. Experimenting and genius. Einstein, indeed! Here are four of our favorite looks from Makeup Genius, as modeled by two of our Team MDC members, Erin and Maria!
The Daytime Smoky, by Billy B.
The esteemed smoky eye. Day or night, this eye look has got it going on. But for this look, Makeup Genius shows us how to make the smoky eye perfect for daytime. This look on Erin features L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire in Blushing Harmony and L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Barely Blushing.
The Claire by Billy B.
This ’70s-esque cat eye look is darling on Maria, with its daring winged liner and light peach lip color. The products featured are L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Colour in Peach Fuzz and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Shadow in Iced Latte.
The Manga Look by L’Oréal Paris
The Manga Look is mainly characterized by its long, thick black lashes. For this look, use the L’Oréal Paris Extra-Intense Eyeliner in Black, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lipstick in Blushing Harmony and don’t forget the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara!
The Elizabeth by Billy B.
We love this combination of a smoky eye and bold lip! For this look, use L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eyeliner in Black, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Shadow in Eternal Black and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire in Purple Prelude!
Have you played around with the Makeup Genius app yet? Tell us your favorite looks in the comments section!
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