6 Makeup Tutorials That Defined Beauty in 2018

December 28, 2018
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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This was not a year for the makeup weak. We perfected some of our favorite liner hacks, mastered glass skin and divulged the importance of comprehensive foundation ranges. Through it all, we also discovered more about our makeup selves and figured out whether we consider ourselves makeup minimalists, maximalists or something in between. Ahead, we rounded up our six favorite makeup tutorials that we not only found ourselves going back to year-round but that we hope to bring with us as we head into the new year.

For the Girl Who Loves a Monochrome Makeup Look

Dusty Rose Makeup feat. Lancôme Le Monochromatique

If you’ve been sporting monochrome makeup this year, this dusty rose tutorial is spot-on for you. Not only does this look require one (yes, that’s right, ONE!) makeup product, which is ideal for the girl on the go, it looks gorgeous on everyone and is seriously effortless.



For the Makeup Guru Who Loves to Live Outside the Box

How to Wear Pastel Liner feat. NYX Vivid Brights Liners

If you love using your makeup as a form of expression, try these pastel liner tutorials. You are the artist in this look, and your eyes are the blank canvas. These liners can create an entire makeup look on their own, no shadow required.



For the Cat-Eye Obsessee

How to Wear Smoked Out Liner feat. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Last Liner in Black

For the makeup guru who can’t get enough of a cat eye, we challenge you to step up your game and try this smoked out liner look. It requires a gel-like liner and a little technique but is easy to master and could become part of your new daily routine.


For the Girl Who Loves an Effortless Look

Messy Bun Tutorial feat. Garnier Fructis Style Full Control Hairspray

If you want to stay casual and put together, this messy bun tutorial is for you. It shows you exactly how to get your hair in carefree shape using just a little product and creativity.


For the Gal Who Likes a Dramatic Beat

How To Perfect Blown Out Eyeshadow feat. Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in LSD

Calling all makeup maximalists — blown out shadow is going to help you ring in 2019 in a heartbeat. Using a creamy liner and shadow, follow this tutorial to get the look in just 5 steps.



For the Smoky Eye Lover

Red Smoky Eye Tutorial feat. NYX Creme Colour Vivid Brights

Finally, for the beauty lover who wants to edge up their routine, this red smoky eye tutorial is a total must-try. It will help you master that smoked look using a cream shadow and will give you confidence with each blending stroke. Seriously, a foolproof tutorial to carry with us into the new year.


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