Take E-Girl Makeup for a Spin With These Looks From Instagram

September 13, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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The E-girl look, a term popularized on TikTok, combines emo and punk rocker vibes with a playful twist. The style typically involves a statement makeup look consisting of heavy blush, big doe eyes and fun touches like hearts painted beneath the eyes. Whether it’s on TikTok or IRL, the rise of E-girls (and boys) is undeniable, so if you want to get in on the trend, find out how to recreate the signature makeup look, ahead. 

Punk Rock Vibes 

E-Girl makeup can differ depending on your own personal aesthetic, but the most common staple is dramatic winged eyeliner. In this look, @rei.lilith created intricate, geometric eyeliner designs both above and below her eyes complete with gemstone accents. Give graphic liner a go with the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner.

Rosy and Flushed

Instead of focusing blush on the apples of their cheeks, E-girls typically bring it all the way across their cheekbones and apply it on the bridge of the nose to create a super flushed look, as seen here by @aphitenza. She tops off her rosy cheeks with faux freckles, which can be drawn on with an eyeliner pen like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Super Slim Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner in brown.

Sweet & Sour 

E-Girl makeup doesn’t have to be dark and sultry, although the addition of such qualities does enhance any E-girl look. This makeup look by @moonlightbabsch combines fun pops of color and adorable faux freckles paired with a black lip and bold brows to bring the grunge vibes. Try out a bold black lip with the NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Alien

Pretty in Pink 

We’re obsessed with this look by @naomijon. Between the plump lip, the silver chains and the pink hair, what’s not to love? To give your strands a true E-girl makeover, we recommend using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Pink.


Photo: Aphelele Antoinette, @aphitenza, Design: Hannah Packer

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