You’ll Want to Recreate These Anime Makeup Looks ASAP

March 03, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | by L'Oréal
person wearing blue anime inspired makeup

Between the colorful hair and lashes for days, the world of anime-inspired makeup is all about taking creativity to the next level. From a pixelated graphic eye to bold makeup styles taken straight from popular anime series, here are our favorite anime makeup looks on Instagram right now.


Play with Pixels

Video game stan or not, I think we can all agree that @snitchery is not playing games with this pixelated makeup look. Use NYX Professional Makeup SFX Face & Body Paint to recreate it yourself.

Shockingly Bold

Influenced by Killua’s lightning capabilities in the anime series “Hunter x Hunter,” @venustraphobic created a blue bolt of electricity across her eyes. If you’re feeling inspired like we are, grab the NYX Professional Makeup Modern Dreamer Shadow Palette to recharge your look.

Serve Special Effects

We’re obsessed with @fryncesca’s makeup look inspired by “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” To get the look, we recommend using a pigmented eyeshadow stick. We love the Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Stick for it’s creamy texture that glides on smoothly and doesn’t smudge.

Twice as Nice

Here, @miraesvante used contrasting shadows to represent anime characters Naruto and Sasukea. Copy this two-tone look if you’re into anime or if you just love pops of color and a glowing, matte finish (who doesn’t?).

Make a Striking Statement

We love a makeup look that works well with a face mask. This Naruto-inspired cut crease by @cakefacebellaa blew us away with its intricate cloud details and is the perfect way to show off your makeup skills and love for anime.

Photo: Catherine Pham

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