Celebrate Carnival Season With These Festive Makeup Looks

February 10, 2022
Jazmine A. Ortiz
By: Jazmine A. Ortiz | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Carnival Makeup Inspiration for 2022

Carnival season has commenced and of course, we’re excited to see influencers and non-influencers alike put together the most colorful, glittery and island-inspired makeup looks. The festival happens every year (usually in February or March) over a few days throughout the Caribbean and parts of South America to celebrate the different cultures with music, dancing, costumes and makeup. Whether you’ve booked your flight or plan to celebrate in spirit, we’ve rounded up inspiration for carnival glam below.

Island Vibes

This glam is a work of art. The center eyeshadow resembles an island sunset and the deep blues that surround it remind of the ocean waves.

Pops of Color

Don’t stress about this look, it's perfect for any skill level. Just sweep a bright wash of color all over eyelids taking it across the lower lash line. Then, add an equally bold, contrasting color to the lips and dust cheeks with a dose of glitter.

A Colorful Gradient

For the indecisive carnival-goer, try this rainbow gradient topped with a crown of crystals. Balance things out with a glossy, nude lip.

Green Starbursts

Create a beautiful starburst design across the high-points on your cheekbones. Try using different shades of the same color for eyes and your crystal design as shown here.

A Royal Flush of Color

Carnival is the perfect time to whip your boldest lashes and try a daring hue — just make sure the color complements your complexion. To recreate this glam, use the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Queen Shadow Palette, a 40-pan palette featuring ultra-rich shades that brings out even the deepest of skin tones.
Photo: @beauty_brisk, Design: Juliana Campisi

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