Note to Self: Start Having More Fun With Makeup Like the Zara Models

Updated 05/10/18
Zara models makeup: model wearing pink eye shadow and blue mascara

Zara models usually have that sort of cool-girl, no-makeup-makeup thing going on. All I-woke-up-like-this complexions, brushed-up brows and bee-stung lips. But for spring/summer 2018, there has been a major shift away from the less-is-more and over to the more-is-more camp.

Where once there was no mascara, there is now bright, sky blue lashes paired not with a bare lid but a wash of in-your-face fuchsia. Elsewhere on the site graphic, winged-out acid blue liquid shadow and floating liner are paired with statement earrings. What's the secret to making these sorts of statement eye looks work IRL? Keep the rest of your makeup low-key (well, she is still the Zara girl, after all). Let your complexion shine through under a wash of tinted moisturiser, or on good skin days, forgo base and just use a little concealer where needed.

A dusting of blush, brushed-up brows and a little balm is all that's needed to pull off a graphic or painterly eye as bold as this.

Temped to try to re-create these looks? Shop our favourite bright eye products below, plus the Zara statement earrings to wear with them. Go forth in all your Technicolor glory.

The Modern Shadow Wing

Zara models makeup: Model wearing blue eyeshadow
Zara Models Makeup: Mac Satin Eyeshadow in Electric Eel
MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Electric Eel $14

Use a wet brush to cake this eye shadow on to create the bold block of winged-out colour seen on the model.

Zara Models Makeup: Metal and Wood Earrings
Zara Metal and Wood Earrings $13

Buy the earrings. It would be rude not to.

The Floating Line

Zara models makeup: model wearing blue floating liner
Zara Models Makeup: Nyx Vivid Brights Eyeliner
Nyx Vivid Brights Eyeliner $6

Nyx's liner comes in orange, pink and green, so you can literally match your flloating liner to whichever part of these bold earrings you like.

Zara Colourful Resin Earrings $13

These look way more expensive than their £13 price tag. 

The Colour Clash

Zara models makeup: model wearing pink eye shadow and blue mascara
Zara Models Makeup: BH Cosmetics 26 Shadow Blushed Neutrals Palette
BH Cosmetics 26 Shadow Blushed Neutrals Palette $16

This BH Cosmetics has a pink shade to suit every mood and skin tone, plus it's a total bargain.

L'Oréal Paris Miss Baby Roll Mascara $8

Don't dismiss teal lashes until you've tried them. And for just £8, it's not too big of a gamble.

Zara Flower and Leaf Earrings $16

These have summer holiday written all over them.

In the mood to spend? Check out the new beauty products that have launched this month.

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