If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to summer’s bold beauty vibes, we’ve got good news: rainbow makeup is trending, and it’s actually really easy to pull off. Rainbow eye makeup was basically made for Friday nights out, best teamed with sleek basics, like a leather jacket, black jumpsuit or your go-to denim. Let those rainbow pigments make a statement. Want in on the trend? Keep scrolling for three rainbow makeup looks giving us that Fri-yay feeling, from the orange eyeshadow of dreams to a colour block eye that suits everyone…
1. Sunset Rainbow Makeup
Get the look with Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow; a pigmented liquid that can be worn as a metallic eyeliner or blended out to a glitter eyeshadow. First up, apply the orange-copper hue So Savage, sweeping it along the upper lash line, then use your fingertip to swipe it up to the crease and out towards the temples. Just above the orange, blend yellow-gold shade Instafamous into the socket. Then, trace the lower lash line with a striking green pigment, like Kha-Ching.
Complete your orange rainbow makeup with a touch of highlighter on the tops of cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow. Jelly Highlighter in Poppin’ Bottles is a glowy gold that will tie the whole look together.
2. Bold Rainbow Makeup
This is rainbow makeup in its truest form. Blues, pinks, golds and purples come together in a peacock-inspired look, courtesy of Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow applied as an eyeliner. Go for all-out drama by flicking lines out towards the temples and cheekbones, or try a lower maintenance take by ending your liner at the brow bone.
A look this bold needs to stand out, so keep the rest of your makeup minimal, focusing on flawless skin, full brows and a your-lips-but-better shade of lipstick. Our ride-or-dies are Lasting Matte Foundation for a velvety base that lasts all night, Wonder’Full Brow to frame that rainbow eye, and Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint in the pout-enhancing shade Smart Pink.
3. Block Rainbow Makeup
Drama queens, this one’s for you; a three-tone eye that features bold blocks of colour, created using – you guessed it - Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow. Yellow-gold Instafamous, copper So Savage and deep blue Cool AF are your go-to shades for this look - applied in that order, from the inner to outer corner of your eye.
Paint block shapes onto your lid, making sure you don’t blend or smudge the hues together. Then, dial up the drama with a major lash-plumping mascara. Try Extra Super Lash Mascara if insane volume is your vibe, as you can build up extra coats to get a jet black finish – no clumps in sight.
More Rainbow Makeup Tricks
• Use a primer to lock your rainbow makeup look down. You don’t want those bold pigments to fade, so try tapping a dot of your favourite makeup primer onto eyelids to prep. Lasting Finish Primer is perfect because it blurs and brightens skin, so it’ll make eyes look fresh while giving you a velvety canvas for rainbow eyeshadow.
• Choose a focal point and run with it. We’re all about making eyes stand out with rainbow makeup, so we keep the rest of our look simple and ultra-minimal. Think, clear gloss on lips and the lightest touch of blusher. If you prefer a rainbow highlighter look, make sure eyes and lips are low-key, so the colour on your cheekbones really pops.
• Finish with a setting spray. Once you’ve applied your entire makeup look, close your eyes and lightly mist skin in Insta Fix & Go Setting Spray. It’ll keep everything in place; foundation, concealer, blusher, lipstick and your rainbow eye makeup.
Looking for more eye makeup tricks? Discover the best eyeliner for every look, whether you’re all about going ultra-graphic or prefer a sultry, smokey finish.