Originally posted on December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 am
Last Updated on May 29, 2023 by inckredible
Hey there, birthday girl! There’s no better time to flaunt the best version of yourself than on your special day! Perfect dress? Check! Party-proof shoes? Check! Birthday makeup? Haven’t you decided yet? We feel you!
This list of 10 birthday makeup ideas might have a look you are going for! Complete your birthday ensemble with a makeup look that will complement your overall vibe! Is it going to be a simple no-makeup makeup set with just the right amount of oomph to vamp up the usual daily makeup routine? Or if you’re planning to go extra with a gorgeous full glam perfect for an extra special day? Not sure which look to go for yet?
No need to worry because this list of birthday makeup ideas is just what you might need! This list contains 10 awesome makeup ideas that may help you decide which look will bring out your best features, at the same time, match your birthday season feels! Not much of a makeup girl? No problem!
This birthday makeup list includes beginner-friendly birthday makeup ideas to cater to anyone who has just begun exploring the fantastic art of makeup! 10 unique birthday makeup ideas that will work for women of all ages because every woman should look and feel pretty, especially on a day celebrated on behalf of them!
So, what are you waiting for? Grab that makeup bag and try out these wonderful birthday makeup ideas that will make you even more beautiful on your birthday! If there’s still much time before your birthday, you may use the extra minutes to mix and match the makeup ideas to create a new, unique look! We admire a creative queen! Oh, and don’t forget to take pictures so your family and friends won’t miss your snatched birthday look! Truly birthday makeup goals!
Birthday Makeup Looks to Consider:
1. Clean And Dewy
Never look a day older with this youthful makeup look! Dewy, luminous makeup will give you a natural glow that makes your skin look hydrated and healthy. This style will look perfect for outdoor, daytime activities like brunch or a sunset watch.
With this look, you wouldn’t have to wait for the golden hour to achieve a radiant glow! Cop this look with just a few dabs of your favorite highlighter on the nose, on the topmost part of your cheekbones, and even on your collarbone! With the right setting spray to seal everything in place, you’re good to go!
2. Star Sign
Wow, oh, wow! All these star sign makeup ideas definitely give off #prettygirlvibes! Water signs, earth signs, air signs, all signs could rock these creative makeup looks that are very much canvas-worthy! Feel free to express your inner zodiac, especially on your birthday season!
Whether you’re a fierce Aries queen, a mysterious Pisces goddess, or a charming and romantic Libra baby, this makeup idea is perfect for channeling your truest self! You can even post a selfie wearing your star sign makeup at the beginning of your zodiac month with the caption, “It’s (your star sign) season!”. You go, girl!
3. Early 2000s Pop Star Look
*Plays Crazy in Love by Beyoncé * Sorry, were you saying something? We’re not in the early 2000s anymore?! Oh, well! Why don’t we bring back some nostalgic memories with these iconic Y2K looks! The icy blue eyeshadow, the neutral lip, the pink, rosy cheeks, the thin, arched eyebrows, and of course, the super intense black eyeliner!
The early 2000s was truly an iconic era, with our truly iconic queens like Miss Britney Spears and Beyoncé! This Y2K-inspired makeup idea will definitely make you look like a 2000s pop star that every girl idolizes! Don’t forget the little butterfly hair clips!
4. Bold Lip
If you’re the type of girl who usually goes for a neutral lip color, a bold lip makeup look is definitely a style to try on your birthday! Surprise your friends and family with a full and luscious lip color that highlights the natural contour of your lovely lips!
For this look, the eye makeup and face makeup are ideally kept light and neutral to make the bold lip color really pop. The bolder, the better! Here’s a little tip to consider: A lip liner with the same color as your lipstick will give your lips a perfect shape!
5. Formal Birthday
Fancy dinner date? The little candle-lit intimate party just for you and your close friends? You can never go wrong with a timeless look from formal makeup! This makeup look consists of a full-coverage, matte to semi-sheer base, bold eyes, and a neutral glossy lip.
Add a little shine to the eye makeup with a nice metallic eyeshadow, and your eyes will sparkle against the room’s warm lights! Unplanned after-party with a little drinking? No problem! This full glam makeup look can be sealed off with our best friend – setting spray! No need to worry about getting cakey makeup!
6. Classy Vintage
Always thankful for the beautiful women who popularized these makeup looks, they have such great taste! Vintage makeup will always be in style because it looks so good on everyone! So, for your birthday, you could do a little photoshoot as a gorgeous pinup girl with the perfect winged eyeliner, long, black lashes, and red lips!
You can even change the look a little with a more subtle lip color to have a little Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment! Imagine the aesthetic when you use a vintage-inspired filter for your shoot! It’ll look like you’re straight out of a 60s newspaper!
7. Glamorous Fairy
Feel merry as a fairy on your special day with these colorful and shimmery fairy makeup ideas! This look is actually versatile as you can create your own shapes and designs and be your own fairy! Just don’t forget to add a little fairy dust (glitter or highlighter) to complete the pretty little fairy character! Oh, and don’t forget about your fairy friends!
This cute makeup look is perfect for aesthetic photoshoots with your fairy besties! Together, you can be an adorable group of magical creatures! The secret to making this look even better is to layer different highlighter colors!
8. Faux Freckles
It’s amazing that something that was considered a flaw is now a look that many try to imitate! To the freckle-faced girls, you are all so beautiful! And to the non-freckled girls, we got you covered with this faux freckles makeup look! These faux freckles will look good on top of any type of makeup style, but a simple and fresh layer of makeup will definitely complement them!
Nowadays, there are many makeup tools that are specifically made to create faux freckles. But if you can’t find these freckle makers, a regular eyebrow pencil will do! Cover excess freckles with foundation.
9. Drunk Blush
No drinks, no problem! Any type of blush is a must-have in every makeup look, but our natural blush just hits different! This drunk blush makeup look will make up for the birthday after-party you’ll probably miss because of the pandemic restrictions.
It won’t be a problem if you aren’t old enough to drink yet, or if you’re just not the type to enjoy a few drinks, because this dainty blush style doesn’t require the tipsiness! Just a little blush on the apples of your cheeks, on top of your nose, and you’ll look like you had a good time! But if you are allowed to drink, don’t get too wasted!
K-pop and K-dramas definitely have an impact on today’s beauty standards! It’s understandable, though, because our favorite idols and actors always look so clean and fresh even when they perform. Most of them also have perfect “glass” skin that all of us want to achieve. This Korean-inspired makeup will keep you looking young and glowing on your birthday!
This kind of makeup style is generally sheer or dewy, especially the eye makeup and the foundation or BB cream! Ombré lips is also a signature for Korean makeup looks! The usual colors for this style are pink, red, and glittery browns and peaches.
There are so many birthday makeup ideas to choose from, but an important thing to remember is to consider a look the makes you feel confident! A girl’s makeup style can say a lot about her character, but nevertheless, all girls are beautiful just the way they are. And if the mood or theme does not fit you well, just make the most of it and celebrate your day.
Don’t be afraid to extend your makeup routine a little on your birthday, you deserve to celebrate yourself! You don’t need to wait for your birthday to try some makeup ideas, each day is a gift, and we only have one life. The more pretty days, the better, right? Happy birthday, beautiful!
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