5 gorgeous rainbow makeup looks! Get ready to shine this summer!

Top Rainbow Makeup Looks
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Rainbow makeup has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially during the summer months when people tend to experiment with bold and vibrant colors. The bright colors of a rainbow are a perfect match for the warm and sunny weather, making it a fun and playful trend to try out.

In this guide, we will cover five different rainbow makeup looks: Classic Rainbow, Pastel Rainbow, Glitter Rainbow, Bold Rainbow, and Neon Rainbow. Each look has its unique style, and we will provide you with the necessary information on how to achieve each one.

Classic Rainbow Makeup Look

Classic Rainbow Makeup Look

The Classic Rainbow makeup look features a full spectrum of colors, starting with red on the inner corner of the eye and ending with violet on the outer corner. This look is perfect for those who want to make a bold statement with their makeup.

Recommended products & techniques

To achieve this look, you will need a high-quality rainbow eyeshadow palette that has good pigmentation, such as the BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil Palette or the Juvia’s Place The Zulu Palette. For the eyeliner, we recommend the NYX Professional Makeup Matte Liquid Liner, and for mascara, the Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Mascara.

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Morphe M503
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in the shade Driver
Maybelline Lipstick
Milani Baked Blush in the shade Luminoso
Milani Blush

You will also need to use a blending brush, such as the Morphe M503 Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush, to blend the colors properly.

For the Classic Rainbow look, we will recommend using a nude lipstick shade to keep the focus on the bold eyeshadow. For blush, a peachy shade would complement the warm tones in the eyeshadow. Some recommended lipstick and blush products are Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Driver” and Milani Baked Blush in the shade “Luminoso”.

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BH Eye Palette
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Liquid Liner
NYX Liquid Liner
Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara
Maybelline Mascara

Tips for achieving the look

To make the colors pop, use a white eyeshadow base, such as the NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Base, before applying the rainbow shades. Start with the lighter colors and work your way towards the darker shades. Make sure to blend the colors well to create a smooth transition.

Pastel Rainbow Makeup Look

Pastel Rainbow Makeup Look

The Pastel Rainbow makeup look features softer, more muted shades of the rainbow colors. This look is perfect for those who want to add a pop of color to their makeup routine without going too bold.

Recommended products and techniques

To achieve this look, you will need a pastel eyeshadow palette with a good range of colors, such as the Lime Crime Venus III Palette or the Huda Beauty Pastel Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette. For the eyeliner, we recommend the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, and for mascara, the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. You will also need to use a blending brush, such as the Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush, to blend the colors seamlessly.

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Huda Beauty Palette
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Stila Liquid Liner
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
L’Oréal Paris Mascara

For the Pastel Rainbow look, we will recommend using a light pink or coral lipstick shade. These shades would complement the softer pastel tones of the eyeshadow. For blush, a light peachy or pink shade would work well. Some recommended lipstick and blush products are NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade “Istanbul” and Milani Baked Blush in the shade “Dolce Pink”.

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Sigma E40 Brush
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Istanbul
NYX Lipstick
Milani Baked Blush in the shade Dolce Pink
Milani Blush

Tips for achieving the look

To make the colors more visible, use a white eyeshadow base, such as the NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Base, before applying the pastel shades. Start with the lighter colors and work your way towards the darker shades. Make sure to blend the colors well to create a smooth transition.

Glitter Rainbow Makeup Look

Glitter Rainbow Makeup Look

The Glitter Rainbow makeup look features rainbow shades with added glitter for a sparkling effect. This look is perfect for those who want to add some glamour to their makeup routine.

Recommended products and techniques

To achieve this look, you will need a glitter eyeshadow palette, such as the MEICOLY 35 Colors Glitter Eyeshadow Palette or the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set, a black liquid eyeliner, such as the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, and mascara, such as the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. You will also need to use a blending brush, such as the Real Techniques Eye Smudge and Diffuse Brush, to blend the colors.

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MEICOLY Palette
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Too Faced Mascara
Too Faced Mascara

For the Glitter Rainbow look, we will recommend using a nude lipstick shade with a hint of shimmer to complement the glitter eyeshadow. For blush, a peachy or rose gold shade would work well. Some recommended lipstick and blush products are NYX Professional Makeup Shimmer Down Lip Veil in the shade “Hippie Chic” and Milani Baked Blush in the shade “Rose D’Oro”.

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Real Techniques Brush
NYX Professional Makeup Shimmer Down Lip Veil in the shade Hippie Chic
NYX Shimmer Lip Veil
Milani Baked Blush in the shade Rose D'Oro
Milani Blush

Tips for achieving the look

To make the glitter more visible, use a glitter primer, such as the NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer, before applying the rainbow shades. Start with the lighter colors and work your way towards the darker shades. Make sure to blend the colors well to create a smooth transition.

Bold Rainbow Makeup Look

Bold Rainbow Makeup Look

The Bold Rainbow makeup look features intense and vibrant shades of rainbow colors. This look is perfect for those who want to make a statement with their makeup.

Recommended products and techniques

To achieve this look, you will need a bold and pigmented rainbow eyeshadow palette, such as the Juvia’s Place The Warrior III Eyeshadow Palette or the DE’LANCI Rainbow Eyeshadow Palette, Professional 35 Bright Colors, a black liquid eyeliner, such as the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner, and mascara, such as the Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara. You will also need to use a blending brush, such as the e.l.f. Blending Eye Brush, to blend the colors seamlessly.

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DE’LANCI Palette
L'Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner
L’Oréal Paris Liner
Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG Mascara
Benefit Mascara

For the Bold Rainbow look, we will recommend using a bold and bright lipstick shade, such as a hot pink or red. For blush, a warm coral or peachy shade would complement the bold eyeshadow. Some recommended lipstick and blush products are Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick in the shade “Electric Pink” and Milani Baked Blush in the shade “Luminoso”.

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e.l.f. Eye Brush
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick
Maybelline Lipstick
Milani Baked Blush in the shade Luminoso
Milani Blush

Tips for achieving the look

To make the colors pop, use a white eyeshadow base, such as the NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Base, before applying the bold rainbow shades. Start with the lighter colors and work your way towards the darker shades. Make sure to blend the colors well to create a smooth transition.

Neon Rainbow Makeup Look

Neon Rainbow Makeup Look

The Neon Rainbow makeup look features neon and fluorescent shades of the rainbow colors. This look is perfect for those who want to make a bold and daring statement with their makeup.

Recommended products and techniques

To achieve this look, you will need a neon eyeshadow palette, such as the Huda Beauty Neon Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette or the L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow, Neons, a black liquid eyeliner, such as the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner, and mascara, such as the Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara. You will also need to use a blending brush, such as the Sephora Collection Pro Crease Brush #10, to blend the colors seamlessly.

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L.A. Girl Neons
NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner
NYX Epic Ink Liner
Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara
Cover Girl Mascara

For the Neon Rainbow look, we will recommend using a glossy nude lipstick shade to balance out the bright neon eyeshadow. For blush, a light pink or peachy shade would work well. Some recommended lipstick and blush products are Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in the shade “Fenty Glow” and Milani Baked Blush in the shade “Berry Amore”.

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Sephora Brush
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in the shade Fenty Glow
Fenty Beauty Gloss
Milani Baked Blush in the shade Berry Amore
Milani Baked Blush

Tips for achieving the look

To make the neon shades pop, use a white eyeshadow base, such as the NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Base, before applying the neon colors. Start with the lighter colors and work your way towards the darker shades. Make sure to blend the colors well to create a smooth transition.

Recap of the 5 Looks

In this guide, we covered five different rainbow makeup looks; Classic Rainbow, Pastel Rainbow, Glitter Rainbow, Bold Rainbow, and Neon Rainbow. Each look has its unique style, and we provided you with the necessary information on how to achieve each one.

Final thoughts on rainbow makeup looks for summer

Rainbow makeup looks are a fun and playful trend to try out during the summer months. Whether you want to go bold or keep it subtle, there is a rainbow makeup look for everyone. With the right products and techniques, you can create a stunning and eye-catching look that will turn heads wherever you go.