Don't be afraid - you won't have to draw a camouflage print on your eyelids, but it's definitely worth buying green shadows or eyeliner. Unless, of course, you want to follow fashion trends

To begin with, let's figure out what the main features of this trend are.

main features of military style makeup

This make-up will appeal to girls who love daring images with an emphasis on the eyes. Predatory arrows, black and green smokey eyes - all these options are quite possible. Preference should be given to brown-gray tones.Khaki is the perfect color. We talked about how to use it in eye makeup here. This shade is a key element of military style and therefore will look as appropriate as possible, including in make-up. Pay attention, owners of green eyes. You should definitely take note of this makeup.

For every day, a military-style look, of course, will not work. After all, such eye makeup should be bright enough. But this make-up can be tried on for a spectacular photo shoot or party. You can use shining shadows, but matte ones will still look more impressive.


What make-up tools will you need?

First, prepare the necessary cosmetics.

For face tone:

  • L'Oréal Paris Infaillible Foundation 10 Porcelain

  • NYX Professional Makeup Conceal.Correct.Contour - Light,

  • Bronzer NYX Professional Makeup California Beamin' - 03 Sunset Vines,

  • L'Oréal Paris Le Blush - 160 Peach.

For eye and lip makeup:

  • NYX Professional Makeup Control Freak Eyebrow Gel,

  • Maybelline New York Brow Precise Micro Pencil – Blonde,

  • Urban Decay Born To Run eyeshadow palette,

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Black Eyeliner - Perversion,

  • Mask Maybelline New York Lash Sensational,

  • NYX Professional Makeup Lip Pencil - 807 Cocoa,

  • NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Gloss - 01 Clear.

Military makeup: step by step photo tutorial

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    Prepare your skin for makeup. Cleanse your face with a cotton pad soaked in tonic, then apply a moisturizer, let it absorb. Next, spread the foundation with a brush or sponge.

    For a military-inspired look, a long-lasting matte finish like L'Oréal Paris Infaillible is best.

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    This goes great with sculpting, which will make facial features more defined.Emphasize the protruding parts of the face with a light corrector, and darken the cheekbones, temples, lateral surfaces of the forehead and the contour of the lower jaw with a brown corrector. Softly blend the borders. The Conceal.Correct.Contour palette from NYX Professional Makeup will come in handy.

    Then comb your brows up with gel to make them fluffier. With an eyebrow pencil, fill in the missing hairs with thin strokes.

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    Apply matte beige shadow all over the upper and lower eyelids. Use the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Black Pencil in Perversion to fill in the top and bottom of the lash line.

    Underline the lower eyelid with a black pencil and blend with a small brush, then extend the pencil line towards the temple - this will set the vector for future shading of the shadows. Underline the outer corner of the upper eyelid with a pencil.

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    With dark brown matte shadows, use a fluffy brush to emphasize the orbital line from above, with lighter brown matte shadows, walk along the border and blend. Fill the entire moving eyelid with khaki shades with a slight shimmer. Fix the pencil line on the lower eyelid with black shadows, and blend the border with matte dark brown. Emphasize the skin at the inner corners of the eyes with shining shadows. Coat your lashes generously with black mascara.

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    Make up your lips with nude lipstick or pencil, add a glossy shine. Bronzer NYX Professional Makeup California Beamin' emphasize the cheekbones, walk along the sides of the forehead, bridge of the nose and chin.

    Blend a drop of peach blush on the apples of your cheeks.


Original makeup ideas

Below we offer a few more makeup options that will perfectly complement the military style look.

Grey-green smoky eyes

Paint over the space between the eyelashes with black kayal and shade the entire moving eyelid with it as a base. Blend with a brush. Apply dark green eye shadow in the center of the upper eyelid. Underline the lower eyelid with a kayal. Blend dark green shadow along the lower eyelash contour. Emphasize the inner corners of the eyes with lime shades with a shimmer, and add gray shadows to the central zone of the eyelids. Curl your eyelashes with a curler and paint over with black mascara.

Similar makeup we showed in this video. Check it out to start creating your look with skill.

Arrow Stroke

Draw an arrow with khaki eyeliner or shadows. Then bring the lower eyelid, not forgetting the inner corner. Connect the lines at the outer corner and draw a line towards the eyebrows. It will turn out quite bright, but not defiant image, which is quite suitable for everyday life.

Creative arrow in eyelid crease

Instead of the classic arrow, you can draw an unusual one in the crease of the eyelid, and extend the line beyond the inner corner on the lower eyelid. See for yourself - you get the original make-up.


What can you add to a military look?

To get a complete image, it is better to support the military style in makeup also in clothes and hair styling. After all, the harmony of details determines the harmony of the result.

  • If we are talking about hairstyles, then we should give preference to strict styling without curls and careless waves: the latter, combined with khaki shades, are unlikely to look harmonious. A tight low ponytail, a strict bun or just loose straight hair is what you need.

  • Nail designs may vary. The main thing is to follow a few rules. Choose shades from neutral colors: beige, black, white, brown or the same marsh.

    They won't clash with clothes and make-up, unlike red, blue or, for example, purple. Delicate prints like flowers and hearts should be avoided. But laconic dots and stripes can be safely drawn, as well as small inscriptions.

  • It is also better to use shades of green in clothes. But not dark emerald, but marsh and khaki. This could be a camouflage-printed jacket or cargo pants, such as a military-style swamp pea coat and rough boots.

Which military make-up did you like best? Where would you go with this make-up?