You know the saying, “Go big or go home!” With so many ways to ramp up makeup looks, from ombre lips to multi-colored eyeshadow, it seems the beauty community has fully embraced this slogan. But what if a trend has captured this community by storm and is changing the way they see makeup looks? What if the new slogan shifts to “Less is more?” While these over-the-top looks will always be loved, one can always wonder what new trend is going to shake up the makeup industry. Enter, monochromatic makeup.
This chic matchy-matchy look lets you choose one shade to rock across your eyes, cheeks, and lips. Nervous to give it a try? Read on to find our easy guide to confidently wear monochromatic makeup in three different colors.
in the nude
Give beautiful neutrals the spotlight by creating a look full of stunning beiges and nudes. This can be worn day-to-day or amped up for night time by popping on some false lashes and a striking winged eyeliner.
Start by swiping the subtle NYX Perfect Filter Eyeshadow Palette across your lid. If you’d like this to be more dramatic, buff a darker matte neutral tone into your crease to achieve a sultry look.
Next, warm up your skin with a beautiful muted blush. The Clinique Cheek Pop in Nude Pop is the perfect shade and silky formula for any skin tone. Finally, pucker up with NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Lipsticks in Push-Up to tie this look all together!
Want to bring out your romantic side? No problem. Monochromatic makeup looks beautifully feminine when paired with pink tones. To start, choose a soft rose color (no hot pink, please!) to make your lids POP. The Clinique Lid Pop in Pink will give your peepers a gorgeous sheen with gold reflects to give even more dimension.
Looking for a little more drama? Enough said. Turn up this trend by creating a maroon monochrome look. Starting with the eyes, create a beautiful, smoky look with a palette full of matte burgundies and maroons. Remember to keep the majority of the pigment in the center of the eye and continue to blend along the crease to avoid the all-too-familiar raccoon eyes. Add fluffy falsies and a cat-eye winged eyeliner if you want a nighttime look.
Next, find a gorgeous burgundy blush that suits your skin tone. If you like to mix and match, the NYX Wine & Dine Cheek Contour Duo Palette is perfect.
Finally, bring on the showstopper. You want your lips to be the center of attention. With the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Vintage, you’ll be ready to hit the town. To add some shine, swipe on a luminescent highlighter on your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and nose, and you’re all set!
make it personal
We hope these tips and tricks will help you achieve a beautiful monochromatic makeup look in nude, pink, and maroon! Remember, you can always customize each of these looks however you’d like. Found another color that looks amazing in monochrome? Prefer gloss over matte? Leave a comment so we can give it a try!