Go monochromatic: One makeup hue to rule ‘em all

  • Style
  • Monday, 28 Mar 2016

Jennifer Lopez sporting a monocrhomatic makeup look. Photo: AFP

Getting your beauty look on point has never been easier, thanks to the monochromatic makeup trend doing the rounds.

The concept of monochromatic makeup, which involves sporting a similar hue on your eyes, lips, cheeks (and potentially even nails), has been around for a while, but celebrities have been embracing it lately as the perfect go-to red carpet look.

The good news: It is super easy to recreate at home.

Monochromatic makeup can be “everyday” or edgy, depending on how you want to play it. For a failsafe option, look no further than Kim Kardashian, who has made the nude look her trademark style.

By using a mixture of warm beiges, light golds and shimmery taupes, the selfie queen creates a unified bronze glow, that, topped off with a nude gloss, keeps her looking pulled together without being over the top.

For a more sophisticated evening look you can opt for darker browns. This is a colour group that suits almost all skin tones, even pale bases, as proven recently by actress Lily Collins.

Actress Lily Collins and her dark brown makeup blend. Photo: AFP

Brown lip hues have never been more popular, so choose a bold matte tone and then follow through with your eyeshadow, whether going for a subtle shimmer around the lids or a full-on approach, as Collins did recently, to really drive the point home.

A little smudge of muddy bronzer – nothing too glittery – will tie this all together.

For even more of a statement, make like supermodel Gigi Hadid and break out the pinks. By applying a light pink lip colour, muted with a slick of gloss, and a touch of rosy blush, the model puts the focus on her eyes with a deep, burnt gold-pink shade brushed outwards and upwards towards her brows.

Pinks are a bold statement for the eyes but if you can find the right shade for you then you have your fashion-forward, go-to beauty look for this season down pat. – AFP Relaxnews

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