Monochromatic Makeup Is The Easiest Way To Upgrade Your Look

As great as experimenting with makeup can be, it can sometimes be a hassle to figure out the right color palettes. Remembering what color eyeshadow would look best with lipstick of a different color can take up a lot of time, especially if you're just starting to take makeup seriously. Even if you're a fan of everything bright and colorful, rocking a face full of varying colors isn't always appropriate for certain occasions.


But what exactly do you do when you want to look freshly made up without the hassle of color matching? Enter monochromatic makeup. Much like a monochromatic outfit can create a chic look, the same goes for monochromatic makeup. Professional makeup artist Lavonne Anthony described this makeup look to a tee when speaking to IPSY, describing it as, "when you keep the color palette of your makeup the same for your lips, eyes, and cheeks." In this case, you certainly can't say that the name of this trend is misleading! However, the monochromatic trend can actually be simplified even more than just using different products with the same color scheme.

Multi-purpose products are key

If you are interested in pursuing the monochromatic look, here's a tip to keep it simple: use just one product. This might sound a bit crazy at first, but with the proper care and application, you can actually use most blushes for contouring and eyeshadow. It's important to get a color that looks good on your skin, as you don't want any part of the look to appear washed out. If you already have a liquid or cream blush you swear by, see if it works well on your eyes and lips unless specifically warned against on the packaging. If you don't, then reds, browns, and pinks often work the best on most skin tones. Just be sure to test a product out before you commit to it.


You can also get a product that's specifically made to be applied to different parts of your face. Milk and Nudestix make these types of products, advertising themselves as the ultimate lip/cheek/eye combo. However, Nudestix appears to have fewer options for those with darker skin, so keep your skin tone in mind when searching for these products.

Why monochromatic makeup is always on trend

If you have spent any amount of time on social media, then you probably know that makeup trends often leave the digital stratosphere just as quickly as they arrived. However, monochromatic makeup has been a consistent must-try for a few years now, whether that means using one product to achieve the perfect face or not. How does this look continue to have as much staying power as it does?


It is likely because of how simple it is to do. Even if you don't have an all-in-one tool, using one color to complete a look can be pulled off seamlessly, no matter how much time you may or may not have. It is also easily adaptable for any occasion. Whether you are just seeing some friends at a casual get-together or are going to an important client meeting, monochromatic makeup can work for you. All you need are the right products. In today's day and age, timeless versatility matters, so why not embrace that in your makeup?