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How to Get a Monochrome Pink Makeup Look in 6 Simple Steps

We’re calling it a pretty-in-pink season.
May 10, 2023

A pop of pink is a great way to breathe some life into your makeup routine, especially when you fully commit and go with a pink monochromatic makeup look. It’s flushed, it’s fresh and it’s right on the mark for any season, especially the warm weather months. The only thing that’s left to decide on is what shade of pink you’ll choose, and with so many options, like rosy pink, baby pink, fuschia, deep berry-pink and more, the odds of finding the right one to suit your skin tone are in your favor.

For a monochrome makeup moment, take notes as we share a step-by-step pink makeup tutorial, including all the beauty products you’ll need to get the look. 

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What Is Monochrome Makeup?

Monochrome makeup uses the same color on multiple areas of the face like the eyes, cheeks and lips. Since you’re using one shade to create the look, it’s a foolproof way to create a cohesive makeup look where everything appears balanced.

How to Create a Baby Pink Monochromatic Makeup Look 

Rocking an all-over pink makeup look is not as hard as it may seem. Plus, it’s a great color to help brighten up your face and give you a natural-looking flush under the sun. Ahead, check out our step-by-step tutorial to create a monochromatic makeup look. 

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Step 1. Find the Right Shade of Pink for Your Skin Tone 

Start by choosing a shade of pink that complements your skin tone and more specifically, your undertones. If you have cool undertones, look for shades of pink with blue tones like baby pink or berry pink. If you have warm undertones, look for shades with yellow and peach undertones like coral and magenta. If you have neutral undertones, you’re lucky because you have double the choices that can suit your skin tone.  

Next is hue, and since there are several different hues of pink, you’ll want to make sure to choose a color that flatters your skin tone. The deeper your skin tone, the more vibrant and deep your pink hue should be to avoid looking washed out. Look for burgundy pink and deep magenta shades. Light to medium skin tones can opt for rose, baby pink and coral pink shades, which will help to warm up the complexion. 

Step 2. Apply Your Base Makeup 

Lay down a flawless base for your pink makeup look with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight. Be sure to apply your foundation with a makeup sponge, using rolling and dabbing motions for seamless coverage. If you prefer powder foundation, opt for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder. It comes with a sponge applicator that you can use to get an even and natural-looking finish, that also happens to be waterproof and smudge-resistant. 

Editor’s tip: TikTok is bringing blush up to the under-eye area as a way to cancel out dark circles, just like you would with a peach concealer. If you want to add some pink undertones to your complexion, mix concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer, 0.5 Percent Hyaluronic Acid with a liquid blush, like the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip and Cheek Tint. Use a sponge or a blending brush to lightly dab the mixture under your eyes.

Step 3. Create a Pink Eyeshadow Look  

Monochromatic makeup generally features a simple eyeshadow look, so you’ll only need to color in your lids with one hue. Grab a fluffy eyeshadow brush and choose your favorite pink hue from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eyeshadow in Avenue Des Roses, or try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink. Be sure to sweep the color all over your eyelids, into the crease, and all over the lids to create a balanced eye makeup look. It should look like one seamless wash of pink across your eyelids when you’re finished.

Step 4. Coat Your Lashes With Mascara 

Curl your lashes and swipe on a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Instant Lift Washable Mascara for lift and definition. This viral mascara has a double-sided brush that makes it great for lifting the lashes and enhancing volume without making them appear clumpy. 

Step 5. Add Color to Your Cheeks 

Mimic a natural flush by applying a shade of pink blush that matches your eyeshadow to the apples of your cheeks. Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Baby Blossom and Tender Rose

Step 6. Add  Color to Your Lips 

When it comes to picking out a lip color to complete your monochromatic makeup look, opt for a sheer wash of pink to bring your look together without taking away from your eyes or cheeks. Use the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract. Its hydrating formula will help keep your lips moisturized and soft, while the sheer finish provides a your-lip-but-better result.  

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Photo Credit: Irene Chin, IG/@irenechin_

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