While there will always be a time and place for glam makeup, there’s something to be said for a simple, minimal makeup look that can be created quickly and with just a few products. And if you’re into the minimalistic aesthetic when it comes to your makeup, you’ll fall in love with the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip and Cheek Tint.
It’s a multi-use product that can help create whatever makeup style you like, but perhaps none better than an easy-to-do monochromatic makeup look. Below, we’re sharing what you need to know about its formula, plus how to use it on your eyes, lips and cheeks to create a beautiful, effortless look.
What Is the Glow Paradise Lip and Cheek Tint?
Before diving into how to use it to create a monochromatic look, allow us to explain why this lip and cheek tint is so great.
The formula has an extremely lightweight texture that feels like a hybrid between a liquid and a gel. It’s infused with aloe and rose extract for hydration, but it never feels sticky or tacky. And when it makes contact with the skin, it transforms into a water-like consistency that glides with ease.
The Shades and Finish
It comes in six sheer shades that provide a subtle stain to the skin with one layer, and can be built up for more color intensity with additional layers. Once applied, it creates an ultra-dewy finish without feeling heavy or greasy. And despite not drying down completely, it’s not sticky so your hair won’t cling to it. It’s also non-comedogenic, and suitable for all skin types — even sensitive skin.
How to Create a Monochrome Makeup Look With the Glow Paradise Lip and Cheek Tint
Follow the steps below to learn how to create a monochromatic makeup look in less than five minutes.
1. Apply Your Base Product
While the lip and cheek tint can be applied to bare skin, it can also be layered over lightweight complexion products if desired. Because it has a dewy formula, it layers best over sheer, liquid products like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Hyaluronic Tinted Serum or the L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer.
2. Blend the Tint Onto Your Cheeks
To create the appearance of plump, glowing cheeks, apply a generous amount of your favorite shade of the tint to the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards towards your temples using your fingers or a brush in a tapping motion.
If you want to amplify the color, let the first layer sit for about two minutes and then add an additional layer.
Editor’s tip: While you might be tempted to use a makeup sponge when working with cream and liquid products, this formula is extremely thin, meaning that the sponge will absorb much of the product. To preserve the pigment and glow, opt for your fingers or a makeup brush.
3. Tap Onto Your Eyelids
Next, apply some of the tint onto your fingertips and tap the color onto your bare eyelids or on top of a sheer eyeshadow primer for increased longevity. Layer it on until you’re happy with the color intensity and glow, and then blend the edges with a fluffy eyeshadow brush to create a soft, diffused look.
Finish off your eyes with a coat of a volumizing mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara.
4. Apply the Tint to Your Lips
Using your finger, tap the product onto the center of your lips and blend outwards. It will create a gorgeous stained look with a hint of luminosity. If you prefer a more glossy look, you can easily add on a gloss, like the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip Balm-in-Gloss Pomegranate Extract.
Written by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Design: Crystal Miller
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