Playing with color doesn’t mean you have to use every color out there—monochrome makeup proves that fact. One of the best ways to create a colorful makeup look is to choose a single color to focus on. Use the same shade for everything from your lip color to your eye makeup, and you’ll be sure to catch everyone’s eyes. Think you want to embrace the monochromatic makeup trend? Read on to find out five ways to bring the monochromatic makeup trend to life.
MONOCHROMATIC MAKEUP LOOK #1: BLUE CRUSH
There was a time when blue makeup was considered passé—but that’s no longer the case. If you were never quite ready to give up your love of ‘80s makeup, you can rejoice. Shades of blue are being spotted on lids, lashes, and cheekbones for a look that’s anything but dated.
STEP 1: APPLY FOUNDATION
Lay down a flawless base for your blue makeup using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight and the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. Be sure to apply your foundation with rolling and dabbing motions for seamless coverage.
STEP 2: CREATE A BLUE CAT EYE
You may be used to seeing black winged eyeliner, but this look proves that it isn’t the only option. Instead of reaching for your classic black pencil eyeliner, opt for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue. Once your blue eyeliner is in hand, follow our tips for the perfect cat eye.
STEP 3: COAT LASHES WITH BLUE MASCARA
Match your eyeliner to your mascara and give your lashes a couple of coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt Blue.
STEP 4: USE BLUE HIGHLIGHTER
You may be used to seeing highlighters in soft shades of champagne and pearlescent pink, but nowadays they come in fun colors too. To take your look to the next level, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Galaxy Stick in Astro Blue to the inner corners of your eyes and above your cheekbones.
STEP 5: SET YOUR MAKEUP
Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to lock your look in place. A few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray, and you’re good to go.
MONOCHROMATIC MAKEUP LOOK #2: PRETTY IN PINK
Monochrome makeup looks can make a serious statement…or they can be totally understated—it’s up to you! If you prefer something a little subtler, try playing up your favorite features with lots of pink pigment. Here’s how to get the look.
STEP 1: APPLY BB CREAM
Start this wearable look off with a natural-looking layer of BB cream, like the L’Oréal Paris Magic By Studio Secrets Skin Beautifier BB Cream. Apply with a makeup blender, then move right along.
STEP 2: SWEEP ON PINK EYE SHADOW
Now it’s time to play with color. Brighten your eyes by dusting the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink across your lids.
STEP 3: COAT LASHES
Every look needs mascara, this one included. Brush a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara onto your lashes for effortless volume.
STEP 4: ADD PINK BLUSH
STEP 5: APPLY PINK LIPSTICK
Punch up your pout with a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant in Strawberry Glaze.
MONOCHROMATIC MAKEUP LOOK #3: GO FOR THE BRONZE
Good news, metallic makeup isn’t going anywhere. In fact, a bronzed makeup look is as on-trend as ever. So, give your matte makeup a break and focus on bronzing your face all over.
STEP 1: APPLY TINTED MOISTURIZER
Kick things off with a highlighting tint, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer, for an all-over glow.
STEP 2: USE BRONZER
You can’t be a bronzed goddess without bronzer, so don’t skip this step. Dip a fluffy brush into the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer and sweep it onto your temples, cheekbones, and jawline.
STEP 3: HIGHLIGHT KEY SPOTS
To complement the bronzer you just applied, highlight the high points of your face with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops in Golden Hour.
STEP 4: SMUDGE BRONZE EYE SHADOW ONTO LIDS
A bronze eye shadow is a must-have for every makeup collection since they’re suitable for all occasions. So, break yours out and smudge it along your upper lash line. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Metallics Eye Shadow in Brass Knuckles.
STEP 5: TIGHTLINE
Take things up a notch by creating an “invisible eyeliner” effect, placing the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black along your upper waterline. As a result, your lashes will sport a thicker appearance.
STEP 6: COAT LASHES
To complete your full-lashed look, apply the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black to jazz up your eyes.
STEP 7: FINISH WITH BRONZE LIP GLOSS
Almost done! All you need now is a layer of bronze lip gloss.
MONOCHROMATIC MAKEUP LOOK #4: BURGUNDY BEAUTY
If you like to get even slightly adventurous with your lip color, you’ve probably rocked a burgundy lipstick on occasion. But have you dared to wear the sultry shade anywhere else? Now’s your chance to embrace burgundy lashes too!
STEP 1: CONCEAL IMPERFECTIONS
Some days you don’t need to wear a full face of foundation, a little bit of concealer is enough. Cover any imperfections with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer.
STEP 2: SET WITH FACE POWDER
Before getting to the burgundy portion of this look, set your concealer with a translucent face powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder.
STEP 3: COAT LASHES WITH BURGUNDY MASCARA
Branch out from your standard black mascara and apply the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara in Deep Burgundy for a change. And be sure to coat your bottom lashes too!
STEP 4: APPLY BURGUNDY LIQUID LIPSTICK
Wearing darker lipstick has one downside—it’s super obvious when it starts to wear away. That’s why it’s essential to wear a long-lasting liquid lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in 70% Yum, for a picture-perfect pout that lasts.
MONOCHROMATIC MAKEUP LOOK #5: PURPLE DREAMS
If you’re looking for a way to revamp your beauty look, playing with purple is a great place to start. While this color is a bit on the bold side, it looks amazing on all complexions and gives a positively royal finish to any look. Here’s what to do.
STEP #1: CREATE A SMOOTH CANVAS
Before you reach for any eyeshadow or liquid makeup products, you should always apply a makeup primer. A makeup primer helps to create a smooth base for your makeup. It also helps your makeup lay evenly for a long-lasting look. Set the stage with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer.
STEP #2: COLOR YOUR LIDS
It’s time to introduce some color. Start with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Glistening Garnet and apply it onto your lid, crease, and lower lash line, making sure to blend until even.
STEP #3: PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Give your lashes a touch of oomph with a lengthening mascara. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara, and swipe a few coats onto your lashes.
STEP #4: PERFECT YOUR BASE
A perfect complexion is key for driving any monochrome makeup look home. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation, and buff it onto your skin.
STEP #5: SWIPE ON PURPLE LIPSTICK
Spice up your pout by applying the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant in No Fig Deal, and voila!
Next up: Still think you want your makeup look to feature a multitude of colors? Here are 6 Colorful Eye Makeup Looks to try.