All the Inspo You Need to Try the Monochromatic Makeup Trend

June 29, 2021
Alyssa Kaplan
By: Alyssa Kaplan | by L'Oréal

Monochromatic makeup is an ultra-satisfying makeup trend where the shades used in a look all fall within the same color family. Not only does it make pairing eyeshadow and lipstick shades fool-proof, but it’s also the perfect way to elevate a simple makeup look. Here, we’re sharing the monochrome makeup looks that we’re planning on recreating all summer long. 

Tangerine Dream

This gorgeous monochrome look is proof that the vibrant orange shade is pure perfection for summer. To recreate the impactful, graphic eye, swipe on the Danessa Myricks Colorfix 24-Hour Cream Color in Carrot Top

Mocha Moment 

If you’re intimidated by playing with color, go for neutrals instead. Rich, smokey brown eyeshadow combined with a mocha lip color is a stunning take on the trend and is fitting for all seasons, too. Achieve this eye look by applying the Maybelline New York Color Strike Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow Pen in Rally.

Flirty Fuschia

What’s more fun than sporting hot pink makeup? This gorgeous look plays with different depths and tones while still sticking to the pink theme. Copy this stunning winged eyeliner by using the NYX Professional Makeup Epic-Wear Metallic Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner in Fuschia Metal

Muted Monochrome 

Monochromatic makeup doesn’t have to be bold. Here, the muted hues and blended-out blush strike the perfect balance between eye-catching and refined. Recreate the beautifully flushed cheeks with the EM Cosmetics Heaven’s Glow Radiant Veil Blush in Magic Hour.  

Electric Scarlet

The combination of these red hot hues screams summer. If you’re unsure about how to pull off red eye makeup, opt for a red winged liner. On the cheeks, try a sheer, dewy formula like the Giorgio Armani Neo Nude A-Line Liquid Blush in Red

Bubblegum Beauty

If you’re looking to don romantic makeup, take inspo from this stunning look. To take it up a notch, swipe a matte pink shadow on your lids to make your eyes pop. The YSL Couture Clutch Eyeshadow Palette in Paris is perfect for recreating this eyeshadow look. 

Sultry Sangria

If deep, rich hues are your makeup go-to, opt for burgundy wine shades when creating monochromatic makeup. Flattering on so many skin tones and eye colors, this red hue makes for an eye-catching look without being too harsh. Sport this gorgeous lip color by swiping on the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus Intense Lipstick in Nu Artistique

Photo: Ash Walker @walker_ash

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