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Monochrome Makeup

Keeping with one color doesn’t just apply to clothes this fall. Monochrome makeup has come full circle since the early 2000s, and it’s making a comeback thanks to celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Zendaya rocking the look. Below is a guide to mastering monochrome, which is as simple as choosing a single neutral shade.

getting cheeky
A neutral cheek color like Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in Passionate is the perfect match for your lips and eyes, and it doesn’t leave you looking washed out. Its slight shimmer breaks up a matte lip
stain and eye shadow.
$14, Sephora at West County Center

lip locked
Let your lips do the talking with Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips in Dolly Bird. The matte lip stain in nude blush boosts your monochrome look with a subtle yet sultry appeal.

bronzed beauty
Bronzer is one aspect of the monochrome look where you don’t have to worry about matching shades or neutral hues. Let bronzer add a pop of color to your cheeks, upper forehead and jawline for a healthy glow. Use your bronzer of choice; I like Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact.
$42, Nordstrom or Sephora at West County Center

high-on highlighter
In a world of contouring and color correctors, the perfect highlighter is an integral part of any makeup trend. Your choice should depend on your complexion: Lighter skin tones need an icy pink or silver, medium complexions work best with soft peach, and darker complexions are best highlighted with gold or champagne shades. Apply above the lip, bridge of your nose, and cheekbones. My go-to is Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette.
$45, Sephora at West County Center

an eye-full
You don’t have to be an expert to know that certain shades work better on certain complexions. The key to a monochrome look is choosing the most neutral color that works for both your eyes and lips. Urban Decay’s Naked3 Palette has some of the best neutral eyeshadows for both pale and darker complexions. Check out Limit, a light dusty rose you can easily layer for night or day.