Reads title. Goes and gets red lipstick. Applies it on lips, eyelids, and cheeks. Takes a selfie. Goes out. #SheSaidItsATrend What?!

Right?

Right. That’s actually one way to do the monochromatic makeup trend of 2017. But maybe you go for a more natural lipstick color. Unless of course you’re a model in a fashion editorial. Back in the 80s, my mom was not a model, but she did use this lipstick trick on her cheeks, I remember so well as I was just a little girl and would love to watch her do her makeup. Lips and cheeks were her thing and she actually rocked this monochromatic trend way before it was a massive Instagram trend.

What is MONOCHROMATIC MAKEUP & why is it a trend in 2017?

Monochromatic makeup means same tone makeup, and if the colors allow you even same per se color makeup in eyes, lips, and cheeks. Mostly though it refers to the same tones and undertones makeup, and it’s usually best done in shades of pink, nudes, browns, burgundy, peachy, mauve.

The monochromatic makeup look can either be:

  • natural, fresh, and glowy
  • natural bronzed with shades of nudes and browns (my fave)
  • very dark and burgundy, deep reds meet non-saturated browns and oranges.

Don’t think of the monochromatic look as something in the same color per se, but rather a pulled together look based on a color that is extremely flattering on your skin tone.

Where did this come from? Somewhere between 80s trends making a comeback, and our love for Instagram #makeuplooks – this was born.

2017 is about fresh glowy bronzed dewy skin I think, and while girls love natural makeup they also love makeup A LOT – so this is a more polished version of the fresh face.

Influenced by Kylie Jenner’s same tone makeup looks (pink, browns, nudes, mauve), and then by celebrities not too long ago at the Golden Globes – so many of them rocking the monochromatic makeup look on the red carpet – no wonder this makeup trend is picking up.

It’s easy to do (sort of), and if you find your color tone it really can do wonders for your overall face makeup. I also think it’s really versatile and easy to pull off on most occasions.

And it photographs amazingly. Did I say I suspect this is an Instagram trend as well?

Let’s get inspired shall we.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Taraji P. Henson attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_008 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

And now if you’ll excuse me I’ll go and practice what I preach. #MonoMakeupHereIcome

Have a fab weekend everyone!

xoxo

 

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