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Among Sephora’s top trending and most requested beauty services is the Monochromatic Makeup Look, basically keeping your eyes, lips and cheeks within one shade of each other. It’s a makeup look I tend to favor because of its ease and understated sophistication. And like most beauty looks you can tailor it to suit a specific occasion, the season, your mood and your coloring.
5 TIPS FOR MONO WITH MAJOR MOJO
- You’ve got options. Try it in pink, plum, red, rose, caramel, beige, brown, coral or peach.
- Use a multitasking eyes/lips/cheek product or choose your shade and keep all your products in the same family.
- When choosing a neutral beige mono look, avoid matte formulas and keep to slightly shimmery or shiny products to give your face some life.
- A surefire tactic for hard to coordinate colors is to sweep your blush shade into the crease of your eye.
- If you’re wearing bright shades, keep them sheer to avoid looking clownish.
Chosungah 22 Click Click Click Multi Color Lip & Cheek Tint in Orange ($20) just might become my spring and summer staple this year. This bright orange stain colors lips, cheeks and eyes. To use, highly press the pen to release formula and gently pat on. It has a liquid texture formula that lightly stains your skin for a natural looking, flattering finish with a subtle sheen. is formulated to spread without smudging while leaving a subtle sheen. Besides orange, it’s available in numerous shades including pink, peach, red, berry and brown.
Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Bronze + Glow in Hey Honey ($30) adds sunkissed, golden color and radiance, wherever it’s applied. The water-resistant product is packaged in a dual-ended stick with the color balm on one side and a blending brush on the other. Simply swipe it directly on and gently blend with your fingers or the brush. Also available in bronze and pearl shades.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Quickie ($24) is a berry-toned multi-tasker that can be worn sheer or layered on for more color. It’s non-greasy, easily absorbable formula is powered by mango butter, peach nectar, and avocado oil. Also available in mauve, coral and pink tones.
Bite Beauty Multistick in Blondie ($24) flatters all — it’s the perfect nude taupe shade. This cream to powder multi-purpose product easily blends out for a soft-focus, universally flattering finish, and the lightweight formula can be applied with your finger or brush for your eyes and cheeks and straight from the tube for your lips. It’s made with Trans-Resveratrol and Squalane for antioxidant protection, nourishment and a boost in hydration. Available in 18 shades from nude taupe to salmon to terracotta to dark cherry brown, muted mauve, classic red, deep plum, dark chocolate and everything in between.
ILIA Multi-Stick in Tenderly ($34) supplies a wash of pink to your lips, cheeks and even eyes. Made from a nourishing, healing, hydrating blend of avocado oil, vitamin E, and organic cocoa and shea, you’ll love the natural and healthy-looking flush it gives you, no matter which of the 6 gorgeous shades you try.
NOTE: All products were tested in store. Opinions are my own.