BEAUTY BAR: Monochormatic Madness

There was a time in middle school where I was flipping through fashion magazines while waiting for my parents to check out at the grocery store. It was mid 2000s, and in the beauty trend section of the magazine I saw a model with baby blue eyeshadow all over her eyelids. At the time I summed it up to a crazy trend that people would regret by the end of summer, but nearly a decade later this trend has come around with different names practically every spring, and I have officially fallen in love with it. Monochromatic makeup is a technique where your eye makeup, blush, and lip color are all either in the same color family, or matching tones. I spotted this Fashionista talking a walk on one of the first days of spring, embracing the season in her taupe sandals, white jeans, and of course, her monochromatic makeup!

This Fashionista used the ColourPop Nectar collection to create her eye look. She used “Issues,” a light, pastel peach shade all over her lid, and concentrated the color in her crease to serve as her transition shade. She then went in with “Centerfold” all over her lid, and finally finished off the look with “Slim Fit,” a matte bright coral, which is the star of the show! The face was brought together by the ColourPop Nectar blush in “Excuse My French” and highlight in “Like To Watch.” Her lips were topped off with “I Will Succeed,” a liquid lipstick from the brand RealHer.

Although the makeup is the center of the look, her outfit doesn’t fall short. Sticking with the monochromatic trend, she chose a laser-cut blouse that perfectly matches the “Slim Fit” eyeshadow. In the spirit of spring, she broke out her white jeans and block heeled, taupe sandals to embrace the much awaited warmth of the season. Of course no outfit is complete without details. This Fashionista chose a silver statement necklace, gold studs, and her go-to Steve Madden purse to pull everything together.

Monochromatic makeup is a staple in spring trends, popular in the 2000s and still going strong today! Peaches, pinks, and other pastels are great for the current season, but monochromatic looks can be created all year around! Switching bright colors for deep browns, mustards, or nudes can create the ultimate ’90s look, and burnt orange and reddish browns will have you set for the fall! Once you find the tone you feel confident wearing all over, it is easy to create and leaves you looking very fresh, and put together and all before you even pick your outfit!