Monochromatic Makeup Is One the Easiest Trends You Can Recreate

Sometimes, keeping up with the latest hot beauty trend can be a little silly. In a time where literally any video or photo has the potential to become viral, some beauty trends can really pick up steam online. From contouring with eating utensils to matching makeup looks to snack foods, there’s no telling what’s going to gain popularity on social media. Luckily, not all beauty trends are wacky and some are actually really easy to recreate and can be worn on a daily basis.  

One of my favorite beauty trends of the moment is monochromatic makeup. If you’re unfamiliar with the monochromatic makeup trend, it basically consists of keeping the majority (if not all) of your eye, cheek and lip makeup within the same color scheme. Sounds pretty easy, right? Well, it really is! I particularly love this trend during the fall and winter months because it allows you to create some warmer makeup looks that really pop. It also doesn't require any special technique or practice. All you need to do is find your personal favorite colors and have fun creating your own monochromatic looks! This is also an ideal trend for anyone who's looking to use their favorite beauty products in multiple ways (e.g., lipstick as blush, blush as eye shadow, etc).

We decided to create our own version of monochromatic makeup, focusing mainly on the eyes and lips.  For our look, we decided to go with warm, plum tones using The BrowGal, jane iredale and Smashbox cosmetics. As you can see, the plum tones compliment her beautiful dark hair and skin tone perfectly. If there's a color that looks particularly good on you, consider using that as your launching point to create your customized look.




Here's how you can get this look:  

Brows: TheBrowGal Skinny Brow Pencil and Clear Eyebrow Gel

Face: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Studio Skin Foundation

Eyes: jane iredale Lid Primer in Canvas, Eye Shadow in Bone (below brow) Eyeshadow in Merlot (on lid)/Ardell Lashes in 105 Black

Cheeks: jane iredale Moon Glow and Rose Dawn Bronzers/Smashbox Contour Kit in Deep

Lips: Smashbox Legendary Lipstick in Plum Role

What do you think of the monochromatic makeup trend? Is this a trend you're going to try this season? Share with us and comment below!


Liz Cabrera


Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest. 


D (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:58pm
Looks good!
Liz Cabrera on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:07am
Thank you! We love plum colors for fall. They flatter so many skin tones.
Megs (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:19pm
Awesome article! I love the monochromatic look for fall, and I really love the makeup you did for this look! It's something a novice can even replicate. Great work, thanks for sharing.
Liz Cabrera on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:08am
Absolutely! We love trends that can be easily recreated. It's great if you're strapped for time, too.
Ada Alvarado (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:48pm
Love this subtle look! Can't wait to try this monochromatic makeup trend with warm autumn colors!
Liz Cabrera on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:09am
Feel free to tag us on Instagram @planetbeautyofficial. We'd love to see your look!
Matthew G. (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:16pm
As a guy, I can say I've always enjoyed this look on a girl/woman/female. Especially when wearing black or white clothes, helps it pop put even when matching nails.
Liz Cabrera on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:09am
That's nice to hear! Thank you!
S (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:47pm
What a beautiful look! Cannot wait to try it!
Liz Cabrera on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:10am
Feel free to tag us on Instagram @planetbeautyofficial. We'd love to see your monochromatic makeup look!
Lupe (not verified) on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:55pm
I love the classy yet dramatic look it can be perfect for the holiday season going from work to party.

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