Monochromatic Makeup: The 5-Minute Look That’s So Hot Right Now

Monochromatic makeup

Forget contouring, strobing, or even chroming. This season’s hottest makeup trend, monochromatic makeup, is universally flattering and easy to achieve for even the biggest makeup novices.

If you’re forever trying to figure out if that pink lipstick actually goes with your grey eyeshadow, then sporting this trend takes that problem out of the equation. The beauty of monochromatic makeup is that you only need one key color applied across eyes, lips, and cheeks.

Skill level? Easy. You can be as meticulous or quick about it as you like, because the final effect is more effortlessly chic than full-on glamor.

There’s just one rule of thumb to go by, and that’s the more neutral the color, the simpler it is to pull off. Think nudes, browns, earthy reds, peaches, and pinks. If you’re confident enough, you can even delve into the world of purples! The trick is to swap vibrancy for toned-down shades.

Natural beauty brands have been ahead of the game in this department. Thanks to nasties-free formulas, many products out there are well adapted to be used on peepers to pouts to get your monochromatic makeup game on!

4 Clean Beauty Buys To Help You Master Monochromatic Makeup

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If you haven’t yet got your mitts on a pot of this makeup magic, then trying out your first monochromatic look is the perfect excuse. With a creamy base of coconut oil, these must-haves sit beautifully on the skin and lips. Every hue suits the purpose, but one of the best is Illusive for a killer ’90s vibe.




2. Bite Beauty Multistick
Bite may be well known for its showstopping lipsticks, but its latest release caters to all your monochromatic makeup needs. In fact, the Multisticks are built around the trend itself! The cream to powder texture makes this a more enticing option for those who find some natural cream makeup too rich for their skin. Every single color is lust worthy, but Cocoa is worth a look in for those who want to rock a dark brown lip this fall.


3. Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Classic Multi-Use
For purists who like only the very best ingredients, but love the convenience of a stick, Vapour’s multi-use offering is the ideal candidate. These apply like a dream, and have lasting power beyond many other clean makeup products. Who can get enough of that gorgeous packaging too? If you’re more into complexion perking reds and pinks, you’ll find many new favorites among this line-up of shades. Charm is a beautiful peach that will step this look right into spring.

la-bella-figure-creme-blush-disco-queen-gloria4. La Bella Figura Radiant Creme Blush
Luxurious and globally inspired, La Bella Figura may be worshipped by green beauty lovers for its high-performance skincare, but the makeup range stands up to the reputation too. Including exotic and nourishing ingredients like barbary fig seed and acai oils, the makeup is not only stunning but doubles as some serious skin food. The selection of colors is limited to three, but they’re all something special. For a date night twist on this easy trend, the glowing Disco Queen Gloria is the way to go.

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Mayah Parmenter

Mayah Parmenter is a self-professed green beauty addict based in the UK, and writes primary at Call It Vanity. She's passionate about how modern beauty consumers can be a catalyst for change, and will try and convert anyone who will listen. Her number one weakness? Lipstick!