Monotonal Makeup Is the ‘Less Is More’ Makeup Trend You Have to Try

Anyone who prescribes to a ‘less is more’ approach to their makeup routine will probably admit that it takes the same amount, if not more makeup and effort to achieve the effortless look. And just to be clear, I’m not talking about ‘no makeup’ makeup. I’m talking about those beauty looks that French girls are known for. The ones that give the impression that you’ve spent five minutes applying makeup in the back of an Uber and stepped out looking flawless.

The thing is, when you’re going for a full-on look, you can contour, overline and blend multiple colours onto your eyelids with reckless abandon knowing that upon finishing your application you’ll look as put together as ever.

But when you’re trying to keep your look minimal and fresh while simultaneously looking like it’s been professionally applied, things get tricky. Que monotonal makeup.

The polished ‘cool girl’ is the rising star of 2019’s beauty scene and monotonal makeup looks are one of her secret weapons. The looks are simple to achieve and don’t require too much thought, which couldn’t be more perfect for achieving a truly ‘less is more’ philosophy.

Monotonal makeup looks require your eyeshadow, cheek colour and lip colour to all match, at least within a few shades of the same colour. The look is often created by applying multi-use products to all three spots on your face making staying on trend a time saving (and money saving) exercise.

Choosing your colour to go monotone is really up to personal choice but blush pinks, bronze tones, peaches and nudes are always a winning choice. And the great thing is that you don’t have to rush out and stock up on new products to achieve the trend. If you have a blush, bronzer or even a creamy lipstick that you love, you can use the one product on your eyelids, cheeks and lips.

If you need a little inspiration, take a look at our favourite monotonal makeup looks below…

Image One – Kendall Jenner by Mary Phillips
Image Two – Emma Roberts by Charlotte Tilbury
Image Three – Gigi Hadid by Patrick Ta
Image Four – Alison Williams by Patrick Ta
Main Image – Shay Williams by Patrick Ta

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