Monochrome make-up

Monochrome make-up is one of the biggest beauty trends of the moment

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Just like the timeless fashion trend, monochrome make-up gives your beauty look a polished finish. Here, we explain how to try it.

In fashion, there’s one trend that has always stood the test of time: a monochrome outfit.

While the trend traditionally involves wearing clothing that is black and white, it has evolved over time to include wearing varying tones of one colour. In fact, it’s a technique that even the Duchess of Cambridge frequently relies on.

Duchess of Cambridge
Duchess of Cambridge opens The Balfour, Orkney Hospital o 25 May 2021.

And now, the trend has entered the beauty sphere, too.

Monochromatic make-up, which involves wearing similar tones across your eyes, lips and cheeks, is gaining popularity. By wearing a beauty look centred around one colour, it instantly helps your make-up to look more polished.

Keen to give it a go? Here, we show you how to achieve a monochromatic make-up look across orange, red, brown, pink and berry tones.

How to try a monochromatic make-up look


Orange may sound scary but it can look really flattering, particularly against olive and deeper skin tones.


Red lips will always be a timeless beauty look – but you can extend the colour to your eyes and cheeks, too.


Brown was the make-up shade of the 90s and now it’s making a huge comeback.


Hues of pink deliver a rosy, healthy-looking flush and compliment all skin tones.


Ease yourself into purple tones by opting for berry tones.

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