Monochromatic beauty is having a moment. Rosie, Olivia (Wilde and Palermo), Brie and Kate all went monochromatic at the Golden Globes last Sunday. So, what on earth is it? Well, monochromatic beauty is where all the tones used are from the same colour family, it could be pinks, bronzes, champagnes or lilacs, but only one colour is allowed. If you opt for neutral hues it becomes the perfect beauty look for when you want your clothes to do all the talking. But, go for a bold shade on both eyes and lips, lips and cheeks, or cheeks and eyes, and all of a sudden it’s your makeup making the statement. Keep scrolling to see which celebrities have got the monochromatic beauty thing nailed.
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Amber shows how you can make a monochromatic look work across the whole face without looking overdone. On her eyes, cheeks and lips she opted for the same warm rust hue but kept it barely there on the lips and amped it up on the eyes and cheeks, with an extra wash of shimmer to really make her eyes pop.
Here Kristen’s lips are the main focal point—the pop of pink-red makes a statement, but she has blended a wash of the same colour on her cheeks. Get the look with Ilia Lip Conditioner (£22) in Crimson and Clover. On the apples of your cheeks buff on Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge (£20) in Raspberry.
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Rita has gone for a monochromatic palette of warm peach-bronze shades. She’s kept the look matte all over except for a slight highlight to her lips, which is super flattering. The graphic eyeliner flick gives her overall look a '60s feel.
For the Golden Globes after-party, Lea’s makeup artist Lauren Anderson wanted to create a neutral yet strong beauty look. She used Avon products; get the look using the Avon 8-In-1 Eyeshadow Palette (£12) in Nude Shimmer and Avon Extralasting Lipstick (£8) in cappuccino.
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Lupita is fearless when it comes to her makeup and proves the monochromatic makeup look doesn’t have to be dull or monotonous. Lupita has paired a lilac eye with a sheer lipgloss shot through with lilac shimmer—a master class in monochromatic. Re-create the look with Lancôme Doll Eyes Palette (£38) in Reflet d'Améthyste and Gloss in Love (£20) in Violette Paillette.
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Lily has used her outfit as inspiration for her makeup look and pulled out the terracotta tone in her dress as the basis for her makeup. Smart. Here she has gone bold on the eye and lips and blended a faint wash of the same brick hue onto her cheeks.
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