Monochrome makeup has been around for a while. But what’s trending now is monochrome terracotta makeup. Wait… before the trend terrifies you, it is nothing but using orange-y tones on your lids, cheekbones and lips. Just how you use a single colour to highlight all the elements on your face in a monochrome look, similarly, you can use terracotta to bring this trend alive.
So, what makes monochrome terracotta makeup stand out, you ask? It is universally appealing, super easy to create, a refreshing change from the pinks and nudes, and the best part is that it flatters all skin tones. Now, do you need any other reason to give this super innovative makeup trend a shot? No, right? So, what are you waiting for? Hop onto it right away… here’s a step-by-step guide to help you ace the look:
- Step 01: Perfect your base
- Step 02: Face full of drama
- Step 03: Minimalistic yet marvellous eyes
- Step 04: Pout perfect
Step 01: Perfect your base
Start by prepping your skin with a primer and follow it up by blending your foundation out evenly. After that, move on concealing any problem areas or skin imperfections such as blemishes, pimples, scars or dark circles to achieve an even tone.
Step 02: Face full of drama
For a monochrome terracotta look, you need to add some extra drama on your cheeks by mixing things up a little. Apply some peach toned blush on the apples of your cheeks and then, load up on gold highlighter. This mix will give you a natural, sun-kissed glow. If you want to go for a warmer look, then go ahead and use a deep matte bronzer to contour like a pro. Lock it all in with a setting powder.
Step 03: Minimalistic yet marvellous eyes
Press on some eyeshadow in a terracotta hue. Cover your entire lids and blend it out for a soft finishing effect. Then, take an eye pencil in an ash brown or a brick red colour and create a thick cat-eye. Add definition to your eye makeup with generous coats of mascara, and you’re good to go!
Step 04: Pout perfect
Ditch your pinks, nudes and reds for this classic 90s hue. We’re talking about terracotta! If you don’t want to settle for subtle, then opt for a brick red or a deep coral in matte texture and blur the lipstick around the edges for an added twist. And, if you want to keep it toned down, then work with a gloss that has orangey tones.
Get the look: Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - MR21 Brick Blush
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