If there is one makeup product that most of us simply cannot do without, it has to be lipstick. Irrespective of the occasion or outfit, we somehow always have the right lipstick shade to go with it. While the right shade of lipstick can instantly pucker your pout and brighten up your face, did you know that you can even use the same lipstick to do up your entire face? Yep, you read that right.

On the days when you simply aren’t in the mood to blend a multitude of different products but still want to add some depth and colour to your face, all you need is that one tube of lipstick you love. So, go ahead and pick your fave lipstick because we’re about to show you how to do your entire makeup using just one lipstick…

How to create a monochrome makeup look using one lipstick

To recreate this look, we are going to use the LAKMÉ 9 TO 5 PRIMER + CRÈME LIP COLOR - Brick Blast. The creamy matte formula is easy to blend and looks quite natural. Additionally, since this lipstick is enriched with primer, it is super long lasting and won’t require frequent touch-ups!

On your lips

Duh! Apply a lip balm to moisturise your lips. Let ii sit for a few minutes before wiping off the excess with a clean tissue. Start by lining your lips with a lip liner and then sweep on the lipstick all over your lips. Use some concealer to clean the edges and define your pout.

On your cheeks

Now, take the same lipstick and apply some of it onto the apples of your cheeks. Using either your ring finger or a makeup sponge, blend the product outwards and upwards to add warmth to your complexion. Since this lipstick is highly pigmented, we recommend using a very small amount to prevent looking clown-like.

On your eyes

Lastly, take the same lipstick and apply it to your eyelids. Dab some on your lids and blend it using a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush or your ring finger. Finish your eye makeup by adding a thin flick of eyeliner and 2-3 coats of mascara to open up your peepers, and voila! You’ve got yourself a stunning monochrome makeup look.

This is a quick way to perk up your complexion and look well-put-together in a jiffy.

 Image courtesy: @valeria.calabretta