There is something to be said about the glamour of a monochromatic makeup look and I am not alone in this sentiment as it seems to be a big trend currently. I’ve seen so many gorgeous monochromatic looks on Instagram, YouTube, and in print ads, and I’ve been particularly inspired to do this look by the Kristen Stewart’s newest Chanel ad and by my favorite makeup artist to watch on YouTube, Lisa Eldridge.
In lieu of my normal primer, I opted to use a long-wearing cream shadow as a base for this look. I wanted something that would enhance the sort of cranberry/wine color scheme I was going for, so I used Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk and applied it with a flat eye shadow brush all over the lid to just above the crease.
Once I covered the lid with the shadow base I went back over the same area with a vibrant, metallic cranberry shadow.
To add a little dimension to this look I took a stiff blending brush and applied a matte deep red shadow through the crease and then a little matte chocolate brown shadow to the outer third of the crease.
To soften the edges of the read shadow, I took a matte, golden tan shadow on a fluffy blending brush and swept it just above the crease all the way up to the brow bone using small circular motions.
To further define my eyes, I applied a deep berry pencil liner to my upper and lower lashline and then went back in with a black pencil liner around the inner third of the waterline.
I smudged the lower lash line with a mix of the cranberry and chocolate shadows I used earlier and then finished the eyes of with mascara on the bottom and top lashes, and a touch of shimmery ivory shadow on the inner corners of my eyes.
In keeping with the color theme, I used a satin-finish cream blush in a deep berry shade on my cheeks and a berry/wine combo on the lips.
What do you think of monochromatic makeup looks? What trends are you most excited for this season?