Pink Monochromatic Springtime Makeup Look

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Monochromatic Makeup


Learn how to do a soft and feminine pink monochromatic makeup look in this tutorial using Red Apple Lipstick products. This monochrome makeup look is perfect for springtime.

What Is Monochrome Makeup?

It is an interesting makeup trend where you use the same shade range on two or more places on your face – such as your eyes, lips, and cheeks. For this look, we will be using pink shades of eyeshadows, blush, and lipstick.

Image of Red Apple Lipstick mascara, eyeshadows, Prime TIme Primer, M'Lady Blush along with Dolly Blush ,Black Magic Eyeshadow and Maven Mauve Lipstick displayed on a light background to show products used in this blog article about pink monochromatic makeup

Grab all your pink makeup and let’s dive in!

How Do You Do Monochromatic Eyeshadow?


Applying eye makeup before applying face makeup allows you to clean any eyeshadow fall out (little bits that get dusted onto your face under your eyes) without ruining the face makeup you’ve applied. However, you can do your face makeup before if that is what you prefer.

Step 1

Prime the Eyelids -Start off by priming the lids using the Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer. Apply a tiny amount to the entire lid and let it dry for about a minute or two. If you have very oily lids, I suggest setting the primer with a bit of setting powder after you have let it dry.

Image of Red Apple Lipstick Prime Time Eyeshadow Primer in its case.

Prime Time Eyeshadow Primer by Red Apple Lipstick keeps eyeshadow from creasing and makes those eyeshadows super vibrant.

Step 2

Base Color- Next, you want to apply a base color on the lids. Choose a color that is close to the color of your complexion, it can even be a little lighter. I love to use Porcelain eyeshadow, it is the perfect shade for a base color. Apply your base shade on the entire lid, up to the brow bone, using an eye brush like the Vegan Wet/Dry Eye Brush.

Image of round pan of Porcelain Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick

Porcelain Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of eyelid with Porcelain eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick as an all over base color applied to the lid only

Here, Noemi has porcelain eyeshadow as her base color

Step 3

Transition Shade -You now want to apply Pixie Dust eyeshadow as your transition shade. Using a brush like the Vegan Crease and Blend Brush, apply Pixie Dust to the area just above the crease (that folded area above the eyelid where a literal crease forms) and just below the brow bone. Blend out across the area using windshield-wiping motions to diffuse the color.

Image of eyeshadow pan in the shade called Pixie Dust by Red Apple Lipstick

Pixie Dust Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of Vegan Crease and Blend Brush by Red Apple Lipstick

Vegan Crease and Blend Brush by Red Apple Lipstick- a must-have in your makeup kit

Image of eyelid with Pixie Dust Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick used as a transition shade

Here, Noemi has Pixie Dust Eyeshadow as her transition shade.

Step 4

En Pointe -Using the Vegan Wet/Dry Eye Brush, now apply En Pointe eyeshadow to the lids. You want to first pack it on the lids and then, with the Vegan Crease and Blend Brush, blend it into to crease. If you are left with any harsh edges, you can always take a little bit of the Pixie Dust shade to blend and smooth them out. This will also help your lid color to blend smoothly onto your transition shade.

Image of En Pointe eyeshadow pan by Red Apple Lipstick

En Pointe Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of eyelid with En Pointe eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick that was applied all over the lid

Here, Noemi has used En Pointe eyeshadow as her all over lid color.

Step 5

Highlight -Apply Innocence eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eyes/teardrop area as well as on the brow bone. You can use the Vegan Wet/Dry Eye Brush to do so by applying with the tip of the brush.

Image of eyelid with Innocence Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick that was applied to the inner corner by tear duct and upper brow bone

Noemi used Innocence eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick on the inner corner of her eyelid and brow bone.

Step 6

Line the Eyes -Using the Vegan Angled Eye Brush, apply Black Magic eyeshadow to line the eyes. You can choose how much you want to wing it. If you prefer, you can also line the eyes using RAL Black Eyeliner Pencil instead.

Image of eyeshadow pan in the shade called Black Magic by Red Apple Lipstick

Black Magic Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of eyelid with Black Magic Eyeshadow used as an eyeliner with a small wing on the outer corner edge

Here Noemi has used Black Magic Eyeshadow for her eyeliner with a small wing.

Step 7

Mascara -To finish the monochromatic makeup look for eyes, apply anywhere from one to four coats of The Lash Project Mascara. If you want more natural-looking lashes, apply 1 to 2 coats. For a more dramatic lash look, apply 3 to 4 coats.

Image of tube of The Lash Project Mascara by Red Apple Lipstick.

The Lash Project Mascara by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of a female eye with dark brown eyes completing the monochromatic pink makeup look having applied The Lash Project mascara.

Here Noemi has applied The Lash Project Mascara to complete her monochromatic eye look

How Do You Do Monochromatic Face Makeup?

*If you usually fill in your brows and you are doing your eye makeup first, I recommend doing your brows after you apply your base. You could get foundation on your brows while applying it so you want to do so before filling them in, this way you will prevent messing up your brows.

We suggest using an eyeshadow that is close to your hair color to fill them in using the Vegan Angled Eye Brush. Or you can also use an Eyeliner Pencil, Charcoal, and Cocoa to work well as brow pencils for some. Check out this post if you want to know how to fill in your eyebrows with eyeshadow – or to get recommendations on which eyeshadow is best for what hair color.

image of a dual ended brush tool one end has a spoolie mascara wand and the other end is an angled brush this is the perfect tool for shaping eyebrows or applying eyeshadow as eyeliner

Vegan Angled Eye Brush by Red Apple Lipstick

Step 8

Bronzer -After you apply your base (foundation/concealer and any setting powder), you now want to add some warmth and/or definition to the complexion. Apply Sundrop Bronzer using the Vegan Blush Brush, place it anywhere the sun would naturally hit your face and/or where ever you want to add definition, making sure to blend well

Image of Sundrop bronzer by Red Apple Lipstick in its round pan

Sundrop Bronzer by Red Apple Lipstick

Step 9

Blush -Now apply your blush, again using the Vegan Blush Brush. If you have fair to light skin tone, I recommend using Dolly blush. For those with medium to darker skin tones, M’Lady blush would work perfectly. (I used M’Lady blush.)

Image of Vegan Blush Brush by Red Apple Lipstick

Vegan Blush Brush by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of Dolly Blush by Red Apple Lipstick a Matte baby pink blush shown in its pan/container

Dolly Blush by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of M'Lady Blush by Red Apple Lipstick a Matte muted mauve blush in its pan/container

M’Lady Blush by Red Apple Lipstick

Step 10

Lips -Finish the monochrome look by applying your lip color. Prep your lips by applying just a bit of Rallye Balm before applying any lip color (massage it in well so it’s not just sitting on top of your lips). For this look, I suggest using a pink lipstick like Audrey or Maven Mauve, these are the perfect soft pinks that will work with most skin tones and will look great with this pink look. If you wish to line the lips as well, Barely Pink, Dusty Rose, and Natural lip liners are great options. (I went with Maven Mauve lipstick without lip liner for this look.)

Image of Audrey Lipstick bullet by Red Apple Lipstick. Audrey is soft, elegant, and sophisticated. This no-shimmer, neutral pink lipstick

Audrey by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of Maven Mauve Lipstick bullet by Red Apple Lipstick . Maven Mauve is the perfect blend between dusty rose and mauve. Gorgeous and light with no shimmer

Maven Mauve by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of Barely Pink Lip Pencil by Red Apple Lipstick. Barely Pink is a warm pink that is very natural and not “hot” or Barbie-esque

Barely Pink Lip Pencil by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of Dusty Rose Lip Pencil by Red Apple Lipstick . Dusty Rose with a hint of mauve

Dusty Rose Lip Pencil by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of Natural Lip Pencil by Red Apple Lipstick.Natural Lip Pencil will look natural on pink lips to medium brown lips. A great lip pencil for defining the edges of your lips for a flawless finish and defined pout. With a little bit of pink and a little bit of brown, this pencil will coordinate with most any lipstick because it will match your base lip color

Natural Lip Pencil by Red Apple Lipstick

Image of female with light to medium skin tone, Black Hair, Dark eyebrows and dark brown eyes. Pink shades for eyeshadows, Pink shades of blush on her cheeks and Mauve Me Lipstick

In the following pictures, Noemi has completed the Pink Monochromatic Springtime makeup look. She used Maven Mauve Lipstick, M’Lady Blush, and Sundrop Bronzer

Image of female with light to medium skin tone, Black Hair, Dark eyebrows and dark brown eyes. Pink shades for eyeshadows, Pink shades of blush on her cheeks and Mauve Me Lipstick .She is looking slightly to her right and down to show the color on her eyelids with pink monochromatic makeup

Image of female with light to medium skin tone, Black Hair, Dark eyebrows and dark brown eyes. Pink shades for eyeshadows, Pink shades of blush on her cheeks and Mauve Me Lipstick. She is looking straight on but eyes downward to show off the beautiful pinks in her monochromatic makeup look

And you are done! What are your thoughts on this pink monochromatic makeup tutorial, will you be trying it out? Are you a fan of this trend? If you have not tried the monochromatic look, do try it out. It is quite simple and easy, and it is a great trend for spring. We’d love to hear suggestions of other monochromatic makeup looks you’d like to see us demonstrate – let us know in the comments below!

If you try this look, take a pic and tag us on Instagram @redapplegirls, because we love to see your version!

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