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.
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.
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.
Prime Time Eyeshadow Primer by Red Apple Lipstick keeps eyeshadow from creasing and makes those eyeshadows super vibrant.
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.
Porcelain Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick
Here, Noemi has porcelain eyeshadow as her base color
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.
Pixie Dust Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick
Vegan Crease and Blend Brush by Red Apple Lipstick- a must-have in your makeup kit
Here, Noemi has Pixie Dust Eyeshadow as her transition shade.
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.
En Pointe Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick
Here, Noemi has used En Pointe eyeshadow as her all over lid color.
Noemi used Innocence eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick on the inner corner of her eyelid and brow bone.
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.
Black Magic Eyeshadow by Red Apple Lipstick
Here Noemi has used Black Magic Eyeshadow for her eyeliner with a small wing.
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.
The Lash Project Mascara by Red Apple Lipstick
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.
Vegan Angled Eye Brush by Red Apple Lipstick
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
Sundrop Bronzer by Red Apple Lipstick
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.)
Vegan Blush Brush by Red Apple Lipstick
Dolly Blush by Red Apple Lipstick
M’Lady Blush by Red Apple Lipstick
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.)
Audrey by Red Apple Lipstick
Maven Mauve by Red Apple Lipstick
Barely Pink Lip Pencil by Red Apple Lipstick
Dusty Rose Lip Pencil by Red Apple Lipstick
Natural Lip Pencil by Red Apple 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
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!