The Best Street Style Inspired Monochrome Makeup Looks for Spring

by Dale Arden Chong


The Best Street Style Inspired Monochrome Makeup Looks for Spring

Experiment with color and make a statement.

There’s no denying that a monochromatic outfit feels put together and intentional (trust me on this—I write this wearing the Easy Hoodie and Le Crop Mini Boot from FRAME in a color that makes me feel as sweet as orange sherbet). So why not apply that same principle to your makeup too?

Monochromatic makeup is nothing new. But coordinating your eyeshadow to match your cheeks, nails, and clothes? Now that’s a capital-L Look. Regardless of how much you commit to this trend—whether it’s a few swipes of mascara to match your dress or berry hues on your cheeks and lips—this is easily one of the best ways to make a beauty statement on every level.

With spring on the horizon, this is the perfect time to experiment with some color. To feed your inspiration, check out the coolest street style looks and how to match them with your makeup below.

Full Denim + Blue Eyeliner

If you’re just dipping your toes into head-to-toe monochromatic looks, start with something simple, like a denim ensemble paired with blue eyeliner. For a subtler shade, try Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner from Marc Jacobs Beauty in Wave(Length) 68. And if you want something that brings the attention straight to your eyes, go for Sephora’s Long-Lasting 12 HR Wear Eye Liner in 13 Fancy Blue.

Robin’s Egg + Pastel Eyeshadow

If there was any color scheme to define spring, it’s pastels. Wear a Robin’s Egg blue sweater and pants with a few swipes of pale blue eyeshadow, like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Single in Aqua. You can also wear the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Chillz from Fenty Beauty, which will give you an otherworldly glow.

Now that’s a capital-L Look.

Copper Hues + Bronze Cheeks

Are you more drawn to neutrals? Consider copper hues to warm up your ensembles for the season. For your eyes, swipe on a coat or two of Kosas 10-Second Liquid Eyeshadow in Copper Halo before diffusing the pigment with your fingers. Finish off your beauty look with sun-kissed cheeks featuring Tata Harper Skincare Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Popular.

Lavender + Holographic Highlighter

If you want another pastel look that leans further into the romantic color palette, opt for lavender shades. Give yourself an edge and sport a purple-tinged highlighter like the Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Stick. Then, complete your look with RMS Eye Polish in Aura.

Magenta + Hot Pink Lips

An easy monochromatic makeup look that you can wear with anything is one that’s centered on magenta. For a more casual approach, go with a matte lip like Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in It’s Happening! or Giorgio Armani Neo Nude A-Blush in 51 Magenta. Pair the lip with an equally bright pink ensemble like a coordinated suit or style it with a vintage band tee and black jeans.

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