We’ve all been there: You’re running out the door late for work, and you only have about five minutes to not look like you just rolled out of bed. And in the midst of the crisis you find this beautiful lip product that’s been hibernating for months in the bottom of your purse, ready to save the day.
So how exactly will your tinted lip gloss or lipstick save the day? Professional makeup artist Grace Choo showed us what you should do in that scenario.
Here’s how to apply a monochromatic makeup with one product within five to ten minutes (depending on how fast you can blend).
For your eyes: Put a few strokes on your eyelids and blend with your fingertips, with some more color towards the outer edges of your eyelids to create depth. If you don't have a brush or a sponge, you can always use your finger to blend.
The same idea applies to the cheeks as well - start with a few dabs of color and continue to blend until you have some color on your cheeks.
The monochromatic look -- the idea of using different shades of one color or hue to do a full-face makeup -- has been a popular trend recently, especially with brands like Milk Makeup that push glossy, holographic and minimalist looks becoming popular among beauty gurus and influencers on YouTube and Instagram.
Choo says you can also play with different textures when applying the look -- for example, if you want to mattify your lips, you can use primer to take the shine off.
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