Pink Monochromatic Makeup Routine Using MAKE UP FOR EVER

Learn how to sport this on-trend monochromatic look using our favourite MAKE UP FOR EVER products.

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I've been obsessed with beauty since I was little. At 5, I used to raid my mum's makeup drawers to sneakily apply red lipstick, before my dad made me take it off before I left the house. I've worked at Adore for the last two years, beginning in the brand's team, and then transitioning back to where my strongest skills lie - marketing.
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There are many ways to rock a monochromatic makeup look. You can go bold, neon, or simply match neutral shades across your eyes, cheeks and lips with a multitasking product. 

Whatever you choose, you can be sure that the result will be super cohesive and pulled together. 

In this routine Elena Anastasiou, our Assistant Brands Manager and MUA has put together a glowy, pink monochromatic look with an impressive range of MAKE UP FOR EVER favourites


Try this routine and introduce yourself to MAKE UP FOR EVER’s pro makeup range

Pro Makeup Tips:

  • Mix a highlighter in with your go-to primer for a glowy makeup base.

  • The area under your eye is extremely delicate, so when you’re blending in concealer with your fingers try using your ring finger, as it is the least powerful and gives a brilliant result. 

  • MAKE UP FOR EVER creates customisable palettes, so you can choose multiple products that will help you build this monochromatic look. 

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What is Monochromatic Makeup?

As seen in editorials and on red carpets, monochromatic makeup is a method where the makeup used on the eyes, cheeks and lips is kept in the same colour family or hue. 

This can be done to match to then also your outfit, or achieved simply by sweeping the same multitasking product all over the face. 

Either way, the result is a co-ordinated look that stands out. Even though you’re using the same colour it will look different on each part of your face, and will help the look feel put together.

This routine shows you how to use these highly rated MAKE UP FOR EVER products to achieve this simple, but gorgeous effect.

Step 1: Glow up your hydrating primer

Step 1: Glow up your hydrating primer

To start off this look, mix a drop of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Soft Light Liquid Highlighter in with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Nourishing Primer and apply to the skin for a radiant finish.

Step 2: Apply your holy grail concealer

Step 2: Apply your holy grail concealer

Using the MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD CONCEALER, apply several dots of concealer under the eye and one on the eyelid. This will correct any darkness and create a good base for shadows on the lid. Then, blend in the product with your fingers or with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This is a self setting and light reflecting concealer, so you don't have to follow up with powder.

Step 3: Match it to your foundation

Step 3: Match it to your foundation

Using the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush apply the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation starting in the centre of your face, buffing outwards, blending as much as possible. Stipple the product on with a Kabuki brush in areas you want more coverage.

Step 4: Adjust your finish with a powder

Step 4: Adjust your finish with a powder

Set in your makeup or add a bit of colour with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation, using the Real Techniques Powder Brush to blend it in using circular motions. For a dewy finish only add to areas you want to reduce shine and prevent creasing like your under eye area, forehead and chin.

Step 5: Define your cheekbones

Step 5: Define your cheekbones

Using a MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Face Color, create a subtle shadow under your cheekbones with a small contour brush. Use the brush to mimic a three shape on the edges of your face.

Step 6: Warm up the crease

Step 6: Warm up the crease

Using a neutral shade from the , blend the shade into the crease using circular motions. This will help the next colour you apply in your crease blend properly. 

Step 7: Try a monochromatic multitasker

Step 7: Try a monochromatic multitasker

Using the versatlie MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Lip Blush, apply a small amount of the product directly to your eyelid, drawing it straight across your crease. Then, blend this creamy formula out using the M.A.C Cosmetics 217S Blending Brush until the colour is diffused. 

Step 8: Add dimension and luminosity

Step 8: Add dimension and luminosity

Add a subtle shimmer and shine to your look using a high shine highlighter like the M.A.C Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish. Apply it to the bottom of your eyelid along your lash line for a subtle glow. You can also use this shade as a highlighter on your cheekbones, nose and browbones.

Step 9: Build up your brows

Step 9: Build up your brows

Sculpt your brows using the IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil, creating hair like strokes. Brush your brows down to discover sparse areas you may be missing. Then, brush the product through with the spooly.

Step 10: Lift your lashes with a waterproof formula

Step 10: Lift your lashes with a waterproof formula

Use the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara to build volume and length, zig zagging it up you lashes, making sure to coat every single one. 

Step 11: Coordinate your blush colour

Step 11: Coordinate your blush colour

Using the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Face Color in B206, apply the blush to your cheeks in a sweeping motion, starting at the apples of your cheeks. You can concentrate a bit of the colour on your apples for an extra pop of colour.

Step 12: Add a little extra glow

Step 12: Add a little extra glow

Using the same white or gold highlighter, gently add it along the top of your blush and bronzer to give an extra radiant look. Add a small amount along the nose and the top of the lip, or the 'cupids bow'. Then add a small amount along the brow bone. This will pick up the light and make your face glow.

Step 13: Now, pair it with a pink lip

Step 13: Now, pair it with a pink lip

Complete your look with a dash of luscious colour and hydration using the in Cinema.

The Final Look:

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