Matchy-matchy is back in a big way. The runways and red carpets have demonstrated that monotone make-up, whereby committing to a single shade worn in multiple ways, is the modern way to dress a face. Wearing the same shade on your lips, eyes and cheeks – and even matched to your outfit or accessories – looks fresh, considered, and (of course) Insta-friendly.
Here, we asked celebrity make-up artist and influencer Cher Webb to demonstrate the tricks of the trade on herself. Whether you fancy trying the tonal trend with bold hues like reds and berries, or softer pinks and easy-to-wear neutrals, Webb makes it simple with tutorials showcasing her favourite products (many multi-use) in minute-long makeovers.
Watch and learn, plus get Webb’s top tips on each look below.
When it comes to pink, “go for one colour on the eyes and pack it over the whole eyelid – your natural colour needs to be blanketed out,” Webb says. For this reason, “opt for a highly pigmented pink, not a rosy or realistic looking pink as that can make you look tired.”
With this colour, the make-up artist recommends working with cream or glossy textures because they catch the light, whereas powder can look drier, and you risk loosing the freshness of the look.
Finally, Webb advises against heavy mascara. “You want it to look more cool than girlie,” she explains.