A Definitive Guide To Monotone Make-Up, Demonstrated By Cher Webb


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.

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Soft neutrals

Naturally, ‘nude’ means something different to everyone, but Webb says this browny-nude lipstick, Sisley Le Phyto Rouge in ‘Beige Tahiti’, not only complements the Nars ‘Skin Deep’ palette, but suits all lip colours and skin tones.

She says Givenchy’s ‘healthy glow’ powder does what it says on the tin (“it makes you look like you’ve had five hours more sleep, or just come back from holiday”). It’s not orange, nor shimmery, and it comes in different shades for different skin tones. “For a neutral look, use it on cheeks, temples, and down the neck. It can also be used as an eyeshadow if you want to forgo a palette.”

Her final word of advice on this is: “If doing a neutral look skip the blusher,” – you may look too ‘done’.

Wear with:

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