Monochrome makeup is our favourite fashion-forward trend of the new year. A makeup maestro demos it, and we have some tricks to really nail it - By Parizaad Khan Sethi
We’ve really been feeling the need to keep things clean this year—from our diets and skincare to makeup. Apart from makeup minimalism, which we practice now and then, there’s another trend we turn to when we want a modern, clean, effortless and fashion forward look: monochrome. Monochrome makeup involves keeping all the colour on the face (lips, cheeks and eyes) restricted to one shade. The supermodels of the 90s exemplified this aesthetic, but were partial to one tone—brown. For the 2017 edition, expand your palette: hues like pink, purple, coral, beige, bronze, brown, and even rust or red all work brilliantly. For a masterclass on this look, watch makeup guru Mickey Contractor’s video for M.A.C, which champions this very current trend, and then read our tips on how to perfect it.
is a beauty and wellness editor based in New York. She was the former beauty editor at Vogue India and now serves as a contributing editor for the magazine. At age 5, Parizaad fell in love with an old cream blush she found in the back of her mother’s drawer, and has been in awe of the transformative power of beauty ever since. When she’s not writing about beauty, she researches advances in skincare as a hobby, and is constantly guinea-pigging herself in the name of beauty.
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