Lip color can single-handedly change your whole makeup look. It can brighten your complexion, make your teeth look whiter, and give you a more youthful appearance. But did you know that you can also use lip color to create a monochromatic makeup look? Whether you prefer a lighter shade of pink for an effortlessly sweetheart look or daringly dark lip colors to transform your look from sweetheart to modern-day siren, playing with lip color is an easy way to execute this increasingly popular makeup trend. In this article, we share how you can easily create a put-together monochromatic that looks perfectly balanced. 

Monochromatic makeup uses products within the same color family (and often the same product) on multiple areas of the face to create a cohesive look. And what better product to use when trying a monochromatic makeup look than a bold lip color? Vibrant lip colors are so versatile, so it's the perfect time to try out this trend.


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How to get the look:

To start, simply choose a lip color that you love. We recommend using American Beauty Cream Lipsticks or Liquid Matter Lipsticks. Then, apply it to your lips using a lip brush or your finger.

Next, use a lip liner in the same or complementary shade to outline and fill in your lips. We recommend using American Beauty Lip Pencil.

Finally, apply a touch of gloss or balm in the same shade for a bit of extra shine. We recommend using American Beauty Plumping Lip Gloss.

Pair your chosen color with matching hues on the cheeks and eyelids or opt for a barely-there look by only utilizing an illuminating highlighter on your cheekbones, mascara and brow gel for an elevated yet perfectly put-together look.

Voila! You've just created a beautiful, monochromatic lip look using bold lip color. So go ahead and experiment with different shades to find the perfect one for you.

Lily wears Liquid Matte Lipstick 1776

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