A Fun Idea for Going Out: Monochromatic Makeup

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Sequins and sparkles are everywhere this year.  I’ve never seen so many glitter boots, sequin leggings and sparkly dresses.  I’m in heaven. But not everyone shares my affinity for all things SPARKLY (said with jazz hands). And even though you can choose to wear sequins and sparkles from head to toe this New Year’s Eve (I mean if there’s ever a time to overindulge in bling it’s this holiday), I know most people probably won’t.  So, if you’re looking for a fresh idea for makeup that won’t compete with your sequin dress, try the monochromatic trend.

The idea is simple: choose a shade and use it on your eyes, lips and cheeks.  I did a more dramatic red option using Urban Decay’s Gash shade on my eyes and lips below:
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Products Used:

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Gash Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Dark Chocolate(used as shadow and eyeliner on bottom), (along upper lash line)

Cheeks: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Seduce, Urban Decay the Illuminizer

Lips: MAC Prep + Prime Lip under Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Gash

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Products Used: 

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette (*in Scorch, Dirty & Lumbre)

Cheeks:Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush, Becca Pressed Highlighter in Opal

Lips: Too Faced Sweet Peach Lip Oil

Cheers to a happy New Year!




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Meet Scotti, the contributor with our most-loved beauty advice. When Scotti's not giving us the scoop on the latest products and techniques she's dishing out some of TME's most loved looks. It's not easy to look so cute in the U.P. of Michigan (i.e. crazy cold and snow) but she always makes it happen.

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  1. I love both looks! And would appreciate another tutorial video! I’ve seen the ones where you put the color on the outside of your eyelids and blend in, but this looks different with color over your entire eyelid. I need training wheels y’all!

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