11 Celebrity Examples of Expertly Applied Monochromatic Makeup

11 Celebrity Examples of Expertly Applied Monochromatic Makeup
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We’ve been ranting and raving about the unexpected resurgence of big, bold makeup, thanks to crazy popular product drops like the Kat Von D Metal Highlighter Palette and pretty much anything from Pat McGrath Labs. And while we’re all for going crazy with the glitter, shimmer, and shiny highlight, we’re admittedly just as enamored with sticking to just one classic color palette all over the face.

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Monochromatic makeup is on our short list of trends we hope never goes out of style simply because it’s easy to take on and can be customized to anyone’s style. Whether you want to wear glitter shadow with glitter lipstick, a smokey eye with black lipstick or lavender liner with a purple highlight, there’s plenty proof that going the “matchy matchy” route is rarely a bad idea. Ahead are 11 examples if you’re still not convinced.

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STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Zoe Kravitz
Zoë Kravitz

At the 2018 Met Gala, the actress smoldered in a peach smokey eye and matching lip.

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STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens

Who could forget when the actress attended the 2017 Teen Choice Awards in a spring-ready lavender eyeshadow with barely there gloss to match?

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.
STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush

The actress slayed in head-to-toe pink (eye and lip makeup included) at the 2018 SAG Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga

In 2017, the Loving star looked ravishing in a red eyeshadow that perfectly complemented her red lip and red gown.

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STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Rihanna
Rihanna

While promoting the initial launch of Fenty Beauty in 2017, the pop icon delivered this stunning lavender-on-lavender makeup look, which we suspect is her Killawatt Highlighter.

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STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Rihanna
Rihanna

And at the 2017 Met Gala, she pulled off hi-def color once again, opting for hot pink this time around.

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.
STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Raven Symone
Raven-Symoné

Back in 2016, the Disney Channel star and former TV host paired her dark eyeliner with a bold, black lip.

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STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

In January 2018, the recently engaged TV and film star hit a Grammy red carpet in a gorgeous maroon eyeshadow and matching lipstick.

Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images.
STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Olivia Culpo
Olivia Culpo

For the 2018 Golden Globes, the model and influencer looked sophisticated in a brick-red smokey eye and matte lipstick to match.

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Lucy Hale
Lucy Hale

Earlier this year, the Pretty Little Liars star paired a nude lip with purple undertones with a shimmery set of lids.

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STYLECASTER | Celebs in Monochromatic Makeup | Lily Collins
Lily Collins

For this year's Vanity Fair Oscar party, the actress delivered earth tone goals in a brown eyeshadow-and-lipstick duo.

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

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