Monotone Makeup for Platinum Hair

New hair means new makeup routine. I’ve had my hair platinum now for about a month, and I’m only just now starting to figure out how I like to wear makeup on a day-to-day basis.

After quite a bit of experimentation, I’ve landed on a look that I wear almost every day of the week and it’s brown, brown, and brown.

I like the way a slightly smokey, mostly monotone look pairs with the new hair. I start, as always, by evening out my skin. On this particular day, I was having a bit of an issue with extra redness on my cheeks, so before I put on foundation, I layered a bit of yellow concealer to help correct the redness.

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Not bad for wearing absolutely no foundation at this point. I don’t do this step every day, but when I feel like the ruddiness is going to bleed through my foundation, I’ll go this extra step. Next up, my usual foundation routine:

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With my hair being so light, I make sure to add just a touch of concealer on my inner corners to conceal a bit of blue discoloration I have there, and I also highlight my brow bone after priming my eyelids (also, insta-brow lift for people like me with low brows):

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Making sure my skin is as even as possible really helps make even the most minimal eye makeup look more polished. Seems like a lot of steps, but now my skin is a blank canvas:

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Apparently my hair is desperate to be a mullet. DRIVES ME MAD!

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Next, I dust my eyelids with a matte cream-colored shadow because I have excessively oily eyelids and sometimes primer isn’t enough to stop the shadow from creasing. Running a matte shadow will add an additional barrier for oil, especially as the day progresses. It also helps any other dark shadows blend much easier on top.  My go-to shade is Vanilla Bean by Makeup Geek. And yes, I see that the hair around my ears is still a bit yellow, it’s since been fixed, but the camera and lighting made it look more exaggerated than it did in person, and I give not one shit about it.

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Next, I put a light layer of an inner corner highlight right on the inside corners of my eyes and up the lid, slightly. I use Shimma Shimma by Makeup Geek, and it’s intensly shimmery, but it looks great when used sparingly. Then, I ran a light brown matte shadow through the crease as my transition color- Barcelona Beach by Makeup Geek. If you can’t tell, I’m freaking in love with these shadows… Such good quality at such an incredible price.

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Next, to shape my eyes, I ran a brown smudgeable liner (aka kohl or non-waterproof) along my upper lash lines. I also drew a winged-triangle shape at the outer corner and filled it in with the liner. Then I smudged it out with an eyeliner brush to get rid of any obvious lines and build color on my lids. Due to my eye shape, I can’t do a crisp wing without wearing lots and lots of liner, so I do the shape then blend blend blend to get the effect of a wing, without the harsh lines.

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Then, to further intensify the outer corner and build more color, I take a deep matte brown on a pencil brush and trace again over the winged shape, and continue to pull the product in towards the center of my eyelid. It’s ultimately to create a gradient effect, which you know I’m fond of. I used a shadow from the original Lorac Pro Palette in the shade Espresso.

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In the pic below, one eye is blended, and the other is not. See how the blending softens everything and creates the smokey effect? It’s also how I can get the cat-eye shape without being so drastic about it.

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Then I took a warm brown (Latte) from my Makeup Geek palette and ran it through the outer part of my crease and on my lower lash line. Then, to no one’s surprise, I tightlined with gel liner and lined my upper lash line. It makes all the difference on my eyes:

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Before mascara, I set the rest of my face with my go-to MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural and trusty Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

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Aaaaaannnnnddddd in true form, I couldn’t resist using two mascaras. Miss Manga gives me volume, and the Falsies gives me length. They are a true dynamic duo.

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In keeping with the ‘monotone theme’ I used a bit of light bronzer on my face to help give a bit of shape. I also used just a touch of a cream-to-powder blush by Maybelline to add just a slight bit of color, but again, it’s a pretty muted blush. Nothing too vibrant for this look.

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And that’s it. I love this look. I can’t bring myself to do anything else when I sit down at my makeup table in the morning. Makes me love the platinum hair even more!

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If you just can’t help yourself, and you are thinking “I wonder how this would look with vibrant lipstick?” Well, fear no more my friend. I got you.

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Not bad, but I prefer with no lipstick… Maybe just a bit of gloss.

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Any looks or techniques you’d like to see? Make sure you let me know! I’d be happy to demonstrate anything I think I’m skilled enough in not to embarrass myself. Find me on social media and make suggestions!

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