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I’ve Been Spending Way Too Much Time Matching Monochromatic Outfits and Makeup Looks in My Head

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Pantone who?!

 

 

Admission: I don’t know much about beauty, but I do love me some color and sparkle. Okay, heaps of color and sparkle. I’m going to pause right now and say that the only real reason I’ve kept my distance from makeup is because it sadly aggravates my loathed adult acne; that said, my admiration for people who somehow make magic with their dizzying arsenal of cosmetic tools (what are the big poofy brushes for? And those flat angled ones?) knows no bounds. That’s straight up wizardry.

 

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So, as a starry-eyed noob, I’ve found that the easiest way in is to match hues up. Join me as I daydream about monochromatic ‘fit-and-face combos, sorted by shade, to practice working in isolation:

 

Orange

This pretty tangerine gaze and pout pairing Heejin of LOONA served…

 

…And Jenny Walton’s sequined bonanza of a cardigan, complete with diamante ear studs and a dainty hair ribbon.

 

 

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Blue

This image of legendary Italian glamourpuss Sophia Loren on the cover of Vogue’s July 1965 issue…

 

 

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…Which I’d very much gladly wear with this cloudlike teal tulle Molly Goddard confection from Spring-Summer 2020. Casual cool or whatever. Just a regular ol’ grocery run look.

 

 

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Pink

This hypnotizing, impossibly glittery fuchsia glossed lip Lil Mama should honestly write another song about…

 

 

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…Paired with these electric magenta satin Amina Muaddi platforms for my tiny 5’1” self to teeter precariously on.

 

 

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Green

This shimmery pistachio cyclops eye courtesy of NARS…

 

 

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…And this super ‘70s disco dream both Austin Powers and a young newlywed Princess Anne would probably consider up their alley. The range.

 

 

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Debuting these looks the second it’s officially safe to party again!

 

 

Words Yanna Lopez

Art Alexandra Lara

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