The minimalist, monochromatic face was one of the biggest trends of the ’90s, in part because it was such an easy look to pull off. No surprise, then, that it’s back. But unlike some of the grunge decade’s other iconic looks (dark lip liner, anyone?) this makeup is easily made modern.
This time around, it’s all about well-defined cheeks, sheer color and improved formulas. Here, makeup artist Cyndle Komarovski demonstrates how to wear one color family on lips, eyes and cheeks—without looking like you’re wearing three pounds of makeup. Read on to see how it’s done, and get ready to become a contouring expert.
Vrai & Oro stacking ring, $50; and thick stacking ring, $175, vraiandoro.com. Blouse, necklace and ear cuffs, Komarovski’s own.