How to Use Lipstick as Blush to Create a Monochromatic Makeup Look
Article Published: 14 March 2022
Create an effortless monochromatic makeup look using lipstick as blush for the perfect lip and cheek tint. Shop products for lips and cheeks at Lancôme.
Blush and lipstick add instant brightness and color to the skin but it can sometimes be difficult to coordinate your lipstick and blush shade. Pick the wrong combination and you may find your blush is competing or clashing with your lipstick. By wearing your very same lipstick as blush it is quick and easy to coordinate and balance out the tones of your makeup to create a monochromatic makeup look.
Benefits of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink as a Lip and Cheek Tint
Choosing the right lipstick as blush can be challenge. Liquid lipstick may not be your first thought to use as a lip and cheek tint if you’re used to fast-drying ultra-matte formulas but the right formula can look great on your lips and cheeks.
Lancôme’s new L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink may be used on both the lips and the cheeks worn as a multi-use lip and cheek tint. Apply to the lips for high-impact color and blend over the cheeks for quick wash of color and natural glow.
With an innovative ultra-thin water-in-oil emulsion the consistency of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink makes it possible to use liquid lipstick as blush. The high-pigment formula can be blended across the cheeks and worn on the lips for extended periods of time whilst feeling lightweight and comfortable. The long-lasting formula works great as a lip and cheek tint and eliminates any concerns your blush will fade.
How to Use Lipstick as Blush Tips and Tricks
Step 1. Apply a small dot of L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink to your cheeks.
Step 2. Blend into the cheeks using a gentle tapping motion. The warmth of your fingertips will help the product to blend seamlessly into the skin.
Top tip: For best results only work on one cheek at a time! The L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink provides long-lasting all-day wear which dries down to a soft matte finish. Ensure the product is blended into the skin before moving on to the other cheek.
Top tip: Apply lipstick as blush prior to using a sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer like Lancôme Skin Feels Good Nourishing Foundation. This will help the product blend easier and serve as a quick fix if you accidentally apply too much product to the cheeks.
Best Shades to Create a Monochromatic Makeup Look
When applying lipstick as a blush it’s important to be especially selective with which shade you use. A bright red lipstick may look great on its own but when going for a monochromatic makeup look swap out the bright reds for a shade that’s a little more muted.
For a warm summer glow
For warmth that compliments (and fakes) a tan try L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink in 555 Soif De Vivre a flattering coral red. The perfectly balanced combination of red-coral provides the lips and cheeks with a warm glow without overpowering or creating a color clash. Apply L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink directly to the lips and blend over the cheeks for a coral-toned monochrome makeup look for Summer. Tap and blend up towards the cheekbones for a warm glow.
For an everyday natural look
For an everyday look that’s natural soft and suitable for the office use a nude-toned shade with neutral undertones. L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Matte in 274 French Tea works as a beautiful lip and cheek tint with a natural hue ideal for creating a subtle monochromatic makeup look at any age.
For a youthful rosy flushed cheek
For a youthful and brightening glow think pink. A pretty pink shade worn across the lips and cheeks can instantly brighten your look and give a rosy flush and it’s perfect for a Spring makeup look. L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Matte in 502 Fiery Pink is ideal for creating this monochromatic makeup effect. Its neutral pink shade compliments all undertones and the touch of shimmer and sparkle brightens the skin.
For a vampy and dramatic cheek
In the winter months or when you are looking to add more a of a vampy effect to your look try a mauve or purple shade to create a purple blush look. L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Matte in 270 Peau Contre is a cool and sophisticated purple toned shade which looks great on the cheeks. The cool undertones and subtle mauve tones give an elegant and sophisticated look when worn as a lipstick and worn as lipstick as a blush and it creates a beautiful monochromatic makeup effect.
Best Makeup to Compliment a Monochrome Makeup Look
For an easy natural glow and monochromatic makeup look applying your lipstick as blush is a simple makeup hack. However you may find the look of just a lip and cheek tint on bare skin may not be enough of a full makeup look on its own. To compliment the monochromatic tones of your makeup look whilst maintaining a fresh and natural glow prep skin with Lancôme Skin Feels Good Nourishing Foundation. This lightweight buildable foundation can be applied for a sheer coverage “no makeup” look that teams well with a monochromatic makeup look.
To add more drama to your look you may like to apply an eyeshadow in a similar hue to your selected lip and cheek tint. Lancôme Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette provide smooth long-wearing high pigment color in a variety of shades. To complete your monochromatic makeup look try palette Rose Fusion, Fraicheur Roseé, French Nude or Beige Brûlée. Finish with a coat of Lash Idôle Mascara for instant lash lift length and intensity.