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tREND WATCH: LATTE MAKEUP


Inspired by the colour palette of a freshly brewed latte, if you're looking to add a touch of brown smokey warmth and comfort to your beauty routine or you've just been inspired by Tik Tok to change up your current routine, latte makeup might be your cup of tea (or coffee)!

Just as a well-brewed latte has a rich, creamy base, latte make up is centred around achieving a flawless and radiant complexion. To start, opt for a foundation shade that matches your skin tone, but that also has subtly warm undertones.

The focal point of a latte look lies in the eyes. To achieve the café au lait effect, choose eyeshadow shades that emulate the warm and earthy tones found in your favorite coffee creations. Think creamy beiges, soft mochas, and warm caramels. Blend these shades to create a gradient effect, starting with the lightest shade on the inner corner of your eyes and deepening the hues as you move outward. Try Mac's Connect In Colour eyeshadow palette ($99) for a good selection of bronzey shades in one pan.

For an extra touch of luxury, add a shimmering gold or bronze eyeshadow to the center of your lids. This not only adds a radiant sheen but also mimics the frothy top of a perfectly brewed latte - shop Charlotte Tilbury's Eyes to Mesmerise in Golden Eclipse ($50) for that perfect sparkle finish.

To complete the eyes, apply a coat of rich, dark brown mascara. The darker mascara adds depth to your lashes without overpowering the warmth of the eyeshadow. For balance, use KVD's Tattoo liner in Mad Max Brown ($34) to add definition to the eye and create a wing without overpowering the browns.

For your cheeks, opt for a warm caramel or terracotta blush. These shades mimic the sun-kissed glow you get while sipping a latte on a cozy afternoon. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush of color. Go to UK influencer Jess Hunt's brand Refy and add the Cream Bronzer ($34) to your basket for a dewy, creamy bronze finish.

Latte lips are all about understated glamour. Choose a nude lipstick with warm brown undertones that resemble the creamy hue of a coffee. To mimic the sheen of frothed milk on the surface of a coffee drink, add a clear gloss to round your look out. Try Fenty's Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzer ($27).

To complete your Latte Makeup look, don't forget to add a few finishing touches. Set your makeup with a setting spray to ensure it lasts all day. We recommend Morphe's Continuous Setting Mist ($28). For a subtle glow, use a highlighter with a soft champagne or gold shimmer on your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. Try Rare Beauty's Positive Light Liquid Luminizer ($24) in Outshine.

Latte makeup is about capturing the warmth, comfort, and elegance of your favorite coffee beverage in your beauty routine. With soft, earthy tones, creamy textures, and a focus on creating a radiant complexion, this trend is perfect for any season, whether you're sipping a latte by the fireplace in winter or enjoying an iced version on a sunny summer day.

So, brew up your beauty game and give latte makeup a go!

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