Whether you’re looking to pay homage to your favourite beverage, or are looking for a cool glam idea for your next coffee date, this warm-toned and effortless look is one to try out!
What is the latte makeup trend?
As the name suggest, it’s quite literally a look inspired by classic latte colours. Coined by TikTok beauty guru, Rachel Riger, the latte makeup trend is all about “warm, milky, and bronzy” tones, that appear effortless.
Another hallmark of the trend is a smokey brown eye, which accentuates the eyes without appearing too dramatic. You may also see various latte makeup inspired looks use coffee-coloured shimmers and a dash of highlight on the high points of the face for that classic, summer glow.
The soft glam look also features minimal base makeup, and its use of neutrals makes it universally flattering on all skin tones and work with any outfit.
Who have we seen the latte makeup trend on?
While bronze makeup and caramel smokey eyes are not new to the beauty community, it was popularised by TikTokers and even embraced celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Maddie Ziegler, and Camila Morrone.
“latte makeup but make it head 2 toe,” the model captioned.
How to do the latte makeup look
For that “second skin” effect, opt for a lightweight and dewy base product and blend it out using a sponge. Rachel recommends using a tinted moisturiser, but a BB cream or cushion foundation could work as well!
GloWish Multi Dew Skin Tint
The multi-functional formula of this skin tint offers various application options. You can wear it alone for a sheer coverage and an all-over glow (Huda’s recommended way to apply it.) Alternatively, you can mix a drop of it with your foundation for a dewy boost, or simply dab a bit on your cheekbones for a natural, radiant highlight!
Elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter
For an extra illuminated, healthy-looking complexion, use a glow booster like Elf’s Halo Glow Liquid Filter under your foundation.
As bushy, defined brows are a bit part of the look, make sure to fluff them up with a brush before filling them in well.
To add definition to your face, go with a contour under your cheekbones, along your hairline, on your nose bridge, and along your jawline. For greater ease of application and blend-ability, use a contour stick.
Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick
Available in a range of shades for all skin tones, this buildable cream-to-powder long-wear formula is lightweight and blendable.
Now comes the caffeine-charged part of the fun trend. Use a brown shadow as your all over lid colour, making sure to blend it up to your brow bone for a smokey effect.
Drag that same shade down to your lower lash line to accentuate your eyes further. Then, apply a bronze or copper shimmer on the part of your eyelids where the light naturally hits, making sure to blend it out slightly.
You can also open up your eyes with a pop of champagne shadow in the inner corner of your eyes!
Here are some of the best palettes for latte makeup looks:
Natasha Denona Mini Bronze Eyeshadow Palette
Composed of five warm-toned creamy and metallic neutrals, this travel-sized palette complements any skin tone and effortlessly transitions your look from day to night, whether you desire a smoky bronze eye or a delicate summer shimmer look.
This all-in-one eye shadow palette includes 9 shadows that melt gently as soon as they land on your eyes. It includes perfect shades for a base, blending, and gorgeous pearl toppers that have an ultra-smooth texture.
As part of the brand’s latte collection, this 10-shadow palette consists of sweet and creamy caramel brown latte colours, versatile for creating a variety of soft and smoky looks!
Finish off with mascara, and a nude-pink or dark brown lippie, with a touch of gloss over to tie in the entire dewy, fresh-out-of-the-water look!
Featured image credit: @maddieziegler, @haileybieber/Instagram, @stxph.h/TikTok