Want that sun-kissed vacation glow without leaving town? The latte makeup trend has everyone reaching for bronzers and highlighters, as content creator Rachel Rigler's brainchild takes the beauty world by storm. This monochromatic bronze look, sweeping social media and celebrity circles, is your ticket to a versatile, beachy radiance.
Coined by Rachel Rigler and inspired by Australian makeup artist Tanielle Jai, the latte makeup trend is all about embracing warm terracottas, sunkissed bronze, and gold hues. Laura Janes, VP of Artistry Training at Hourglass, explains, "It's a monochromatic bronze look featuring a variation of light and dimension that complements your natural features. It's perfect for the summertime because it's a flexible look and takes you from day to night."
The best part? You don't need a glam squad for this. Both Janes and Kevin Kodra, Nudestix Global Makeup Artist & Digital Educator, emphasize that latte makeup is easily achievable at home. Start with a dewy, hydrated base and highlight your high points. For warmth, employ a bronzer for contouring. Finish with bronze eyes and a nude lip, personalizing the look as you see fit.
Kodra stresses that there's no single way to approach this trend. "The latte tone is a warm terracotta, but there are many different iterations depending on your skin tone," he says. "There's the 'cool' latte makeup, which features cooler undertones, or the espresso 'latte' trend, which features deeper brown tones in a monochromatic way."
For inspiration, turn to the celebrities embracing latte makeup. Hailey Bieber chooses Hourglass' Veil Hydrating Skin Tint for a radiant, dewy base. Kodra suggests Nudestix's Nudies Bronze All Over Face Colors for a creamy, blendable bronzer. Extend the monochrome vibe by washing bronzer over your lids as a base.
Kodra notes that the beauty of latte makeup is its inclusivity; it suits all skin tones. Lori Harvey defines her cheeks with warm, bronzed pigment, while Lizzo adds a winged cat eye for a playful twist. For eyeshadows, matte textures reign. If you're going for depth and warmth, go a few shades deeper than your skin tone.
To elevate your look, embrace a glossy lip like Jodie Turner-Smith. Choose a brown or neutral lip liner to complement it. Overline your lips for a plumper appearance using a shade similar to your bronzer.
In a world where everyone's embracing the latte makeup trend, you're only a few steps away from capturing that enviable beachy glow. So go ahead, indulge in a sip of this makeup magic and radiate the warmth of summer all year round.