How to Achieve the Latte Makeup Look

Learn about the Latte Makeup trend and achieve a bronzy brown makeup look yourself with our guide to how to do latte makeup and achieve a beautiful bronze look. If you’ve ever been mesmerized by the milky swirls in a fresh latte, you’re not alone. In fact, the notoriously creamy brown caffeinated beverage has inspired an entire makeup trend called– you guessed it– latte makeup. And Maybelline New York has everything you need to get this buzzy look.

What is latte makeup?

As its name implies, this coffee-inspired look is all about monochromatic browns. The bronze makeup look calls for sun-kissed skin achieved by a combination of foundation and bronzer followed by other elements of universally flattering brown.

Thanks to the many different shades of brown, with some skewing warmer and others more cool-toned, this trend works across all skin tones. Because of this, anyone is able to rock this trend once they find their shade matches. If you don’t know your undertones, a quick trick is to look at the color of your veins. If they’re blue or purple, you’re probably cool-toned, if they’re more green, you’re likely warm-toned, but if you see a combination of blue and green, you may be neutral. Knowing this can help you to choose the brown and nude shades that best flatter you for this trend.

How to do latte makeup

The great thing about the latte trend is that it’s essentially just nude makeup, but a little elevated thanks to some extra touches that can come in the form of some faux freckles or an inner corner eye highlight. Just as you can personalize your order at the coffee shop, latte makeup is all about customization.
maybelline fit me foundation laydown

1. Lay Your Base

After moisturizing– you want to make sure skin is healthy and hydrated– it’s time to go in with a foundation like Fit Me! Dewy + Smooth or Matte + Poreless will even out any discoloration and create a smooth canvas.

Fit Me® Matte + Poreless Foundation Makeup

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Fit Me® Dewy + Smooth Foundation Makeup

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maybelline bronzer laydown

2. Bronze it Up

Using a big fluffy brush and City Bronzer, create backward number “3”s on each side of your face. Start from your temples, sweep down to hug under your cheekbones, and then along your jawline. This will give you a subtle contour that’s softer and sun-kissed.

City Bronzer® Bronzer & Contour Powder Makeup

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Fit Me® Blush Face Makeup

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maybelline eye stix shadow laydown

3. Swipe on Some Shadow

A key part of latte makeup is using matching monochrome colors all over, so on your eyes, go for neutral shades. Eye Stix in I Am Determined is the perfect latte shade to achieve this.

Color Tattoo® Eye Stix Up to 24HR Wear Shadow, Liner, Primer

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Nudes Of New York® Eyeshadow Palette

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4. Find Your Flutter

Up next: some brown mascara to stay on theme. Lash Sensational Sky High in True Brown will give you long chocolate-colored lashes.

Lash Sensational Sky High® Washable Mascara Makeup

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The Falsies® Surreal Extensions Waterproof Mascara Eye Makeup

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maybelline lifter gloss shade

5. Perfect Your Pout

Finish with a similar neutral hue on your lips. We like Lifter Gloss in Crystal it’s not too overpowering, but has a beautiful brown and gold tint to it.

Lifter Gloss® Lip Gloss Makeup With Hyaluronic Acid

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Color Sensational® The Mattes Matte Finish Lipstick Makeup

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