How To Wear the Latte Makeup Trend

Get the latte makeup look that’s trending all over social media with this beautiful, bronzey tutorial.

Darlings, latte makeup is the hottest makeup trend on social media and it’s the perfect summer makeup look for you to try, right now! Piping hot or over ice; oat, almond or soy; whatever your coffee order, your next café fix should feature creamy, coffee hues with an extra shot of bronzer, a dusting of brown eyeshadow and ready-to-sip latte lips!

Discover how to get the latte makeup look using my makeup icons including Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur liquid lipstick in Honey Blur and look flawless on your next coffee date!

What is Latte Makeup?

Latte makeup is a fresh take on naturally bronzed summer makeup. It first became popular on social media and now it’s catching the attention of celebrities and beauty lovers everywhere! The look is inspired by warm, coffee-coloured hues reminiscent of your go-to beverage, flattering the complexion with cinnamon, caramel and cappuccino browns.

To recreate the latte makeup look, reach for brown, taupe and tan shades to give you that freshly brewed latte look. Focus on making the eyes, lips and cheeks glow in bronzed summer shades that will look fabulous whether you’re heading to the coffee house or the coastline!

Latte Makeup Tutorial

  1. Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer is a glowy cream bronzer infused with hyaluronic acid

    Step 1: Glowing, Bronzed Complexion

    To get the latte makeup look, your complexion should look sculpted and sun-kissed. Applying bronzer is the secret to giving your face the warm, glowing finish that perfectly complements the neutral tones you’ll be gliding onto your lips and eyes. I recommend a radiant cream bronzer like Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer for bronzing up your face and adding luminosity to your latte makeup look. To apply, take my Beautiful Skin Bronzing Brush and sweep cream bronzer anywhere that the sun would naturally kiss – over the cheeks, onto the nose and across the forehead.

    Tilbury Tip: If you prefer your latte makeup look to be extra chiselled, reach for a rich liquid contour like my Hollywood Contour Wand to give the cheekbones and jawline softly sculpted definition.

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  2. An open, mirrored-lid, 6-pan eyeshadow palette in shimmery and matte nude shades.

    Step 2: Rich, Warm-Toned Latte Eye Makeup

    Latte makeup looks are popular for their neutral tones that warm up the look of the eyes. Some of my favourite eye makeup products for creating this understated, latte-inspired wash of colour are my Colour Chameleon cream eyeshadow pencil in Bronzed Garnet and my magical nude-toned palette: The Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette. First, swipe cream eyeshadow all over the lids to create a shimmering mocha base for your eye look. Then, glide the three warm-toned Super Nudes shades through the crease using the Eye Blender Brush to create a blown-out gradient of rich, coffee-coloured eyeshadow.

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  3. Mascara in a pink-coloured tube with its gold-coloured lid with a black applicator next to it.

    Step 3: Define the look of the Lash Line

    Just like your coffee order, your latte makeup look needs a little sweetener to make it pop! To enhance the look of your lash line, glide a subtle eyeliner pencil like The Classic across the eyes to line and define, staying as close to the lashes as possible to create an understated winged liner. Then, add lashings and lashings of Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara to give the eyelashes a 24-hour vertical lift effect that creates an eye-opening effect to rival your morning caffeine kick.

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  4. Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur liquid lipstick in Honey Blur, a peachy honey-nude

    Step 4: Sweet-as-Honey Latte Lips

    Darlings, to get luscious latte lips, apply Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur in Honey Blur! This warm honey-nude liquid lipstick gives your pout a flawless coat of colour that captures the essence of the latte makeup trend perfectly. Formulated to hydrate and mattify the lips while delivering dreamy lip colour, this liquid lipstick glides comfortably across the lips and transforms the look of your pout. One swipe of Honey Blur takes the natural pink tones in your lips and transports them to the realm of natural-looking nude latte makeup.

    Tilbury Tip: To give your latte lips added definition, outline them with a neutral shade of lip liner like my Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude or Foxy Brown.

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  5. Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is Charlotte's weightless, makeup-fixing mist that lets you party all night and stay all day

    Step 5: A Misting of Setting Spray

    Once you’ve created the perfect latte makeup look, set it into place using setting spray. Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is the secret to long-lasting makeup magic – apply a generous veil of setting spray and help your latte makeup look last for up to 16 hours! This high-performance setting spray is inspired by my airbrush-effect AIRbrush Flawless collection, giving your makeup a smoothing, pore-blurring effect while locking in your look.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.