This Makeup Trend Is Sweeping L.A. — & It's So Cheap & Easy To DIY

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Matching your lips and eyes — or lips and nails, or lips and outfit — circles back in vogue every few seasons. Makes sense: The matchy-matchy technique is incredibly chic, totally mindless, and delivers instant polish. Plus, it's so damn cute.

Hollywood's bringing it back in a big way right now, but it's totally different from 2016's love affair with mono makeup. This wave is all about lips and cheeks, with top trendsetting makeup artists leaning hard into matching blush and lip colors, and leaving the eye look totally independent. "I've always loved matching lips and cheeks; being able to tie colors in your makeup [looks] complete," celeb makeup artist Patrick Ta told us.

So many celebs are getting on board, from Blake Lively to Naomie Harris to Reese Witherspoon. The best part? Scoring the look is as foolproof and easy as dumping your makeup kit and matching identical hues — or simply using a single lipstick or multiple. "I always choose the lip color first; then, I pick a blush color that has the same undertones," Ta says.

Ahead, we've rounded up six of the matchy-matchy looks we love most right now. Then, keep clicking for under-$15 products to get each one.
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Photo: Via @patrickta/Instagram.
Olivia Munn: Bright Matching

Ta's been doing this look on Munn for a while — and each version is just as pretty as the last. This coral color is one of our top picks, thanks to its cheery hue and universally flattering undertones.



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Try: Colourpop's matte lip color is a dead ringer for Munn's...

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip, $6, available at Colourpop.
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...and Milani's blush will create the perfect matching flush.

Milani Baked Blush, $7.49, available at Target.
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Lucy Hale: Vampy Matching

Wine lip color gets an elevated — not Wednesday Addams — finish thanks to a coordinated cheek color in a cranberry shade. Go as dark as you like on the lips; just be sure the undertone matches the blush. How do you know? Smudge a tiny bit of lip color on the back of your hand and match this sheer version to your blush.
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Try: This deep lip color can be built up or diffused down — and will look like a different shade of wine on everyone.

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Whipped Lip & Cheek Souffle in Dark Cloud, $6, available at Nyx.
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Tip: Dab Nyx's lip-and-cheek duo onto your cheeks to mimic the hue on your lips; then, finish with a dusting of this blush for more oomph. This cheek color is deep and rich, but still vibrant enough to complement any purple-based look.

Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Deep Rose, $3.99, available at Ulta.
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Gina Rodriquez: No-Makeup-Makeup Matching

All you need to take no-makeup makeup from plain to polished is a wash of matching pink. (Or peach, rose, coral, or whatever color you like!)
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Try: You only need one product to score this look: A rad multiple. We like this tiny little tube because it packs a deeply pigmented punch and lasts all day. Dab onto cheeks and blend; then, sweep on your lips.

Chosungah 22 So Tiny Lip & Cheek Face Color, $14, available at Sephora.
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Margot Robbie: Romantic Matching

This rosy look is a play on intensity — vibrant color on the lips, diffused pigment on the cheeks, but in completely identical shades. The pairing is classic, but far from antiquated. Tip: Keep the skin radiant and the brows full, to help the look feel modern and fresh.
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Try: This matte lip color is gorgeous on every skin tone...
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...and this palette allows for an identical match, thanks to the two bottom shades. Layer them slowly, after you've applied your lip color, to perfect the look.

E.l.f. Blush Palette, $4.29, available at Target.
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Joan Smalls: '90s Matching

Does your aesthetic skew '90s? Opt for colors rooted in warm brown or deep, dusty rose.
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Nyx's creamy lip color is a '90s dream: matte, earthy, and lasts all day.

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Berlin, $5.99, available at Ulta.
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While you may be tempted to pair a brown lip color with bronzer, don't! Choosing a deep, rose-meets-brown blush allows you to sculpt the cheekbones while still maintaining a flush on the apples.

L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Blush in Subtle Sable, $10.99, available at Ulta.
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Jenna Dewan-Tatum: On-Trend Matching

Dewan-Tatum shows us how to score the look with all the extras. That is: strobed skin, a fluttery lash, and shimmery smoked-out eyes. Sweep your blush across the apples of your cheeks and make sure your lip color comes complete with a slight sheen. The result is glow-y and fresh.
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Revlon's lip color stays in place and packs a near-identical hue to Dewan-Tatum's.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Devotion, $9.75, available at Walmart.
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Don't be shy with this vibrant blush. As Dewan-Tatum proves, more is more.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush in Vibrant, $7.99, available at Ulta.
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