Being able to match your makeup and your outfit perfectly is a skill. Here are some tips so you can master the skill.
Are you looking for a new makeup trend to try? Trying to coordinate your makeup with your outfit can be fun and foolproof if you do it correctly! After all, makeup is an extension of your outfit, so it makes perfect sense to coordinate the two.
To learn more about how to do so, more specifically, how to successfully match your colorful eyeshadow, warming blush, and matte foundation, keep reading down below!
1. Choose One Colour Palette
If you’re considering matching your makeup to your outfit (and your outfit is on the colorful, bright side), you should be cautious. An intense shade of makeup on your face and bright colors on your body can be a fashion disaster. Just think about it, would you wear a bright green sweater with matching green eyeshadow? I hope not.
This isn’t to say that you should completely avoid colorful and bright makeup. Rather, just be mindful of the clothes you’re wearing, and in case it’s, say, a vibrant coral top or dress, think about applying a lighter blush and lipstick in a complementary shade.
Pick an eyeshadow in a shade that also complements coral, and try not to match this component of your makeup to your outfit. Just because your dress is coral does not mean your make should be too, as there are many subtle cooler tones of blush and lipstick that complement the color far better.
Keeping your facial features played down by using neutral, light makeup will be a beautiful complement to any loud and colorful outfit. If you choose to wear more muted colors, like burgundy, grey, or navy blue, you have a lot more room to try bright and vibrant colors when it comes to your makeup.
If you’re still struggling with the concept of matching up complementary colors, take a look at this color sheet for inspiration and tips to help you coordinate your makeup with your outfit!
2. Evenly Distribute Colours
As we have already mentioned earlier, matching your makeup to your outfit is an easy trend to get right. While this is valid, generally speaking, it doesn’t mean that all your clothes will be easy to match! For instance, if you want to match your lipstick to your dress, you’ll probably have some difficulty keeping it subtle.
One way of ensuring you avoid a fashion faux pas is by distributing your colors evenly. Try picking an accessory, like your handbag or shoes, and match your lipstick or eyeshadow to that specific thing.
Not only will this save time, as you’ll just be zeroing in on a small item rather than an array of clothing, but you’ll also likewise look coordinated in a way that is much more refined than coordinating your makeup to your outfit as a whole. A red lip always looks great with a red clutch bag or red heels!
3. Know Your Stuff
Nobody is born knowing how to coordinate their makeup with their outfits, and even the most stylish and trendy of us have had cases where our coordinating decisions simply did not work. It’s a learning process! That said, to truly master the trend of matching your makeup to your outfit, you’ll need to remember some key things:
When it comes to makeup, lipstick will never cease to be a showstopper. No matter the shade, lipstick always makes a statement, and it’s crucial to remember this when you’re planning an outfit that you want your makeup to match. If you’re wearing bright colors, you can pick a pink or a neutral shade for your lips.
If you’re wearing jeans and a basic tank top, you can be more liberal with your lipstick decision and pick a red, berry, or even orange tone to make your makeup pop. While picking the right shade of lipstick, remember to consider lipstick finishes, as they will add to or distract from the look or statement that you’re trying to make.
It’s a shame it even has to be said, but matching your eyeshadow to your outfit is a big fashion faux pas! While it may not work similarly to coordinating with lipstick or blush, there are a couple of ways of picking the right eye shadow shade to complement an outfit. Wearing a bright and colorful outfit? This is your opportunity to choose a soft pink, gold, or neutral eye shadow.
However, eye shadow isn’t the same as lipstick, so you can still have a bright color on your eyes even if your outfit is also bright and intense. Just make sure that it is a complementary color. If you’re keeping your outfit relaxed and low-key with shades of black or grey, this is your chance to rock a smoky eye, and you can even mix it up in shades of brown or plum.
Blush and eye shadow might be applied to two different parts of your face, yet they have comparable guidelines with regards to matching and pairing! Similarly, as with eye makeup, blush should not be matched to your outfit. If you’re unsure about which blush works best with your skin tone, try visiting a store that specializes in makeup products and ask them to color-match your blush for you.
When you have a good idea of which shades to adhere to, it becomes easier to figure out how to match it with any outfit. The best part is, you don’t need to stress over matching! As long as your blush suits your skin tone – and isn’t the same color as the clothes that you’re wearing – you’re good to go.
That said, it’s easy to get carried away when trying to match your makeup with your outfit, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to keep a level head when doing so. Try not to be too literal with regards to your choices and preferences – it’s important to match colors that complement each other rather than choosing one color and going crazy with it.
So, all that being said, if you follow these tips and tricks of the trade, you should easily be able to ace this trend every single time!