Colour Coordinate Your Make-UP With Your Outfit


It is not just fun to match your makeup to your outfit, it’s pretty foolproof! After all, making up is part of an overall look so it makes sense to coordinate the components.

1.Keep on to one colour palette:

You need to be vigilant if you’re talking of matching your makeup to your outfit (and your outfit’s on the bold side of it). A bold shade will prove disastrous on your face and body. Think of a bright blue sweater with blue eyeshadow to suit … Exactly.

Now, that isn’t to suggest you should be staying totally clear of bright makeup. That’s totally not it. Only take note of the clothes you wear, and suggest using a light hand to apply blush and lipstick in contrasting shades if it is, say, a bright pink dress or top. Pick an eye shadow in a shade that flatters pink and try to avoid choosing the exact same eye shadow shade to your outfit.

Playing down your facial features would be a good compliment to a loud outfit. If you’re more inclined to wear silent colours like brown, burgundy or navy blue, you’re freer to make up! If you’re wearing more toned-down colours, you don’t run the risk of looking cartoonish, but you still need to make sure your overall look is evened out, which takes us to our next rule…

2. Equally spread colours:

We have stated earlier that matching your makeup to your outfit is an easy trend to learn in making-up. Although all in all this is real, it doesn’t mean that every piece of clothing is easy to fit! If you fit your lipstick to your dress, for example, you’ll probably have a tough time not going overboard.

Nevertheless don’t feel bad – even the most professional stylists and makeup artists are having a hard time matching every lipstick colour with a dress and keeping the look polished and elegant. None said it was simple to work with colours and shades, and it is especially difficult to fit a makeup colour to a large garment properly.

One way to ensure you prevent a faux pas is to spread the colours equally. Consider picking one of your items, such as your shoes or purse, and matching your lipstick or eyeshadow to that specific piece. Not only does this save time, because you only have to concentrate on a specific item instead of a whole piece of clothing, you also have to be organized in a way that’s much more stylish than matching your whole outfit face. Red bag? No problem – you can quickly find an additional shade for your lips that will tie the outfit together in a very clean manner.


3. Do not get too matchy:

When it comes to putting your makeup and dress together, it’s very tempting to get carried away so we can’t emphasise enough how important it is not to go overboard. When it comes to matching everything, don’t be too simplistic – you want to pair those colours together and look shiny, and that’s perfect, but you don’t want to pick two colours and deck yourself out from head to toe, trust us! .

As described earlier, a great way to avoid being too overdone is to concentrate on matching your accessories to your makeup. Also, take some time to prepare your makeup and wardrobe, and determine which feature you want to play up.

Perhaps you enjoy playing with eye shadow and have wide, expressive eyes to work with – if this is the case, make them bold and keep your outfit more subdued (think darker, less brash colours). Choose a leopard-print blouse if you swear by animal prints and match your lipstick to another part of your ensemble, such as a belt or earrings. This way, instead of being too catchy, you can use complementary accents. This is an approach much easier! .


4. Know what you are doing:


To truly master the trend of matching your makeup to your dress, though, you’ll need to bear in mind some main things – to give you a hand, we’ve put together a little guide below that focuses on different elements and how to work with them:


There are a few ways to put an ensemble together by selecting the correct eye shadow. Wearing a fun, adventurous outfit? This is your chance to pick a shade of gold, soft purple or beige hair. Yet eye shadow isn’t the same as lipstick, so if the rest of your outfit is also bright, you can really wear a bright colour on your eyes-just make sure it’s a matching colour (and it’s done with taste!) .

If you keep your look low key with shades of grey or black, this is your chance to show off a smoky eye, and you can even spice it up in shades of brown or plum. It also doesn’t hurt to have a general understanding of which eye shadows fit better with other colours of the skin, so we suggest doing some research to educate you self – for example, golds fit well with blue eyes while purples are a beautiful compliment to green eyes .


Blush and eye shadow can be applied to two very different areas of the face but when it comes to matching they have identical rules! As with eye makeup, blush should not be matched directly to clothes. Take some time to find out if you don’t know which blush fits best for your complexion. When you know which colours to stick to, you can determine how to pair it with an ensemble – the great news is, you don’t have to think about matching! You’re in the clear as long as it fits your skin tone – which isn’t the exact same hue as the clothes you wear.


In the world of beauty lipstick is still going to be a showstopper. Regardless of the hue, the lipstick makes a statement, and that is important to note while designing any outfit you want to compliment your makeup. You can easily pick a pink or neutral shade for your lips if you are wearing bold colours. You can be more adventurous in your choice of lipstick if you’re wearing jeans and a plain top, and pick a berry, red, or even orange shade to attract attention to. Keep lipstick finishes in mind when selecting the right shade of lipstick, as they can add or detract from the statement you have made!