Folks, you know I love details. I love when things are thought through and connected to one another. Believe it or not, but that includes makeup too. Like the genius idea to match makeup and outfit when it comes to color. Or I think it’s kind of genius. Or not at all perhaps. I don’t even have a firm opinion on this, as it might be too detailed for its own good, but I’d love to hear your opinion. Anyways, here we go:
Why you should match makeup and outfit
I always find myself giving compliments when makeup is matched with an outfit. Not necessarily that the colors are a perfect match, but also when the lipstick is a great contrast to the clothes. Like when you wear white and work a bold red lip. Or when you wear pink shoes and pink lipstick. Or a metallic top and a matching metallic hue.
I often talk about pulling outfits together and this is a great example of it. The colors are connecting with one another which gives a proper impression. It’s harmony for the eyes as it register the look more easily. Let alone that colors empower each other, your mauve lips will look more deep with a matching top. So no wonder that I often pick this up in an outfit, it is nice when the makeup is paired with the outfit. Kind of bringing the fashionista life!
How to match makeup and outfit
So matching makeup and outfit is not as easy as it sounds. Especially if you head for popping colors. When doing popping colors they are often more favorable to do as accessories. That you match the color of your bag/shoes/scarf with your lipstick. If you do a dress in pink and pink lips, it’s a risk they’ll outdo each other. If you keep it to the accessories however, they’ll bring out the best of one another.
As for dove colors, such as fall colors, they are better off to pair as you may wish. As the colors are more deep and keen to look at (no offense popping colors), they don’t risk to become too much. In fact, doing a burgundy top and burgundy lips together is kind of adorable and perfect for a fall feeling. Not to forget, the intensity the color gets when its paired with the same hue. Even though your jeans might be burgundy, your top will do a better job at intensifying the color.
Or just ignore?
What’s left though with matching makeup and outfit? Well, it’s a risk of it becoming too matchy matchy. I love matchy matchy and I hate it terribly at the same time. It’s a fine balance of keeping it pulled together and having a look that’s way too done. And you know what I mean with way too done right? It sort of looks like you’ve done nothing but thinking about your makeup and outfit. Even if you haven’t, you risk of coming off as way too proper. As if you’d followed every style rule in a book and rules are to be broken right? So with matching makeup and outfit, there’s a fine balance of what is a genius style hack and what’s too much. As much as I love a perfect match, I love awkward fashion and combinations too.
As you might can tell, I could just go on and on about this and I’m not sure if I like it or not! Folks, what are your thoughts? Yay or nay for matching makeup and outfit? Yay and why if so? Nay and give me an example! Xx
40 thoughts on “Match Makeup And Outfit”
I’ve never thought to actually match my makeup and outfit. I do love a bold lip in contrast with a brighter outfit like the one pictured above. Makeup is always an area that is a constant work in progress for me so I always enjoy reading your tips! Have a great weekend babe!
Right? Love the contrast too, playing around with the makeup and outfit is a great one! Aww, thank you babe! Xx
I definitely think makeup and clothes go hand in hand. When I wear something dark and edgy I usually do a darker lip too
Although I don’t ways “match” my makeup to my outfit, I do make it complement the total look and I think that’s what matters. 🙂 Basically a smoky eye for night and a bold lip for day with natural face makeup is my look. xx/M
That sounds so good though, always love a bold lip to a natural face. It’s just such a chic and basic look! Xx
If your normal make-up routine is simple, I think it’s fine, but if you wear a lot, I think changing the colours and intensity is important. It wouldn’t look good if you have a thick heavy black eyes and bold red lip if you’re wearing a pale pink sundress. I agree with you!
Raindrops of Sapphire
So true, that the more makeup one wears, the better idea to change the color and have fun with it! Xx
I love doing this. It adds that subtle detail that not many see, but makes me feel nicer.
So true, it makes a nice and subtle difference! Xx
I love the idea of matching lipstick to my outfit
It’s a chic one! Xx
Very interesting post, hun!
I think as you: I love matchy matchy but at the same time I’m pretty scared of it, since it can pass from look amazing to look awful in no time!
Very nice tips and pics! 🙂
So true, it’s definitely from time to time! Xx
Yay to matching makeup and outfit! As you said it is not as easy as it sounds and can be a risky choice, but once you find the perfect colour combinations, it is easy peasy! I love to match the autumn colours and sometimes create contrast to make my makeup stand out 🙂 x
So true, it’s an awesome idea to have some combination you always can rely on! Xx
I really love the matching makeup too. Gemma x
It can be so good! Xx
This is all SO true. Sometimes matchy matchy works and other times it’s better to do the opposite. Definitely a trial and error process. Great tips, babe!
It is indeed, so many looks that works perfectly and others that are more ehhh, but it’s truly just to try it! Xx
Awesome post. Thanks for the suggestion.
Thank you! Xx
Great post! I really like matching a bold statement lip with my clothes, but a contrasting lip can look equally as stunning!
I always have one go-to look which I never change – dark lips and long lashes. I just feel like it’s a classic look that goes with everything!
It sounds so so good though, love a dark lip! Xx
I love, love, love matching my lipstick and sweaters during the fall and I’ve also done the lipstick and shoe match, too! I love the cohesive vibe they create. I really couldn’t agree more with your suggestion on avoiding a bold lip color in the same color as a bold dress or ensemble, I also think it’s a bit much and the two can fight for attention. However, it’s funny and amazing how the same can be done in a flattering way with darker colors, as you’ve mentioned burgundy. Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you’re having the best week so far!
That’s so good though, I know you’ve done some looks and I love them! And keeping the matching to fall colors it’s great, they highlight each other instead of outdoing one another. Love it though! Xx
Love everything about this post! So cute!
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That’s lovely, thank you babe! Xx
What a creative idea! It’s a bold choice, but I think it can look lovely if done right! You’ve mentioned some great ideas as well.
Amber | y a c h t s m a a n
I think it’s lovely when one is cautious with how it’s done! Xx
Love basic, i.e. natural make-up! So pretty!
A natural makeup look is great too, works to anything! Xx
I used to always be an advocate of matching my makeup to my clothes and I still do to some degree. Now, I often wear a contrasting lip color to match my clothes. For example, I’m wearing wine denim with bright coral lips. Whatever pops is my favorite 🙂
That’s lovely though, love when the lips are popping! Xx
I love matching colors! specially mag bags and shoes. I love this post very helpful. Thanks for sharing!
That’s lovely, so happy you found it helpful! Xx
I never think much about makeup except for special occasions. You are making me realize maybe I should!
Straight A Style
It can be really fun to play around with makeup/outfit! Xx
cool post!! personally i always go for the same make up style no matter what i’m wearing 🙂
I tend to have a basic makeup look I stick to as well! Haha I’m more concerned when it comes to choosing lipstick if so! Xx
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