How to coordinate makeup with outfit Vol 1 : Makeup looks to suit every outfit
I’m starting a series of posts on How to coordinate makeup with outfit after receiving requests from a few readers. While starting out with makeup, I myself struggled with coordinating lip colors, eye makeup and blush with the outfit and the occasion. It seems overwhelming at first but a little knowledge about colors and practice over time makes it easy as you go along.
This is just a basic guideline for those starting out with makeup , who find themselves at a loss on how to coordinate colors and clothes and end up either making a makeup blunder or wearing the same makeup over and over again.
In Volume 1 of this series of posts, I’m doing a few looks that can be worn with any outfit.
Hope you find this useful 🙂
1. Neutral Smokey eyes and nude lips
A basic smokey eye using neutral shades like brown, grey, khaki or even black for a dramatic look , paired with nude lips and blush.
Guideline : If you’re using a nude lipstick with a cool undertone (pink, mauve) use a cool toned blush and if you’re using a warm toned nude lipstick, use a warm blush or bronzer.
I have paired plummy brown smokey eyes with a warm blush(Maybelline Apricot Flush) with a nude lipstick with a coral undertone(Lakme Enrich #133 from Lakme Fantasy Collection)
2. Natural look
For this look, use an eyeshadow close to your skin tone, use liner, kajal/brown kohl, mascara and pair it with blush and lipstick close to your skin tone for a natural effect. Read complete post HERE.
3. Dewy Pink look
4. Contoured eyes with statement lips
Add a little more dimension to the eyes by blending a dark brown eyeshadow into the outer corner and crease, wear liner on upper lash line and skip the kohl. Finish with mascara. Pair this with a statement lip and a hint of earthy blush. Read complete post HERE.
5. Smoldering Summer eyes
One of the quick everyday look, apply kohl on upper and lower lash line, smudge and set with powder eyeshadow of your choice- grey, plum, brown, black,khaki etc. Pair with a natural looking lipstick/gloss and you’re done! Read tutorial on how to do this eye makeup HERE.
6. Cat eyes and glossy nude lips
For a slightly dramatic look, ditch the regular liner for a cat eyes look. Pair with neutral lipstick or gloss. Read full post HERE.
And lastly, the simplest ,easiest and very popular kajal and lip balm/gloss look 🙂 (sorry, no pics!)
So which look did you like most? What do you wear most often? Suggestions and comments are welcome!
Posted on May 26, 2011, in Tutorials and tagged cat eyes nude lips, contoured eyes bold lips, dewy pink makeup, everyday looks, how to coordinate makeup with outfit, looks to match any outfit, natural day makeup, smokey eyes nude lips, smoldering summer eyes. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.