How to match clothes and makeup

Matching your makeup to your wardrobe can be a very flattering when done correctly and atrocious when done wrong. So to help guide you on matching your cosmetics and clothing, we've put together some simple tips for pulling off a regal look, royal or not.

DO: WEAR COMPLEMENTARY COLORS

Pinks and browns are a combination fit for a queen. To get a wearable smoky eye, apply a light pink shade over the entire lid, and then use a small, pointed brush to apply a mauve shade in the crease. Blend well and complete the look by adding a touch of brown shadow on the outer corners of the eye. Finish with a pretty pink and brown blush.

DO: EMBRACE SHIMMER

Silver is such a sexy shade on both your body and your eyes. When wearing a shimmery color like silver or gold, don’t be afraid to add a little sparkle to your makeup, too. The trick is to apply it lightly — don’t overdo it. A light shimmer powder on the cheeks, will make you look ethereal and gorgeous (just be sure to play down the rest of your features when accentuating with shimmer).

DO: SAY YES TO YELLOW, BUT THINK PINK!

Yellow can be fun and fashionable, but it can also wash you out. So think pink, but keep the overall colors soft and subtle.

DON’T: AVOID COLOR ALTOGETHER

White is such a clean and bright shade to wear during all seasons, but without a little color, you’ll look less sunny and more mummy. When wearing all white, be sure to add a pop of color in both your accessories and your makeup. Try a bold lip, or even a bright eye shadow. Going too pale (especially for bleached blondes) will leave you looking washed out and sickly.

DON’T: BE TOO LITERAL

When matching your makeup to your clothes, stick to one feature only, and then play down the rest. And when it comes to your hair, if you need to play with color, try a clip-on extension that complements your own hair color.

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