Fashion isn’t just about having the perfect outfit. It’s also about demonstrating that you know what to wear with that outfit. Being too matchy-matchy is no longer a heinous crime, but if it’s not done correctly, you can look like you’re ready for a costume contest. On the other hand, throwing a bunch of random looks together can be just as unfashionable. Imagine if you saw someone wearing a full face of night makeup with jeans and a T-shirt. Wouldn’t that seem strange to you? The keys to matching your makeup to your clothing are simple.
The first step on your list should be to pick a single feature and then focus on that. Eyes or lips are an easy go-to, but you can also pick cheekbones. With the popularity of contouring, choosing to highlight your bone structure is a fashion forward choice. Embracing neutrals is an important aspect of all makeup, but especially contouring. You can highlight your cheekbones with a flashy gold bronzer, but otherwise, this should be kept neutral.
To avoid making the matchy-matchy mistakes, it’s important to avoid exact matches. You can pair two pinks together—and pastels are trendy right now—so long as they’re not the same pink. Try a soft, powder pink with a powerful neon one for a look that pops. To incorporate this into your clothing and makeup, wear a light pink dress and then line your eyes with the neon color. Brightly-lined eyes are also trending right now. In this way, you can integrate multiple hot looks into one unforgettable outfit.
If you’re wearing color, it’s important to keep your face largely neutral. It’s one of the most age-old rules of makeup. However, if you want to play up a particular feature, shimmer is key. A metallic dress paired with a sparkly silver eyeshadow can make a powerful statement without being overbearing. This ties in to the earlier sentiment about how you can use a gold bronzer to heighten a look.
As long as you keep your other features simple and natural, the one you choose to play up will really shine through. Give it a try and get ready to embrace a new, trendier you.