Everyone wants to dress to impress. You want to look breathtaking, glamorous and beautiful all at the same time without looking as if you spent more than five minutes on your appearance. Everything has to be just right in order to achieve the look you want. Getting dressed is no easy feat for a woman. Men have had it pretty easy because they don’t have to worry about makeup, accessories and a ton of other things. On the other hand, women have a lot to think of. They start planning their clothes, makeup, shoes and accessories way ahead of time because it has to be well-coordinated rather than just jumbled up.
It wasn’t too long ago when it was considered a major fashion faux-pas if you decided to match your outfit with your makeup or accessories. However, today’s style is much more diversified and has left room for both experimentation and matching. Stylists, celebrities and fashion experts are all for color-coordinating your outfits with makeup and accessories, as long as you do it correctly. Obviously, you don’t want to go for bold makeup choices when you are wearing simple jeans and t-shirt for an errand run. Likewise, donning one of Kentucky derby hats when you are attending a simple beach wedding.
Here are some tips that can help you in coordinating your outfits and makeup without any major mistakes:
Choose one area to spotlight: Going overboard is really easy when you are color-coordinating your outfit and makeup. The only way to achieve perfect balance is to opt for one area of your makeup in order to make a statement while the rest remains neutral. For instance, you can go for a bold red lipstick for matching your dress, but the liner or mascara should then be subtle and simple rather than an intricate smoky eye.
Don’t get hung up on perfect matching: When you decide to color-coordinate your looks, it doesn’t mean you have to get the exact same shade. This is particularly true when you are trying to match your ensemble and eyeshadow because it starts looking like a costume. You can get the right effect when you look for shades that belong to the same color family and have similar undertones.
Take baby steps: Matching your mani to your dress is one of the best and simplest ways of following the color coordinating trend. You can also match your lipstick to your nail polish instead of your dress. This trend has become quite popular amongst celebrities.
Choose the right accessories: Rather than matching makeup with your outfits, you can try to match up your accessories as well. This can give you a color coordinated look from head to toe and you can look really put together without making a lot of effort. For instance, you can choose a purse or clutch in the same shade as the dress and show off your matching pedi at the same time. This can be a powerful look.
With these tips, you can get your makeup, accessories and outfit to give you the unique and outstanding look you want.