7 Rules in Mixing and Matching Makeup

In mixing and matching makeup products, the trick most experts do is balance the features and the shades that will be used to enhance those features. Mostly, we love making our best feature pop while keeping the rest of our look simple. However, there are other important rules that should be followed when it comes to mixing and matching makeup. So, we’ve rounded up some expert tips that you might want to consider next time you try out a new look.


1.       Pick the feature you want to highlight. Experts said that there should be no competition when it comes to applying makeup on your face. A vibrant or a smoky eye shadow is best paired with a subtle lip colour, while a bold lip colour matched with a neutral eye makeup would also look great.

2.       Use your bronzer with your blush, not as your blush. The perfect areas to apply your bronzer would be on the hollows of the cheeks, on the jaw and the hair line. Finish off your look by adding a pop of colour on the apples of your cheeks using your blush. Always remember, bronzers don’t work as a blusher.


3.       Use agreeing undertones for your shadows. When combining colours for your eye makeup, make sure that you use cool or warm shades together. Going with one family shade will make blending a lot easier for you.

4.       Avoid powdering over your highlights and contours. The best way to do this is to apply your powder first before contouring and highlighting. Also, use a foundation that matches your actual skin tone, not the colour that you want to have.

5.       Go for more natural-looking brows. Keep in mind that when you fill your eyebrows, its end result should never resemble Nike’s logo. Make your brows fuller using a pencil, gel, or powder set in the dark brown shade. Also, don’t make your arch too high or you’ll wear a surprised look throughout the day.

6.       Don’t ever forget your eyelashes. Putting on a few coats of your lash primer and mascara is the simplest way to make your eyes pop. Apply the products starting at the root of your lashes, then coat all way to its ends to avoid mascara clumping.

7.       Your cheek and lip colour should be in complementary colour families. Basically, the colour of your lips should match with those of your cheeks. Sticking to this rule will give you a more polished look.

Mixing and matching makeup can be tricky, especially for beginners, but if you know the basics and have these rules to serve as your guide, matching makeup shades will become a lot easier for you.


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