November 22, 2011

Is It Ok To Match Your Makeup To Your Clothes??

I've often asked myself, "is it really okay to sometimes match or mimic the colors in my clothing to my makeup??"  Sometimes I choose my outfit before I apply my makeup, or sometimes it's vice versa and I put on my makeup first because I'm not feeling my wardrobe and figure the clothing will become inspired by the makeup.  Today I chose a violet v-neck tee from Victoria's Secret (BTW, I own 3 of these tees, bc they are my favorite comfy inexpensive tees that fit just right!) and....




{...then decided I liked the color so much I should add it to my eyes and lips.  
What do you think??  Is it too matchy matchy??}



{I used the idea of shadow/blush + lipgloss to deepen the color of my sheer lipgloss.}



In order to keep some sort of balance, I made my lips the most sheer form of lilac possible by adding the same shade of shadow used on my eyes (from my Stila color wheel) right in the center of my lipgloss, which is a Lancome Juicy Tube.  At least I didn't make my lips AS vibrant as my eyes, even though they were in the same color family!!


So to keep this short and sweet, I need to know what everyone thinks about matching your makeup to your clothing.  In my opinion, clothes and makeup influence and compliment one another, but is it too much when your face matches your outfit??   I can't decide and am leaving this up to you...Is it a DO or a DON'T in your opinion?? 


6 comments:

Dani said...

I'm not usually big on matching eye shadow or lipstick to your outfit unless it is a different hue/shade of the same color.

Fash Boulevard said...

adore this. it perfectly compliments your violet top. obsessed. thanks for sharing, love. I've got a new fash trend report. Love to hear what you think. xo

http://fashboulevard.blogspot.com/

Arianne (Glitter Geek) said...

I think it depends.

The way I think about it is that makeup doesn't really have colour rules anymore. I like your makeup with your top here. :) You look adorable.

astrorainfall @ beauty box said...

I actually really love it when my clothes match my makeup. I used to have this amazing sky blue Majorlica Majorca eyeshadow quad that I would always whip out when I wore this light blue and white top in the summer...I think being matchy matchy actually gives a seamless well-put together look...

Alison M said...

It's all a matter of taste. I personally don't like to see the exact same shade across the board, but I do feel variations of the same colors work well (like you did here).

JennySue said...

@Dani- yes, I tried to switch up the shade on the eyes to be a bit lighter, but in photos it turned out pretty exact!
@FashBlvd-thanks for the support-ha! I know you love fashion more than anyone, u should check those VS tees I talked about-major fashion find!
@Arianne- I like the way you spell color (colour!), seems so refined and Canandian! haha!! I agree, NO rules with makeup!!
@Astrorainfall- I agree with you too!! Glad to hear I'm not alone with this!