July 13, 2012

Which Came First - The Outfit Or The Makeup?

Everyone has heard the age old question of, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" I don't know the actual answer to that, but I can relate this question to how I put myself together each day.  Occasionally I will wake up and decide "Hum, I really want to wear bright red lipstick today," so I need to match my outfit accordingly.  Or, on the flip side, I'll wake up thinking, "It's time to sport that new sundress that's been sitting in my closet," so then the makeup scheme will have to follow.

Yesterday, my outfit came first, then my makeup color palette followed as I was inspired by the tropical print in my top.  Here's a looksy into how it all came together from head to toe!

{Shirt by Jennifer Lopez for Kohls, Revlon Colorburst gloss in "papaya" and Revlon ColorStay nail color in "indigo night," MAC eyeliner in "prussian" and MAC blush in "fleur power."}

{A few added touches.  Cream lace clutch bought from Sassy City Chicks, Target sandals, hair quickly fixed with hot rollers (my new fave thing!), Banana Republic cream bangle with 2 homemade ones my mama made me!!}

Honestly, I would say even though I'm a makeup girl through and through, most days my outfit determines what kind of color palette of makeup I'm going to wear.

So I'm throwing the question out to you - "Which comes FIRST when determining your look for the day?  The OUTFIT or the MAKEUP?


The Peach said...

Typically my outfit comes first, then I match the makeup to it. But, if I'm really dying to wear a certain makeup color/look, then I'll match my outfit to it. But thats pretty rare! Love your liner in you look :)

Rachel said...

Love this makeup look on you...and the cute collages you put together!
I do ONE look everyday! LOL. I'd hesitate to even call it a makeup "look". It's more like a 5 minute run through the basics which make me look less scary and sleep deprived! Hah!
Maybe when my little one is older I'll have more time to try new things each day!

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@Peach- Thanks girl! That's my Marilyn Monroe liner trick of leaving a little white space between the upper and lower lines-gives you a sleepy sexy look:)
@Rachel- thanks a bunch!! It's my new Diptic app I'm obsessed with on iPhone. Yes, cut yourself some slack, when the little ones get bigger and more self sufficient you can try a NEW look!! Or just change one thing at a time - a new colored liner or punchy blog lipstick to easily change things up!

Mama in the City said...

For me it is always the outfit that comes first and then I play around with my makeup regime and figure out how to make the look work!

Glad to be connected to your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@mamainthecity- love your blog title too by the way!! yay for the mommy bloggers!!

Jacy said...

Love your stacked bracelets - so cute!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my outfit post :)