The Right Way To Match Your Makeup To Your Outfit

by Stephanie Montes
Greg Kessler

Matchy-matchy styling can be a major don’t (we do not, for instance, encourage coordinating your eye shadow to your dress and pumps), but there is actually an incredibly chic way to pull it off. In fact, it’s becoming one of our favorite styling tricks for instant cool factor. Whether you have a big day at the office or are planning a hot look for date night, these same-color pairings hit just the right note.


Photo: Courtesy of Zac Posen

For The Office

Playing with bright accessories is office appropriate without being boring. Match a dewy blush in an orange shade to a bold leather belt.

For Date Night

On date night, you want to look sexy and cool without looking like you're trying too hard. Wear a simple jumpsuit paired with a patterned clutch that matches your winged-out eyeliner.


A metallic mini is a great go-to for girls' night out. Pair it with a slouchy tee and an equally shiny eye shadow.

For A Black Tie Dinner

Make a statement when you show up to your next black-tie event. Pair a red dress with a sheer layer of the same shade on your lips.