The Best Makeup Color Combinations—And How To Wear Them

One of our favorite things about makeup is playing around with finishes and colors. The beauty community is always coming up with daring ways to paint your face, and the options are endless. Whether it’s bold lips with lustrous eyes, or vibrant eyes with neutral lips, there’s always something gorgeous to try. Ahead, our favorite color combos and what makes them so trend-forward.

Olivia Wilde. Photo: @hungvanngo.

Peach + Coral

Peach is one of those hues that's gorgeous on every skin tone, especially eye shadow. Pair with a brighter coral lip for a standout beauty moment.


Gold + Wine

We know bold lips don't always go well with bold eyes. So, if you're itching to wear a vampy lipstick, pair it with some gold shadow and/or highlighter for a nice contrast.

Jenna Dewan. Photo: @allanface.

Purple + Pink

If you're one for playing around with fun colors, this combination is perfect for you. A lilac eye shadow doesn't take away from a hot-pink pout.

Priyanka Chopra. Photo: @patrickta.

Magenta + Taupe

If you'd rather wear a bold pink across your lids, we've got you covered. When paired with a taupe lipstick, the look is all about the eyes.

Kim Kardashian West. Photo: @makeupbyariel.

Millennial Pink + Baby Pink

Millennial pink isn't going away anytime soon, especially in the beauty department. Embrace the trend with a matte pink eye shadow paired with a frosty baby pink lip.

Olivia Munn. Photo: @patrickta.

Green + Pink

For another vibrant beauty moment, consider a pastel green eye. The sea-foam pigment can be used as shadow or liner, then paired with a rosy pink lipstick to balance it out.

Kylie Jenner. Photo: @makeupbyariel.

Burnt Orange + Classic Beige

Rust-like shades have had their moment for the past year. The ultra-flattering hues are easily paired with a nude lip that suits your skin tone.