Jewelry & Make-Up: The Finishing Touches
Jewelry and make-up are the finishing touches to any look. They can work together to highlight your best features or shift focus to certain elements of your overall look. While jewelry and make-up don't have to match, it is important they work together in harmony to ensure your look comes across exactly how you want. Let's explore three different ways your make-up and jewelry can work together to help you look and feel your best.
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to keep your jewelry and make-up working together, go for a matching look. Let's say you're wearing a pair of fire engine red earrings and want to enhance that look - choose a matching lipstick color to really draw the eye to that fiery rode tone but keep your eye color more natural so it doesn't compete. Choosing to highlight a specific color by matching your jewelry and make-up is a simple trick to take any look and make it bolder.
Think back to your elementary school art classes. Do you remember your color wheel? Colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel are called complementary colors. Pairing up complementary colors will create amazing looks that are sure to turn heads. Believe it or not, you might already be doing this on a very simple level. Think about your white pearls. What do you love to wear them with? Bingo, your little black dress! That very well might be because white and black are opposites, aka complementary colors, and you've been subconsciously making that pairing to bring out the best of both pieces of fashion! This same principle can be applied to your jewelry and your make-up. So look up that color wheel and get ready to try some new and beautiful pairings! These can be especially fun when you're going for an out of the box, colorful look.
Know Your Undertones
Something to consider when choosing your make-up and jewelry are your undertones - warm, cool, or neutral. You'll first need to determine the undertones of your skin and then be sure to choose jewelry and make-up that complements your individual undertones. This doesn't mean everything will be the same color and match. It will simply ensure all aspects of your look are working together instead of clashing. For example, if you have cool undertones, silver, white gold, and platinum will be the most flattering jewelry colors for you. Be sure to choose lipsticks and eyeshadows with cooler undertones, like baby blues or rosy pinks. If you have warm undertones, try gold, copper, and bronze jewelry to flatter your skin's natural look and you should consider earthy tones, like muted mochas and earthy olives will suit your skin tone perfectly.
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