6 Surprising Eye and Lip Color Combos You Haven’t Tried Yet
Craving a change but not quite ready to commit to, say, a new haircut or wardrobe? Try switching things up with your makeup instead. (After all, you can just wipe it off if you don’t like it.) Here, six fresh color combinations for your eyes and lips that will infuse a little fun into your daily routine.
Pink and Red
Given their proximity on the color wheel, the two shades actually pair very well together. Keep the pink shadow super sheer on top and balance it out with some black or dark brown liner (so the overall effect is fresh and not like you have allergies). And though we typically love a little sheen with a bold red lip color, a muted matte is more crisp and modern in this case.
Blue and Nude
Truth: Blue eye makeup used to give us scary ’80s flashbacks, but Olivia’s recent take on the shade made us reconsider. By keeping the bright hue contained to a single, sharp line (as opposed to all over the lids), the look is edgy and unexpectedly sophisticated. Finish with a sweep of bronzer on cheekbones and a creamy nude lip.
Green and Nude
You can get a similar (but more subtle) effect with a dash of green under eyes instead. Tip: Avoid drawing the liner too close to the inner corners as it can close things off and make your peepers appear smaller. Again, a barely there lip will complete (and not compete with) the finished look.
Rust and Peach
And if the tone-on-tone rust is a tad too much for you, soften things up by keeping the color on your lids, but swapping in a lighter peach-toned lipstick instead.