The first rule of eye and lip color pairings is that...there are no rules! However, if you need a little guidance as to what colors will flatter one another, read on!
When going super smoky on the eyes with a metallic charcoal gray like Stainless
, keep the lips a little more minimal by swiping on a Pretty Balm in a nude shade like Marsala
. This will keep the focus on the eyes and the lips won't be competing. The lips will also create a soft contrast to your sexy eye look.
If you're going bold on the lips, with a shade like Lucy Pretty Gloss
, you can take it easier on the eyes by using a neutral, matte tone. Sunkissed
is a great, understated pick for this. You can even skip shadow all together and just do a simple, clean liner. One more thing to consider is undertone. A warm red lip goes great with a warm tan shadow, a cool purple-toned gloss pairs well with a cool tone shadow like taupe and so on.
More than anything, if a combo makes you feel great, wear it with pride! Make sure to tag #rootpretty on Instagram
so we can be inspired by all of your combinations!