Jewellery and makeup may be viewed as two very different fashion treatments. However, if the two are combined, they can enhance your entire look. Matching (and mixing) can be creative and artistic. Draw inspiration from your favourite cosmetics and jewellery pieces and make a statement where the entire effect becomes lovelier than the sum of the parts. It helps when you know what to match and how. The following five tips will help you combine in ways you've never even dreamed of so that you can use elements to create a truly stunning you.
Match or Clash
An underlying principle is to combine makeup in ways where colours match rather than clash. Certain shades work better together than others. Earthy tones include reds, browns, blues and greens. Generally, these tones play together beautifully. On the colour wheel, opposing colors tend to clash. It is helpful to understand that even though makeup and jewelry hues may clash, you can draw attention to either one with specific colour-choices. For example, an emerald green necklace worn with bright red lipstick can create a strikingly beautiful effect.
Brights with More Subtle Makeup
The same principle can be applied to your style. A bright turquoise and silver necklace combined with subtle makeup shades will draw attention to both, beautifully. Soft eye make-up and delicate lip-gloss are enhanced by a soft application of cosmetics. A statement necklace will play up your features while your makeup highlights the jewelry.
Selecting Jewellery and Makeup
Look at pieces that you have, or browse through collections of a quality jewellery such as those available at Michael Hill Jewellers. Decide on rings, earrings, and bracelets… all the pieces that you love… and start to play them up. Consider colours and tones that stand out in these items. Then decide how you would like to offset the metals and tints. Do you want to pair and clash, or combine bold pieces with more delicate cosmetics? Try out several combinations and choose looks that you like best. Most importantly, experiment and have fun!
Creating the Perfect Look
As mentioned, bold statement pieces can be matched or clashed. Combine brights and achieve stunning results. You can pair the Bohemian-style in an outfit with daring makeup and bronzers to create a natural wind-swept look. Or, match mixed-metals with metallic shades of eye shadow. Conversely, contrast mixed pieces with more subtle makeup choices. Use mascara on lashes, smooth a pale shadow over your lids and add peach-tones to cheekbones. This looks goes perfectly with this year’s natural, nude tones.
Finding your Look
Selecting the ideal makeup and jewellery may take a little time; however, the looks that you’ll create are bound to be worth the added effort. Add drama to outfits by mixing brights with softer tones, or really step things up and pair brights with brights, or pastels with lights. This season the latest styles run the gamut. Isn't it time to take some chances? Find what works and play it up – to the max!