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Lipstick and Eyeliner

When it comes to makeup, lipstick and eyeliner are two essential items that can instantly enhance your look. While eyeliner helps define your eyes, lipstick adds a pop of color to your lips. But can lipstick complement your outfit? Let's explore how you can coordinate your lipstick with your attire to create a cohesive and stylish appearance.




Understanding Color Theory

Before we delve into the world of lipstick and outfit coordination, let's briefly touch upon color theory. Colors can be categorized into warm tones (such as red, orange, and yellow) and cool tones (such as blue, green, and purple). Understanding the undertones of your outfit and how they interact with lipstick shades is key to achieving a harmonious look.

Matching Lipstick with Outfit Undertones

When selecting a lipstick shade to complement your outfit, consider the undertones of both. If you're wearing an outfit with warm undertones, opt for lipsticks in shades of red, orange, or coral. These colors will create a cohesive and balanced look. On the other hand, if your outfit has cool undertones, choose lipsticks in shades of pink, berry, or plum.

Contrasting Lipstick with Outfit Colors

While matching lipstick with outfit undertones is a safe bet, sometimes creating contrast can make a bold fashion statement. If you're wearing a monochromatic outfit, such as an all-black ensemble, a vibrant red lipstick can add a striking touch. Similarly, a nude or neutral lipstick can provide a subtle contrast to a vibrant or patterned outfit.

Considering the Occasion

When deciding on a lipstick shade, it's important to consider the occasion as well. For formal events or professional settings, it's generally recommended to opt for neutral or muted lipstick shades that exude sophistication. On the other hand, for casual outings or parties, you can experiment with bolder and more vibrant lipstick colors that reflect your personality.

Final Thoughts

Lipstick can indeed complement your outfit and elevate your overall look. By understanding color theory, matching lipstick with outfit undertones, and considering the occasion, you can create a cohesive and stylish appearance. Remember, makeup is a form of self-expression, so don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with different lipstick shades!


Jonathan L. Talbert
Founder/CEO - President
Kennedy Baily's Cosmetics
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