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Mix and Match: Your Go-To Makeup Color Guide

Matching outfits can be stressful enough, but figuring out the best makeup swatches to compliment your look only fuels that fire further. We’ve all spent those extra hours getting ready while utterly confused as to how to make our looks work. The amount of times color confusion extended my getting-ready process is truly countless. However, with this quick guide of the best colors to complement any and all looks, consider yourself late no more—getting ready will be made quicker and easier than ever.

If you find yourself wearing neutrals—such as black, white, grey, and denim—often, consider this the perfect opportunity for a statement look. These easy-to-match colors serve as the perfect canvas for creating something that will pop. Let your makeup be the art that everyone is drawn to. Luckily, Bella Beauty NYC offers countless products built to make you stand out in a crowd. The one our minds all immediately go to? The red lip. The Motives® Ultra Matte Lipstick in shade Erotic is the key to perfecting this dazzling look. This lipstick is matte, and is formulated for effortless long wear with a soft and creamy texture that will have your lips looking as smooth as ever.

However, if bold lips aren’t your thing, no need to worry. Any of the several Motives® eyeshadow palettes—ranging from the beautiful metallics of Goal Digger to the bright shades of Thrill Me—will be perfect in elevating your neutral look. Complement your bold eyes with some of the Motives® Long-Wearing Liquid Eyeliner offered in two great shades of blue and you have yourself some showstopping glam. If you like the idea of making a statement, see our blog post for more!

If you are on the “match” end of the spectrum rather than the “mix,” wearing neutrals also provides a great opportunity for the smokey eye. This notorious look is often accompanied by apprehension, as its difficult execution steers many people away from attempting it themselves. However, there is no need to fear the smokey eye...embrace it! The Motives® In The Mix Palette provides the perfect three shades for formulating this look, leaving you in the dark no longer. Not only that, but Bella Beauty NYC offers an application guide built to help you each step of the way.

If your outfit consists of bright colors, soft neutrals are the way to go. Nudes, blush pinks, and subtle shimmers are the perfect way to complement, but not overpower, a bright outfit. The Motives® I Do Palette includes neutral eye and cheek colors that will be a great tool in formulating a soft look. Pair it with any of the Motives® Liquid Pout Plumper lip gloss shades, and you are well on your way to looking even more fabulous. If soft neutrals aren’t your style, go for the brightness match. Just be sure to pay close attention to color accuracy.

Hopefully, with the help of these products and tips, you will no longer find yourself getting ready in a state of utter confusion. All you have to do is pick your vibe and go with it. Any look is beautiful, no matter the kind or amount of makeup you wear.


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