Matching your nails to eyeshadow? Yes, please! And you can certainly (and should) adopt this beauty trend for real life… According to MBFWA the matching game is strong this year. It can be anything really, from matching your lipstick to shoes, shoes to nails, lipstick to bags and so on. At Romance Was Born, Sephora makeup artists and CND nail gurus took it to the whole new level by color coordinating models’ nails and eyeshadows!
It’s questionable whether anyone would dare to wear Del Kathryn Barton inspired beauty looks in real life, except maybe for Instagram or a wild dress up party. But we can certainly take a few useful beauty lessons on how to match your nails to your makeup and transform the intense ‘face art’ into a wearable makeup ideas.
1. Neon Pastels
Real Life Version: the perfect summer look, if you skip the smudged lips and neon inner eyeliner. Either try a neon eyeliner or turquoise eyeshadow and pair with white and neon pink (or turquoise) gradient nails.
2. Eye-popping Rainbow
Real Life Version: try bright blue eyeliner and rainbow French tip nails.
3. All Glitter, Glitter Everything
Real Life Version: the perfect evening look, just skip the orange and blue eyelids and keep it simple with a purple eyeliner and matching glitter gradient nails.
4. Red Eyed Girl
Real Life Version: try burgundy mascara and dark red & milky white French tip nails.
5. Pink & Rainbow Gradient
Real Life Version: try bright pink eyeliner and matte gradient nails.
Now, over to you, nail art warriors!
How to Match Your Nail Design With Your Make-up
Choosing the perfect nail polish can turn out to be a difficult chore, due to the fact that you must consider several aspects, such as your age, the occasion you are preparing for, the time of the day or your makeup. Here’s some advice on how to match the nail design with the rest of the makeup, in order to avoid looking like an ill-sorted parrot.
At the office
One of the biggest challenges women have to face in the professional environment, is choosing the most appropriate makeup and nail polish to match their job. Since designing a competent and professional image is a very important factor in the working environment, there are some rules for office makeup, that will prevent you from wearing smokey eyes or glitter. But this does not mean you have to completely give up makeup, on the contrary, a nice makeup and a neat manicure will help you achieve better job goals. When it comes to makeup and nail design, stick to natural shades of brown, beige, ivory and gray, that will give you a fresh look without showing off.
At a party
Parties are the perfect occasion to unleash your imagination when it comes to makeup and nails. At a party you can try spectacular makeup styles that you usually wouldn’t have the courage to adopt, such as dark smokey eyes, shades of gold and silver, dark purple or emerald green, as well as you can opt for long fake eyelashes to complete the dramatic look. You can match the nail polish with your eye shadow, or you can choose a scarlet lipstick and go for nails in the same color. However, your natural lashes can suffer from the excessive makeup and the fake lashes’ glue, therefore you can help them recover using eyelash growth serum, which naturally enhances and strengthens your lashes. Since the most expensive products aren’t always the best ones, make sure to read some customer eyelash growth serum reviews in order to make sure that you are investing in the best product for your lashes.
At the beach
When you go to the beach, your makeup should be discreet and as natural as possible, therefore you can opt for a layer of mascara, a touch of blush and a pink lip gloss. However, your nails can be a little bolder, so you can opt for an orange shade that wouldn’t normally go with your daily outfit, or a blue polish to match the water.
The daily makeup should be easy and simple so that you will seem more natural and beautiful in a very discreet way. Daylight must highlight our features rather than harsh color of eyeshadow or blush and the thick layer of foundation. As for the nail polish, you can opt for french manicure, brown, beige or pink shades.