How To Choose Eye Makeup Acc To Dress Colour : Ask IMBB

by Rati on November 8, 2010 · 26 comments

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Amel Asks:

I wanted to ask you how do we go on about choosing the colors for the eyeshadow and complementary eyeliner for a particular color of dress. For eg. i am planning to wear a golden beige and maroon dress /and golden and beige dress the next day to a wedding and haldi function resp. which is a night function so what color eyeshadow and eyeliner should I wear. And please also tell me how to match eyeshadow colors with the dress color. I will be very obliged if you can help me and give a quick reply. Thank you.

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Smita T November 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I always wear the same colours of my outfit as my eye shadow. If there are multiple colours, i pick one and wear that. If not ,a neutral or a safe ‘pink’ is good for me.

Acc to me, you need to keep in mind 2 things –
Your eye colour (Your eye shadow should complement your eye colour)
Your dress colour (Your eye shadow should complement or compliment πŸ˜› your dress colour)


Rati November 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Actually I mostly wear wither similar or contrasting colours with dress. Sometimes i match eye makeup with my lip colour.Sometimes blush with lip colour. Also , little things like if your eye makeup is bold, keep lips under stated and vice versa.

Use shimmers. Pick up MAC reflects gold glitter or Inglot Body Sparkle. they will add a lot to your makeup. πŸ™‚


Suma November 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Hi Ame… What I would ve done is that with the maroon golden dress, I would gone with a subtle golden-black smokey eye look and dress up my lips with a maroon/reddish shade of lipstick…
For the beige-golden dress, I would have dressed up my eyes with a bright color say emerald green or purple shadow complimented with golden shadow and let the lips remain nude with a nude lipgloss…

Both the looks would look different and hence show-off your make-up skills πŸ˜‰


monika November 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I do not co-ordinate my dress colour with my eyeshadows….guess this is coz I ues very subtle shades & less pigmented colours……Also, I use universals like browns, greys,gold which go with everything


Maddy November 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I try to keep eye makeup warm toned if wearing gold,earthy,traditional toned outfit.
I had recently packed MAC Goldmine, Folie, Cork, Espresso, Cranberry when packing for a wedding



Rati November 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm

OMG all nice shades. Folie was out of stock when I wanted to purchase it. πŸ™


anupam November 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm

OMG!!I was thinking something on the same lines just in the noon today!! thats some deja vu..
Definately getting some ideas here!! :yes:


Amel November 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Thank u so much guys! Thanks u Rati for the quick reply. U r gr8!


Rati November 8, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Hi Amel,

Hope it helped. πŸ™‚


ayesha November 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Matching your dress with your makeup is a big No for me! I always make sure that my makeup colors suit my face and enhance my features. A little tinge of dress color can be used but not too much.


Janhavi November 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

Definitely agree with Ayesha – matching makeup full on is a full on NO .. like red lipstick with a red dress make you look like a bulls eye or something ….. So with something red and gold – black with gold accented smokey eyed makeup with a nice nudey lip – esp coz red and maroon are such strong colors !

You need to show of your face not turn it into an extension of your dress no πŸ˜›


Rati November 9, 2010 at 10:04 am

Hiya J doooo πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


Janhavi November 9, 2010 at 10:42 am

Hiya ratidooooooooo !!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ …. what :poop: have you been up to lately πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


Rati November 9, 2010 at 10:46 am

Oh no, I have been very good 😐 😐 😐 Like very very good… 😐 😐 😐

I think you have been upto some datty thangs.. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: tel tell. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


Janhavi November 9, 2010 at 11:34 am

LOL no datty things – been studying like a very good good girl πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯


Rati November 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm

oh!! study study. I have some :alien: tea phor you. :-* :-* :-* :-*


Janhavi November 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Cho Chweeet :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: *enjoys :alien: tea* :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I finished all my assignments and turned them in yesterday :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: so no more studying happening any more !!!


Rati November 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm

When are you coming back to India?


Janhavi November 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm

End Dec πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯


Prerna November 24, 2010 at 9:28 am

Hey girls, can u advice me which eyeshadow will last long on my super oily lids without getteing deposited in creases, cream or pressed powder form??


Anshu August 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Hi .. I’m new to IMBB. Can you guys please help me with eye make up shades for a black and teal saree I’m wearing to a function? It’s a chiffon piece, completely black with teal colored embroidery and a net pallu … I was thinking maybe I should go for the safest smokey eyed look in black or maybe jade green or something … any suggestions? please help :struggle:


Rati August 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm

hi anshu, welcome to imbb. πŸ™‚ you cna even do golds and browns . see this :


Anshu August 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Hey Rati, thanks!! :)) that one looks quite nice.. well, I was into buying that new bronzer from lakme, but after reading your review, i’m warned πŸ˜‰ I need some more help ?:)
please suggest me a good brand for body glitter and also for eye shadows … Is the all over shimmer gloss from lakme good?? :struggle:


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