Is It Ever OK to Change Your Eye Color to Match Your Dress? Deena from Jersey Shore Shows Us How It's Done
There's a lot of debate in beauty circles about how matchy-matchy you should get with your makeup and your outfit. Paz de la Huerta took some criticism for seemingly always matching her lipstick to her dress, which we actually think looks pretty good. And there's an old school ladylike trend happening this fall, where we'll see more matching lipstick and nail polish. The beauty of makeup is that you can change it, and women have a long history of wanting to change what nature has given them.
But can you--or rather, should you--change the actual color of your features?
Is it ever OK to match your makeup to your outfit? Not just coordinate. I mean go full-on matchy-matchy. This is the question consuming us today thanks to the sharp eyes at Gawker, who noticed that Paz de la Huerta always matches her lipstick to her dress.
In case you don’t know Paz, she’s an actress in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and did some indie projects prior to that. She has a reputation for being naked a lot. There’s an absolutely brilliant profile of her in New York Magazine which states, “Paz only wears black, so as not to detract from her personality.” Apparently that’s changed now that she has to promote her show and hit the red carpet regularly. She’s got the lipstick wardrobe to prove it. (I won’t comment on some of the other makeup issues she has happening in the pictures.)
I’m completely torn on this. Just yesterday I was admiring a pic of Anna Dello Russo on Jak & Jil in which her hot pink lipstick matches her Prada fur stole. Is that better or worse than matching it to your whole dress?
Matching your lipstick to your nails has long since been considered gauche and out-of-date--sort of like that old cliche style "rule" about matching your handbag to your shoes. But as old-fashioned as it sounds, matchy-matchy nails and lips are actually having a big moment right now, here in 2013. Look no further than the recent ad campaigns for CoverGirl, Revlon, Michael Kors and Dior, or paparazzi shots of Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey for proof.
Click through to see how you can try the trend.