Perfect Pairs: Eyes + Lips

I don’t know about you, but after a while I tend to fall into a rut with my makeup looks. Although I change up the products I use almost on a daily basis, over time I start reaching for the same combinations of products over and over. Once I find a lip product that perfectly complements the eye look I’ve got going on, I tend not to stray from it.

Lately for my everyday look, you’ll know from my Makeup Lately post, I’ve been reaching for the Origins GinZing Brightening Cream Eyeshadow in the shade Sugar Peach. It’s a really subtle yet brightening shade that really makes me look more awake. I love pairing gold eyes with a pink lip, and I’ve found the perfect match in the YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil in I Rose You. Since the eyeshadow is subtle, I really like pairing it with this subtle rose shade. It makes for a really lovely, minimal look for every day.

Another look I’ve been going for during the week is a little more purple. I recently got The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes in Bunch of Violets (23), and I’ve really been liking it. The purple shades are definitely not as neutral as what I usually go for, but it’s still not too crazy for my tastes. I love pairing this with a more purple-toned lipstick, of course, and the one I’ve been reaching for every time is the Clinique Lip Pop + Primer in Plum Pop. It’s more of a pink shade with just a hint of that plum color, so it keeps the look from getting too matchy-matchy. I haven’t spoken about this lipstick much yet (stay tuned for my May Favorites next week), but I think it’s really a new favorite formula.

As I’ve been clearing out my makeup stash recently, I stumbled upon the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Earth Angel. I don’t know why I keep forgetting about this lovely little duo because it’s just stunning. I love how the beautiful earthy tones look with my brown eyes. Recently I’ve found that it looks amazing (and very 90s) paired with the MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy. The brown-toned nude doesn’t detract from the eye look, but really complements it instead. This is probably one pair more suited for fall, but I’ve been loving the combination nonetheless.

Lastly as my bold lip look, I’ve been loving pairing the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black. Wearing a red lip just feels so classic that I have to add the flick of black liner. And because I can never go without having eyeshadow on, I’ve been loving throwing a little cool-toned brown from the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette in the crease as well to complete the look. I’m a huge fan of this look because it makes me feel like I’m an extra in an MGM musical, which I’m always down for.

Do you have any favorite pairs of lip and eye products?