The beauty world has long ascribed to the "either eye or lip" school of thought. And while it's true that too much pigment on both areas at once can look scary and overpowering, there are ways to combine colour on both your lids and your lips for an elegant effect. Keep scrolling to discover our favourite current combinations for dazzling the world with both your eyes and your mouth.
We are obsessed with this moody color pairing for fall. The vampy shade brings the main focus to your lips, but the metallic taupe pulls the look together for an overall sultry, R-rated feel.
Light peach and high-impact emerald form a more grown-up and subversive take on the age-old pink-and-green pairing. Peachy-pink lips will make your mouth look plump and luscious while allowing a deep green smoky shadow to take center stage.
We don't want to play favorites, but nude lips and violet lids are one of the sexiest color duos in the book, if you ask us. A nude lip goes with everything, but a nude lip with black eye makeup is more suspected. For a more unexpected and fresh choice, make your eyes pop with a violet-hued smoky eye.
Red lipstick always steals the show, but that doesn't mean you have to go with a completely bare lid. To balance the lips but match the glamour, opt for a subtle gold shimmer shadow on the lids.
A frosty pink lip with light shadow has a retro sex-kitten vibe that's fun and coquettish. For the look to feel current, opt for a glossy pink lip with an iridescent blue that will reflect light instead of looking heavy and opaque.
Coral lips with champagne lids look sophisticated, and the colors are light enough to be worn during the day. Coral lipstick will brighten up your face while a light champagne shadow will lend a soft focus to the eyes.
A matte pink lip with white eye makeup looks flirty and innocent. White eye makeup instantly opens up the eyes, and while it can really go with any lip color in the book, we love a matte pink pout for an angelic effect.
This one is a bit more daring, but for color risk-takers, it has a big payoff. Keeping everything in the orange family looks surprisingly cool, and the subtle tangerine eye shadow will balance out the punchy lip. The '70s-inspired pairing is perfect for fall, as the burnt-orange hues call to mind the distinct colors of changing leaves.
Which one of these color combos will you try? Do you have a favorite lip-and-lid pairing? Share it below!