As you know, a lot of my blog post ideas come about when I’m going through my beauty stash and doing a bout of decluttering (side note to bloggers: it’s a great way to come up with blog post ideas. Give it a go! 😛 ). This time, as I was sorting out stacks of blushes for my upcoming preloved makeup sale (hint hint sometime this week hint hint) and dusting off my collection of lipsticks, a question came to me: do you match your lip colour with your blush or vice versa?
The reason I asked that is, for the longest time, I used to do just that. I did the matchy-matchy.
When I said matching the lip and cheek colours, I don’t mean using products from the same brand or using a lip and cheek tint where the same product goes on your lips and your cheeks. What I meant was using the same tones for your lips and cheeks. For example, when I’m doing the matchy-matchy, I’d wear pink-toned lip colour with a pink-toned blush. I’d wear a warm-toned lipstick with a coral/orange-toned blush. Berry tones with berry tones and so on.
I did just that ever since I started wearing makeup. For some reason, I had it in my head on that makeup rule that the tones must match. Rules indeed. Pfft.
I can’t pinpoint the exact day I had a blush-lip epiphany but early this year, I had a coral blush on and I remembered I really wanted to try out a gorgeous fuchsia lipstick I recently acquired. Normally, I’d leave the lip colour for another day as the tones don’t match but at that moment, I figured screw it, so what if they don’t match, no one cares. So I popped that bright pink lipstick on. Initially, I did feel strange having two different colour tones on my face but after a while, I couldn’t care less anymore.
From that time on, I gave up doing the matchy-matchy on my lip and cheek colour. As long as the colours didn’t clash that obviously (e.g. bright coral blush with neon pink matte lipstick … yeah, I could’t do it. Not yet. 😛 ), I’d wear blush and lip colours that don’t have the same colour tones. That’s another makeup rule I’ve thrown out the door, and it feels pretty damn good.