I’d started this series of posts on How to coordinate makeup with outfits some time back and it got forgotten and buried among other posts. Reviving this series today by a guideline on What to wear with Yellow colored outfits.
Previously in this series-
I wrote a small write-up on color theory in the post on Makeup to pair with Blue outfits and I’m summarizing it here in reference to Yellows-
-> There are 3 primary pigments- Red, Yellow and Blue.
-> Mixing any 2 of these further gives 3 more shades called secondary colors
Red+ Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Blue = Green
Red + Blue = Purple
-> These 3 primaries and 3 secondaries are represented pictorially in form of a color wheel –
Colors lying opposite to each other on the color wheel are known as complementary colors and colors next to each other on the wheel are analogous colors.
Thus, the pairs of complementaries are -> Red and green, Yellow and purple, Orange and Blue
-> Complementary colors when placed next to each other, make each other look brighter.
-> Analogous colors placed together create a harmonius look.
We’ll be using the above 2 points in this series to find out how color should be paired together for the desired effects.
Yellow is essentially a warm color that signifies sunshine and happiness. Yellow outfits are very forgiving in terms of makeup pairing and a lot of colors and combinations work well with yellow. There are of course, no end to the looks that can be created to pair with yellows but I have summarized them in the following 4 categories –
1. Neutrals and Warms
Shades like browns, rusts, corals and peaches come in this category. When wearing these combinations, keep eye /cheek and lip makeup on the warmer side. Use blush shades like corals, peaches, copper, orangey browns or warm pinks.
Some examples of looks that fall in this category- (click on title or image to read makeup breakdown)
Golden brown smokey eye with nude lips
Copper brown eye makeup with warm coral pink lips
2. Vibrants Metallics
All warm metallic shades like gold, copper, bronze looks great paired with yellow. Opt for warm blushes always with yellow. Keep lip color warm- nude or bright depends on eye makeup.
Examples of look in this category –
3. Harmonious blues and greens
While the above 2 categories play up the warmth of the yellow color, using blues and greens brings out a contrast without being too loud. Use shades like turquoise, teal, olive green, lime green and pair with metallics for colorful looks. Opt for warm blush shades always.
Some examples of looks in this category –
4. Colorblocked brights
Think neon orange, barbie doll pink and hot red !! Pair it with a simple contoured or neutral eye for the best effect!
Examples of looks that fall in this category –
What makeup do you pair with yellow outfits?
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