How to coordinate makeup with outfit Vol 3: Makeup for Yellow outfits

Hi everyone!

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- 

How to coordinate makeup with outfits Vol 1 : Makeup looks to suit every outfit

How to coordinate makeup with outfits Vol 2 : Makeup looks for blue  outfits

 

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 –

 

How to coordinate makeup with outfits Vol 2 : Makeup for yellow outfits
color wheel

 

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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)

 

Soft brown smokey eye with nude lips 

 

Soft brown smokey eye with nude lips
Soft brown smokey eye with nude lips

 

 

Peachy copper look

 

Peachy copper makeup look
Peachy copper makeup look

 

 

Neutral warm look 

 

Neutral everyday makeup look
Neutral everyday makeup look

 

 

Golden brown smokey eye with nude lips

 

Golden brown smokey eye with nude lips
Golden brown smokey eye with nude lips

 

Copper brown eye makeup with warm coral pink lips

 

Copper brown eye makeup with warm coral pink 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 –

 

Earthy copper and coral look

 

Earthy copper and coral look
Earthy copper and coral look

Neutral bronzed look

 

Neutral bronzed look
Neutral bronzed look

Bronzy Gold eye makeup with bold lips

Bronzy gold eye makeup with bold lips
Bronzy gold eye makeup with bold lips

Copper brown eye look with nude lips 

 

Copper brown eye makeup with nude lips
Copper brown eye makeup with nude lips

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 –

Shimmery olive green eye makeup

 

Shimmery Olive green eye makeup look
Shimmery Olive green eye makeup look

Parrot green smokey eye

 

Parrot green smokey eye makeup look
Parrot green smokey eye makeup look

Colorful green ,gold and purple eye makeup look

 

Colorful green,gold and purple eye makeup look
Colorful green,gold and purple eye makeup look

Soft green smokey eye

 

Soft green smokey eye
Soft green smokey eye

Turquoise and green eye makeup look

 

Turquoise and green eye makeup look
Turquoise and green eye makeup look

Milky yellow green and blue eye makeup look

 

Milky yellow, blue and green eye makeup look
Milky yellow, blue and green eye makeup look
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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 –

Orange lips looks

 

 

Orange lips makeup looks
Orange lips makeup looks

 

Neon pink

 

Neon pink lips- NYX Louisiana lipstick
Neon pink lips- NYX Louisiana lipstick

Red lips look

 

Classic red lips look
Classic red lips look

 

 

Heavy kohl lines eyes with red lips makeup look
Heavy kohl lines eyes with red lips makeup look

 

 What makeup do you pair with yellow outfits?

 

You might also like to read :

How to coordinate makeup with outfits Vol 1 : Makeup looks to suit every outfit

How to coordinate makeup with outfits Vol 2 : Makeup looks for blue  outfits

21 Comments

  1. I left one LONNGGGGG comment and it disappeared! (from my phone!:P)
    So I’ll just do the short version of it! So well explained! 😀 Loved it. I’d do peach lips so the brightness of yellow wont be challenged. Makes sense? and peach cheeks!:D nude eyes. lots of mascara!:D

    1. Too bad! 🙁
      Anyway, thank you! 🙂 Yes it makes sense 😛 Try a little golden something on the eyes..maybe like Rubenesque, it would look nice!

      1. Oh yes.. You are right about that!! 😀 I’m finally getting around to reviewing stuff I promised you I would!! You are proud of me no?? :D:D

          1. I knoww!!:D :* I love you for dragging me back! This I have to give you, totally! Oh and you thought I was on a roll? 😛 I am now!:P

  2. I got this pretty yellow top recently so this was just in time! Like your very first soft smoky eye-nude lips combo, the colourful green look and the turquoise and green look best 🙂

    1. Great! You could try the soft smokey eye with any brown pencil and the darkest shade from Maybelline chai latte 🙂

  3. I loved all d piccys in the neutrals and warms section 😀 And am tired of saying tat u luk gorgeous no matter wat 🙂 But here again I go:U LUK ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS :kissing:

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