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The 20 Best Eyeshadow and Lipstick Pairings

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The 20 Best Eyeshadow and Lipstick Pairings The 20 Best Eyeshadow and Lipstick Pairings The 20 Best Eyeshadow and Lipstick Pairings

When it comes to makeup, you likely only play up one feature at a time. For example, you probably pair a dramatic smoky eye with tinted lip balm or a vivid red lipstick with just a swipe of mascara. But we’re here to tell you that if you want to flatter all of your features at once, you can absolutely pair certain shades of eye shadow and lipstick together for a gorgeous combo. It’s all about finding the hues that play together perfectly! Keep reading for the 20 best eyeshadow and lipstick pairings, plus tips for prepping your lids and lips to test out these looks.

HOW TO MATCH YOUR LIPSTICK WITH YOUR EYE SHADOW

First things first, is it better to be matchy-matchy with your eye shadow and lipstick or to opt for shades that coordinate? Well, it all depends on the look you’re going for and the colors in question. Monochromatic looks—meaning looks that involve using the same hues all over—happen to be on-trend at the moment, so if you’re set on one color, an all-over wash isn’t a bad thing! That being said, if you do want either your eyes or lips to be the center of your look, coordinating hues are the way to go, as this will allow your chosen feature to stand out without sacrificing an intricate makeup look.

20 EYE SHADOW AND LIPSTICK PAIRINGS TO TRY

Allow us to take the guesswork out of finding the perfect match. Below, find 20 of the best eyeshadow and lipstick pairs.

PAIRING #1. COPPER EYE SHADOW + BORDEAUX LIPSTICK

Dust a shimmery coppery eye shadow onto your lids, then swipe a deep, matte wine-colored lipstick across your pout for a contrasting makeup look that can’t be beat for a night out.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Metallics Eye Shadow in Brass Knuckles and L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink, High Pigment in Prepared

PAIRING #2. EMERALD EYE SHADOW + NUDE LIPSTICK

Break out the green eye shadow (it doesn’t need to be reserved for St. Patrick’s Day) and wear it alongside a neutral nude lip so that your eyes are the star of the show.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald and L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink, High Pigment in I Empower

PAIRING #3. CHAMPAGNE EYE SHADOW + CORAL LIPSTICK

One of the most popular makeup shades of the moment is champagne—and it looks absolutely stunning on lids. Coral is a complementary—and equally trendy—hue, so rock that on your lips.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Little Beige Dress and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Luminous Coral

PAIRING #4. SILVER EYE SHADOW + PINK LIPSTICK

Another of our favorite metallic eye shadow shades is silver—and it turns out that it pairs beautifully with a hint of pink lipstick.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Metallics Eye Shadow in Aluminum Foil and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Dose of Rose

PAIRING #5. VIOLET EYE SHADOW + BERRY LIPSTICK

Purple makeup is still trending, and one of the prettiest purples to put on your lids is violet. Wear it with a darker lipstick in a berry tone for a standout makeup look.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Amethyst Quartz and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant in Toffee Cheri

PAIRING #6. PINK EYE SHADOW + FUCHSIA LIPSTICK

One way to create a truly striking makeup combo? Rock two shades in the same family—in this case, a light, shimmery pink eye shadow and a bright, matte pink lipstick.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Framboise Frenzy

PAIRING #7. GOLD EYE SHADOW + RED LIPSTICK

All that glimmers is gold—and when you apply this sparkly hue to your lids, it’s the perfect way to complement a classic red lip.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Crown Gold and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red

PAIRING #8. BROWN EYE SHADOW + PEACH LIPSTICK

Regardless of your eye color, you can’t go wrong with brown eye shadow, as it flatters everyone. Paint your lips with peach lipstick for a work-appropriate makeup look.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Café au Lait and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Shining Peach

PAIRING #9. TAUPE EYE SHADOW + VIOLET LIPSTICK

Here’s another way to rock the purple makeup trend: Color your lips with a violet lipstick and keep your lids relatively bare, sweeping on a taupe shadow.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Pain Au Chocolate and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant in No Fig Deal

PAIRING #10: LIGHT BROWN EYESHADOW + BRIGHT RED LIPSTICK

Take your go-to brown eye makeup up a notch by pairing it with a bold, bright red lipstick.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme and L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink, High Pigment in I Don't

PAIRING #11: NUDE EYESHADOW + PURPLE LIPSTICK

When rocking a colorful hue on your pout, such as a super shiny purple, keeping your eyes more neutral can make for a show-stopping look.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mix and Matte and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Splendid Blackberry

PAIRING #12: DARK BLUE EYESHADOW + PALE PINK LIPSTICK

On the flip side, when sporting a bold hue on your lids, such as a gorgeous ocean blue, subtle, baby pink lips will make for a winning combo.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Grand Bleu and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Full-Blown Fawn

PAIRING #13: METALLIC ROSE EYESHADOW + BURNT RED LIPSTICK

Metallic rose tones are trendier than ever! Pair a rose chrome eyeshadow with a burnt red lipstick for a classic yet on-trend look.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Rose Gem and L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink, High Pigment in I Amaze

PAIRING #14: TEAL EYESHADOW + LIGHT PINK LIPSTICK

For a makeup look that’s reminiscent of ‘80s glam, pair teal eyeshadow with a soft pink lip.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avant Garde Azure and L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink, High Pigment in I Create

PAIRING #15: QUARTZ EYESHADOW + MUTED TAUPE LIPSTICK

A bold, dark eyeshadow is nice on its own, but even more dramatic when paired with a taupe lipstick.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Quartz Fume and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Dazzling Doe

PAIRING #16: BURNT ORANGE EYESHADOW + ROSY LIPSTICK

Trust us, you can pull off the orange makeup trend—it’s all about doing it the right way. Pair a beautiful burnt-orange eye shadow with a rosy lip, and you can’t go wrong.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Sunset Seine and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lipstick, Sheer Lipstick in Guava Plump

PAIRING #17: WHITE EYESHADOW + COCOA LIPSTICK

Rock a chocolate lip color with a subtle, white eyeshadow for a sophisticated makeup look that’s sure to turn heads.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Petite Perle and L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink, High Pigment in I Tease

PAIRING #18: CORAL EYESHADOW + CORAL LIPSTICK

A fan of the monochromatic trend? Pair coral eyeshadow with coral lipstick for a makeup look that’s perfect for spring and summer.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Mademoiselle Mango

PAIRING #19: BLACK SMOKY EYESHADOW + BABY PINK LIPSTICK

Who doesn’t love a classic black smoky eye? If you dare to sport this bold eye makeup look, we recommend pairing it with a baby pink lipstick!

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quads in Cookies & Cream and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant in Caramel Blonde

PAIRING #20: CHAMPAGNE EYESHADOW + MERLOT LIPSTICK

Bring on the wine! These two wine-inspired shades happen to pair together perfectly when incorporated into your makeup look. We’ll pop some bubbly to that!

Try: L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Crystal Shine and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant in Cherryfic

HOW TO PREP YOUR LIDS AND LIPS FOR MAKEUP

Once you’ve chosen which shades of eye shadow and lipstick you want to wear, don’t apply them just yet. First, use an eye makeup primer and a lip primer to help create a smooth base for the rest of your makeup application. If you don’t have primer on hand, you can use a tiny dab of foundation or concealer on your lids and a lip liner all over your lips.

Next: How to Find Your Foundation Color Match