Regardless of where you’re going or what you’re doing, you might decide to take a second to touch up your makeup. But when you’re planning something big like a date or a party, you want to make a genuine statement with that makeup. A good way to make sure you’re making the right impression is to carefully match your hairstyle and makeup. How can you do that? Here’s the best way to make sure your makeup works for your chosen hairstyle.
For Pixie Cuts
A pixie cut is all about convenience and subtlety. When you have a pixie cut, you want to make sure your makeup offers a feminine vibe without going overboard. That’s why pixie cuts work best with very understated eyes and a bright lip color. Start with a gentle eyeshadow or even no eyeshadow at all, add some sleek eyeliner, and pair it with a playful lip color. It draws attention to your whole face, not just one element, without making it seem like you’re trying too hard.
For Short Hair
There are plenty of short hairstyles that aren’t quite pixie cuts but are still definitely shorter than the shoulders. When it comes to short hairstyles, remember that skin is key. After all, you’re showing off a lot more of it without those curtains of hair, which means you definitely need to take even better care of your skin. Generally, you’ll want to go for either a striking lip or bold eyes, but not both. If your hair has a fringe that covers your forehead, offer a strong lipstick; if you have very short bangs or no bangs at all, consider strong eyeshadow and bold eyeliner.
For Medium Hair
Medium hair is a great fit with just about any style of makeup. With medium hair, you just need to make sure you’re following general makeup style guidelines. First and foremost, try your best to focus on either an extremely elegant hairstyle or an extremely elegant makeup look. If you do too much, people aren’t going to know where to look, which can make the whole thing seem a little chaotic. Instead, focus on one or the other. You’ll look bold, but still somehow understated.
For Long Hair
What about when it comes to long hair? If you have long hair, you know the struggles of trying to create a hairstyle you really love. After all, there are so many possibilities, but many of them take hours to properly put into place. Here, your makeup should definitely be inspired heavily by your hairstyle, rather than the other way around. Are you rocking those 50s-style curls? Give your look a vintage boost with bright red lipstick and winged eyeliner. Do you go for the beachy vibe? Try a “no-makeup” look to really drive that home. You can really mix and match for the perfect concept.
Regardless of the length of your hair, if you have bangs, you’ll want to take that into consideration. Bangs often hide a remarkable part of the top of your face. That means if you put a lot of effort into your eye makeup, the bangs will probably hide all that hard work. You can definitely pull off a bold eye look with bangs, but make sure you keep in mind how your bangs will potentially hide or even mess up your eye makeup.
You can definitely construct your makeup and hairstyle however you want, but there are some looks that clash a little more than others. If you want to make just the right impression, consider these tips to make sure you’re balancing out your look as much as possible. And if you’re creating a once-in-a-lifetime look, why not get a little help from the pros? A stylist at an Ogle salon near you can help you come up with the perfect makeup and hairstyle for any situation.