How to Pair Your Eyeshadow With the Correct Lipstick Color

Finding the right complement to your killer new baby pink lipstick or rich emerald shadow can sound like a challenge when there are so many options.

What colors go together? Which ones don't? We're here to answer those burning questions.

From summery peaches to vampy dark lips, we've put together no-fail lipstick-eyeshadow pairing that's sure to look fab every single time. But don't take our word for it, try them out yourself.

Shimmery Taupe + Deep Berry Lips

Berry lipstick is perfect for the holidays, and looks best when it takes centerstage. The best complement to a dark bordeaux pout is shimmery taupe lids.

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Brown Shadows + Peach Lipstick

For an easy, everyday look, pair peachy lipstick with browns. You can do a light or neutral brown, or build your shadow for a heavier eye makeup look—the choice is yours!

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Pearlescent Whites and Pinks + Fuchsia Lipstick

Sometimes, all you have to do is switch up the tones in the same shade! Bright pink puckers look devilishly chic when paired with a lighter pink lid.


Monogrammatic Mauve

Somewhere between purple and blush lies this sumptuous shade of mauve. While mauve may have old lady vibes, when paired together on the lips and eyes it makes a really bold statement. You don't have to go as heavy on the eyes as Kylie—a little wash of mauve on the lid will do just fine.

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Jewel Tone Shadows + Nude Lipstick

Itching to wear a bold eyeshadow in a rich jewel tone shade? Nude lipstick provides the perfect canvas for emerald, sapphire or violet to really pop.

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Gold or Bronze + Red Lipstick

There is nothing more attention-grabbing than a classic red lip, which is why this shade really doesn't need any help. But if you're itching to complete the look with shadow, try a pop of shimmery gold or bronze right along the waterline. Or, ditch the shadow all together for an equally classic cat eye.

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Champagne + Coral Lipstick

Ah coral, aka orange. This can be a tough shade to pair a shadow with, so the safest way to not fall into a complete color clash is to pop a little champagne sparkle on your lid or brow bone.

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Smokey Blacks and Greys + Baby Pink Lipstick

A little nice, a little naughty, baby pink lipstick pairs perfectly with a grungy black smokey eye.


Copper Shadows + Copper Peach Lipstick

Copper shadows are perfect year 'round, but they look especially beautiful in the fall. Pair your copper shadows with equally autumnal lipsticks in the same or similar hue.

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And speaking of copper, HERE are all the different ways you can wear copper eyeshadow.