Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Well, not exactly.
Mixing and matching is so last year. It wasn't long ago when mixing floral patterns with lace, boyfriend style clothes with chic, and vintage with modern were new on the scene. These styles were hard-hitting and soon the hottest trend in Hollywood.

It's obvious that vintage has made a comeback in recent years, but are we almost back to where we started? It seems like it with the newest matchy-matchy trend that's starting to surface.

That's right; it's OK to mess around with fashion and different styles! Otherwise, there'd be no fabulousity in this world and, worse, nothing for us to blog about.

Alright, let's get more specific – matching your outfit to your makeup. Crazy, I know. But trust me, the end result is fabulous. Just the right amount of (subtle) matching creates the perfect look. Be careful not to cross the line of chic and over the top, loud.

To nail this look play around with matching a texture with your nail polish, makeup or clothes. Remember, think subtle, you don't want to overdo it.

Here are some helpful ideas to get you started:

Lips & Tips
Think pin up girl – vintage, luscious and gorgeous all at the same time. One rule, keep the lips and nails within the same color family (duh, or it wouldn't match), preferably red. This is a great way to get that Scarlet Johansson look. By doing this, you'll look crisp and stand out, but not too much. Can you say, "chic?"

Clothes & Makeup
Now, for matching your makeup to your clothes there's just remember– no clashing colors! Don't try and be daring by going vibrant on the eyes with a casual outfit. Use colors that complement the outfit you're wearing. Another great way to do this is to match your makeup with the event or setting you'll be in. For example, dramatize the eyeshadow if you're dressing for the evening or going out. The same goes for casual outfits, make the colors softer and not as heavy.

Eyeshadow & Liner
Here's the easy one, but what I think is the best one. What's the first thing people look at when they see you? Hopefully your eyes – so give 'em something to look at! One thing I love about eyeshadow is that you can make any color eyes stand out. The best way to get this look is to stay monochromatic and choose a liner that's one shade darker than your shadow. This will create definition and a fierce look. Play around with different colors and shades and try doing your eyeliner different. My secret is that I like to use an eyeliner brush and use one of my eyeshadows for liner. It creates a clean, soft look that you'll love.

Remember my one, essential rule: BE DARING.

Until next time,

Alex <3


  1. Love the eyeshadow/eyliner tip.... what brand eyeliner brush do you recommend for a smooth line?

  2. Hey, Maria! I use the double sided eyeshadow and liner brush from i.d. Bare Essentials. But, I also use random brushes from drug stores like Walgreens or CVS.

    You don't need to have an expensive brush. The key's to find a brush that's not too stiff or too soft. Because a stiff brush will leave you with a scratched eye lid and a line that's barely there. A brush that's too soft will apply it more like an eyeshadow and lack the definition of a liner.

    Our thing on this blog is to share our secrets and how to get it, or do it for cheap. We're broke college students so this is how we live ;)

    Hope this answered your question, Maria and feel free to comment back if you have anymore!

    <3 Alex

  3. Thanks! It worked beautifully!

  4. Great, glad to hear it! It's the best trick. Not to mention, you don't have to stick to the plain 'ol black eyeliner everyday. Mix it up! Sometimes I'll do the first inner half of the lid a different color liner and black on the outside.