There are a couple of golden rules to follow when it comes to matching your makeup with your outfit. You’ve gotta stick to one colour palette and spread it out evenly, working with colours and shades can be difficult. The lipstick and blush are easier to decode, just pick a bold stain and pigments complementing your skin tone. It is the eyes where you can end up making a glam faux pas; too much matchy-matchy may end up looking OTT and in bad taste.

Fortunately, there are some subtle ways you can match your eyes with the chosen ensembles. Pick one detail from your outfit to translate on your eyes. It won’t be too evident at first but eagle-eyed makeup lovers will spot the reference from a distance; give you a tap on the shoulder for it. Here are 5 times celebrities subtly matched their eyes with the ensemble in the past week and weren’t OTT about it!


01. Shimmer sequins

01.	Shimmer sequins

Ananya Panday can’t get enough of her mini dresses and we can’t get enough of these glamorous sequins. Golden highlighter paired with muted colours complements her skin tone well. The dramatic element comes from the shimmer eyeshadow that perfectly matches a shiny LBD. The Lakme 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow palettes are such high-intensity powders and are glitzy in a delicate way, we are stocking up on them for emergencies.


02. Baby pink for the win

02.	Baby pink for the win

What do you do when you have on a big baby pink gown, full with fringed trims AND a tulle panel? You go all out with matching eyes of course! Sara Ali Khan paired her sweet Georges Chakra gown with a bright shimmery stroke on the lid and a deeper hue on the crease to balance out the intensity. It’s super adorable and so doable.


03. An emerald green moment

03.	An emerald green moment

Kriti Sanon pulled no stops this week when she picked an emerald green Shantanu and Nikhil cocktail gown for an award function. On top of that, she picked an intense shadow to go with the look, a bold step indeed. She pulled it off by keeping the rest of the face makeup minimal. We dig it!


04. Matte Black

04.	Matte Black

Colours and shades aren’t the only options to experiment with when matching your eyes with the outfit. Tara Sutaria updated her copper eyeshadow with a thick matte black liner to match her Marmar Halim slit gown. It is just the kind of smart and solid detailing you need in your look to style with structured outfits.


05. Champagne Lovin’

05.	Champagne Lovin’

Sayani Gupta gave us both a dramatic sleeve and romantic hues moment with her Tanieya Khanuja bell dress last week. The gentle champagne shadow looks so chic with her glowing olive skin tone and is soft enough to go nuts with it all over the eye. Love!