How to choose the right look for any occasion

BY DELANEY GEORGE
DATA NEWS WEEKLY/
NNPA NEWS SERVICE

Fashion is not just the clothes, the hair, the shoes or the accessories. Fashion is every little element combined that makes “the look.”

Delaney George matches a green and nature-colored eye shadow with a pink lip.
(COURTESY OF DELANEY GEORGE)

Makeup is one of those crucial elements that can make or break your desired look. While going natural is acceptable, a little makeup can enhance any look.

Here are a few tips to make sure you don’t waste a great outfit on bad makeup.

The right products
Always remember that makeup is applied in layers. Just like with other fashion elements, you have to start with the right foundation, then build on it.

When it comes to clothes, it’s about matching the right shirt or blouse with the right skirt, then matching the right skirt with the right shoe, adding the right accessories, etc.

When it comes to makeup, you have to match the right eye shadow with the right lip, then match that combo with the right sparkling highlighter. The right makeup can complement any look that you want to create as long as you remember that every element has to work together.

A coordinated look
Makeup artist Ebony Harris uses multi-colored shadows, glitters and everything else in her arsenal to capture her clients’ vision for their look.

“I always ask my clients, ‘What’s the occasion?’ or ‘What does your favorite outfit look like?’ so that I can make sure that I apply the perfect look,” said Harris.

When it comes to clothes, it’s always best to not be too “matchy, matchy,” but when it comes to your face, a coordinated look is your best bet.

For more fashion and make-up tips, follow Delaney on Twitter @DelaneyGPro.

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