How to Do Quick & Easy Makeup to Match Any Lipstick Color

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
14 Materials
10 Minutes

Sometimes it can be hard to know what makeup look will pair nicely with specific lipstick color. In this tutorial, I will show you how to do makeup to match any lipstick color.

Most eyeshadows can pair beautifully with a bright lip, but follow along with this tutorial to learn a simple eye makeup and natural base that will compliment ANY lip color perfectly.

Tools and materials:

  • Silicone-free primer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eyeliner
  • Finishing powder
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Eyelash curler
  • Mascara
  • Eyelash comb
  • False eyelashes
  • Lipstick
  • Assorted makeup brushes and sponges
Applying primer with a makeup brush

1. Start with primer

Apply silicone-free, blurring primer to your face using a medium makeup brush.

Applying foundation with a fluffy makeup brush

2. Add foundation

Use a large, fluffy makeup brush to apply foundation that is a light-medium shade with a neutral undertone.

The foundation I used has a yellowish tinge, but since my face is not as naturally tanned as the rest of my body, this shade helps to even out my tan. 

Applying foundation around the eyes

Use a smaller brush to apply foundation around your eyes.

Blending in foundation with a makeup sponge

Blend in the foundation with a makeup sponge.

Using concealer under the eyes

3. Use concealer

Use a small makeup brush to apply concealer around the inner corners of your eyes.

Applying concealer beside the outer corners

Add concealer beside the outer corners of your eyes.

Applying concealer under and above the nose

Put concealer under and above your nose as well.

Blending concealer with a makeup sponge

Blend in the concealer with a makeup sponge.

Filling in eyebrows

4. Do your eyebrows

Use your regular eyebrow technique to do your eyebrows and then use a small makeup brush with concealer to clean up the area below your eyebrows.

Applying finishing face powder to set makeup

5. Apply face powder

Apply finishing face powder all over your face using a triangular makeup sponge.

If your skin is particularly oily, you may wish to use a setting powder before your finishing powder.

Applying bronzer with a large fluffy brush

6. Ready for bronzer

Use the largest, fluffiest makeup brush you have to apply neutral powder bronzer to the high points of your face where the sun would naturally hit your face.

Aim to get the bronzer on the area from your forehead to your cheekbones and your cheekbones to your jaw.

Applying blush

7. Apply blush

Follow my blush hack video to learn how to apply the blush as I have for this tutorial.

How to do easy, soft eyeliner

8. Apply eyeliner

Follow my easy liner video to apply eyeliner as I did in this tutorial.           

Creating a small, soft wing

Line your top lid and create a wing at the outer corner. Use a pencil eyeliner, but transfer it to a small brush for application.

Curling upper eyelashes

9. On to your lashes

Curl your upper eyelashes.

Applying eyeliner where lashes meet the eyelids

If there are pinkish tones showing through the bottom of your eyelashes, apply some eyeliner to that line where your eyelashes meet your eyelids.

Applying a light coat of mascara

10. Apply mascara

Now you can apply a light coat of your favorite mascara.

No eyeshadow makeup look

11. Where is the eyeshadow?

I bet this will be a surprise. I think when you are wearing lipstick you want to keep the rest of your makeup very natural – maybe just focusing on your lashes.

So, I actually forego using eyeshadow when I’m wearing lipstick.

Applying false eyelashes

12. Use false eyelashes

Since you are not going to use eyeshadow, but focus the makeup attention on your lashes, this is a good time to apply false eyelashes.

Follow the package instructions for applying false eyelashes.

Applying mascara to lower lashes

13. Do your lower lashes

Then apply some mascara to your lower lashes.

Using a lash comb to make the mascara more subtle

Use a lash comb to remove the majority of the lower lash mascara to make it more subtle.

Makeup to match any lipstick color

Makeup to match any lipstick color

Here is the completed natural makeup you can do to match any lipstick you want to wear.

Makeup to match pink lipstick

This is how it looks with my beautiful pink lipstick.

Makeup to match different lipsticks

And you can see how it looks equally beautiful with other shades of lipstick as well! I hope you give this tutorial for makeup to match any lipstick style a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Please leave a comment to let me know how you liked this tutorial and if you think you’ll use this neutral makeup look all the time.

Products used:

Suggested materials:
  • Silicone-free primer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
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Join the conversation
  • Kristine Jackson Kristine Jackson on Sep 05, 2022

    I match eyes, lips and blush by buying the same designer. Charlotte tilbury matches her colors to wear together. So does hourglass, ester launder and many brands. It’s only downside is it is very expensive to do this but the look always matches. Liked your tutorial. Great idea for a minimalist. Which obviously I’m not. Lol.

  • Jaejae Jaejae on Sep 05, 2022

    I love your tutorial and will share with my friends and clients (Mary Kay). I tried your instructions and I love how easy it was. I think the more I practice the easier and faster it will become. I also want to experiment with the browns and darker lip colors for fall. Thank you so much for sharing!