Beauty Pairings: Mixing Cool Toned Eyes With Your Wintery Wardrobe

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Sure — your green nails are dead-on festive for the season and that blue eyeshadow really brings out the sparkle in your peepers. But with that little bit of turquoise near your brows and a smidge of cobalt on your lash line, you’ve made dressing a tricky game, haven’t you? Because we’d hate to see you shoot yourself in the sartorial foot as much as we’d hate to see you in that cherry-red sweater, we’ve whipped up a guide to matching your clothes with your aquatic makeup picks.
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COBALT
For events during the season, blue is a royal choice indeed, and, no matter your nails, surprisingly flexible when it comes to pairings. Do your cobalt nails go with that cornflower ALC dress? Yep. How about with those royal Louboutins? Sure. And the azure Alexander Wang? You should know the answer by now.
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Jane Norman Blue Ponti Mini Skater Skirt, $47.33, available at Jane Norman; Alexander Wang Marion Sling Bag, $650, available at La Garconne; Christian Louboutin Lisse 100 Suude ankle boots, $895, available at Net-A-Porter, Charlotte Russe Pom Pom hat, $9.50, available at Charlotte Russe, Madewell Lizard mini wallet, $32, available at Madewell.
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AQUA
Turquoise, aquamarine, robin’s egg — there’s something special about these tones that makes them perfect for so many events, from New Year’s Eve to your “Under the Sea”-themed prom (okay, maybe not that). When pairing your eyeshadow or nails, keep these stunners by Rag & Bone, Doo.Ri, and Dannijo in mind.
Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans, $176, available at Bloomingdales; Dannijo Abacos necklace, $495, available at Dannijo; Journelle Brulee Vamp Collection Corset Soft Bra, $120, available at Journelle; Lulu Geometric Printed iPad Case, $28, available at Nordstrom; BCBG Oversized Gen Cocktail Ring, $118, available at BCBG
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EMERALD
Since everything around us has turned brown, black, and gray, gray, gray, lively, verdant tones are very attractive come the holidays. But be careful — green isn’t for amateurs. If you don’t want to look like Scarlett in her curtains when you match your clothes to your emerald eyeshadow, stick to expert sources like Kate Spade, DVF, and Burberry.
Diane von Furstenberg Kimian Top, $287, available at Matches; Rag & Bone Danby Sweater, $325, available at Rag & Bone; Confectionary Anastasia Clutch, $375, available at Kate Spade, 135 5th Avenue (between west 20th and 21st streets); 212-358-0420; Brigitte Bailey by Pour La Victoire Marla, $113.99, available at Zappos
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