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13 Unique Ways to Match Your Makeup to Your Natural Hair Colors

Accessories Included!

It is beautiful to see how hair and makeup go hand in hand with one another! If you love all things hair, chances are you love all things makeup as well. If this sounds like you, then you probably have experimented with fun natural hair colors at one point. When experimenting with a color you may feel the need to fine-tune your makeup to match your hair.

On the other hand, you may not have changed your hair color, but you have a whole bunch of bold hair accessories that you are looking to compliment. Regardless of which makeup + hair lover you are, we have curated a list of 13 unique ways you can match your makeup to your colorful hair or accessories. 

Matching Makeup to Colorful Hairstyles

Are you planning on rocking a full-on colorful hairstyle soon? Check out this guide for inspiration on how you can match your makeup to your colorful hairstyle: Hint: Monochromatic looks are key! 

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1. Blue Hues Hair & Makeup Look

Woman with blonde and blue hair
Balance is key when wearing bold colors. Photo by lena.lou__,

If you ever need to tone down a bold color a bit, try adding some soft highlights to your hair. Elena Garrido’s hair-do here is a perfect example of this. She added in blue highlights to tone down her gorgeous baby blue hair. Rather than opting in for a full monochromatic makeup look to match her colorful hairstyle, she chose to blend in lighter shades of blue to her eye look. It’s all about balance with these colorful looks! 

2. Match your Makeup to your Colorful Braids 

Girl with purple box braids
Purple braids look so great with monochromatic makeup looks. Photo by @NellyGhan

Next time you install box braids, try opting in for your favorite color braids. When in doubt, you can never go wrong with matching your hair to a monochromatic makeup look. For example, Just like in this photo, if you have purple braids, you can try doing a purple eyeshadow look, with purple highlighter on the cheeks, and a mauve lip gloss.

However, don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to one color. The longer you have your braids you should have some fun by matching your braids to a variety of fun colorful looks. For example with purple hair, you can also try different shades of pink. and other shades of purple.

3. Matching Rose Gold Tints

Girl with rose gold lace front wig
Rose gold hair can be match to so many different makeup looks. Photo by Vladimir Yelizarov

Rose Gold is a classic hair color that seems to never go out of style. This is another colorful hairstyle that looks great with monochromatic makeup looks. Other makeup colors that would look great with hair color are shades of pinks, purples, reds, and oranges. When installing a lace front wig like this try using SheaMoisture Wig & Weave Tea Tree & Borage Seed Oil Bonding Glue for a quicker installation process. 

4. Bronzed Highlight + Makeup Look 

Lace front wig with bronze highlights
Neutral hairstyles deserve matching makeup looks too! Photo by Joshua Oyebanji

For those who love the neutral look all the way, we’ve got something for you too! A cute way to add a pop to a neutral hair look is to do your makeup up with some elegant glitter or shimmer eye makeup looks. You can even complete the look with a champagne-colored highlight or red lip for a more classic look. 

5. Versatile Neutral Red Hair 

Dark red hair color
Darker colorful hairstyle may make it easier may match more makeup looks Photo by Jamil Carroll

When rocking a neutral red hairstyle such as this one, gives you the range to do a variety of colorful makeup looks. One of the best makeup looks to do to match this hairstyle is a dark smokey eye. If you decide to opt-in for more neutral looks, don’t feel afraid to add a bold lash to set off the look! 

6. Fiery Red Colorful Hair + Makeup Look 

Black Girl with ginger red afro
Follow these steps to match & care for a hairstyle this bright and colorful. Photo by Joecalih

Contrary to the look above, you may want a bolder red look. With a fiery red hairstyle such as this one, you can really have fun with bright makeup looks. For example, you could use a burnt orange in your eye crease, then proceed with using a coordinating fun color of your choice in your eyelid. Colors that would match well with this colorful hairstyle/eye crease shade are blues, pinks, and reds. 

Pro tip: When maintaining a gorgeous hair color such as this one, try using Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo to keep your colorful hairstyle vibrant. 

Matching Makeup to Colorful Hair Accessories

Do you have a bunch of colorful hair accessories that you want to coordinate with your makeup? Here are a few ideas on how you can achieve your style goals! 

7.  Match Eyeliner to Colorful Butterfly Clips

girl with rubber band afro and butterfly clips
Match your makeup to a butterfly clip & rubber band hairstyle. Photo by @tiarra_oliviaa

Take a page out of Tiarra’s book by matching your eyeliner to butterfly clips & rubber bands of your color choice. Yellow is the perfect shade for summer. Or you can choose to mix and match colors if you don’t want to stick to just one. If you’re feeling creative, form your eyeliner out of rhinestones as Tiarra did. Otherwise, a gel or cake liner works just great. 

8.  Matching Makeup with a Scarf Hairstyle

Editorial graphic liner with silk scarf
Don’t feel like styling your hair? Try a bold makeup look + scarf. Photo by @aafrrin

If anyone knows a thing or two about matching your makeup to colorful accessories, then it’s Afrin! Just like in this photo, a great way to match your makeup to colorful hair accessories is to use your scarf as inspiration. This is a great style for days when you don’t feel like doing your hair. Just pick a cute scarf, wear it over your head, and let your makeup do all the talking. 

9. Use Your Bandana as Makeup Inspiration

Girl with purple bandana and makeip
Wear your bandana beyond your hairstyle. Photo by @caiah_pineapple

Speaking of scarves, perhaps you want to go for a more casual look, in that case, you should throw on a bandana. Micaiah took this look to the next level by drawing her bandana print over her eyeshadow. This is a great matching look to try for anyone looking to make a bold and creative statement! 

When wearing this bandana look, make your hairstyle look sleeker by laying your edges with a product such as Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick.

10. Matching Monochromatic Bandana Look 

Girl with pink bandana and makeup
For a faster bandana look, try this hairstyle. Photo by @slaywa_

Loving the bandana look, but not don’t want to spend the time drawing your bandana print over your eyes? Then opt-in for a quicker to accomplish monochromatic makeup look to match your colorful accessory. Complete the look with a gorgeous matching blush and lip gloss like Ewa did to put together the look beautifully. 

11. Pearl Hair Clips with Matching Graphic Liner 

Afro with pearl hair clips and graphic liner
Attention to detail is everything when it comes to matching makeup to hair. Photo by @luhstawnce

One of the best parts about wearing your afro out is all the fun and gorgeous ways you can style your natural hair. Amber styled curls by adding a beautiful pearl barrette. She then created a gorgeous graphic liner look to match the hair accessory + her outfit. The icing on the cake is how she coordinated her jewelry with her hair and makeup. Attention to detail is everything when it comes to matching and coordination! 

To keep your curls this defined, use a defining product such as Suave Professionals Castor Oil & Mango Butter Defining Gel. 

12. Flower Crown Hairstyle + Makeup 

space buns with flower crown
Headbands are an effortless serve. Spice them up with matching makeup. Photo by @j.o.f_beauty

Flower crowns are such a cute and effortless way to complete any hairstyle. Next time you wear a flower crown, match all the colors of your look like Oyindamola did here. Most flower crowns are made with nature colors such as green, yellow, and orange. These are all great colors to try when creating your look from the eyeshadow, down to the blush, highlight, and lipgloss shades. If you really want to pay attention to detail, try adding matching rhinestones like Oyindamola

13. Dress up a Plain Hair Accessory

girl with rhinestone makeup
Dress up plain accessories with intricate Photo by @danareneemakeup

Plain hair accessories – we all own them. Don’t be so quick to get rid of them though. You too can spice them up as Dana Renée did here. Pick up a solid-colored hairband, scrunchies or etc, and match your makeup to it, here is a chance for your creativity to really shine. For example, Dana took a solid yellow hair accessory, then coordinated it to a yellow and green eye-look with rhinestones. 

Regardless of if you are trying a colorful hairstyle or looking for a way to spice up your colorful hair accessories, there are a large variety of ways to take your look to the next level through fun and creative makeup looks. However, this guide is a great way to begin exploring options. 

Will you be trying out any of these unique ways to match your makeup to colorful hairstyles or accessories? Or will you be trying out some looks of your own? Show us by tagging @AllthingsHairUS for a chance to be featured on our website/page. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter below for more colorful hairstyle inspiration. 

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