When it comes to the ultimate outfit finishing touch, for me there are two failsafe options—a great pair of earrings or a swipe of lipstick. Recently, though, I've noticed that one of my favourite Instagrammers consistently takes things one step further and matches her makeup to her ear accoutrements. Yes, stylist and model Jessica Wu certainly knows a thing or two about creating a monochromatic makeup-and-accessories statement. Not only does her matchy-matchy approach take the level of polish up a notch, but I reckon it will hold definite appeal for anyone whose uncertain about how to pair their style with their beauty look. Scroll down for the makeup-and-earring combinations from Jessica's Instagram feed that you won't want to miss.
To avoid looking like you work for the Royal Mail, keep your shade of lipstick muted—burgundy and claret are great hues to try—while your accessories and apparel can shine bright in a palette of poppy reds.
I must admit that I fell in love with this lipstick on packaging alone. Thankfully, the rich, velvety formula delivers on colour and comfort.
From the tailored power shoulder of the pastel pink blazer to the eclectic earrings, this pretty-in-pink look is giving me serious '80s vibes. Keep the makeup feeling fresh by choosing cream formulas that can be patted onto eyes, cheeks and lips for a barely-there flush of pink.
I've always struggled with styling statement drop earrings, like these ones from 3.1 Phillip Lim, for daytime wear. Although they undoubtedly make an impact, there's something about the cool-girl smudge of denim blue eye shadow that brings the look down from corporate to casual. Wear with jeans and a tee (or your best '90s slip dress).
A hot coral lip and plush peachy earrings lend this look some major "can summer arrive already?" vibes. Keeping the rest of the look simple with a glossy eyelid and strappy cami lets the makeup and accessories take centre stage.
I don't think I've worn silver eye shadow since my mum threw a family party on the eve of the millennium. However, I'm rushing out to embrace metallics on both my face and my lobes with this cool look. Dressing down the jewels with a casual white tee is a stroke of style genius.