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What Colors To Wear To Every Occasion

Too many colors, too little time. Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the makeup colors to wear to every event!


Play safe: Natural-looking pinks and browns will make you look fresh under the morning-until-afternoon sun. Think Meghan Markle on her wedding day.

Achieve a soft smoky eye for daytime with W7’s Colour Me Buff; add this baked blush from Milani on your nose, cheeks, and eye area; and tint your lips with a very, very MLBB shade such as the Spiced Brown matte from L’oreal.

Take the risk: All the chika will surely have your hands flailing in all directions, so make it chic. Dark colors on your nails like Solique’s Based On A True Storyor Posse will make a good contrast to the whites or pastel hues you’ll most likely be wearing for brunch.


Play safe: Dusty pink with a touch of gold—that’s what girls on dates are made of. Well, not really, but I personally fall back to the usual cutesy pinks when I’m off to a date. This pro-matte L’Oreal lip in Blushing Ambition goes prettily with NYX’s shining, shimmering lid lingerie eye tints.

Take the risk: Sorry, not sorry, but I have also tried to “test” men by way of colorful makeup. So if my look of the day repels him, then goodbye; otherwise, he’s for keeps! If you’re up for it, I suggest you to try a subtle purple or green shadow around the eyes, and a low-key but lovely lip with Milani’s creamy pink hue in Allure.


Play safe: It goes without saying that you shouldn’t be OTT to a job interview. Stick to nudes and natural-looking tones. This Detail Makeover contour and blush palette is enough to make you look like you came in prepared—without overdoing it.

Take the risk: Okay, so maybe you’re applying for a job where beauty matters. If you ask me, I’d stick to a classic red lip and precisely-applied eyeliner just to show I’m girl boss potential and can look the part well.


Play safe: Most likely everyone will be flushed with love and excitement at the wedding, so why not help yourself with a fake blush beforehand? Try this easy-to-use blush formula from B by Banila.

Take the risk: Channel a sun goddess and turn up the bronzes and golds to the wedding. Get your hands on this Calyxta award-winning butter bronzer before stocks run out!


Play safe: Look every bit the party-ready lady with a retro blue, smoky eye. Whether it’s a dance-until-it’s-midnight type of celebration, or a quiet evening with wine and cheese, you’re guaranteed to look fabulous.

Take the risk: Make it fun with a shocking black lip using Maybelline’s bold Pitch Black lippie. Keep your skin as flawless as can be, and leave it bare everywhere else.


Play safe: The orange-y, monochromatic look is the new neutral, so it’s definitely a safe choice. That way, you don’t outshine the bride or scare away the baby. Paprika’s eye shadow palette has all the warm tones you’ll ever need!

Take the risk: If you’re bored with nudes and the new neutrals, you’ll surely be forgiven if you come in a deep plum, burgundy, or a bold purple lip. Have fun!

Written By:

Patti Sunio aka Tita Pacita


Tita Pacita of is a lifestyle, culture, and fashion & beauty writer from Manila. With her wisdom and almost thirty years of life experience, she likes to share what she knows and give unsolicited advice, true to her Tita ways. Her makeup choices are primarily based on instinct, and, believe it or not, K-Beauty.

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