Emma Stone's Purple Smoky Eye Shadow Matches Her Dress

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By: Vanessa Grant, TheKit.ca

For years, matching your handbag to your shoes or your makeup to your outfit was passé. But with the sartorial popularity of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and her always-proper, well-coordinated ensembles and makeup collections like M.A.C's Fashion Sets, which include nailpolish, lipstick and lipglass all in one shade, being matchy-matchy is looking quite chic these days.

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That's why we love Emma Stone's most recent outfit worn while promoting her new movie The Amazing Spider Man. The adorable starlet wore a Carven purple button-up dress with a sweet Peter Pan collar and she paired it with a subtle purple smoky eye.

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The trick to pulling off this look? Don't match your purples—or greens, blues or pinks—exactly to the shade of your outfit. While a vibrant purple may look great as a dress, it may not complement your complexion the same way as makeup.

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Choose a more subtle, toned-down version of the colour like Emma did and take it easy on the smoke. Emma's look works so well because the shimmery shadow is offset by black liner and softly blended. It's definitely daytime makeup.

Will you try matching your makeup to your outfit?

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