The perfect makeup to enhance your minimalist ensemble

Whether it's a reaction to the complicated styles of past years or an answer to the bright and bold prints of the summer, one of fall's biggest trends is minimalism. Women are forgoing intricate, patterned ensembles for neutral-colored outfits that boast little embellishment.

However, it can be tricky to determine what type of makeup pairs best with an otherwise pared-down look. Should you opt for no makeup at all or simply stick to a color palette similar to the hues in your outfit? Interestingly enough, the answer seems to be quite the opposite.

According to celebrity stylist Mary Alice Stephenson, women should use their makeup or nail polish to add a pop of color to the neutral tones of the minimalist look, StyleList.com reports. She added that a bold red or pink lip is a wonderful addition to a camel or gray-hued get-up.

When rocking bright lipstick, it is important to keep the rest of your makeup simple. Subtly define your eyes with black water-resistant mascara (though blondes and redheads may want to use brown mascara, as it will look more natural on lighter lashes) and a light dusting of nude shadow that boasts a slight shimmer.