How to Choose The Right Makeup
Ladies, we have all been there, standing in the makeup aisle trying to
determine which makeup out of the hundreds available is right for us. We choose
one, only to find out at home that it is not the right shade. It is frustrating
and a waste of time and money. The fact of the matter is that not all shades
work for everyone and determining which colors work best for you is easy if you
follow a few simple guidelines.
Contrary to popular belief, wearing foundation is completely optional. But if
you are looking to even out your complexion, foundation can help. So, how do you
choose the right shade and formula? First, think about your skin. Is it oily? If
it is, look for foundation that says oil free, matte or shine control. This type
of foundation will help control oily skin and will not add oil to your skin. If
your skin is prone to dryness, look for foundation that says moisturizing,
hydrating or moisture infused. These foundations will give much needed hydration
to your skin and ensure your foundation glides on smoothly. For combination skin
(both oily and dry), try a cream to powder foundation. This type of foundation
will hydrate the dry areas of your skin while the powder finish will help to
control the oily zones. Mineral foundation works well for all skin types because
it is light-weight and oil free. Also, it's important to take good care of your
facial skin so you will look much better and healthier. You can go here to learn
how to take care of your facial skin.
Before and After Mineral Foundation Makeup Kit:
Now that we have determined which formula you should use, we need to pick the
right shade. When trying foundation, make sure your skin is clean and makeup
free. A fresh, clean face will give you the best color match. Women with fair
skin should look for cool, pink based foundation colors. Warmer skin tones
should choose yellow based foundations which look the most natural. Using the
skin tone of your jaw line as a guide, choose a few shades of foundation that
look like a good match for your skin tone. Apply one line of each to a cheek and
blend into your skin. Be careful not to mix the separate foundation colors as
you do this. Then, if possible, use a mirror in natural light to check the
foundation. A good color match will blend completely into your skin and will not
be noticeable. If no natural light is available, check for the best blend and
choose that foundation.
Makeup for The Eyes
Which color makeup makes your eyes pop? Well, that all depends on the color of your
eyes. Choosing the perfect shade of eye shadow to compliment your eye color will
make your eyes stand out and that is why we wear eye shadow is it not?
|Blue Eyes - Shades of orange work best with this eye color as it is the
complimentary color to blue. Look for eye shadow colors in golden brown,
apricot, peach, and pinks. Gold, bronze, white, caramel and earthy browns also
work well. Those with blue eyes should avoid shades of blue-green because this
color will make your eyes look less intense. For greater contrast between your
eye color and pupil, use dark colors such as navy, dark gray or black on the
outer corner of your eye.
|Green Eyes - Shades of mauve in all of its variations work best for green
eyes. Use purples, pinks and plums to make your green eyes sparkle. Taupe,
copper, silver and earthy greens such as sage or moss will also give your eyes a
more dramatic and intense look. Women with green eyes should avoid wearing blue
eye shadow as this color makes your eyes look too plain. For a more dramatic
look, use dark green eyeliner on your bottom lid for definition along with a
darker color such as gray in the corners of your eyes.
|Brown Eyes - Since brown is a neutral color almost any shade of eye shadow can
make your eyes stand out. However, darker colors and colors with more depth work
better. Consider deep plums, royal blues, as well as variations of gray and
purple. Silver, deep bronze and chocolate browns and dark greens will also make
your brown eyes more intense. Add an intense shade of eyeliner that is slightly
darker than your eye shadow for more dramatic eyes and do not be afraid to use
darker colors in the corners and long the crease of your eyelid. Brown eyed
women should avoid using light or pastel colors of eye shadow because they will
wash out the natural beauty of your eye color.
|Hazel Eyes - If you are lucky enough to have hazel eyes, you can have a lot of
fun with eye shadow color. Different shades of color can highlight anything from
your overall color to the beautiful flecks of green or gold that you are so
fortunate to have! There are many shades of eye shadow that compliment hazel
eyes, but be sure to look for green-golds, chocolates, bone, forest greens and
khaki colors. Blue-gray and gray-green will also compliment hazel eyes. Women
with hazel eyes should avoid half-tone colors as they simply are not vibrant
enough to compliment your eye color. Add a playful eyeliner color and
complimentary dark shadow in the corners of your eyes to make your hazel eyes
stand out in a crowd.
Choosing the Right Shade of Lipstick
I have seen so many women wearing the wrong shade of lipstick! The goal of
lipstick is to enhance the natural color and shape of your lips- not to
completely change it. No matter how much you may love a color if it is not right
for your skin tone it just does not work. When choosing a lip color, you must
consider two things- your overall skin tone and the natural shade of your lips.
When choosing a lipstick color, try the shade on fingertips. Your fingertips are
closer in shade and texture to your lips than the back of your hand. Place your
fingers next to your lips and examine the color difference. Ideally, your
lipstick shade should be at least two shades darker than your natural lip color.
Now that we have established the right way to try lipstick and find the correct
shade, let us delve deeper into which shades work best for your complexion.
|Fair Skin - Apricots, nude shades, pinks and light corals work best for you.
Shell and sand are also complimentary. If you love red, choose a cherry red
color as it will compliment the pink undertones of your skin tone. Avoid wearing
shades of brown or bright pink as these colors are too harsh against the natural
color of your skin.
|Medium Skin - Because your complexion is a bit darker, you can choose darker
shades. Plum, raspberry, copper and cinnamon all compliment your natural
coloring. Rosy pink, cranberry, chocolate, wine and bronze shades also work
well. When choosing a red lipstick, opt for a darker red that is closer to wine
or cranberry. Avoid wearing neutral shades of lipstick because they are not dark
enough for your complexion and will leave you with a washed out appearance.
|Olive Skin - Light browns, caramels and berry colors look great with your skin
tone. You can also wear fire engine red, brick red and brown based red colors.
Because your skin tone is both warm and cool, you can pull off many shades that
other skin tones simply cannot. Avoid colors such as orange, orange-red and
pink-red because they will give your skin an unhealthy yellow appearance.
|Dark Skin - You can wear the darkest and most vibrant colors because they
compliment your skin tone beautifully. Choose shades of raisin, honey, wine,
plum and cooper or bronze. Reds such as ruby red and deep red look amazing on
you. Avoid any lip color that is orange. Orange lip colors will bring out the
yellow undertone of your skin making you look sickly.
Choosing the right shade of makeup for your skin can be easy when you know
which colors compliment your skin tone and natural beauty. Makeup really is all
about enhancing what you already have and making you feel both comfortable and
gorgeous. Remember, just because you love a shade does not mean its right for
you. Never match your lip color or eye shadow to an outfit just because you
think you have to. Play up your best features with the perfect color
combinations for you and let your beauty shine.
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