Tips to Make Your Skin Color Work For You!
While you’re free to wear any color or follow any makeup trend you want, don’t you ever wonder why certain colors seem to get you noticed (in a positive way) or make you look more attractive? It’s probably because you’ve perfectly matched colors and makeup to your skin tone. Here are tips to help you use your lovely skin tone for the best beauty results.
1. Determine Your Skin’s Undertone
It’s amazing how your skin’s undertone can affect the way a foundation, lipstick and even eye shadow will look on you. Determining your undertone will help you pick out the right foundations and other makeup products and help you look your best.
Find out what whether your skin tone is cool, warm, neutral and/or olive with a few simple tests and read about facts and myths about skin tone.
2. Match Foundation to Skin Tone
Once you’ve determine your skin tone and skin undertones, it’s time to learn how to pick out the right foundation. Makeup counters are filled with numerous shades (which are also created with specific undertones, adding to the confusion). So how do you choose? A too light shade can make you look sallow and a too dark shade can make you look like you’re wearing a mask. Here are tips to help you choose the right products.
3. Pick the Right Shade of Concealer
Do you know how to pick the right shade of concealer? Which kind of concealer should you use and at what consistency? Learn how to choose the concealer you really need.
4. Pick Shimmer Makeup According to Skin Tone
Have you ever noticed how a lovely pastel pink shimmer powder looks fabulous in the jar, but when you put it on your skin, it just looked like you dusted yourself with talcum powder? Not all shimmer powders and eyeshadows work on every skin tone.
If you’re into metallics, which metallic lipstick and metallic eye shadow should you choose? Some women look better with a dusting of silver, while others look best in gold. Learn how to add a little sparkle to your life and look.
5. Choose the Right Pink Lipstick for Your Skin Tone
You don’t have to be afraid of pink lipstick anymore! There are more shades to choose from than the bubblegum pink Nicki Minaj loves or the light pink that can make one woman look like she just came in from an ice storm, yet on another woman looks quite stunning. For an idea of how some pink lipstick will look on you, take a look at these celebrities in pink lipstick.
There are some lovely warm and cool shades that look great on women of color. Learn how to choose great pink shades for you. Read More »
6. Pick the Perfect Shade for Perfect Red Lips
Like the little black dress and the perfect strand of pearls, the right red lipstick can add sultriness or glamour to your evening look. These celebrities look great in red lipstick.
Which red will look the best on you? This article will help you decide.
7. Wear the Best Dark Lipstick For You
Lighter skinned women can look a bit washed out when wearing bright reds, purples, dark brown and black lipstick shades. But it’s possible to be a part of the dark lipstick trend.
Read this article for more, and you won’t have to be afraid of the dark!
8. Find a Great Nail Shade
Don’t overlook the power of a great nail shade or design. Many things can influence your choice of nail color—current trends, the seasons and even clothing. But not every nail lacquer shade or nail art design will look fabulous. Sometimes the color doesn’t pop—or maybe it pops a little too much! Some shades can make your hands look dull and lifeless. Others bring out the gorgeous undertones. Follow these tips to help you determine what nail colors look best on you.
9. How to Make Blue Eye Shadow Work on You
Can you wear blue eyeshadow? Should you wear blue eyeshadow? The debate continues.
Don’t worry. Today’s blue eyeshadow palettes are a lot more palatable and won’t necessarily make you look like you’re headed for the circus.
If you love blue, this article is for you.
10. Dress For Your Skin Tone
Sometimes it’s not the outfit that doesn’t work, maybe it just doesn’t work on you. The colors you wear should complement your skin tone. Find out which colors to choose and which colors to avoid. In this video, a Los Angeles fashion designer picks the fabric colors that will go best with your skin tone, whether you’re dark, light, medium or olive toned. More »