The plethora of bright and interesting hues available to people who use makeup can make the process of selecting the most advantageous tints quite a challenge. From deep, dark blues to barely there nudes, makeup buyers can select from a spectrum of colors. When choosing your perfect shade, consider what colors will bring out, not mask, your natural beauty.
Makeup should not overpower your natural beauty, but instead bring it out. Whenever you consider makeup hues, think about how natural that color will look on your face. Avoid garish colors that give you an overly-make-up, unnatural look. Opt instead for tones that match your complexion and eye color.
Know Your Complexion
All makeup will look wrong if it is placed on a poorly matched foundation. Carefully select the perfect foundation hue for you to ensure that your base is natural and ready for makeup. Try an assortment of foundation tints, in natural light, on the back of your hand. Look for a tone that blends seamlessly with your natural complexion to ensure that you avoid unsightly streaks and lines.
Echo your Eye Color
Select an eye shadow that brings out your eyes by selecting a hue that echoes your eye color. If you have bold, green eyes, consider a pastel green eyeshadow. Likewise, if you are always flaunting your glowing brown eyes, go with a tan or chestnut color to bring them out even more.
When in Doubt, Go Lighter
If you are stuck with trying to decide between two possible hues, play it safe and go lighter. If you opt to select a bold makeup color, your look will certainly stand out, but possibly not for the right reasons. A lighter color is always a safer choice, as lighter tones more closely approximate your natural look.
Consider the Impact of Blue
Some eyeshadow fans swear by the match-everything blue that was popular in the past. While you don’t have to abandon blue shadows all together, you should consider the potential impact of selecting a blue hue. The Power to Change website reports that blue shadows may actually bring out the blue under you eyes, so if you have even the slightest hint of a dark circle, you may want to trade in your standard blue.
Make It Easy with Matched Sets
If your looking for a flawlessly matched set of complimentary eye shadow tones, consider a matched set. Many companies now offer eye shadow sets with three or four perfectly matched hues that can be worn either together or separately. By selecting one of these sets, you can take the guesswork out of mixing tones.
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