08 November, 2011

5 Universally Flattering Makeup Colors

The Fashion Spot has put together five makeup looks and colours that are universally flattering to help us build our beauty kit at home. While some women stick to the standard smoky eye palette and others are only comfortable with brown and beige, there are some colors that look great on everyone. If you take a good look at your skin you’ll be able to pull off any of these colors no matter your skin’s shade or undertones.

Purple Eyes

For some reason, purple tones work fabulously with almost every skin tone and eye color. A lilac or lavender tone works perfectly to highlight brown or hazel eyes where as darker eggplant tones can draw attention to blue or green eyes. Adding a splash of violet to a standard smoky eye is the perfect way to brighten up an evening look without looking too outrageous.

Red Lips

No matter what you think, there is a red lipstick for any woman. But if you’re unsure, orangey-reds look good on most skin tones. Blue-reds, while much richer, can be harder to pull off as they have a stronger pigment. Stick to a tone that won't draw attention to any redness on the rest of your face.

Pink Cheeks

When you’re thinking of tones that will work for everyone, you have to think of natural colors that occur around the body. A flushed pink cheek will never look out of place because the color occurs naturally in your body. Even if you have very dark or olive skin that doesn’t show a natural blush, the tone will add warmth and definition to the apple of your cheek, just remember to blend well.

Sheer Coral Lips

Warm coral colors can be a perfect accent to a look for day or night. If you have very dark or bronze skin, opt for a coral with gold undertones and it will really make your skin glow. If you have porcelain or medium toned skin, opt for a pinker coral that will accent your natural flush.

Flesh Tones

When we say flesh, we’re not talking about the color most brands call ‘nude’ but instead the actual range of flesh toned colors. Naturally occurring skin colors accent each other perfect no matter your skin tone. Try pairing bone eye shadow with a deep cocoa liner or a beige lipstick with warm bronzed cheeks. When in doubt, draw inspiration from nature as natural tones very rarely clash.

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