Makeup Tips for Every Hair Color

by pinksoda

In wearing a makeup, matching it with your hair color and complexion is more important that matching it with what you wear, that’s on a personal note. There are times though where matching it with your outfit is more appropriate (only when the occasion calls for it).

Whether you have blond, black or red hair, dark or fair complexion, there’s a makeup look recommended for you. Here are some tips.
Dark Hair
If you have a lighter complexion

  • Foundation: light matt
  • Eyes: penciled eyes (eyeliner), dark brown or purple eye shadows
  • Blush: rosy blusher
  • Lip: match it with the blush (nude lip color is recommended)

Tip: Focus on eyes or lips for a dramatic look; so either smoky eyes with nude lips or a rich lipstick with just a slick of mascara.
AVOID: bright carnival colours
If you have darker skin

  • Foundation: Terracotta-coloured (brownish-red colour), water-based foundations is recommended
  • Eyes: Shaded in light to dark browns, prunes, copper and burgundy. Dark metallic colors may also be used.
  • Blush: rose, deep orange and coral shade blushes. plums,wine and bronze shades for evening and shimmers with gold tone blends.
  • Lip: Matte finish lipstick is highly recommended . translucent pink to bright red, consider also shades like browns, burgundy, berry shades, plums, beige, soft pink and gold.

Tips: See to it that your lip color is matching with your eye makeup.
AVOID: Cosmetics that are honey-based as it could make dark skin look yellow, extremely unwell and awful.

Golden Blondes

Go for warm tone Apricot, beige and light golden yellow are your base colours. They brighten your face along with bronze blusher and brown or russet lipstick. Darker mauves or purples are a good choice for eyes.

TIP for light skin tones: Soft peachy shades on lips and cheeks won’t clash with a ruddy complexion.

MC TIP for tan skin tones: Pale pinks can look drab, so try orange shades to brighten up darker skin.

Warm Redhead:  yellow or peach-based shades

Cool redhead :  with neutral or a porcelain pink-base

Lip and Blush:

Brick or toast lipsticks and blushes add a great deal of warmth to the redheaded complexion and bring out the natural depth of a redhead’s skin tone. Try also, golden corals and yellow- or gold-based reds, apricots and tawny peaches

Eyebrows and Lashes

Use taupe or light auburn eyebrow pencil or eye shadow to fill in and shape the brows

Lashes: brown, copper, and eggplant mascara look great for more natural looks while black mascara works on a smokier and much glamorous looks.

Eyes and Eye Color

Consider also your eye color in choosing the shade of eye makeup to put on.

Brown eyes : you are just lucky! Any shade will work well with those eye color.

Hazel Eyes: champagne, mauve colors, gold-flecked, and jewel-tone eyeshadow

Green Eyes: pinks or plums (these have red undertones)

Blue eyes: tawny gold based colors and peaches (these have orange undertones)

For more tips on makeup application for every skin complexion, check out this beauty tips post.

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Nova October 30, 2012 - 3:51 am

i really have no clue when it comes to make up, for i am not the kind of person who likes to wear one even in just an ordinary days, but this tips is very helpful. thank you so much

grace October 30, 2012 - 5:49 am

Thanks for the tips hair is forever black, so easy to maintain my dramatic eye make-up …

marie October 30, 2012 - 10:41 am

i would be ready again to get back my hair into black i miss my black hair i thought blond is nice but it’s not for me.

jheylo October 30, 2012 - 3:36 pm

great tips for those ladies who loves make-up… i’m settled with lipstick and lipgloss

jh October 30, 2012 - 5:53 pm

This is what i was waiting for, a tip just right for me! Thanks for sharing it! Great article for those who seek to find the best make up tricks!

Gracia October 30, 2012 - 8:40 pm

As long as I have lipstick, I’m good ;)…thanks for the tips

Jessica Cassidy October 30, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Beautiful tips Momi 🙂 I just bought a make-up kit and might as well apply your tips 🙂

SassyChick October 30, 2012 - 10:50 pm

This post is definitely a good read! I’m not much into makeup but I can definitely use of your tips here.

Dhemz October 30, 2012 - 10:53 pm

am not really much into make ups but these are really great tips.

Zoan October 31, 2012 - 9:31 am

Nice tips even though i dont apply make up i could tell my friends about this;)

Shela October 31, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Great tips for those who loves to changed make ups every occasion 😉

Bless October 31, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Great tips. I don’t know how to put make up on so I ended up watching it on youtube to practice 🙂

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