I was a teacher for eight years and while I loved to dress up, wearing a little eyeshadow, lipstick and formal clothes were enough for me to face the day and get things done. Now a full-time fashion blogger, I am met with the need to put on more makeup than I used to wear and to get my nails done as often as possible.
I don´t have any fuss keeping up with my beauty and fashion regimens for I know that they come hand in hand, however, I was horrified when one day looking at my outfit posts I´ve spotted several makeup mistakes and some colors that seem just not right. I know something has to be corrected but I wasn´t quite sure which.
There was one time when hubby brought me to a store where new cosmetics products arrived, he wanted me to check them out. I got my list in hand for which items I needed. While choosing for a blush on he asked, “which color?”. I was surprisingly confused. I didn´t know which color should I take. I ended up trying on several samples each time asking my husband, is this okay? what about this? … It became a turning point, I knew I must be knowledgeable with what makeup shades I should wear.
I`m certain I wasn´t alone battling such predicament. Below are useful tips to help you identify the makeup shades that suit your skin color.
FAIR Skin: Stick with soft pinks and warm beige tones. Avoid any frigid finishes
1 Luminous Mineral Blush Duo in Light Pink, 2 Bare Minerals Blush, 3 Natural Mineral Foundation in Barely Beige, 4 NARS Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girl, 5 Jane Iredale – PurePressed Base SPF 20 in Amber, 6 Gilty Conscience Finger Face Paints Wand, 7 Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint, 8 Josie Maran Argan Eyeshadow
LIGHT Skin: Yellowy beige tones and brown with a soft shimmer look healthy
1 Exuviance – Skin Caring Foundations SPF 15 in Warm Beige, 2 silky-finish lipstick in good-to-go shade, 3 St. Tropez Skin Illuminator bronzer in gold, 4 Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde, 5 Dior 5-Color Designer Eyeshadow, 6 Secret Camouflage Laura Mercier in SC2
Olive Skin: Shades of caramel and honey that look like your own skin, only richer
1 Too Faced – Single Eye Shadow in blonde ambition, 2 Sothys – Hydroptimal THI3 Foundation in Caramel, 3 Devitt Bronzing Pressed Powder, Beau Bronzé 1 ea, 4 Benefit Brow Zings, 5 Giorgio Armani high precision retouch, 6 CLARINS Rouge Prodige in Redwood
Dark Skin: Metallic hues and sheer berry shades give dark skin an alluring glow
1 Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 in Almond, 2 Paula Dorf – Total Camouflage in Sand Nude, 3 Estee Lauder Cool Evening Look Lip Gloss, 4 Lorac Tantalizer Baked Bronzer Face/Body Bronzer, 5 Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow Ready-to-Glow
Source: In Style Magazine
November 2011 Issue