Choosing The Right Cosmetic Colors For YOU!
As a Beauty Advisor with Avon, I am constantly getting questions from
my clients about which colors they should pick when choosing cosmetics.
This article will give some basic pointers for anyone who does not
have someone readily available to help them.
The first thing you need to do before picking out colors is to decide
if you have a Warm, Neutral or Cool skin tone. One way to do this
is to take a good look at yourself in a mirror in natural sunlight.
Decide if your skin color has more Blue or Yellow to it, or if they
are pretty well even.
More Blue = Cool
More Yellow = Warm
Equal = Neutral
Another way to find out what skin tone you have is to compare your
skin to the colors Silver and Gold. Generally if your skin looks good
with Gold, you have a warm skin tone, Silver means cool, and if it
looks good with both, then you have Neutral.
Sometimes it can be hard to tell on yourself, so you may want to ask
a friend to help you decide.
Once you have decided your skin tone, it is time to choose a Concealer,
Foundation and Powder. Depending on where you buy your cosmetics from,
you may have a hard time figuring out which one looks best on your
skin tone. Avon products are labeled with a W, C or N to decipher
which skin tone they are best for. After this, the best way to choose
a Concealer, foundation and powder is to try it out! Generally for
concealer, you should pick one that is a shade lighter than your natural
skin tone, so that when you use it to cover dark areas and imperfections
it will blend and look natural. If you have a lot of red spots (acne,
scars, etc.) then you should also look into getting a Green spot neutralizer,
you use this under concealer to neutralize the red spot and make it
look natural. After you have chosen the right concealer for yourself,
you should choose a liquid foundation that matches your skin tone
as closely as possible. If you have freckles it is recommended to
match the color with your lightest freckles to help even out your
skin color. Your powder should match your liquid foundation as closely
as possible and be used last out of the 3.
After this you should choose an eye shadow. Again, depending on where
you purchase your cosmetics you may have trouble finding shades that
look good on you as they arent always labeled for skin tones. From
my experience I have found that for Cool skin tones, Pinks, Berries
and Blue/greys seem to look best, for Warm skin tones Earth tones
tend to look best (greens & browns and some reds ESPECIALLY for
redheads), and for Neutral Skin tones, I try to combine the 2.
After you have chosen and applied the appropriate eyeshadow, you should
apply an eyeliner and Mascara. For people with light colored hair,
brown or brown/black is an excellent choice of eyeliner and mascara.
For people with Darker hair, Black is best, Although black looks very
dramatic on anyone, it is a great choice for evening time.
After eyeliner and mascara it is time to choose and apply a lipstick.
Generally you should match your lipstick to your eyeshadow, keep it
in the same general color family, so if you are wearing pink eyeshadow,
try a similar color lipstick, maybe a shade darker or lighter. Grey
eyeshadow looks great with different shades of red lipstick! As a
rule of thumb, if your eyeshadow is shimmery, you should avoid shimmery
lipsticks, and vice-versa. I recommend to all of my clients to DAB
lipstick on, not to swipe it across their lips. By dabbing you have
more control over the intensity of the color and you can make a more
natural or bold look.
As with everything, this is just a guideline, play around with your
makeup, take whatever seems helpful and leave the rest, this is just
meant to give some suggestions, the best way to find out what looks
best on you, is to try different things out! Good luck!
Jessica Tracy is a Married WAHM of 2, and an Independent Distributor
for 3 direct sales companies, which she promotes through her website
. Jessica is also the owner of http://marketplacemamas.com,
a resource site for work at home moms.
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