Ever switched up your hair color and realized the makeup colors that used to work great for you, now look dull? It could be because your makeup is wrong for your hair color! Who knew?!
I'm sure the advertisements for mega makeup companies have engrained the "best eye makeup for your eye color" concept into your head. The same thing applies for your hair. Makeup has the power to accent and play off of the color of your hair, making YOU look your absolute best! The results are extremely flattering. Here's the scoop:
Rundown: Blonde hair adds light and warmth to the face and skin tone. Warm, natural, and sunkissed tones really compliment this hair color - as seen with Scarlett Johannson!
Best Colors: Sheer & Natural shades. Pink, peach, champagne, & bronze.
Eyes: Shimmery champagne or amber eyeshadow paired with brown eyeliner add definition. Black mascara will make the eyes pop.
Cheeks: Bronze shimmer or dewy pink for a sunkissed look.
Lips: Peach or nude gloss
Added Drama: A good smoky eye is a great way to add some intensity for a night on the town. For blue eyes, try a gunmetal grey. Brown and green eyes look best in plums or browns.
Rundown: Greens, reds, and deep purples work great at accentuating crimson locks! Natural tones are also very flattering, as it makes the hair color stand out - as seen with Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine!
Best Colors: Natural & Jewel tones. Nude, pink, light brown, green, purple, and red.
Eyes: Mossy green shadow with reddish-brown eyeliner accentuate the hair color as well as the eyes.
Cheeks: Dewy pink
Lips: Nude & pinkish browns
Added Drama: A smoky purple or dark green eyeshadow really compliment the hair color and make eyes pop for a smoldering look. For the lips, a cherry red pucker has the potential to look amazing with this hair color.
Rundown: Brown hair creates a gorgeous canvas for bright and vivid colors. Warm metallic eyes pair great with bright lips - as seen with Jessica Alba!
Best Colors: Warm & vibrant shades. Reds, plums, & metallics.
Eyes: A warm metallic-tone such as bronze or copper work great as a shadow and are a great contrast against brown locks
Cheeks: Gold or bronze glow
Lips: Corals and reds
Added Drama: Brunettes look great in bold lipsticks. Orange-reds or a deep ruby are gorgeous options with great contrast to the hair.
Rundown: With black hair, you want to try to accentuate one facial feature alone. Too much color will look costume-y. If you want to accentuate the eyes, go smoky with a sheer lip. If you want to accentuate the mouth, opt for a bold color with sheer/natural eyes - like Camilla Belle.
Best colors: Smoky, sheer, & vibrant shades. Charcoal, navy, sheer pink, bright pink, red.
Eyes: If the eyes are the facial feature you want to accent, go for a smoky color - like navy or charcoal. Vivid colors also look great in contrast with black hair. Have fun with color! If you want to down-play the eyes to accent the lips, a sheer or nude color works best.
Cheeks: Sheer pink
Lips: Petal-pink, bright pink, red
Added Drama: Two words: BRIGHT LIPS. Magenta, Fuschia, & Red. Go wild!
Night in to yourself? Crank up some fun, upbeat tunes and give yourself a mini-makeover with these tips! It's beneficial to know what colors look best on you, and you might as well have some fun in the process!
For the love of hair,