Makeup for Your Hair Color

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 | Tips & How-Tos, application tips

To find your perfect makeup palette,
remember to take into account your hair color and complexion.
Especially if you’ve recently changed the hue of your ‘do, hair color
can be an excellent guide to help determine which makeup shades will
work best for you.

Flaxen-haired beauties
should avoid wearing too many dark colours (a little drama here and
there is fine) which can appear overly harsh. Whether you’re platinum,
golden or ashy blonde, soft, pastel shadows and peachy-pink blushes
will help brighten up your complexion and complement your locks. In
lieu of black eyeliner, opt for a deep chocolate brown shade, such as Pür Minerals Eye Defining Pencil in Chocolate Mica. Avoid nude mattes on the lips, as these can wash you out. Instead, try a luscious coral lipstick or a sheer, rosy gloss like Pout Plumping Lip Gloss in Rose Opal.


brown and black hair tends to make skin look pale, so you’ll want to
stick with deep, rich hues to liven up your complexion. The envy of
blondes everywhere, you can pull off ultra-glam red lips with ease. For a gorgeous everyday look, wine, burgundy or berry-stained lips look lovely with dark hair. We recommend Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick in Black Amethyst, a deep, berry tint for day or night. For the cheeks, choose a blush with blue undertones like Cherry Opal. Opaque eye shadow shades of bronze, plum and mocha will add definition to your eyes without appearing too dark.

Complement your auburn or fiery red tresses with a warm complexion, best achieved with blushes in peach, apricot or rose with brown undertones. Peach, copper and light brown hues also work well on your lips. Try a matte lipstick or lip tint like Mineral Shea Butter Lipsticks in Crystal Peach and Rose Sandstone, or Mineral Lip Tint SPF 15 in Sandy Quartz. Red hair and green eye shadow is a classic colour-combo. Mossy green and sparkling emerald shades, such as Pressed Mineral Shadows in Moss Mesolite and True Emerald, with make eyes come alive.

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