When it comes to foundation, you want to find that perfect match for your skin tone (well actually, your undertone). But what about cosmetics like blush, eye shadow and bronzer? While no makeup truly has a one size fits all shade, there are a few gems that will flatter anyone — with the right balance of course.
1. Matte Violet – A matte violet color like LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush might be the answer to any pink blush woes. If you can never seem to find a flattering blush, an out of the box shade like violet could be it. This color is fairly warm, and warm tones tend to be more universally flattering than cool. And because it’s buildable, the color ranges from sheer to bold. Try to keep it subtle for fair skin, and a little more bold for darker tones. MAC Powder Blush in Full of Joy is a close match for this stunning hue. Though it isn’t matte, they do have several near-violet shades to choose from in addition to ‘Full of Joy’.
2. Baked Bronze – Many “baked” makeup palettes are gorgeous on a variety of skin tones, despite the thought that they may only work on already sun-kissed skin. Actually, a hint of this bronze on the cheeks looks great on just about every visage. However, if you aren’t quite sold on the idea of bronze on fair or light skin, you could always swipe Stila Baked Eyeshadow Trio over the lids for a similar effect. The different metallic pigments in baked products always give off a healthy glow.
3. Hint of Gold – Speaking of metallics, gold eye shadow is another universal look. If you have a cool undertone and gold jewelry doesn’t look quite right, you may be thinking that gold eyes won’t flatter your skin. However, a dab of NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow Gold Lust in the corners of your lids or layered on top of your favorite neutral powder makes any eye color pop. Try it with a dramatic brow!
4. Rose Gold – This trendy option is for metallic lovers with a feminine side. Rose gold is like gold and copper, but far more subdued, and because of this it’s super versatile. Like gold shadow, Laura Mercier’s Caviar in Rose Gold is another option for the metallic-shy. Because you glide the color on with a pencil, it’s easy to work the color into a smoky eye too. The Clarins Mineral Palette in Rosewood is a safe choice for eye shadow newbies who want to take rose gold for a spin.
Of course, everything in moderation…
What do you think? Could you pull off these shades?
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