Discover the shades that complement your unique look.
Lighter colors generally work better on fair skin. Earthy tones or pastels flatter, and mascara should usually be kept to brown or black/brown. Choose light lipstick and peach for your cheeks. Fair-skinned women can also benefit from more daring bursts of color like thin, dark liner around the eyes, but keep everything else neutral to make them pop. A bright lip looks stunning against a clean, pale face.
This skin tone allows for a lot of color variety. You can easily wear rich shades and deep earth tones or colors such as hunter green and plum to accentuate your eyes. Coral shades look best on cheeks and bronzing powder can enhance your natural tone. Medium skin tones have a versatile lip palette, so color can range from sheer pink by day to deep red by night.
Dark skin tones allow you to opt for one of two extremes: dark and deep or light and shimmery. Neutral shades, dark purple, and dark blue are ideal for highlighting eyes. Metallic shades in silver, copper, and even gold, although very different from darker colors, work to make your eyes the focus of your face. Cheek tones should be kept close to your natural tone. Dark lip colors such as berries, caramels, and reds work well for this skin tone.
Neutral shades and dark purples and greens work well to outline your eyes because although your skin may be light, it offers the warmth these colors require. Cheeks should be highlighted with bronzing powder, burgundy, or plum blush. Similar colors like berries, plums, and neutrals also bring out your lips. True reds should be avoided as they often clash with an olive skin tone.