Published on March 24th, 2016 | by Rima J Pundir
Colour Me Right
That pink lipper making you look sickly? It just maybe the wrong ‘shade’ for your ‘tone’!
While choosing your make-up and colours is a lot about personal choice, there are some common sense diktats to follow that you can adopt as guidelines for you to look the best in YOUR skin tone! Here are some dos and don’ts when it comes to choosing warpaint for fair, dusky and wheatish complexions… Cheat tip: Check out the colour of your nail bed; it will help you determine your choice of make-up colours. The hues that come close to the tone you see on your nail bed will complement your natural looks. For vibrancy, choose colours that contrast.
Fair ‘n’ Square:
Fair skins need to be extra careful not to look “overdone”. If focussing on eyes, lips should go light and vice versa. Colour pop out on fair skin so ensure that make-up is applied with a light hand – aquamarine shades blues and greens look lovely on the eyes if matched with soft pink blush and nude gloss . Else go red on the lips and keep eyes muted to just kohl or liner in black or brown.
Dusky skin is usually more resilient but make-up layers tend to “show through”. Don’t overdo it and never use foundation or powders that are lighter than your complexion: It will create a caked-up appearance. For other make-up, opt for shades of deep metallic pink or mauve, brown or a deeper red with a hint of brown . Bronze, gold, copper and maroon complement young dusky skin. Stay away from lilacs, bright blue and other strong colours unless using just a tiny dab as an accent liner.
Either Or in Wheatish
Dark or subtle make-up, both go well with wheatish complexions. A mixed palette of brown , yellows and beige, with some accents of blue, green or mauve are a good choice. Earthier tones such as brown with pink or orange too look good . Avoid shades of red such as a rose; if used, it’s best blended with brown.
FAB BAG PICKS
Natio Pure Mineral Concealer: Light diffusing minerals soften the skin tone, covering the appearance of problem spots. Disguises flaws in a natural looking way, with minimal blending. CLICK to view product
SUGAR It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick-Breaking Bare: Creamy and moisturising, SUGAR It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick combines the look of a classic matte lip with the benefit of incredible comfort. Enriched with micronized pigments and silica micro-beads, this matte lipstick glides on easily and settles to a gorgeous matte finish. FDA approved, this lipstick is free of mineral oil and parabens. CLICK to view product
Makeup Revolution Vivid Blush Lacquer: Ultra intensive liquid blush for intense pop of colour and easy to blend. A creamy blush that creates a rich, long lasting vivid colour on the cheeks. Easily blend-able across the cheeks for a natural and easy to build the shade up on any skin tone. And gives the skin a natural, soft and matte finish. CLICK to view product