Yes it really does make a difference, following on from my blog last week about wearing the right colours in your clothes, the same goes for your makeup. Many of us like to wear red lipstick at Christmas, but which red will you choose? I had a lady come to me and say, I know I have a warm skintone and I can wear red lipstick, but whenever I wear a red one it does not look right, so where am I going wrong? With a warm skintone she needed to wear a red lipstick with a yellow undertone (orangy-red) and she was wearing one with a blue undertone, (dark red) which was where she was going wrong. Are you wearing the right colour in your makeup?
A COOL red will have a blue undertone and be a dark red, more of a raspberry red, if that makes sense.
A WARM red will have a yellow undertone, and be an orangy red – much brighter. Wear the right colour and it will make you look and feel fabulous.
BLUSHERS – If you have a cool skintone you want to go for a pinky blusher and if you have a warm skintone you will need to go for a peachy blusher.
These are simple rules that will make all the difference. Whether you choose to wear powder or cream foundation you do need to get the correct colour. I would suggest that you go to your favourite make up brand and get the corrrect colour matching to your skin. It is worth the investment to get it right. To learn the art of blending and contouring, invest in some good makeup brushes. I always suggest to my clients to go along to the No 7 counter in Boots, they have the colour matching service for foundation and lipsticks. The service is FREE and there is no pressure to buy anything. You will come away with a chart for lipstick colours to suit you, of course you can match this colours to ones in your usual brand or you can purchase from them.
It is often said that for warm-toned ladies, it is best to wear a brown mascara and I think for pale skined ladies that is a good idea. I personally, prefer to wear a brown/black, I do have a warm skintone but I prefer a bolder look.
This is a personal preference but do bear in mind to wear either cool or warm tones to compliment your skintone.
One thing you do have to bear in mind is that all makeup does have a shelf life so you do need to have a regular clear out. The average mascara will last you three months and then your will need to replenish, but everything else needs to be culled regularly.
So, here are my tips on how to ensure you are wearing the right shade of colour in your makeup. Find out whether you have warm or cool skintone and follow my rules. If you are warm choose a colour with a yellow undertone and if you are cool go for a colour with a cool undertone.
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