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The best makeup colours for your skin tone

Beauty comes in all colors, and so does makeup. Check out this guide to choosing your basic, no-fail hues.

May 09, 2007

Mocha skin
Women with this coloring have so many makeup hues to choose from, and they look especially radiant in golden colors.

Highlight
Choose golden-pink shimmer. It will bring out the natural gold in your skin.

Eyes
Pick caramels, toffees, coffees, chocolate browns, deep wines, navy blues, granites, golds, bronzes, emerald greens, teals, deep plums, and violets.

Cheeks
Look for berries, golden corals, bronzes, terracottas, deep warm pinks, and dark apricots.

Lips
Think sheer golds, beiges, coffees, caramels, toffees, bronzes, berries, plums, wines, pinks, corals, sheer raisins, and garnet reds.


Dark skin
You can pull off bold, jewel-toned colors like no one else! Anything too light or sheer might look ashy.

Highlight
Choose a true gold color. It's the perfect hue for you.

Eyes
Choose golds, coppers, bronzes, coffees, deep navy and cobalt, rich dark eggplant and purples, deep jewel-toned greens, slate and dark charcoal grays, metallics, ebony, and deep mahogany and chocolate browns.

Fast fix
Make the whites of your eyes pop by applying sapphire blue pencil along the inner rims.

Cheeks
Think dark raisins, burnt orange, magentas, fuchsia (don't be scared, it will look beautiful on dark skin), and rich blood reds.

Lips
Pick sheer lip gloss in shimmery clears, golds, honeys, caramels, oranges, corals, tangerine, deep plums, bronzes, and bronzy pinks. Or choose lipsticks in sheer mahogany, blackberry, maroon, raisin, and deep red.

Olive skin
In addition to women with Hispanic roots, this group includes all women with olive skin, such as those from Italy, India, or the Middle East. Bright colors, like coral, on cheeks and lips, and everything from shimmery bronzes and pale golds to deep greens and blues around your eyes will play up your amazing skin color.

Highlight
I love pale golds and pinky golds to highlight the skin and create a luminous glow.

Eyes
Eyes look amazing in rich sparkling browns and burgundies, copper, bronze, gold, warm tawny pinks, eggplants and warm plums, deep forest greens, and sapphire blues.

Cheeks
Think warm pinks, corals, brownish rose, apricot, and bronze.

Lips
Go for warm pinks, sheer shimmery nudes, corals, peachy apricot, bronze and golds, golden berry shimmer, and sheer blood reds.





Excerpted from The 5-Minute Face by Carmindy. Copyright(c) 2007by Carmindy. Published by arrangement with HarperCollins Publishers.


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