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Shades that match your skin

Shades that match your skin

Mealy complexion or cocoa-colored, Asian skin or mixed skin, the rainbow of skin colors is as endless as the number of ethnicities.

Fortunately the range of our makeup palettes is just as varied! The important thing is to avoid the unhealthy effect of a failed make-up color. We have concocted a not-so-stupid reminder of the best options. Select your skin color, rate your champions and make the right choices in the makeup department, each skin has its own tones!

Mealy complexion or cocoa-colored, Asian skin or mixed skin, the rainbow of skin colors is as endless as the number of ethnicities.

Fortunately the range of our makeup palettes is just as varied! The important thing is to avoid the unhealthy effect of a failed make-up color. We have concocted a not-so-stupid reminder of the best options. Select your skin color, rate your champions and make the right choices in the makeup department, each skin has its own tones!

 

White like grated coconut, pinkish white, golden, Asian, matte, mixed race, black or very black… All the shades exist on the skin color side, from the lightest to the darkest.

And we, how do we get by? Easy, we pick the shade that most resembles us and we follow the make-up advice. If in doubt, keep in mind two simple tips: contrasts that are too marked are rarely beneficial, as well as a tone that is too close to skin color. To avoid any mistakes? A complementary color of a soft shade or more intense than the skin color.

The whiter the skin, the more it highlights imperfections. We start by hydrating the skin, then we opt for a foundation of the same color as the skin to avoid any demarcation. Optionally, a veil of loose powder is added before going on to color. And it is better to avoid shades that are too frank, which would make the skin pale! We prefer the range of roses, and we vary according to the mood with apricot, peach or beige.

Same method for white skin: rosy skin requires a perfect complexion to conceal imperfections, especially on skin prone to redness. The trick? A green corrector is provided, a complementary color to red, which “extinguishes” the redness. Once the complexion is unified, we indulge ourselves with the range of pastel colors, from baby blue to mint green, including peach and rosé … as long as you avoid roses that are too red. And again, beware of too bright colors!

The specificity of redhead skins? Usually very sheer skin and lots of freckles. To those who doubt it, they are charming, these freckles, no question of hiding them! We tone them down for the timid, no more, and we take advantage of their tawny color to concoct a make-up in warm shades. Browns, golden browns, bronzes or apricots are the perfect shades for making up redheads, to go through to chestnuts and persimmons.

Slanted eyes are not easy to put on makeup, and the often-overlooked Asian type has beauty advice. The secret ? A pretty even complexion avoiding pink foundations, which gray skin with a yellow or golden base. Add a touch of peach or coral blush to energize the face and layered makeup on the eyelids, from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye: a light shade on the inside, dark on the outside, preferably brown or black depending on eye color. On the other hand, we do not hesitate to use an orange or copper lipstick for the discreet, matte geisha red for the daring!

Slightly tanned or downright golden, dark skin is fortunate to be naturally tanned all year round. It happens that this gray color so we think of maintaining it with a weekly exfoliation and the application of moisturizer morning and evening. When it comes to make-up, we focus on warm, iridescent shades, rather than cold, matte colors: gold, brown, copper, orange… or even real charcoal to create a smoky eye worthy of the Thousand and One Nights! The only downside is that you carefully choose your foundation to avoid demarcations.

 

 

Métis skins can present all possible variations of skin color. The trap is therefore, always, to find the foundation of the right color! And no question of concession, choosing the wrong color can be enough to ruin a makeup. We get advice from a pro and we bet on lines designed for colored skin, and if none is suitable go for… Better a clean and hydrated natural complexion than the mask effect of an unsuitable foundation . It remains to choose the right shades for the rest of the makeup, depending on the dominant tone of the skin and the color of the eyes.

Black skin is often combination or oily, they love mattifying moisturizer. It is applied before applying the foundation, and beware of the shade of the latter: we choose from a range for black skin, preferably mousse or fluid, and we test it on the jawbones to check the color. Not in the palm of the wrist! For those who would prefer to avoid foundation, mattifying cream may be sufficient, combined with a veil of loose powder. We let go of the shades of makeup, on the other hand: black skin loves flashy colors such as warm colors, in eye shadow, eyeliner or lipstick: fuchsia pink, purple, coral, emerald green, electric blue …

If black skin does not have it easy when it comes to make-up, we do not forget very black skin. Particularly dark, they bring out the whites of the eyes and teeth. As for makeup, it is often too visible or completely invisible. The solution ? We assume! We pamper our skin with cleansing care and good hydration, then we opt for either a natural or ultra-flashy make-up, without in-between. On the natural side, we put on an eyeliner and a black mascara, associated with iridescent eyeshadows for shine. Complete with a transparent gloss or apricot lipstick. On the flashy side, we combine fuchsia, ice blue, fluorescent yellow or purple without hesitation! In this case, highly pigmented products are chosen to be visible on dark skin.

Skin color is rarely dissociable from that of the eyes. To find the shades of makeup that suit us, we think of taking into account his eyes! Blue eyes go ideally with orange variations, from copper to peach. Brown eyes prefer earthy hues, from khaki to black to browns. Green eyes are ideally highlighted in plum, purple and all variations of red. As for black eyes, they can do anything … so it is better to trust the principles of skin color!

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