Makeup Ideas for Your Skin Tone

Whether you're a fair lady or bronzed beauty, we've got the perfect products.

Peachy Keen

A glistening copper tone on the eye and a warm apricot blush is the ideal match for the fair-skinned, blushing bride. On the lips, a splash of luscious rosy color will create that perfect pout.

peach makeup
Photo Credit: Tom Rauner (model); Michael Essig (makeup).

Our Picks (clockwise from top left): Tarte Airblush in Shimmering Peach; Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rose Songe; Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Rosegold; Giorgio Armani Designer Lift Foundation in Medium 5 

Tip: Dust a peach-toned blush from apples to temples to enliven a fair complexion and create definition.

Orange Crush

Play up almond-shaped eyes by filling in sparse brows — creating more dramatic arches. For a juicy ginger-snap grin, add a swipe of orange-toned lip color that will withstand the test of time.

orange crush makeup
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Alvina Valenta (model); Michael Essig (makeup). 

Our Picks (clockwise from top left): Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro; Bobbi Brown Brow Pencil in Mahogany; YSL Teint Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation in Beige Dore 10; MAC Eyeshadow in Rule.

Tip: For vibrancy and staying power with a bright lip, apply foundation, then add the lip color.

Sparkle & Shine

Set off the smoke alarms with a shimmery black eye shadow. Add a sweep of silver glitter along the lash line for some serious eye candy. Keep the lips simple with a wash of flesh-toned gloss to offset the high drama of the eyes.

sparkly makeup
Photo Credit: Tom Rauner (model); Michael Essig (makeup). 

Our Picks (clockwise from top left): NARS Eye Shadow in Night Breed; Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in Constellation; Valerie Beverly Hills Rose Blush in Dancing Queen; Make Up For Ever Glitter in Silver 

Tip: Pair a dark shadow with a metallic glitter to add light and sparkle that’s bridal-beautiful.

Eye Do

For the olive-skinned beauty who is on a quest to find that fabulous feline gaze, look no further! A bold liquid liner is just the sultry solution to set your sights on. Incorporating a berry-hued blush and lipstick into your big-day look will pack a powerful pop of color. 

makeup for olive skin
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Elie Saab (model); Michael Essig (makeup). 

Our Picks (clockwise from top left): Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in Roses in Love; Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen in Jet Black; Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 7.5; Becca Mineral Blush 

Tip: Cat eye criteria: Liner should be thin at the inner corners and thickest at the outer edges.


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