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Choosing a color scheme for makeup can be daunting. There are many different schemes to use, and most people can find it challenging to know where to begin.
We’ll show you how to get started when putting together a color scheme for your makeup collection. We’ll look at the different types of eye makeup shades that will help you pick one suitable for your skin tone and style, as well as some tips on putting them together and making the most of them.
Figure Out Your Undertone
Before you choose a scheme, you need to work out your skin’s undertone. Your undertones are the natural hue of your skin, either cool, neutral, or warm.
A quick and easy way to determine your undertones is to check your veins. If they look blue-ish, you probably have cool undertones. Those with warm undertones have veins that appear greenish. If you have neutral undertones, your veins will be more difficult to see and match the shade of your skin.
Start with a Neutral Base
When creating a color scheme for your makeup, you should start with a neutral base. Neutrals are the most versatile and easy to match with other shades. They look good on almost everyone and will complement any outfit or occasion.
Neutrals are also the easiest to apply, as they don’t tend to require blending or layering like bright shades do. You’ll have more time to devote to your eyeshadow application than if you used colorful products. Finally, neutral shades look natural when applied lightly, so they’re easier for people of all skin tones and complexions—even those who may be self-conscious about their appearance.
Match your Lids to Your Eyes
Matching your lids to your eyes is the most obvious way to use color schemes. If you want to emphasize blue eyes, try a deep purple or gold on the lids; bronze will look great if you have green eyes.
However, this tip can be helpful in more ways than just eyeshadow and lipstick. Lipgloss works well with lip liners and vice versa; remember that not all lip liners are created equal—they can either enhance or clash depending on what type or brand of gloss you choose. Depending on how bold a look you’re going for, consider using an extra layer of lipstick with an opaque gloss over the top for a deeper color payoff.
Focus on One Feature at a Time
When choosing a color scheme, it’s essential to focus on one feature at a time so that you can create the look of your dreams.
One way to do this is by picking a neutral base, then choosing an accent tone or two that will coordinate with the rest of your look. The opposite approach is also significant: pick out some bold lipsticks that match your eyeshadow, then use them together to create an all-over look.
Use Color Schemes to Your Advantage
You can make the most of any makeup look by using color schemes. This will help you create a harmonious feel while also drawing attention to specific parts of your face and body.
An excellent place to start is with the basics: which shades suit you best? You may be drawn to bright purple eyeshadow, for example, but find that it clashes with your hair or skin tone. Try looking at some examples online and see how other people have used their favorite shades in different scenarios—you may find that you’re better off going for neutrals instead!
It’s fun to experiment with different shades, but don’t forget that there are no hard and fast rules regarding makeup. There are so many different products out there that you can use to create the look that works best for you—so don’t be limited by what someone else does. Remember these tips and tricks when choosing shades for your eyeshadow or lipstick; soon enough.