By Sophia Hussain
Are you maximising your beauty potential? If you’re using the wrong makeup shades, you may be underplaying your natural beauty. so be sure to curate your perfect cosmetics collection all year round in hues designed to compliment your natural tones. First, choose the right makeup for your skin tone. You’ll need learn whether you are a Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter, and then follow these creative colour infographic charts to discover which hues works best for your beautiful face.
What’s Your Undertone?
Look at your natural hair colour and eyes to determine the main undertone of your skin, then choose makeup that complements it.
Now See Which Shades Work Best for You!
Warm peachy hues match lighter eyes and hair. Spring skin tones should use a tinted foundation with an SPF, like Celtic Complexion’s, which packs an SPF of 31. Brunkulla by IDUN Minerals is a neutral brown mineral eyeshadow quad with a delicate shimmer to catch the light, and it blends in seamlessly to perfection. Add a pink dolly flush with Avril Le Blush. This soft, pink hued powder blush diffuses into a cool rose on the cheeks.
Cool neutral hues look great with light to medium eyes and hair. Create a subdued nude makeup look using this new release Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette from Dr. Hauschka. The palette is a beauty staple as it contains four neutral hues in a matte finish, in hues from ivory to anthracite – which can also double as an eyebrow powder. For lips, try Vintage Rose by Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) and finally, add “just-pinched” cheeks with Lisa Noto Pressed Mineral Blush in Rosy Flush. This silky delight applies easily for a smooth, natural-looking finish.
Warm colours found in nature compliment medium to darker hair, and hazel to brown eyes. Use an Eyeshadow Trio called Ocean, by Logona to add a delicate veil of gray, green, or blue hues for a subtle finish. For blusher, go for a natural glow with smooth minerals–Rowanberry Mineral Blush by FLOW Kosmetikka is a peachy hued powder wonder we love, as is Tendresse de Peche by Khadija Cosmetics. This soft mineral powder blush is the perfect product for creating fresh-faced beauty. For your lips, Axiology’s lipsticks are often perfect for Autumn hued beauties: try their Elusive, a crimson shade touched with tangerine, to match your complexion perfectly.
For lips, try ‘Romance’ by Kjær Weis is a soft rose shade that can be applied with your finger or a lip brush for a gently stained effect, and it can even double up as a creamy blusher in a pinch. Reveal luxurious luscious lips with Nordic cloudberry juice. Björnbär by IDUN Minerals is a rich red cherry hue in a demi-matte finish. An added bonus is this hue makes the complexion appear radiant, and teeth appear whiter too.
Hide Your Flaws
FOUNDATION: Lisa Noto Long-Lasting Liquid Foundation provides full coverage with a matte natural finish, suitable for all skin tones and types. You may even create your ideal match by simply mixing two hues for the perfect blend. Creamy, latte-inspired Pressed Mineral Foundations by Bare Minerals are available in hues suitable for all skin tones.
CONCEALER: Conceal imperfections in colour correcting base tones designed to blend with your skin. Juice Beauty’s cream concealers illuminate targeted areas of the face and diminish the appearance of blemishes, dark circles and puffiness with a natural matte finish. Need special colour correction? Use the yellow hue to colour correct dark circles first, and use the green hue to colour correct skin redness and blemishes.
Dress for Beauty Success!
Even if your makeup is perfectly matched to your skin tone, you can still look tired, pale or otherwise washed out if your clothing isn’t right for your season. In general, Springs and Autumns look best in creamy shades, grey or pastels, whilst Summers and Winters suit black, white and sharper tones like cherry red and electric blue. As you can see below, colour also has a deep effect on our mood, so finding the right colours for you can not only make you look better, but feel better too!
Infographics by Feel Unique