Makeup which colour suits you ?

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Hi everyone, welcome back 

The colour you pick can make a massive difference a shade that’s wrong for you can make you look pale and washed out; on mature skin it can highlight wrinkles and age you by 10 years ! Know how to choose the right hues for you is vital to helping yourself look your best.

You can wear pretty much any colour you want, so long as you pick the right shade.

Your perfect colours 

Blond or light brown hair –  cool skin 

Your best eye colours; Slate greys, sky or ice blues, lilacs and plums, navy or grey mascara can also look better than black …. Your best blush: Sugary or rose pink … Your best lipsticks; Sugary pinks, lilacs, heathers or pinky browns.

Blond or light brown hair – Warm skin 

Your best eye colours; Warm browns, shimmery golds and greens, pale yellows or peaches …. Your best blush: apricotor tawny brown … Your best lipsticks; golden brown, corals, peachy pinks or bronzes.

Dark hair – pale skin

Your best eye colours; cool grey, black ivory, silver and rich plum…  Your best blush:Sugary or rose pink… Your best lipsticks ; Fuchsia pinks, reds, deep plums or mauves.

Dark hair – warm skin

Your best eye colours; Olive green, beige, chocolate browns,earthy reds and oranges…. Your best blush: Tawny browns or apricots … Your best lipsticks ;rusts , warm chocolate brown or orange reds….

Light black skin – dark hair 

Your best eye colours; greys, bitter chocolate browns, pale pinks, lilacs, and sky blues; mascara should be black or brown black … Your best blush: Shimmery pinks look great with pastel makeup …Your best lipsticks; nude, bitter chocolate browns, pale shimmery pinks or warm browny pinks.

Dark black skin – dark hair

Your best eye colours; navy blues, deep plums, dark or reddish browns and golds…. Your best blush: Plums or dark browns… Your best lipsticks; raisin browns, deep or glossy plums, deep reds, chocolate browns.

Have a great weekend 😉

Thanks 🙂

Anita xx

How to do Perfect Smoky Eyes

Hi everyone, welcome back

The dark, smoldering smoky eye makeup is the perfect look for the evening.

The smoky eye look involves the use of some heavy colours over the eye area. In general, dark shades such as grays and blacks are predominantly used to achieve this look. One rule of thumb to keep in mind is that when you are opting for such dramatic eye makeup, you should avoid using distracting colours on other parts of the face.

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The focal point of your smoky eye makeup is the eyes. All other makeup should serve to highlight this feature and blend in with this look seamlessly. Opt for light, translucent blushes/light bronzer to add a hint of color to your cheeks and a pale/nude lipstick shade which sets off the smoldering eye makeup to great effect.

Using eye makeup primer is a good option to get that perfect smoky eye look. These come in powder and cream form and they help the eye shadow stay on longer. By using this, it also prevents your eye makeup from getting smudged beneath the eye lids. This helps you maintain that perfect smoky eye look all through the evening. Wipe primer across the eye and let it dry thoroughly before you get on to the next step.

When applying the eye shadow, the richest and darkest colour should always appear near/around the lash line. The colour should go lighter as it reaches the crease of your eye. The base shadow colour should always be light. You can use shimmery creams, whites, taupes, pearls or even silvers as the base colour. Stick to neutral shades for the best effects. Apply the base shadow over the lids right up to the brow bone.

Next, take a medium shade eye shadow and apply it in the crease of your eye. Use your eye shadow brush to apply the dark shade starting at the outside corner of your eye, creating a “v” shape from the end of your crease area and finishing it off into your lash line. The eye liner should not be seen once you have completed the blending. Take your blending brush and blend this dark color so that it blends in with the rest of your makeup.

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One critical point to remember is that both your eyes need to match perfectly with regards to the colour tone, shade and density. Since you are blending the dark shade to achieve your smoky eye effect, matching both eyes can be a challenge unless you have enough practice with this look.

Finish off your look with a generous application of mascara. You may want to apply several coats to make your lashes appear thick and luxuriant. To add some curl to the lashes use an eyelash curler.

Thanks 😉

Anita xx