The Right Shades for your Complexion

Change is nothing but human nature. From your house to your job to your outfit, women don’t like monotony. Luckily for the fashion industry, this human lust for change and something new or different is the very thing that keeps it growing.

Makeup trends also evolve with time. It seems that the makeup trends change overnight as we jump from black heavily lined cat eyes to soft brown eyes or from 3D nail art to nude nail enamels with French manicure. Same is the case with colors, while red lipstick is a forever favorite with everyone, orange color might become an instant hit overnight while tomorrow may be the day when burgundy rules it all.

While the shift in trends might make you want to adopt them, the fact remains that every color trend does not suit everyone. You should choose your makeup colors wisely so that they bring out your best feature and complement your skin tone. The best makeup colors to go for vary on the basis of skin tone of each individual.

It is a common misconception that skin tone and complexion are the same. Contrary to the common notion, skin tone refers to the skin shade that radiates from your skin. One might question that how is the complexion different from the skin tone? The answer is that our skin is continuously exposed to environmental factors like sunlight which results in the breakdown of surface cells. This leads to degeneration of natural skin pigment and thus dulls the complexion.

In order to choose the perfect color for your complexion, you should first have a look at your skin tone and determine your skin complexion. So go through the list below and find your perfect color match.

Fair Skinned

Again the notion that fair skinned girls can pull off every shade is totally wrong. Try wearing an orange colored lipstick or a snowy foundation. It will instantly give you a sickly sallow appearance. The best colors for you are pinks, peaches and beige. When choosing pink try to g for a soft pink, e.g. baby pink. It will give a healthy glow to your cheeks so that you will appear flushed with happiness. For eyes choose a shimmery or nude beige. When choosing lipstick you should opt for vibrant youthful colors like red and you will make everyone swoon with envy. However, if you want to go for a more sophisticated and lady like appearance then you should opt for a cranberry lip color. Want to add drama to your ensemble? Choose wine red lipstick. However the fair toned women should, at all costs, stay away from brown lipsticks as they will make them appear dull and listless.
fair skinned complexion

Medium Skinned

Those women who have light or medium skin tone should choose yellow toned foundations. The foundation laced with gold tint will give you a fresh radiant look. You are blessed because you can pull off very nude shade and look gorgeous in it. To add life and color to your cheeks, opt for peach pink blush on and use skin toned, light brown or beige shade on your eyes. Out to enjoy the night? Opt for an orange red lipstick. If you want to impart a dramatic impression opt for blackberry lip color. However if you are at workplace and wearing casual day makeup then you can wear light reddish brown gloss or earthy nude shades with pink undertones.
medium skin complexion

Dark Skinned

The luckiest of all the girls are those who complexion is in the range of medium to dark; reason being the fact that they can wear nearly every color. The suggested skin shade is caramel. Try to go for yellowish brown foundations. To bring out your eyes go for metallic brown, bronze and copper shades. However never use a light pink blush one rather color your cheeks with a lively darker pink shade. For lips you can choose either the caramel or a pink toned gloss. To stand out amongst all wear a tangerine lipstick. If you opt for light and soft look then finish it off with a maroon lipstick to give a polished appearance.

dark skin complexion

On top of all, you need to feel confident in your skin. No matter how much effort you put into your look, you won’t look good on the outside till you feel good on the inside. Those are words to live by.

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