Your Best Makeup Colors is a new series here on The Style and Beauty Doctor aimed to help at taking some of the guess work out of choosing makeup colors for your skin tone. I’ll use pictures of celebs to help illustrate the series so when a celeb most closely matches your skin tone you can grab some ideas.
Note: The makeup I mention are colors that will go great with a certain skin tone, but aren’t the only ones you should try. They’ll give you a good idea of what colors will look best on you. Also I’ll be mentioning a lot of brands that are “internet popular” meaning that you’ll be able to check Google Images for swatches easily. This way you can still have an idea of colors and still shop within your own fave brands (drugstore, indie, department store).
If you’re itching to see other complexions, check out: Best Makeup Colors for Every Skin Tone.
Up next is Jennifer Lopez.
I’d say Jennifer Lopez’ skin tone can be described as a light tan with warm/golden undertones. This means she looks great in gold and makeup with gold or yellow undertones. Skin tones like Jennifer’s can also take some pretty intense bright colors, but looks best in golds, peaches, and bronzes as well as colors close to her skin color (for neutral looks it’s great to have 3 eyeshadows: one close to the skin complexion, one 2-3 shades darker (contour), and one 2-3 shades lighter (highlight). When creating a beautiful makeup look, even if you love neutrals, add in at least one “bright” (usually blush) to really make your look pop.
Eyeshadows (MAC–if MAC isn’t your fave brand still use this as a guide to figure out which similar colors look best in other brands):
P.S. I tried to only picked colors from the permanent line so you don’t get stuck on a color only to realize it’s sold out.
Neutrals: Blanc Type, Brule, Honesty, Shroom, Malt, Brule, Embark, Brown Script, Haux, Corduroy, Nylon, Ricepaper, Patina, Orb, Grain, Wedge, Saddle, Charcoal Brown, Satin Taupe, Bisque, Retrospeck, Woodwinked, Soft Brown, Honey Lust, Era, Cork, Romp, Arena, Texture, Swiss Chocolate, Mulch, Espresso, Bronze, Twinks,
For fun: Sushi Flower, Expensive Pink, Blackberry, Sketch, Mythology, Motif, Amber Lights, Gorgeous Gold, Goldmine, Bitter, Lucky Green, Humid, Steamy, Shimmermoss, Sumptuous Olive, Greensmoke, Sable, Antiqued, Contrast, Deep Truth, Carbon, Nehru, Plumage, Hepcat, Nocturnelle, Beauty Marked, Silver Ring, Knight Devine
Blush: colors with gold or bronze look smoking hot, but so do peaches and brighter pinks. Some plums and reds can look like bruises on this skin tone, so go for those on the lighter side or apply with a lighter application.
Illamasqua: Beg, Chased, Create, Disobey, Excite, Expose, Hussy, Lover, Tweak
NARS: Desire, Gina, Amour, Lovejoy, Angelika, Luster, Madly, Deep Throat, Gilda, Mata Hari, Silvana, Taos, Nico, Sin, Torrid, Oasis, Orgasm
MAC: Peaches, Pink Swoon, Well Dressed, Fleur Power, Springsheen, Style, Peachykeen, Pinch O’ Peach, Coppertone, Harmony, Trace Gold, Margin, Peachtwist, Sunbasque, Sweet as Cocoa (bronzer/contour)
Bronzer: This is what made Jennifer famous! Don’t leave home without it.
Try: Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in Brown Bronze, NARS Bronzer in Casino and Irrésistiblement, Bare Escentuals All Over Face Color in Warmth, Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in Terracotta 3, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder, Too Faced Caribbean In A Compact – Sun Bunny
Lips: colors with a warm or yellow undertone to them look best on skintones and undertones like J. Lo’s
Reds: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in #17 Rouge Muse, MAC Brave Red Lipstick, MAC Lady Bug Lipstick, MAC Lady Danger Lipstick, MAC O Lipstick, MAC Cockney Lipstick
Pinks/Plums: MAC Please Me Lipstick, MAC Creme de la Femme Lipstick, MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick, MAC Fanfare Lipstick, MAC Sweetie Lipstick, MAC Lustering Lipstick, MAC Plink! Lipstick, MAC Faux Lipstick, MAC Brave Lipstick, MAC Cosmo Lipstick, MAC Sheer Plum Lipstick
Corals: MAC Costa Chic Lipstick, MAC Syrup Lipstick, MAC Vegas Volt, MAC Ravishing Lipstick
Nudes: MAC Creme d’ Nude Lipstick, MAC Honey Love Lipstick, MAC High Tea Lipstick, MAC Hug Me Lipstick, MAC Blankety Lipstick, MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick and Lipglass, MAC Half N Half Lipstick
Looking for other skintones in this topic? Bookmark this category: Your Best Makeup Colors.
Feel free to add your favorites in the comments! If you have questions, leave me a comment or contact me.
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