Your Best Makeup Colors is a 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 Lauren London.
I’d say Lauren London’s skintone can be described as tan with neutral undertones. From looking at pictures of her, I don’t really see her as true warm nor true cool. This means she looks great in colors that have a neutral or beige undertone like browns, purples/berries, and bronzes (though she can get away with also wearing colors that on both the warm and cool side) and brighter colors (like pinks and corals) as well as those close to her skin tone (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, Honesty, Shroom, Brule, Folie, Haux, Brown Script, Embark, Corduroy, All That Glitters, Ricepaper, Samoa Silk, Patina, Bamboo, Charcoal Brown, Saddle, Wedge, Grain, Satin Taupe, Kid, Retrospeck, Soba, Woodwinked, Soft Brown, Texture, Romp, Cork, Era, Honey Lust, Swiss Chocolate, Mulch, Tempting, Mystery, Concrete, Twinks, Brown Down, Bronze, Espresso
For Fun: Da Bling, Sushi Flower, Expensive Pink, Blackberry, Plum Dressing, Cranberry, Star Violet, Shadowy Lady, Sketch, Trax, Mythology, Rule, Orange, Red Brick, Paradisco, Amber Lights, Gorgeous Gold, Goldmine, Chrome Yellow, Bitter, Lucky Green, Swimming, Humid, Electric Eel, Shimmermoss, Aquadisiac, Steamy, Greensmoke, Sumptuous Olive, Coppering, Handwritten, Sable, Antiqued, Print, Smut, Carbon, Deep Truth, Contrast, Plumage, Nehru, Hepcat, Purple Haze, Sattelite Dreams, Vibrant Grape, Nocturnelle, Beauty Marked, Knight Devine, Typographic
Blush: Neutral pink, coral, and bronze colors look great on skin tones like Lauren London’s.
Illamasqua: Beg, Excite, Hussy, Lover, Thrust, Tweak
NARS: Desire, Gina, Gilda, Amour, Dolce Vita, Luster, Crazed, Exhibit A, Mata Hari, Mounia, Taos, Torrid, Taj Mahal, Orgasm, Nico (highlighter)
MAC: Pink Swoon, Fleur Power, Springsheen, Peachykeen, Breezy, Frankly Scarlet, Ambering Rose, Format (contour), Fever, Raizin, Desert Rose, Flirt & Tease, Loverush, Dollymix, Sweet as Cocoa (contour), Sunbasque, Peachtwist, Trace Gold
Lips: colors with a neutral undertone look best but those with cool undertones look good, too
Reds: MAC Chili, MAC Dubonnet, MAC Ruby Woo, MAC Red, MAC Viva Glam I
Berries: MAC Media, MAC Hang Up, MAC Darkside, MAC Film Noir, MAC Rebel, MAC Pop Mode Lipglass, MAC Lovechild Lipglass
Nudes/Neutrals: MAC O Lipstick, MAC Kinda Sexy, MAC Creme d Nude, MAC Half N’ Half, MAC High Tea, MAC Blankety, MAC Viva Glam V, MAC C-Thru Lipglass, MAC Florabundance Lipglass, MAC Spite Lipglass, MAC Madcap Lipglass
Pinks & Corals: MAC Impassioned, MAC Vegas Volt, MAC Crosswires, MAC Viva Glam VI, MAC Sweetie, MAC Lickable, MAC Nypmhette Lipglass, MAC Pink Lemonade Lipglass
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