I love colors. The theory of mixing hues to create moods is so evident in the world of makeup. Makeup is painting, and your canvas is the face.
Here are a few rules to live by:
1. To enhance green eyes use purple eye colors (Try Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Gel eyeliner in Black Plum Ink), for blue eyes use gold or brown tones (Try Yves Saint Laurent 'Ombres Duolumières' Eye Shadow Duo in Heaven Beige-Astral Brown #1), for brown tones choose green shadows, like I have on below (Nars in Blade Runner).
2.To perfect your skin, always use a foundation with the correct undertone Yellow/Orange, Red/Orange, Blue/Red, or Red. Hint: To find your undertone take a look at your veins in your wrist...are they green? You have warmer undertones. Bobbi Brown is a believer that majority of women need a warmer base. Are they blue? Than you have cooler undertones.Clinique has more options for cooler bases.
3.Your blush and lip color should always match, for ex. see what I have on below: Bare Escentuals Buxom in Amber paired with Nars Deep Throat Blush (Both having Red/Orange undertones). My dramatic option would have been to choose a Plum (Blue/Red undertone)lip color and match it with a plum(Blue/Red undertone)blush.
I was inspired by the green and orange painted wall in Santana Row, one of my favorite places to enjoy a beautiful day with my hubby.
Please ask me any questions if you need help finding your undertone on my facebook page.