Friday, January 28, 2011

Let's Paint Some Faces

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.


Danielle said...

I used the hipstamatic camera app on my phone to take those photos. No editing needed. If you have an iPhone, you need to download the app asap!

Priscilla Francine Makeup said...

OOOH... I have verizon. Those pictures looked so unique and professional I would have never guessed it was a phone!

Taylor said...

I love these shots P!!

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