I’m sure we all know the feeling when we want to get a new (insert brand of makeup here: ___ ). We go to the store, head over to its section, and feel completely overwhelmed. Luckily, when you read on, you’ll find my fix for the problem: the right makeup for every single type of skin, with quick tips included.
Oily: Acne is not exactly on good terms with you, but never fear, your super savoir is here! Introducing…
Your foundation: Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder
Dry: When it comes to moisture, you can’t get enough. Luckily, Bare Minerals has a little helper.
Your foundation: Bare Minerals READY Foundation SPF 20
Normal: Sometimes, when theres no problems with your skin, it can be hard to find a great foundation. But don’t worry, I found one for you!
Your foundation: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
QUICK TIP: When testing out foundations, put it on your jawline, versus on your hand or cheek.
Fair: A pale pink will give you a pretty flush, without looking like overkill.
Your blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dollface
Medium: All you need for a bright dash of color is a swipe of hot pink, which (surprisingly) doesn’t make you look like a circus clown.
Your blush: Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in Healthy Rose 08
Olive: An orange-pink blush is universally flattering, especially on olive skin like yours.
Your blush: Color of The Year Prisma Chrome Blush in Apricot Brandy
Dark: A purple blush will give you a gorgeously natural glow.
Your blush: Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Tender Mauve
QUICK TIP: For a sweet and girly look, smile in the mirror before blending in the blush with a big brush. For a more dramatic and fierce look, make a ‘fishy face’ (suck in your cheeks) and apply.
Blue/gray eyes: A metallic color (the darker your eyes, the darker the shade) will make you shine- no pun intended.
Your shadow: Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eye shadow in Engagement Ring 01, Glittering Sand 09, and Baby Blue 36
Brown/Hazel eyes: Pale pastels will turn all the attention straight to you.
Your shadow:Sephora Collection Moonshadow Trio Eyeshadows in Dusk Till Dawn 04
Green eyes: Earth tones will compliment you the best.
Your shadow: Sephora Collection Colorful Duo Eye shadow in 06 Golden Kaki
QUICK TIP: Brushes matter! Using the right (or wrong) brush can affect your look- chic and pretty..or sloppy and ugly.
Light Lashes: The one problem of light hair is light lashes. Don’t worry, we have your solution: an all-around good mascara thats super dark.
Your mascara:Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara in Rich Black
Average Lashes: Your in a Goldilocks position; not too strong, not too weak, but do you know what your just right is? A mascara that will draw attention to your eyes without being too showy.
Your mascara: Lancôme DÉFINICILS mascara in Deep Black
Short Lashes: You can use all the help you can get, so try one that will make your lashes crazy, yet believably long.
Your mascara: Benefit They’re real! mascara
QUICK TIP: Don’t wiggle around your mascara brush until its out if the bottle, it’ll dry it up more quickly. Instead, lift it straight up out of the mascara, then wiggle it around to your hearts delight.
Fair: A clear gloss with a hint of sparkle will look pretty and (bonus!) not wash you out.
Your Gloss: NARS lipgloss in Albatros
Medium: Pale green can’t be a lip gloss. Or can it? It turns out that it gives you a pale pink color. So pretty!
Your Gloss: Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Green Petal.
Olive: A drop of gold will be enough to make you shimmer and shine all day.
Your Gloss: Estee Lauder Pure Color Sequin Finish in Molten Honey
Dark: Magenta is bound to make your puckers perfect (with a little help from a certain moisturizer)
Your Gloss: Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Black Honey
Quick tip: Make sure that you rub your lips together after applying the gloss. Otherwise, it’ll look sticky and messy.
Fair: What happens when pale white meets pale nude? Instant perfection
Your Lipstick: Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Exposed
Medium: A coral will be a beautiful- yet unexpected alternative to boring old pink.
Your Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tuuti Fruti.
Olive: A red-orange will instantly turn every eye on you
Your Lipstick: Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in 16 Orange Rocks
Dark: A deep red-brown is surprisingly sophisticated.
Your Lipstick: Nars Lipstick in Autumn Leaves
Quick tip: A little foundation goes a long way! Just applying a little of it on your lips before the stick will keep the color lasting much, much, MUCH longer.
Hope this helps you get a gorgeous look!
P.S What are your favorite makeup tools, products, and looks? Let us know with a picture or a sentence or two at 2chicgurlsZ@gmail.com OR right below (see that comment box?)