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Choosing the right makeup colors

The best colors for make up are a personal choice, but there are some standards to apply. Decide with these basic steps.

The most important thing about choosing your makeup colors is knowing whether your skin tone is cool or warm. Using the incorrect shades can make your skin look very shallow, hence your look will be unflattering.

To decide whether you are cool or warm, try these easy tests:

1. Find a piece of silver fabric and a piece of gold fabric. Hold each fabric next to the veins in your wrists. If your veins have a blue cast next to the silver, you are cool toned. If your veins have a yellow, green or brown cast next to the gold, you are warm toned.

2. If you can easily wear BLACK, you are COOL. If you easily look washed out wearing black, you are WARM!

3. If you look better in pure white rather than ivory-COOL. If you look better in ivory-WARM.

4. Test your jewellery. Do you look better in silver or gold jewels. Gold is warm, and silver is cool.

With these tests, you should have a pretty good idea whether you're COOL or WARM.
Another way of differentiating is with this next guide:

 Choose cool colors 
If you have:
Skin tone: olive, rosy brown color or a light rosy color, fair/ medium rosy.
Hair color: dark, black, blond, or any of the brown tones except a golden brown.
Eyes: blue, green or hazel.
CELEBRITIES: Catherine Zeta Jones, Oprah, Sharon Stone and Michelle Pfeiffer are all cools

 Choose WARM colors 
If you have:
Skin tone: golden or medium fair.
Hair: golden brown, red or strawberry blond.
Eyes: hazel, dark or medium brown
CELEBRITIES: Nicole Kidman, Molly Ringwald, Kathie Lee Gifford are all warms.