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I'm wearing a turquoise dress
for a formal party. I have light tan skin color, my hair is natural
black color, my eyes are dark brown. What kind of eyeshadow color should
I use? Thanks
of your dress does not play the most important part in choosing
eye colors. It is the color of your eyes that is most important. Having
brown eyes you should wear one of the following colors or color combinations
of eye shadow:
that number 2 and number 4 would look very nice with a turquoise dress.
They are Bren's
Eye Shadow colors Ivy and Sunset.
Hi, I am
going to a formal this Friday and am having a hard time deciding which
eyeshadow color to wear. I am wear a a vibrant red dress. I have deep
blue eyes and want them to really pop. I have medium blond hair and
fair skin. I don't want the colors to clash so I was thinking a light
pink would make my eyes stand out and would go well with the dress.
A dark gray eyeliner and black mascara? Does that sound right or what-
I am clueless!!! Thank you!
coordinate your eye shadow color with your blue eyes, not your red dress.
Light pink alone will not make your eyes stand out, in fact it may make
your eyes appear smaller. In order to make your eyes pop, you should
use three coordinating shades. Follow the instructions
for smokey eyes whether or not you use the black / grey colors.
The colors for blue eyes are:
I like Nature or Eclipse for your formal. The dark gray or charcoal
eyeliner and black mascara are good choices. Thank you for your question.
for Smokey Eyes
Hi There, I am going to an
event. My dress is black and silver (blond hair brown/hazel eyes). I
want to do a smokey eye with black/silver/pink, but wasn’t sure if I
should wear a lighter lipstick (pink tone) or much darker one with (with
purple undertones). Thanks! Eli
Hi Eli, It
is just my opinion but I do not recommend that you have two dramatic
events going on so close together. If you do smokey eyes, then I suggest
you go with the lighter lipstick.
Hi, I been having a MAJOR
issue with my eyes! I have pretty green eyes. I've been wearing make-up
that is fit for blue eyes. I want my pretty green eyes to POP. I've
looked on the net, and i watch "What Not to Wear" And so far, I've gotten
multiple answers. Such as wear purple eye liner, or brown, dont wear
BLACK, wear green eye shadow, I'm soo confused. Can you help me? thanks
look great in the following colors:
on the color of your eyelashes, if they are dark you can by all means
wear black eye liner and mascara. To make your eyes pop, you should
try using three coordinating eye shadow colors. Read
about applying eye shadow for more dramatic looking eyes
Hi, I am an asian women with
brown skin and I tried my best but I could not find the exact color
match with my skin, I have dry skin and when I put foundation on, my
face had white patches. I am very upset because my husband likes light
skin color, so please guide me for exact colour and brand. I am living
in united kingdom.
your skin color this will be just a guestimate - The number one selling
color in Taiwan is Colosé Caprice. It is a fairly light color
and will give your skin a lighter look. The color Dore is a shade or
two darker and also a very nice covering foundation. The
Colosé foundations come in a tube and do not have much
weight so shipping to the United Kingdom is very economical. The foundations
are also great moisturizers but if you have dry skin you should also
consider applying a face cream before putting on your foundation.
Hi, I have golden blonde
hair, dark blue eyes and I have fair skin. I wear black mascara and
eyeliner. I also wear brown/gold eyeshadows, but my eyes never seem
to pop. What should I wear? Thanks K.
blue eyes look best in shades of the following colors:
a cream or cream/pink color for your second eyeshadow color instead
of gold. You may find that you prefer these results better than your
gold eyeshadow color.
Hi, I wonder if you can answer
the following problem. In recent years I have developed a slight hairline
above my mouth and being dark haired it always seems more pronounced.
My beautician has been waxing my mouth for over a year which has actually
slowed down the hair growth, but has left me with a dark shadow over
my mouth which I find very embarrassing. Can you offer any advice to
help please. many thanks.
waxing should eventually destroy the hair follicle so that less hair
grows in that area. You may want to try a skin lightener on the skin
between your upper lip and nose. Skin lightener products can be pretty
expensive. Our Skin
Lightener is $32.00. You could also try using lemon juice from
a lemon - not diluted like juice - it sometimes acts as a lightening
agent as well. There are also concealers and correctors that you could
try under your regular make-up. Colose makes a real nice compact
concealer cream that you can pat on and you do not have to wear
make-up over it.
Can you recommend a foundation
for me. I am having a terrible time getting to the right make up counter.
This is my problem: I am 44 years old. I have acne and use proactive,
which works very well, but, I really have to use a lot of oil free moisturizer
to keep from getting scaly and dry. The problem is, I need a very moist
oil free foundation so that my acne is not aggravated AND I don't have
that chalky cracked look after the makeup is applied. I can't seem to
find the right product line. Thank You
only one foundation that I would recommend for your skin type and complexion.
It is Colosé Foundation.
Colosé skin care is made in Switzerland and their foundation
cream is especially formulated to prevent the pores of the skin from
becoming clogged. The Colosé cream foundation also contains Vitamins
C and E.
Hi, I am getting engaged
and will be wearing an orange dress. I would like to know which eyeshade
would look best on me. I have black eyes and a fair complexion. Thanks
say this enough - Eye Shadow Shades go with your eyes, not your dress.
A person with dark eyes should wear the colors shown below. Once you
get "your" colors chosen then you can narrow it down so that
those chosen colors do not clash with your dress. Depending on the orange
shade, you should choose one of the last two colors which we call ivy
or sunset eyeshadow. Because of your dark eyes, you should stay
with dark / black mascara and eyeliner. If you feel that you do not
need eyeliner, then do not wear it. It may not be necessary to wear
eyeliner if you have big, dark eyes.
Hi, I was wondering if you
could tell me what hues of eyeshadow, mascara, liner, and lipstick would
look good on me. I have olive-brown eyes; dark, chestnut-brown hair;
and very pale, ghostly skin. (P.S.- I love your website; it's already
been a lot of help.)
olive brown eyes look good in eye shadows that have the following colors for two totally different looks:
shadows will make you eyes look smaller and lighter colors will make
your eyes look bigger. I assume your natural eyelashes are brown so
I would stick with a brown or black mascara and eyeliner. Very pale,
ghostly skin could perhaps use a little blush and or bronzer. Your lipstick
color should be light using coppers or pinks, coordinating with the
color you choose for your blush.
Hello I just recently came
across your site and I have a question. I'm 16 and I have no one to
ask for make up advice. I'm Hispanic and it's hard for me to find the
right colors to wear. Every time I go into a makeup store they always
say that Hispanic women should wear dark colors because of their dark
skin but Hispanic women come in many different colors and I have light
skin. Dark colors make me look really old and serious and light colors
like pink and blue make me look chalky and clownish. Also my eyes are
small and sort of look Asian and eyeliner doesn't look right on me.
Can you offer me any advice?
If you have
light skin then you need a foundation for light skin. We have a wonderful
foundation: Caprice by Colosé.
It is light and creamy and you will love it. Your choices for eyeshadows
is dependent on the color of your eyes. See our eye colors advice on
our eyeshadow trio page.
The most important factor in deciding what color and how to apply eye
shadow is to take into consideration the amount of fold you have above
the eye lid. If you possess a fair amount of fold, then you can boldly
apply dramatic colors such as black, deep purple, deep turquoise (really
stunning) and navy blue for night time wear and utilize the technique
of multilayering colors. Colors that are especially flattering for daytime
wear are bronze and light colors applied close to the lashes while more
intense colors are blended on top. Asian eyes: Apply highlighter under the brow. Use light shadow on the inner half of the lid and a
darker color on the outer half.
a lot of practice to get eyeliner to look right so my advice is to practice.
If after some time it still does not look right then try to get the
look working with eyeshadow. You will also need to invest in some good eyeshadow brushes.
Hi, my long time friend recommended
this site to me, and I just love it. I have passed it on to many people
and they also love it. I just need some tips on putting on makeup for
the first time. I'm almost 13. I'm looking for the natural but outstanding
look. I would also want my lips to be very shimmery (I'M not sure if
that is a word, but I hope you understand what I'M saying). I am a dark
caramel skinned girl, with HUGE hazel eyes ( no, I really mean it).
Also I wanted to know if I'm able to put on eyeshadow and what color.
Oh yeah, I need cheap prices for the makeup living in NYC and all. Thanks
a whole lot Katrina.
beginning to use make-up you want to keep your look natural. Your foundation
or loose powder should be the same color as your skin tone or a little
lighter. You are so lucky to have hazel eyes because now you have a
wider selection of eye shadow colors that you can use - depending on
your mood you can emphasize either the green or the brown in your eyes.
While most people look good in three colors, with hazel eyes you will
have about 7 colors to choose from. Look at the bottom of our eyeshadow
trios page and you will understand what I am talking about.
If you feel it is necessary to wear eyeshadow use the lightest shade
in your range of colors - It will not be that noticeable and it will
really brighten your eyes. If your eyelashes are naturally dark you
will not need mascara. The same is true for your eyebrows. You may want
to shape your eyebrows though and if necessary apply an eyebrow pencil
the same color as your eyebrows but just for fill-in. If your eyebrows
already have a nice shape, then please just leave them alone for now.
Lipstick should also be light, especially for school. You may want to
just use a lip gloss over your natural lips.
using makeup the majority of girls purchase their cosmetics at a drugstore
or stores like K-Mart. There is nothing wrong with that and many times
you will find that you like a cheaper product more than the more expensive
product. Read our articles and newsletters and follow
the advice and recommendations for your skin tones and eye colors are
you will be a perfect hit! Have a makeup pajama party with your friends
and practice applying makeup on each other. Before long, you will be
very proficient at it.
Hi, I was on your site and
found it very helpful. I have a light brown, olive complexion and dark
brown eyes. I'm trying to make my dark eyes appear lighter. I was wondering
if you could help me by telling me what eye shadow, mascara and hair
colors would do that. I don't want to wear contacts, but i want to dye
my hair. Could you please e-mail me your advice? Thank you very much.
It is very
difficult to make your eyes appear lighter than their naturally dark
color. What you can do is either make your eyes appear larger or smaller
by using certain colors. Dark colors will make the eye appear smaller
and light colors will make your eyes appear larger and brighter. Emphasizing
your lips by giving them a deeper shade of color will then make your
eyes appear lighter. I suggest you try more of a chocolate or brown
mascara with a light frosted eyeshadow such as pink (chic) or lavender (shock). Use a dark brown or black eyeliner.
I think that by brightening up your eyes they will appear lighter. Since
skin tone and eye color cannot be changed, your hair, clothes, makeup
and accessories must relate to or compliment the natural colors of the
eyes and skin.
I have blue eyes and I'm
13 years old. I want to make my eyes pop but i dont know what eye shadow
color to use, and for that matter if I should wear eye shadow because
my mom will only let me wear eye shadow and mascarra or eyeliner and
mascarra. Which one should I use? Eyeliner or mascarra and I'm not allowed
to wear black because my mom said i look gothic.
beginning to use makeup, use the lighter colors in your color range.
Earth tones are recommended for blue eyes - that is browns, tans, beige.
One of my favorite new colors is our creamy eye shadow called Tingle
in our Eye Silks. You can experiment with eyeliner and mascara.
Do you have nice thick eyelashes? If so, then you do not need mascara
and perhaps a light brown eyeliner would then be a good choice. If your
eyelashes are thin and or light, then you could apply a chocolate brown
mascara. The clue to eye makeup is to apply it so that it brightens
your eyes (lighter eyeshadow colors brighten eyes and make them appear
larger). You want your look to be fresh and natural. You will look better
and your mom will be happy too!
Hi, I was wondering if you
knew any tips and tricks on how to give your eyes that exotic, cat eye
look. I have brown eyes and I really want them to stand out. Thanks
for the help!
trick of the trade for cat eyes: find an index card and place it at
a 45 degree angle to your eye (and right up to your eye, touching your
skin). Take a light shade of eye shadow and place it along the uppermost
and lowermost portion of your eyes. (Keep the card in place because
this is your angle for the cat eyes). Next take a darker shade and place
that into the crease of your eye and blend with the lower lighter color
and only slightly blend with the upper lighter shade. Add a dark eyeliner
along the entire length of your upper eyelash and black mascara for
your lashes. This will make your eyes "pop". Now remove the index card
and you will have cat eyes! Smokey tones with purples work great for
cat eyes. Try Onyx Eye Shadow by Colosé Cosmetics for the cat eye look. Read
I am an occasional crossdresser
and I want to go "out" this weekend. My wife approves of this but doesn't
want to SEE it, so I've had my makeup bag stashed away in the attic
for the last 2 months. It has been over 100 degrees here the last couple
of days, and who knows how hot in the attic (over 120 I would guess)!
Is all of my makeup going to be melted? Will I be able to use melted
makeup with makeup brushes or will it be ruined? Do I need to rush out
and buy all new makeup tonight? I have all kinds of things up there
including Blush, Eyebrow Pencils, Eyeliner Liquid and Pencils, Eye Shadow,
Foundation, Lipgloss, Lipliner, Lipstick, Mascara, Powder and more.
Will some of these have survived the heat better than others? Help!!
And much thanks!
to hear that you have to store your make-up in the attic! That is about
the worst place for make-up. You definitely run the risk of ruining
your lipsticks, eyeliner and lip liners. These all contain ingredients
that when exposed to extreme heat can melt them. I recommend you try
to put your cosmetics in the refrigerator or freezer at least one hour
before you try to open them. Your lipstick is especially vulnerable
and can break off easily at the base. There isn't any health concerns
for make-up that has been exposed to heat, just that they won't apply
very well. The refrigerator trick should work, but be prepared that
you may need a new lipstick! You can use a lip brush or applicator if
your lipstick has melted. I would still place it in the refrigerator
so it can be applied better. The rest of your make-up should be OK to
use, such as your loose powder, blush, eye shadow and foundation. The
concealer should also be cooled prior to application. Good luck and
have a wonderful evening out!
Tip: Do Not Store Your Makeup In The Attic
I am a model and I have bright
blue eyes that I need to make stand out more in pictures. Any tips on
how to do so? Any make up tips for photographing, I have honey blonde
hair, fair skin. Some times my skin is a little shiny any tips? Thanks
eyes to stand out, you need to go with contrasting eye shadow colors!
Colors that contrast are yellow tones including eye shadow shades of
brown and taupe, orange and gold. These colors will help blue eyes "POP".
I recommend you take a look at Nature,
Sunset, and Lioness Eye Shadow by Bren Cosmetics to see these
colors. I would use Brown or Black (Raven) eyeliner
from Bren as well as Chocolate
or Black Mascara. These colors will help your eyes stand out.
your shine, I recommend a translucent
loose powder by Colose Cosmetics or translucent
Powder in a Brush by Bren Cosmetics. Use the translucent powder
over foundation. To keep control of oil all day long, use Bren Cosmetics Pressed Powder Oil Control Blotter.
I am getting ready for prom
and I cannot figure out what to do for eye shadow. My eyes are generally
green (they tend to change with my mood). I am wearing a black and hot
pink dress (black all over w/ a hot pink bodice). I have silver and
black jewelry. I am fairly tan, and I have light brown hair. Please
advise me! Thanks! Amy
eyes, I recommend going with pink, lavender, or taupe and reddish browns
eye shadow. These colors will help green eyes "POP". I recommend you
look at Bloom or Dream by Bren
Cosmetics to see these colors. I would use Prune
Eyeliner from Bren as well as Plum
or Wine Mascara. These colors will help your eyes stand out
and will compliment the hot pink in your dress.
Please could you tell me
where I could buy some of the really glittery/sparkly eye shadow which
celebrities are wearing at the moment.
regular eye shadow, but add a touch of glo. Bren Cosmetics makes a great
product that can be used on lips and eyes. Its called Pout
& Glo! A portion of the container is lip gloss and the other
portion is sparkle dust. Use the sparkle dust on your lips (after you
apply the gloss) and also on your eyelids to match. It's a really great
and fun product.
I have never used makeup
and was wanting to start. I never had anyone tell me what colors to
use or how to apply it. I have medium to dark brown hair hazel/brown
eyes and my skin tone is kind of pale. Ii would appreciate it if anyone
could help me out with telling me what shades I would need for eyes,
lips, cheeks, and so on. I would like a natural look, nothing over the
top or too extreme. Thanks in advance.
need to take it slow and go natural! With your pale skin, I would recommend
you stay away from dark shades (dark red lipstick, dark brown shadows,
liners, etc,). Dark shades on pale skin tend to look gothic. Stay with
light to medium shades.
eyes to "POP" you need a contrasting group of eye shadow colors. Contrasting
eye shadow colors include pink, lavender, purple, and coral. Check
out Mystic, Dream and Grapevine Eye Shadow by Bren Cosmetics
to see these colors. To compliment your hazel/brown eyes you
would want to go with light browns, creams, light or lime greens. Sunset,
Ivy and Nature Eye Shadow by Bren
Cosmetics also show these colors the best.
eye shadow, take the lightest shade and place it over your entire eyelid,
this is your base. The medium shade goes at your lower lid and the darkest
shade goes into the crease of your eye. You want to find an eyeliner
that is close to your darkest shade and apply that at the edge of your
lashes. You will want a Mascara that is similar in shade or brown or black. (Think of your eyeliner
as an extension or your lashes, its purpose is to make your lashes look
thicker, so it should be applied as close to the lashes as possible
and along the same line).
If you are
starting out on lipstick it would be best to use Lip
Twins by Bren Cosmetics. This gives you a lipstick and a matching
lip liner so you can't make a mistake. I would also recommend a lip-gloss in pink from Colosé Cosmetics.
go natural and usually a pink tone is most natural. Place it in a circular
motion at the apple of your cheek. A good color to start with is Aubergine by Colose Cosmetics or Bordeaux by Bren Cosmetics. Both are natural colors.
it usually takes a little practice to discover "your" look, so feel
free to experiment with a close friend - she'll be honest and let you
know if a look is good, bad, or in between!
Hi Katrina! I have a commencement
ball to go to and I was wondering if you could give me a suggestion
about my makeup. I have dark brown hair, green eyes, white skin and
I will be wearing a red strapless dress. Now, I don't want to do browns
for my eyes since I will be wearing silver jewlery so I am stumped.
Also, what color lipstick should I wear? Thanks for taking the time
to help me! -Amy
eyes I recommend using Silver
& Gold Eyeshadow by Colosé Cosmetics. The silver will compliment
your jewelry. Wear the silver all over your lid. The gold should be
placed at the crease of your eye and will compliment your red dress
and bring out the green in your eyes. For lipstick, I'd suggest a warm
tone such as Iso-Taupe or Glitzy
Copper from Bren Cosmetics. If you want to add a touch of gold
to your lips, Colosé makes a great gold touch enhancer that you can
put on your lips.
Hi! I'm almost 13 and most
of my friends are wearing makeup. I used to wear LOADS of makeup at
the beginning of the year, but I don't now. How much makeup should an
almost-thirteen-girl wear? Thanks! Bre~
have the ability to look great in anything! If you don't have problems
with blemishes I would recommend not using a foundation, which will
make your make-up feel heavier. Just use a concealer now and then for the occasional trouble spots. I think for thirteen
you can avoid eyeliner, it's probably too heavy or if you think you
want to try it, go for lighter taupe
colors. I recommend lighter colors for younger women as dark
colors tend to make young women look too old and sometimes almost gothic.
is best for lips at your age and can be fun and sparkly. Try Pout
& Glo color Sugar by Bren Cosmetics, it's a fun line.
be use just lightly at the apple of your checks and in a natural pink
tone. Try Aubergine by Colosé
Cosmetics for a simple look. I would recommend light brown Mascara,
but I think you can skip this at your age too.
I'm Spanish on both sides
but sometimes feel I dont look it. I would like to know what make up
to wear to make my heritage more aparrent. I have gray eyes, olive-ish
skin, and dark hair with a reddish cast off it. Please help!
For a natural
Spanish look, I recommend you focus on your eyes. You want them to look
more Spanish and to everyone else that means a sultry or even "Cat"
need: Chisel Angle Fluff Brush - For all over color and under eyebrow Chisel
Double Shader Brush - For contouring and blending - A trio
eye shadow or three shades of color: light, medium, dark preferably
in Grapevine, Mystic (My pick for gray eyes) or Eclipse and an index
Index card place it at a 45-degree angle against the outer portion of
your eye. The card will prevent you from smearing your shadow past the
angle and ruining the effect of the lifted eye. Take your Angle Fluff
Brush and apply the lightest shade in the trio you chose all over your
Apply a dark
or matching eye liner along the upper eye closest to your eye lash in about 1/16th inch line,
start at the inner eye and go all the way across your eye to outer most
portion of your eye angling up and out at the end. You may need to remove
the index card so you have both hands available to create the angle.
Replacing the index card, use the double shader brush and apply the
medium shade along the lower lid. Using the same brush (but cleaned)
apply the dark shade in a diagonal from the center eye to the outer
eye stopping just above the middle crease of your eye.
card and using your Angle Fluff Brush (it should still have a bit of
the light shade in the brush) in a one directional brush stroke going
to the outer portion of your eye, brush once or twice outward to blend
the colors and to soften the line left by the index card. Clean brush
and dip in the light shade for the opposite eye.
look by curling your eyelashes using a curler and 30 seconds of pressure on your upper eyelashes and apply black mascara
in two layers.
blush, I recommend Ignite by Bren Cosmetics (great for olive skin tones), applied in at an angle from the apple
of your check to the outer portion of your eye. For lips, try Intrigue
Lip Twin by Bren Cosmetics. It has a liner and matching lipstick
all in one container! Simple and easy!
I am 15 years old and am
caramel toned. I wear MAC foundation and it works really well. The only
problem is it comes of on everything. It's gets on people that I hug
and on my fingers and on everything I touch if I have recently touched
my face. It also never stays on. I have to re-apply it after about 3
hours. Do you have any advice for me?
solution to your problem is to use a loose powder to set the foundation
in place. Although if the problem still persists, I recommend you begin
looking for a new foundation. You can use Colosé
Cosmetics Loose Powder- translucent or pick from six different
shades of Powder in a Brush from Bren Cosmetics.
I'm about 16 with black hair,
blue eyes, and a very pale complexion with pink-ish undertones. My problem
is I never know what kind of make-up use because most of my features
are already so dramatic by themselves. I do like the gothic look, but
I don't want to go over board and have too much make-up. What should
eyes to stand out, you need to go with contrasting colors! Colors that
contrast are yellow tones including shades of brown and taupe, orange
and gold. These colors will help blue eyes "POP". I recommend you take
a look at Nature, Sunset, and Lioness by Bren Cosmetics to see these
colors. The more you use the darker shades the more gothic you can get
make your look without going overboard by using black shadows. I would
use Brown or Black (Raven) eyeliner from Bren as well as Chocolate or
Black Mascara. These colors will help your eyes stand out. You can also
look for a light pink shade to use as a base for eye shadows and a gray
to compliment your blue eyes.
Keep to natural
pinks for your checks, applying it at the apple of your cheek. Two great
colors from Colose Cosmetics are Aubergine and Bisquit. For lips, I
think your coloring can take almost all shades of pink from light to
hot pink, depending on your mood.