Friday, 4 September 2009

What are my make-up colours?

I am asking the blogging world's advice. I think my colouring is classed as "English Rose".
Dark brown hair (with some natural flecks of copper/light brown)
Pale skin (not quite porcelain like Helen Bohnham-Carter)
Blue Eyes (Mid blue I think)

What colours should I wear in clothes and make-up?

I obviously have some ideas but I thought I would ask the people with all the knowledge!

Thanks :)

P.s. Feel free to suggest actual products.

7 comments:

  1. depends whether you are warm toned, cool toned or neutral. If you aren't sure take a pic of yourself with a pink cool toned lippie and another with a warm coral lippie, see which one enhances your face more xxx For blue eyes which I have I think red toned browns, coppers, oranges, golds. On the other scale pinks and dirty mauve colours can look good too. L'oreal studio has a stand where you can buy eyeshadow according to your eye colour so this might help? xx

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  2. Hi Macalicious,

    Thanks for the advice. Light pinks seem to make me look washed out so I think i need warmer tones. I wear browny purple/mauve eyeshadow a bit. I didnt know about the L'oreal eyeshadow so I will look out for that when i'm out next.

    Thanks for the advice!
    :)xx

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  3. I think the l'oreal stand is new, I only know about it as lollipop26 mentioned it on her blog, I haven't seen it myself x

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  4. I can help you with this, I'd need a better pic of your face though :) I think you'll be surprised by what colours you can wear x

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  5. @Macalicious I remember her mentioning it now you mentioned lollipop26! Thanks I'll check it out!

    @Kozziosko Thanks for the offer- not sure how to do this, I'm a bit camera shy!! There is a picture of my skin tone earlier in my blog when I started my 30 Day skin challenge (now extended) and the picture in my sidebar. I am hoping to do an eye shot later today and upload that.

    Would those 3 pictures be enough to work from? If not then i'll look to see if i have a photo of me (without makeup on) that I'd be prepared for the whole world to see. That is a scary thought!!

    Let me know

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  6. Although your skin is fair, the pale pinks etc are I think best on fair hair, blue eyes and pale skin. Basically people who look pale all over - hair skin etc. (No offence - as an Asian gal I think these girls are gorgeous!)

    Looking at your colours I would put you at probably more of a warm girl - in particular because of the warm gold tones in your hair.

    It really depends on the look you go for. If you like to wear bright bold colours I think you would look great in greens.

    Purples I think would also suit you as well - apparently they look good on everyone but I look like I have bruises on my eyes when I wear certain purples!

    Is it worth buying one of those all colour palettes that people are raving about - the coastal scents one? This is a pretty good way to test out loads of different looks. I don't have one of these myself cos I only really wear certain colours.

    However, everyone and I mean EVERYONE looks good in neutral shades of pink brown, browns, khakis etc.

    I think a beautiful peachy pink blush looks good on EVERYONE. You have mentioned that you also wear mauve/purples which I think would look great on you too!

    Hope this helps!!

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  7. @BV thanks for all of that :) It has given me a few more ideas. I like Khakis- I'm wearing that colour top now!! And I had sorted out my pink dresses to go onto ebay a few days back as I didnt feel right in them (Might blog about that).

    Mauve eyeshadow is my most used one! I have just done a green eyeshadow picture and will upload it along with.. a picture of me Eek!

    @ everyone Thanks for the suggestions. Will upload a picture now and hopefully that will help you all a bit. I always feel ignore by magazines and have struggled to find the best colours (clothes and makeup) (and the best cut in clothes, and makeup application methods--- its a minefield!!). PArt of my job is presenting myself and I struggle with feeling comfortable, so i really appreciate your help.

    Emma :)x

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