Warm-Tone Makeup Looks

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Warm-Tone Makeup Looks
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Ladies, tell your sky-high heels, fancy hair styles and perfectly manicured nails to step aside. There's only one thing necessary to look hot: A warm-tone makeup look -- like the one actress Diane Kruger wears here. Though warm makeup looks can flatter every woman, they're most complementary with warm skin tones, says Julia Papworth, a Los Angeles-based celebrity makeup artist. "For cool-toned women, certain warm colors may wash the face out," she notes.

Warm or Cool?
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Warm or Cool?

Not sure if you qualify as a lady with a warm skin tone like fashion designer Victoria Beckham has, seen here at an event in London? Papworth says the simplest way to tell is by making a fist and looking at your inner wrist. "If you have green veins, as opposed to blue, that is a hint that you are warm toned," she explains. If you've got a mix of blue and green, you may have a neutral tone.

Cozy Colors
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Cozy Colors

Much like with clothes, when it comes to makeup, earthy shades of gold, bronze, peach, deeper green and brown -- like the shade actress Elizabeth Olsen is wearing here at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards -- are considered warm tones, Papworth says. But remember, colors can be both warm and cool, she adds. "For instance, bright purple looks cool, while a rich plum looks warm."

Smokin' Hot
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Smokin' Hot

The hottest way to pull off warm makeup tones is with a smoky eye, such as the look actress Nina Dobrev pulls off here at a movie premiere in Hollywood, Calif. Sweep a medium brown shadow across the entire lid, then highlight with a cream or peach shade under the brow and in the inner corner of the eyes, Papworth suggests. Bring in the smoke by building up a rich green or darker brown in the outer corners of the eyes.

Green Goddess
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Green Goddess

For an eye look that's a little more basic, stick with a single shade of dark, earthy green along the lid, like actress Emmy Rossum does here at an event in Los Angeles. You can also pair a neutral eye with a deep green liner -- try a pencil liner for something a little smokier -- and a few coats of brown mascara.

Peach Perfect
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Peach Perfect

A warm-tone makeup style doesn't necessarily mean working with dark shades of eye shadow and lipstick. Lighten your look with peachy pink lips and cheeks, like actress Jessica Chastain does here at the 2012 Tony Awards. Get a style that lasts by blending either a cheek tint or cream blush in this fruity hue into cheeks. Opt for a sheer, moisturizing color on lips to keep things light and fresh.

Bronze Babe
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Bronze Babe

Hoping to add the sun-kissed, summer look to your makeup style all year long? A bronzed cheek or lip -- like the one actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dons here at the 2013 Golden Globes -- is the easiest way to do it. Sweep a powdered bronzer over your forehead, down your nose and onto cheeks to highlight and define your features, creating a rich, luminous look.

Natural Beauty
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Natural Beauty

Despite all the work that goes into it, every lady wants her makeup to appear effortless. And by opting for an au naturel look -- like the one actress Nikki Reed shows off at a movie premiere in Los Angeles -- it will. Apply a tinted moisturizer or BB cream to the face, then brush a bit of bronzer onto cheeks. Finish with barely there eye shadow, just a bit of brown liner and a coat of mascara.

In the Family
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In the Family

Warm makeup looks are an all-or-nothing deal, so sticking with shades in the same color family -- like the browns actress Rose Byrne sports here at a movie premiere in Westwood, Calif. -- is a must, Papworth says. "Make sure not to do the majority of the makeup with warm colors and then throw in a cool lip color," she warns.

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