How to Use Makeup on Different Skin Tones

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Determining whether your skin tone is warm or cool is the first step in choosing foundation, eyeshadow and lipstick colors for a cohesive look. Complement your skin tone with help from a certified image consultant in this free video on makeup application.

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Hi, I'm Kelly Machbitz, Certified Image Consultant and beauty expert. Today, I'm going to tell you how to use makeup on different skin tones. So, my model, Danielle here, has a warm skin tone, and we determined that by trying on different foundations, and we found that this ultra cream powder foundation matched her complexion perfectly, and it does have a little bit of a yellow undertone. So, for her coloring, we want to use colors that are in the warm family to complement her coloring. So, for the blush, I chose a nice, warm peachy color, and we're going to apply that directly to her cheekbones, keeping the color high and on the outside, just tap it right along the cheekbone, and this is just going to give her that really pretty warm glow, complementing her skin tone. That looks great. And Danielle has brown eyes, a really pretty, warm caramely brown. To help accentuate her eyes, I chose to start with a really warm eye color all over the lid, let's see, I did a little here, and this is just going to give her that sun-kissed warm glow, and then for a contour color we're going to use a brown, again, a nice, warm brown that complements her, and we're going to just put that right along the crease to give her that really pretty almond shape to her eyes. And of course, if Danielle had a cooler skin tone, we would use shades of pink and plum and purple, and that would really help to accentuate her coloring. Open up, beautiful, and then for the lip, again, a beautiful, warm peachy color. I'm going to use a nice gloss, and we're going to just apply that all over her lips, a little bit on the upper, press them together. And there we have it. I'm Kelly Machbitz, Certified Image Consultant and beauty expert, and that's how you apply makeup to different skin tones.


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