Your best colour match for a younger you!
While using a flattering makeup shade can light up your complexion and make you look instantly more youthful, the wrong tone can likewise add years. Follow these expert tips on finding the right hue for you from these must-have makeup basics – you’ll be amazed at the difference it can make!
Your perfect blush
For your ideal blush shade, Revlon makeup director Melanie Burnicle recommends soft pinks or peaches for fair skin. “Go for peach if you have redness in your skin,” she advises. Medium skin can pull off pinks, peaches or browns, while tan and brown tones work nicely with olive and dark skin.
Fair skin: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Soft Colour Mono Blush in Pink Rose
Medium skin: Maybelline NY Master Glaze Blush Stick in Just Pinched Pink
Olive skin: Revlon Powder Blush in Naughty Nude
Your perfect red lip
Andrea Foy, specialist blender at The Lip Lab in Sydney, spends her days making bespoke shades. Her tips for finding the perfect red? An orange-based bright red works well with fair skin. Medium skin can pull off a ‘true red’, while blue-based reds or dark-cherry reds suit dark or olive skin tones.
Fair skin: Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick in Hara
Medium skin: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche in Place Vendome
Olive skin: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Lipstick in Red Door Red
Your perfect nude nail
According to Sally Hansen nail expert Alison Bowhill-Hayes, pink hues enhance fair skin, caramel or sand suits medium skin, while peach works with dark or olive skin. “Look at the skin around your cuticles,” Alison says. “If it looks kind of sickly, then the skin’s undertones haven’t been matched properly.”
Fair skin: Yves Saint Laurent Beauté La Laque Couture in Love Pink
Medium skin: Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Toasted Sugar
Olive skin: OPI Nail Lacquer in Crawfishin' For A Compliment