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5 Makeup Trends That Look Chic on Everyone

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Customize the hottest makeup looks for your skin tone.

Follow this rule and wear any color with confidence: Choose shades that are similar to the natural undertones of your skin for day, contrasting ones for night.

Trend 1: Peach Cheeks

If your complexion is fair...
Choose a pale, pink-toned peach, says Trae Bodge, cofounder of Three Custom Color Specialists.

To try: Flirt! Peek-A-Blush in Pink-sicle, $12,; Estee Lauder Tender Blush in Peach Nuance, $25,

If your complexion is medium...
Go golden, says Tasha Wilson, a Sephora color expert in New York City.

To try: Clarins Compact Compact Powder Blush, $27,; Physicians Formula Powder Palette in Blushing Glow, $10.95, drugstores.

If your complexion is dark...
Look for a hue that contains deep red undertones, says Wilson.

To try: Revlon Cream Blush in Just Peachy, $9.79, drugstores; L'Oreal Paris Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Blush in Soft Rose, $15.25, drugstores.

Trend 2: Pink Lips

If your complexion is fair...
Sheer baby-pink gloss is most flattering, says Wilson. Layer gloss over nude lip pencil.

To try: Milani Glossy Tubes in Dreamy Glow, $3.99, drugstores; Stila It Gloss in Fashionable, $18,

If your complexion is medium...
Go for a rich rose or any medium-toned clear pink lipstick, says Wilson.

To try: Avon Color Rich Lipstick in Viva Pink, $6.50,

If your complexion is dark...
Bright fuchsia looks fabulous, as will any highly pigmented pink or rose, says Wilson.

To try: Chanel Rouge Hydrabase in Splendeur, $27,; Lorac Mocktail in Razberi Cosmo, $18,

Trend 3: Plum Nails

If your complexion is fair...
Deep, dark purple looks gorgeous on pale skin.

To try: Opi Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park at Midnight, $7.50,; Lippmann Collection nail polish in 'Round Midnight, $15, Salon A-K-S.

If your complexion is medium...
Bold pinkish-purple brightens skin, says Wilson.

To try: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength nail polish in Passionate Plum, $4.75, drugstores; NARS nail polish in M. Butterfly, $15,

If your complexion is dark...
A pale lilac or sheer plum will pop on dark skin.

To try: SpaRitual Lacquer in Never Say Never, $10,; Essie nail polish in Guchi Muchi Puchi, $8, for locations.

Trend 4: Metallic Shadow

If your complexion is fair...
A pink nude shimmer or pale blue-based silver will help you sparkle, says Bianca Alexander, makeup artist for M.A.C Cosmetics.

To try: Shiseido The Makeup Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow in Glistening Sand, $23,; Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Style Section, $15,

If your complexion is medium...
Metallic taupe and gold look natural, says Alexander.

To try: Dior 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Frosted Beige, $22,; CoverGirl Queen Collection 1-Kit Eye Enhancer in Sun-City, $2.94, drugstores.

If your complexion is dark...
Deep, shimmery chocolate or a rich red-laced shade like copper work best, says Alexander.

To try: Mattese N.Y.C. Shadow Dust in Cosmos, $7.99,; Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Shag, $17,

Trend 5: Lined Lids

If your complexion is fair...
Smudge a pale gold or shimmering camel for a sheer effect, says Wilson.

To try: Benefit Gilded, $18,; Revlon Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Antiqued Gold, $9.99, drugstores.

If your complexion is medium...
Your skin can handle glitz. Opt for bronze or chocolate, says Wilson.

To try: Max Factor MAXeye Liner in Gilt Complex, $6.75, Wal-Mart; Rimmel Eye Twist in Double Trouble, $5.70, drugstores.

If your complexion is dark...
Coppers brighten eyes, says Alexander.

To try: Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in 1999, $15,; Sisley Phyto-Khol Star Glittering Eyeliner in Smoked Topaz, $39, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2007.


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jordboost wrote:

Thanks for the information! I have been wanting to see what would be the best thing for me to look a little more different.

11/24/2010 10:58:12 AM Report Abuse

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