Makeup in Beverly Hills: What We Use and The Benefits Part 3.

When it comes to the makeup we use, especially eye shadows, we typically will choose our favorite shades apply and go. Although, there is nothing wrong with doing that, eye shadows are supposed to enhance your natural eye color and/or contour the eyes. This post is all about just that: Eye color and a mini lesson on color theory. The benefits of knowing how colors work will forever make you a pro when it comes to your makeup.

Eye shadow as we all know, is a cosmetic applied to the eyelids to accentuate or contour the eyes. Some tips with eye shadow: 
      -Avoid matching eye shadow to your eye color
      -An eye shadow used to create a contour should be darker and deeper than your skin tone.
      -To make the natural eye color appear lighter use an eye shadow darker than that of your eye color.
      -Eye shadow that is lighter than your skin tone is considered highlighting.

Color Theory: It is vital to have a strong understanding of effective makeup application. What colors compliment what, etc. So this section will give you that knowledge, which like I said is a benefit itself.

 -Three main factors when choosing makeup colors are: Skin color/tone, eye color, and hair color.
 -When choosing makeup, avoid mixing cool and warm tones and colors. 
 -When determining the skin color, you must first determine the skin level.
 -No matter how light or dark the skin is, a neutral skin tone contains equal parts warm and cool tones.
 -The terms cool or warm refer to the skins tone.
 -A color that is formed by mixing equal parts of a secondary color and it's neighboring primary color is a tertiary color
 -Blue, Green, and Violet are cool colors.
 - Complementary colors for blue eyes include peach, copper, gold, or neutral (This is because on the opposite side of the color wheel from blue is yellow. Yellow is a complimentary color to blue, meaning it ENHANCES the shade of your eyes).
-Complementary colors for green eyes include chocolate brown, copper, lavender, gold, or neutral ( Same rule with the color wheel, on the opposite side from green is red, but tertiary colors come into play, purple and peach are complimenting colors to the green. This also helps ENHANCE the shades of your eye).
-Complementary colors for hazel eyes include emerald or olive green, bronze, gold, neutral, and shades of brown (These deep colors are all complimentary to the shades of blue and green in the hazel eyes. The worst color for these eyes would be blue as it makes the eyes appear dull).
-Complementary colors for brown eyes would include multiple shades in every color. The reason brown eyes can have a diverse range of options when it comes to complimenting the natural color is simply that brown is a neutral color. Every other color complements a neutral shade. Brown eyes can wear pink, purple, gold, brown, blue, and red shades of eye shadow.

Always be sure that you are using natural lighting to determine shades and tones of the eyes and skin.

Have questions about how to determine your skin level and tone? Or even what eye shadow would best suit you? Post your questions and comments in the comment box below to hear from Brighton Salon's Makeup Team, Best in any salon in Beverly Hills!

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