9/25/08

Color....a Girl's Best Friend

It may be just me but I think it is SUPER important to know your color wheel. Especially when you want to create a new look. See how the colors opposite each other on the wheel are complimentary and can add drama to your eyes? Find your eye color on the wheel and go to the other side to see what would be best for you. Green eyes=REDS!!!! Maroons, pinks red-violet etc. Blue eyes=ORANGE!!!! Maybe not pure orange but anything that has an orange undertone would be AMAZING!!! Peaches, golds and corals with orange undertones. Brown eyes=BLUES!!! Even purples with blue undertones are amazing. Analogous colors are ones that are right next to each other and can also be used to create a complimentary look i.e. green, yellow green and yellow. Look at an orchid and see that it's so beautiful and vivid because the purple and deeper purples are complimenting the yellows. Use one as a liner and the other two as a base and crease color or whatever you want. Now there are also split complimentary colors and triad colors but let's just keep it simple =)....plus I don't want to sound like a text book. Go and check them out!!!!!

5 comments:

Princess Mommy said...

You are so cute. I found you through Monica Giles blog. What an awesome idea to put this together. I love it because I'm totally clueless as on how to put make up on. I've also wondered what colors I could wear with my brown eyes, and now, thanks to you and this post, I know! I'm excited to try some of these things out.

Anyway, I'm totally going to follow you and add you to my blog!

Zach and Codi said...

Also, keep in mind that just because a certain shade of purple may not look flattering on you doesn't mean that you can't wear purple(or green, or blue, or whatever color). It just means that you need to find the right shade of that color to work well with your skin tone. My sister-in-law used to always say "I can't wear greens." And after being so tired of always hearing her say that I finally sat her down and gave her a look in shades of greens that were right for her skin tone. Now every time we get together she wants me to do that look on her again because it looked so beautiful on her.

Kearns/ Banner Families said...

I'm getting some peachy highlighting colors from Mac this weekend! Any suggestions?

Jen said...

Did you see all of the ones I put for you on the side?

Jen said...

Get Shroom, Vanilla, Bamboo, All That Glitters. those would be good to start with....and get that melon pigment!!!!! That's my next purchase as well =).