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The best makeup for your face — finding the best look for your features

Alison Luther is writer, marketer and owner of Luther Creative which helps companies develop their brand and marketing strategies to strengthen their presence among online consumers. Previously, Alison served as Director of Public Rel...

Makeup tips for your eye color, hair color and face shape

If your Instagram feed is flooded with the latest makeup tutorials and tricks, it's hard to know where to begin. To find out what makeup style works best for your unique features, we've spared you hours of Googling ahead. We consulted with some of the top beauty experts in the industry to break down their best makeup advice by face shape, eye color and hair color. This helpful list is designed to bring out your natural beauty with the makeup you already have in your kit.

Try one or try them all, but these personalized tips can breathe life into your morning makeup routine:

What color are your eyes?

Makeup tips for your eye color, hair color and face shape
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It's important to consider your eye color when deciding on shades of eye makeup. Matching your eyeshadow to your eye color can look too monochromatic, so instead we've come up with some tips to help your natural eye color stand out. Use these tips below to decide what makeup hues work best with your eye color.

More: How to choose the right glitter eye makeup for your eye color

What color is your hair?

Makeup tips for your eye color, hair color and face shape
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Factor in your hair color to determine what makeup hues work best on you. By making the proper color choices with your eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers and other makeup, you can make subtle enhancements that make a big difference in your look. Use these makeup tips below as a guide for the shades and techniques that work best for women with red hair, blond hair and dark hair.

More: 7 Ways to color your hair without traditional hair dye

What shape is your face?

Makeup tips for your eye color, hair color and face shape
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Our faces are commonly categorized into six main shapes: oval, square, round, heart-shaped, oblong and diamond-shaped. Use these tips below as a guide to determine what makeup techniques work best for your face shape. You'll find advice on eyeshadow and eye liner, foundation, blush and more.

More: How to determine your face shape

Remember: Looking great is not about the amount of money you spend on your beauty products — rather it's about applying the proper techniques and colors to enhance your best natural-born features. Use these makeup tips specific to your eye color and hair color, as well as your face shape to achieve the best look possible.

Updated by Bethany Ramos on 1/24/2016

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