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Makeup tips for blondes

For women with blond hair, some makeup colors can be too harsh or make the skin look washed out. To look your best and enhance your natural beauty, follow these makeup tips for blondes.

Blonde woman

“Blondes look best in softer tones,” says SheKnows beauty expert Nina Sutton. “On the cheeks and lips, try pale pinks or peaches. Rose can also look great on the lips. For red lipstick, blondes can wear a blue-red or even an orange-based red (best for warmer skin tones).

Pretty in pink

Everyday makeup for blondes should be light and natural. Pink or beige eyeshadow, rosy blush and neutral lipstick are almost all you need. Avoid black mascara and use medium brown instead.

Glam up in silver

For a special night out, experiment with shades of silver and gray. Apply a sweep of light gray eyeshadow over the entire lid and add darker gray in the crease. Line your lower lashes with metallic silver liner and a more muted silver for the upper lashes. A coral blush and lipstick that isn’t too glossy will finish off your evening look.

Not all blondes are the same

Platinum blondes need to stick to cool colors when picking their makeup. Green, taupe and silver are fantastic picks for the eyes. Steer clear of bronze and copper. For lips, almost any shade of pink can work, and blue-reds are another terrific option. Ditch any lipstick that veers towards orange.

Honey or caramel blondes with golden skin should grab a cherry red lipstick or a shade with flecks of gold. Fairer honey blondes have a lot of versatility and can wear almost any color, though orange- and blue-reds may look better than true reds.

Golden or reddish blondes can play up their eyes with warm shade of purple, while peachy lipstick is always a safe bet.

Consider your eye color

For eye makeup, blondes with blue eyes look best in cool shades such as gray, silver and steel blue, Nina advises. “Blondes with brown eyes look best in browns and plums,” Nina offers and says that eyebrows should be one shade darker than hair to define the face. When choosing your makeup, you should also take into account your eye color and complexion. If you have a darker or olive skin tone, try earth tones. For pale blondes, don’t use eyeshadow color that is so light it washes you out.

Also try these makeup tips for blue, brown and green eyes to find the right colors for you.

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