Makeup to Match Your Hair Color

Made for your shade

woman with dark red lipstick and blue eyes
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Fabio Pettinari
Makeup & Hair
BROWN Unless you're going Goth, avoid pale foundation, as the contrast between dark and light can get ghostly. To play up your hair color, stick with deep hues instead, like rich purple, says celebrity makeup artist Landy Dean.
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Rimmel Cheeky! in Cheer Up, $6.95
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Fabio Pettinari
Makeup & Hair
RED It's a given that redheads look gorgeous in green. But warm makeup tones, like peach and copper, are equally flattering, says Carmindy, a celeb makeup artist.
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Mulled Wine, $7.99
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in 1999, $15
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Yves Saint Laurent Everlong Mascara in 3, $26.50
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Click, $15
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Rimmel London Eye Twist Automatic Duo Liner & Shadow in Double Trouble, $5.70
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Precious Posy, $18.50
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: L'Oréal HIP Color Truth Eyeliner in Brown, $8
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lipstick in Shimmering Blush, $8.99
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Fabio Pettinari
Makeup & Hair
BLONDE Avoid matte nudes -- they can wash you out. Instead, pair a shimmery eye shadow with sheer berry cheeks and lips to brighten your complexion, says Jillian Dempsey, Avon's new global creative color director.
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Bourjois Liner Pinceau in Prune Styliste, $15
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Neutrogena Full Volume Fortifying Mascara in Brown, $6.49
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Maybelline Dream Mousse Shadow in Lilac Cloud, $6.50
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: L'Oréal Paris Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Blush in Pinched Pink, $15.25
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Clinique Colour Surge Lipstick in Extreme Pink, $14
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Fabio Pettinari
Makeup & Hair
BLACK Flatter a dark hair/fair-to-medium skin combo with sheer plum pigments. For dark hair/dark skin, opaque plums and jewel tones look gorgeous coupled with a swipe of sexy gray eyeliner.
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Sheer Sangria, $6.50
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Neutrogena Soft Color Blush in Sunny Spice, $9.75
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: Iman Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder in Afterglow, $13.99
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eye Pencil in Charcoal, $4.69
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Jeff Harris
Makeup & Hair
MC RECOMMENDS: bareMinerals Eyeshadow in Good Fortune, $13
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