4 Shades, 1 Girl: Best Makeup for Your Hair Color

Expert advice on how to maximize your look.

model with brown hair and red lips
The best beauty products to maximize your hair color.
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model with brown hair and red lips
David Oldham
Brunette
"Darker hair can handle brighter makeup and still look fresh. An orange lip is unexpected and brings out chocolate-brunette tones." —Polito
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smash bos eye liner
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Brunette
Don't neglect your brows — they create a frame for the rest of your face.

SMASHBOX Brow Tech to Go in Brunette, $26.
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mirabella lip pencil
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Brunette
Lip liner will ensure your pucker stays fresh all day — or night — long.

MIRABELLA Lip Lustre Liner in Coy, $18.
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rimmel lipstick
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Brunette
Brunette beauties never need to shy away from color — try a bold, bright lipstick.

RIMMEL LONDON Moisture Renew Lip Colour in Rose Passion, $6.79.
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loreal eye shadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Brunette
The eyes have it, so be sure to add some sparkle to your lids.

L'ORÉAL PARIS HIP Crystal Shadow Duo in Darling, $5.85.
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model with platiinum hair
David Oldham
Platinum Blonde
"It's easy to overdose on color when you're blonde, but substituting blush with bronzer ensures that your skin won't look washed out." —Polito
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makeup forever eye shadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Platinum Blonde
Draw attention to your eyes with dark- and neutral-toned shadows and liners.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Flash Color Eye Shadow in #16, $18.
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shiseido lipstick
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Platinum Blonde
Play around with a lighter lip color — it will complement more darkly made up eyes.

SHISEIDO Perfect Rouge Lipstick in BE109 Spiced Cream, $25.
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covergirl eye pencil
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Platinum Blonde
Matching brow color to hair tone can make or break your look.

COVERGIRL Brow & Eye Makers Pencil in Soft Blonde, $3.12.
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estee lauder bronzer
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Platinum Blonde
A little bronze shimmer gives cheeks a dewy, sun-kissed look.

ESTÉE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer, $30.
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lancome mascara
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Platinum Blonde
A couple of swipes of black mascara on lashes add a nice contrast to blonde locks.

LANCÔME Définicils Mascara in Black, $29.
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model with red hair and yellow glasses
David Oldham
Red Hair
"Neutral shades won't compete with your crimson. Try layering deep-purple eye pencil with brown shadow for a subtle kick of color." —Polito
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lip liner
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Red Hair
Opting for a nude lip doesn't mean you can skip the liner. Always keep your lip shape strong.

CLINIQUE Defining Liner for Lips in 02 Nudey, $14.
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eyeliner
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Red Hair
A splash of purple does a redhead good.

DIOR Eyeliner Pencil in Precious Violet, $28.
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eye shadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Red Hair
Copper tresses require a more natural color palette — play up eyes with little shimmer.

LAURA MERCIER Eye Shadow in Tiger's Eye, $22.
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lip color
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Red Hair
Add a dab of color to your pout to finish the look.

SALLY HANSEN Lip Inflation Extreme in Sheer Bare, $7.95.
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model with lots of hair
David Oldham
Auburn
"Red can clash with warm hair tones, so try plum for a richer, more modern ruby lip." —Polito
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skin protectant
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Auburn
Skip the heavy foundation and highlight your natural skin tone with a tinted moisturizer or primer.

ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $17.
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chanel mascara
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Auburn
A smoky eye is the perfect complement for auburn locks.

CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in 10, $30.
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ysl lipstick
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Auburn
Go bold with a deep, dark ruby — this lip color is not for the timid.

YSL Rouge Pur Pure Lipstick in 149, $29.
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nars blush
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Auburn
Balance a bold lip by highlighting cheeks with a creamy, dewy shade.

NARS Enchanted Cream Blush, $26.
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