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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Red Hair
A splash of purple does a redhead good.

DIOR Eyeliner Pencil in Precious Violet, $28.
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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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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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Auburn
"Red can clash with warm hair tones, so try plum for a richer, more modern ruby lip." —Polito
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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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Auburn
A smoky eye is the perfect complement for auburn locks.

CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in 10, $30.
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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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Auburn
Balance a bold lip by highlighting cheeks with a creamy, dewy shade.

NARS Enchanted Cream Blush, $26.
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