Best Makeup for Blondes

Celeb colorists reveal what makes blonde so much more fun and it's all about the season's most gorgeous makeup looks and tips.

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Celeb colorists reveal what makes blonde so much more fun — and it's all about the season's most gorgeous makeup looks and tips.
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Beautiful Blonde by Day

Blondes start with the most neutral palette, so they can afford to take risks with hair and makeup shades, says celebrity colorist Michael Canalé, who's responsible for painting on Jennifer Aniston's highlights. The trick to looking beyond gorgeous? Balance a punchy lip with a sparkling, eye-enhancing shade.

MC TIP for light skin tones: Soft peachy shades on lips and cheeks won't clash with a ruddy complexion.

MC TIP for tan skin tones: Pale pinks can look drab, so try orange shades to brighten up darker skin.

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lipstick
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Fair Skin
Dior Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Tourbillon Pink, $30.
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blush
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Fair Skin
Too Faced Full Bloom Ultra Flush Blush in Who's Your Poppy, $19.
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eyeshadow
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Fair Skin
Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Quad in Sea Shell, $10.
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eyeshadow
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Medium Skin Tone
Givenchy Le Prisme Blush Glow in Lune Rosée, $44.
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eyeshadow
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Medium Skin Tone
Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Twinkling Star, $22.
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lip gloss
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Medium Skin Tone
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Bright Pink, $23.
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lipstick
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Tan Skin
Jemma Kidd Make Up School Hi-Shine Hydrating GlossStick SPF 15 in Sugar Cane, $25.
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powder
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Tan Skin
Estée Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée, $40.
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lip gloss
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Tan Skin
Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss in Tropicoral, $15.
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blush
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Deep Skin Tone
Dolce & Gabbana Luminous Cheek Colour in Sole, $44.
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lip gloss
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Deep Skin Tone
Paul & Joe Lip Gloss B in Sailor's Delight, $22.
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lipstick
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Deep Skin Tone
Illamasqua Lipstick in Flare, $22.
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Beautiful Blonde by Night

MC TIP for light skin tones: Fair and medium skin tones are super-versatile, so play with blue- and orange-based reds.

MC TIP for tan skin tones: True cherry-red stains pop against golden skin. Pair with coppery eyeshadow for an understated yet glam vibe.

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lipstick
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Fair Skin
Bite Beauty Lip Rouge in Blush, $22.
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lip gloss
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Fair Skin
Clark's Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint in Rachel Red, $19.
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eyeshadow
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Fair Skin
JK Jemma Kidd Glitterati Shadow Dust Duo in Paparazzi, $18.
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eyeshadow
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Medium Skin Tone
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist, $13.
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lip gloss
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Medium Skin Tone
Guerlain Terra Cotta Gloss in Tango, $31.
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lipstick
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Medium Skin Tone
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Le Rouge, $30.
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eyeshadow
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Tan Skin
MARK i-mark Metallics Eyeshadow in Gold Luxe, $5.
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lipstick
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Tan Skin
L'Oréal Paris infallible Le Rouge in Ravishing Red, $10.
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lip gloss
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Tan Skin
L'Oréal Paris infallible Never Fail Lipgloss in Rebel Red, $10.
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lipstick
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Deep Skin Tone
MARK Lipclick SPF 15 in Glama, $10.
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lip gloss
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Deep Skin Tone
Laura Geller Light Beam Lip Gloss in Bitten, $23.
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eyeshadow
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Deep Skin Tone
L'Oréal Paris HIP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Shadow Duo in Charged, $6.
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leave-in conditioner
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Keep Your Blonde Bright

Blondes can prevent brassiness by coating strands with conditioner before hitting the beach.

Bed Head Dumb Blonde Leave-In Conditioner, $17.

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shampoo
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Keep Your Blonde Bright
Pureology Perfect4Platinum Shampoo, $27.
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conditioner
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Keep Your Blonde Bright
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Conditioner, $9.
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hair make-up
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Keep Your Blonde Bright
Andre Walker Hair Make-Up in Blonde, $12.
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