|Unii Palette in Turquoise, Clockwise from Top left: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose, Sephora Trio in Blues, Pixi Pans, Round Lancome Quad, Revlon 16-Hour Palette in Siren, L'Oreal HIP in Striking|
|My skin undertown is neutral--pink cheeks, warmish tones in the skin, |
so I can use both warm and cool colors on my face.
But such a variety of neutrals! I bought the Revlon Siren palette because I loved the way each gray varied not only in value (darkness or lightness) but warm or cool. The lightest gray has a touch of green-blue. The next darker shade has subtle red and green shimmer (crazy, right, but look at that first picture and see if I'm wrong). The next darker one has lots of lavender.
|Lips: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart, neutralized by Pink Truffle. |
A warm pink balanced out by a cool brown-based pink.
|NYX "butt" naked palette cheeks. I know, I use this like every day when I'm doing the makeup at home.|
But I do that because it's awesome!!! This is my favorite contour, bar none. It's a perfect shade.
- Using warm and cool neutrals on eyes adds a bit of interest, and gives you another way to make things project or recede. Warm pops forward, and cool recedes. Thus endeth the art lesson. But seriously, if you've taken basic art class, the knowledge really does translate very well into makeup!
- Mixing two lipsticks is a great thing to do to fine tune your lip. Here I was going for pink, but I wanted the lip to balance the eye, not upstage it, as I would if I was going for one of those Mad Men looks I did a few weeks back with the Revlon classic shades. Sweet Tart is a pretty bright shade. Pink Truffle was too subtle. Together, they were just right! So mixing warm and cool on the lips can get you just where you want to be.