What colour makeup look should I wear? is one of the most frequent queries I receive from clients. This holds true for a number of beauty products, including foundation, blush, eyeshadow, lipstick, and eyeliner. Most consumers are unsure of which colours will complement their skin tone or facial features the best.

The Baseline of a Makeup Look

We should first clarify our terms. When selecting a cosmetics colour, we want to be able to tell some things apart about that hue. Hue, Saturation, and Depth are the three main characteristics of colour, according to theory.


  • Colour is the actual shade, such as red, blue, or brown. We should first think about the colours our complexion, hair, and eyes already have before deciding which hue will makeup look best on us. For instance, gold and brown makeup usually looks well on persons with blond hair and blue eyes.
  • Saturation measures how vibrant colour is. Low saturation colours appear softer, while highly saturated colours work well for dramatic effects. For instance, we want a blush that is not overly saturated if we want a natural-looking, daytime pink blush.
  • Naturally, depth refers to how light or dark a colour is. When selecting the depth of your cosmetic colours, it’s crucial to take your skin’s depth into account. Because a colour that is too light might not be visible and a colour that is too dark might be more dramatic than you intended.


We frequently consider the colour of our skin, eyes, and hair when deciding on hues that complement our characteristics. We can either use colours that are identical to the colour of our features (monochromatic) or colours that are the opposite of those characteristics’ colours (contrasting). makeup look at the colour wheel to help us comprehend. Contrasting colours are those on the opposite side of the colour wheel, and monochromatic colours are those that are the same.


Before Improvement, Correction

Now that we are aware of our colour selections, we might want to start experimenting with different hues. But before we go constructing our appearance and selecting the colours that we do want, we must first take a close makeup look at our face and ensure that any discolouration we don’t like is correctly corrected. Numerous clients have confided in me that they are unable to use purple eyeshadow because it accentuates their dark circles. What concealer are you using, I ask in return. No shadow will look decent if the dark circles under your eyes are not adequately removed. Another crucial component of colour theory is this.


Extraordinary vs. Normal

 Whether or if consumers can get away with theatrical looks is another issue I see them to be facing. Because we believe we can’t get away with drama, so many of us stick to soft, muted, and natural-looking colours. I can’t tell you how many women I’ve met who have five of the same lipsticks from various brands, all in search of the ideal pink-brown shade. We mistakenly believe that a hue is what we should always wear after wearing it once and receiving a few comments, when in fact we are much more versatile than we realize.

Never Alone 

We recognise that having so many options can be confusing, but keep in mind that you’re never by yourself. At Jane Iredale, we collaborate with expert partners around the globe who can colour-match your skin and suggest a range of items that will makeup look great on you. Additionally, we have a fantastic staff of beauty advisers who are accessible to chat over the phone or on your computer if you don’t want to physically enter any locations. Do not be reluctant to contact us. We wish you lots of pleasure as you experiment with colour!