Lancome has an innovative and high end skin care line with cutting edge products to address virtually every skin type and skin care problem. Their makeup is luxurious and a favorite of younger and older beauty product connoisseurs alike.
Like Clinique and Estee Lauder, Lancome has frequent special events at their department store counters where you can get a complimentary set of Lancome cosmetics, beauty products and/or skin care items with a purchase of about $30 or so (prices may vary). These little bonus events are a great way to test out new Lancome makeup products since the free beauty sets often features miniature sized versions of Lancome top sellers.
Eye Makeup Tips and Eyeshadow for Blue Eyes
Once you know the best techniques for applying eye makeup, the next challenge comes in determining the best shades for your eye color, skin tone and overall coloring. For those blue eyed girls among us, here are a few eye makeup shade selection tips:
First off, always remember this little rule. Colors are complimented best by shades that are opposite from them on the color wheel. For instance, blues and violets are complimented well by yellows and oranges. With eye makeup for blue eyes, this doesn’t mean you need to bust out bright orange or yellow eyeshadow, however. It does mean that you incorporate those shades into your choices of color families. The yellow and orange color families in the eye makeup world include a whole slew of colors including gorgeous golds, bronzes, peaches and tans. Eyeshadow shades from these colors families will help make blue eyes stand out. If you have bluish-violet eyes, try a nice gold shade, like Goldmine powder eyeshadow from MAC. If you have more of a greyish blue eye, try a bronze color such as MAC’s powder eyeshadow in Amber Lights. As a general rule, chocolate brown, beige, bronze and gold will work very well for blue eyes.
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You’ll also want to take your skin’s undertone into account. For example, let’s say you’re considering trying a light brown eyeshadow shade. If your skin is on the cooler side, choose a cooler version of brown like MAC’s powder eyeshadow in Era. If you have warmer skin, you can pull off a warmer version of brown, such as MAC’s powder eyeshadow in Soba. Soba and Era are very close in color depth, but Soba is a warmer version than the other. If you have very light skin or very dark skin, you will probably be looking for a very dark chocolate brown or a very light beige shade as opposed to just a light brown. You should start with the basic general shade based on your eye color and skin depth, and then try to find a version of that color that compliments your overall warm or cool undertone.
You can also experiment with various shades of eyeshadow for blue eyes by visiting a makeup counter. This will give you the chance to try dozens of shades and get eye makeup tips for blue eyes in person based on your individual eye shade and coloring.
Stay tuned! We have eye makeup tips coming for green eyes, brown eyes and hazel eyes! xo
What’s Your Favorite Cosmetics Line?
Hello beauties! Here is our newest poll!
With all the different cosmetics companies out there, we want to know which ones you can’t live without. We’ve included the most popular higher end makeup brands (this list doesn’t include drugstore brands). We’ll be using the results from this poll to focus the majority of our product reviews and news updates on the cosmetics brands that you love the most.
If you don’t see one of your fav high-end makeup lines on our list, choose “other” and then leave a comment to tell us which one you adore!
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