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mauigranny
I have grey hair and brown eyes, what color blush and eyeshadow is best?
 
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baazigar
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Hi mauigranny!

 

i think the best way to find a suitable blush would be to choose a product that compliments your skintone as opposed to your hair/eye color.

 

Have you also considered the effect you are trying to achieve?  Do you want something soft and neutral, or bold and daring ? Babydoll pinks like 'Pink Swoon' from MAC are a great choice for cool- toned women, whereas rich bronzey shades like NARS' 'Casino' bronzer can really add dimension to warmer -toned women.

 

Next, you might want to consider the finish. Do you want a blush that is matte, shimmery, glittery, lustre? 

 

For matte, sheer blushes i would reccomend Tarte's Amazonian Clay blushes. They are soft, sheer and come in a variety skin complementing colors. In addition, the blushes are made up of several skin beneficial ingredients like vitamins a.e and c as well as amazonian clay.

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P278610&categoryId=B70

 

 

If you're looking for brighter and bolder, then NARS' award winning blushes are the right choice for you! They come in a vast array of colors and finishes, are highly pigmented and will last you a long long time! The shade Orgasm is a cult favorite for many if you are looking for that shimmery, coral-y pink; while 'Luster' is one of my personal faves for a nude but multi dimensional look.

 

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P2855&categoryId=B70

 

 

Application should also be taken into consideration when purchasing a blush. For longevity purposes, laying a powder blush atop of a cream blush like MakeUp Forever's HD MIcrofinish Blush will increase it's staying powder tenfold. http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P258100&categoryId=B70

 

For a sheer wash of color,  apply your blush with a large duo - fibre brush like Make Up Forvever's HD Blush Brush #55 N- you can also use this brush to apply liquid foundation

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P258101&categoryId=B70

 

For a more concentrated and sculpted look then Bobbi Brown's Blush brush might be something to consider.

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P270574&categoryId=S4500&shouldPaginate=true - this brush can also be used to highlight you cheek bones

 

For defining your cheek bones then the SEPHORA Collection I.T Angled Natural Blush Brush would be a great option - you can also use this brush to contour your cheek bones. 

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P259905&categoryId=S4500&shouldPaginate=true

 

I hope this was helpful! good luck!

thecaramelapple
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Well, it depends on your skintone. I think plum eyeshadow looks striking on pretty much everybody especially neutral eyes Shades of yellow beiges such as Lancome's positive look great. As for blush, Bobbi Brown's pale pink is a no brainer for everyone. It looks frightening in the pan, but it really is superflattering, and you only need a little bit of it. Another blush that has the hype as a universal blush in Orgasm by Nars, however I personally think it doesn't do dark skin justice.

tenngal
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To make your brown eyes really pop, wear an eyeshadow that’s the opposite of your eye shade on the color spectrum.  Brown eyes are more flattered lined with a brown liner, not black—it’s softer yet still dramatic.  Brown eyes can wear almost any combination of colors.  However, some of the best shades for brown eyes are:

  • cream / eggshell
  • dark brown
  • plum
  • warm gold
  • deep blue
  • forest green
  • deep grey

Urban Decay Eyeshadow is one of my favorite eyeshadows and it comes in the colors I listed above and many more, which you can find at:  http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P0241&categoryId=B70


A blush that you may want to consider trying is Stila’s Custom Color Blush which is a pH-based powder blush that takes the guesswork out of picking the perfect shade because it reacts to your own personal skin tone and individual pH to create a perfect, personalized shade.  It’s easy to blend with a velvety-soft finish and it even smoothes the appearance of fine lines (if you have any) leaving your skin with a natural-looking glow.  You can find it at:  http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P269021&categoryId=B70  

I hope this helps you.  :smileyhappy:

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