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What Make-up Shades Are the Most (and Least) Flattering on You?

Happy Friday, friend!

Let’s see, the shades that are the most flattering on my tan skin tone (I’m an NC42 in MAC), are pretty much anything in the warm, but not too warm, category. For eye makeup, warm browns, taupes, purples and bronzes are my go-to shades — NARS Fez and MAC Satin Taupe all day, every day!

There does seems to be a fine line, though, between warm and TOO warm. Like, if an eyeshadow has very strong warm red or orange tones, it looks really weird on me, like I’ve had a bad cold, or I’ve been crying.

Bright jewel tones look OK on me as well. I will take all the purple, blue and green eyeliner. 🙂

For blushes and lipsticks, I like warm shades of pink or coral; I feel like I can pull off reds and browns decently, too. I have a harder time with plum and wine shades, which is why I don’t wear them as much.

How about you? What makeup shades are the most and least flattering on you?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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