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10. Keep makeup colors in harmony.
One of the biggest mistakes women make when trying new makeup color is combining warm and cool tones without any real strategy. “If you use cool tones on eyes, choose a cool lip color; if you opt for warm tones on eyes, choose a warm lip color,” says Quinn. “Same goes for blush. The one warm item that works for both cool and warm is bronzer. Sounds like a small thing, but it makes a big difference in pulling a look together.” Cool eye makeup colors like blues, greens, purples and chilly grays look best with cool lip colors like blue-reds, rosy pinks, berries and plums. Warm eye makeup colors like golden browns, copper, bronze and terra cotta look great with warm lip colors like orangey reds, peachy-pinks and corals. That’s the general idea, although any cool eye shadow color can be warmed up. Layering a sheer gold or soft brown over a violet shadow warms it up, and a cool gray or silvery shadow over a brown cools it down. Try cool colors like Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette ($49, sephora.com) and Gucci Rouge a Levres Voile Sheer Lipstick in 403 Love Before Breakfast ($42, sephora.com), or warm shades like Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette ($54, sephora.com) and Gucci Rouge a Levres Voile Sheer Lipstick in 302 Agatha Orange ($42, sephora.com).