Makeup For Brunette Hairstyles

Lauren LeVine
Makeup For Brunette Hairstyles
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Brunettes like Julia Roberts have the most flexible hair shade to work with because so many colors complement darker locks. The key is to balance that darkness with light-reflecting, warm makeup. Otherwise, your face can look pale and washed out.

Our friends at StyleList assembled a customized makeup palette for you brown-haired babes based on your shade!

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Deep, espresso brunettes: You can pull off this season's hot trend of vibrant red or wine lips. If you have fair skin like Jessica Biel, look for softer tones in your makeup like light browns, peaches, and neutrals.

Darker skin tones should opt for warmer shades like honey, caramel, or brown. When in doubt, look for traces of gold shimmer.

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Caramel brunettes: Lighter brunettes like Eva Longoria need to go bolder with makeup. You want to make sure your skin doesn't blend in too much with your hair. A crisp lash line, smoky eyeliner, or bold lip will create interest. Just choose one feature on your face to play up, though.

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Chocolate browns: On medium to dark skin tones, opt for makeup with copper and honey shades for a soft look. Fair-skinned gals like Anne Hathaway should avoid mauve or anything with silver because it looks too artificial. Brown eyeliner and eyeshadow are especially flattering.

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