Tip Tuesday - Make-Up

The Color Wheel


Knowing the color wheel for any form of artistry is a must.  Being a make-up artist or even just doing your own make-up, knowing the color wheel will help you with things like covering imperfections and how to bring out your features.  

Looking at the color wheel, you will have your primary colors on the three main corners of the triangle. The primary colors are red, blue, and yellow. From there, you will have your secondary colors or the colors that are made when you mix the primary colors together. Your secondary colors are orange, green, and violet. And lastly, you have your tertiary colors which are the mixture of the primary and secondary colors. These colors are yellow orange, red orange, red violet, blue violet, blue green, and yellow green.  And obviously, from looking at the image above you can see that the color in the middle (or brown) is your neutral color. 

Now here is how you can use this nifty tool for make-up.  You will basically use the opposing color to the color you are either trying to cover up or trying to stand out. Alittle confusing I know but here is some examples on how it works.

If you have redness or pimples, you will want to use a green concealer. But if you want to bring out green eyes, you will want to use an eyeshadow that has a red undertone or even violet colors. 

If you have dark circles under your eyes, you will want to use the opposing colors for the blue or violet which will be either a peachy concealer or yellow based concealer.  For bringing out blue eyes (or violet eyes if you are Elizabeth Taylor) gold, bronze, champagne, or beige shadows will help. 

And for brown eyes, most of the colors will bring out your eyes since they are a neutral color. Personally, I like going with bronzes, peaches, violets, and blueish greens. 

So as silly or kindergarten-ish it sounds, knowing your color wheel is a must!



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