Enliven a sallow or blah complexion with a color that is one shade brighter than you think you need, suggest experts.
RS pick: Avon True Color Blush in Heavenly Pink, $8, avon.com.
7 of 9 Sally Hansen
Step 6: Lip Color
This goes on nearly last so you don’t smudge it while working on the rest of your face.
When you want the most finished, pulled-together look, pick a stick or a stain. Its rich pigments coat lips in a uniform color. (If you’re going bright or dark, apply with a brush for precision.) Read on for a lip gloss recommendation.
RSpick: Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Color Comfort Lip Color in Lilac, $10 at drugstores.
8 of 9 Maybelline
For the sheerest effect, go for gloss. It’s see-through and light-reflecting, so it makes lips look full. Avoid highly frosted formulas, which can look dated.
RSpick: Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Born With It, $6.50 at drugstores.
9 of 9 Davies & Starr
Step 7: Brows
Finally, let the rest of your makeup dictate how much brow definition you need. If you’ve gone with a natural look, simply smooth hairs into place. When you’re wearing more color, apply a defining powder, then brush to blend.