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Universally Flattering Makeup: Tips + Products To Try

Have you ever fallen in love with a friend’s lipstick look but been sorely disappointed when you tried it on yourself? Makeup is not one-size-fits-all, and some shades just don’t do your skin tone justice. However, there are some makeup tips almost anyone can take, and numerous brands have successfully pursued “universally flattering” products. 

Four Universally Flattering Makeup Ideas

If you’ve ever had a makeup mishap thanks to a YouTube tutorial that didn’t sit quite right with your skin – you’re not alone. Here are four makeup looks you can wear confidently regardless of your complexion, eye shape, or hair colour!

1. Brown Eyeliner

While black liner is a classic that almost every teenager tries first, brown is her softer sister, bringing out every eye colour. Brown has a slightly warm undertone – not enough to overwhelm very fair skin and just enough to enrich deep complexions and dark eye colours. It gives your lashes the limelight and can help you create a soft, natural style. Plus, it’s versatile – you can use brown and black eyeliner together to create a more dimensional look. 

2. Monochromatic Makeup

This makeup trend is all over TikTok for good reason. It involves painting your lips, cheeks, and eyelids with the same shade to create a harmoniously beautiful look with an elevated feel. Anyone can wear monochromatic makeup – all you need to do is find one shade that works for you and run with it. Professional makeup artists typically recommend orange, brown, and coral for warm undertones and beige, blue, or pink for cool undertones. People with neutral undertones look lovely in bold, bright shades.

3. Red Lipstick 

There are over 40 varieties of red, some with warm undertones and others on the cool side of the colour spectrum. So, if you think you can’t wear red lipstick, you may simply need to try a different shade. Deep reds with purple undertones are beautiful on people with cool-toned skin, while bright brick-red shades can bring out a warmer complexion. If you’re looking for your perfect shade, Maybelline’s “universally flattering” Colour Sensational range is an exciting place to start. 

4. Warm Neutrals

Bronze eyeshadow is a makeup bag essential everyone should own regardless of their skin tone or eye colour. If you want a universally flattering daytime look, create it with a simple nude eyeshadow palette. Brown offsets blue eyes, making them appear brighter and enhancing their colour, and it complements brown eyes for a soft, romantic look. Clinique’s Black Honey eyeshadow palette is one of the most successful examples for every skin tone.

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Liliano Artistry is an award-winning fashion and bridal makeup artist based in Wollondilly, NSW. We are passionate about helping people find their style and love offering professional advice. Feel free to contact us for more expert makeup tips.

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