I’m excited to share this guest post from Jecca Blac – a gender free, vegan makeup brand that celebrates all makeup wearers.
I am often asked how to select the right makeup shades. The truth is, there are no rules! The best way to select the right color for your eyes, lips, and cheeks is to experiment and see what makes you look and feel your best.
In this article, the Jecca Blac team will show you how to find your own flare when adding a pop of color to your makeup look.
1. Begin With The Right Base
Makeup often begins with building the right base. This can range from makeup to cover beard shadow to highlighting and contouring to transform and feminize your features.
To learn more, check out these posts: How to Conceal and Cover a Beard Shadow and Feminizing Makeup Tips: Contouring!
Once you are happy with your base makeup, the real fun begins: color!
2. Consider The Mood
Think of colorful makeup (such as eye shadows and lipsticks) as the accessories of your makeup look.
You have a great opportunity to dress your look up or tone it down, so first think about your mood that you’re looking to channel, and how glam you’re feeling for your occasion (even if the occasion involves staying home!)
While more intense colors lend themselves to a bolder, more glam look (and vice versa), remember that there are no set rules on how to express yourself with makeup!
3. Try A Cream Formula
If you normally use powdered eyeshadow and blush, it’s time to consider cream makeup!
Cream formulas are fantastic to work with as they are easy to blend and leave a natural, skin like finish that won’t look cakey on the surface of the skin. Another benefit is that cream formulas are typically multi-purpose products that can be used on various areas of the face.
Jecca Blac’s Play Pots are cream based pigments for the eyes, cheeks AND lips. In this one product, you can find new and exciting ways to add playful shimmers and colors in the form of a cream eye shadow, lip tint or blush.
You can keep it simple by wearing one shade from our Play Pot collection all over, or get creative by mixing and matching.
Pictured: Juno Dawson in Play Pot shades Gold Touch (applied to her eyes and cheekbones), Red Touch (applied to Juno’s lips as a lip tint) and Pink Pearl (applied as a shimmery blush to Juno’s cheeks, and a little on the eyelids too!)
4. Experiment With A Matte Lip
When it comes to color, it’s also important to consider the finish. That is, how matte, shiny, or sparkly is the formula? Bold colors can look overwhelming if they are too glossy or glittery.
If you prefer a more dramatic lip, we recommend a long lasting matte lipstick. Matte lipstick has a more natural and sophisticated look. It’s also easier to apply and doesn’t smudge.
If you’re ready to try a matte lipstick, we recommend our Long Lasting Lipstick Collection, available in 4 shades:
- Life On The Rainbow (a staple red color perfect for day to night!)
- Play Nude (a simple nude color, which we think looks amazing when paired with a dramatic eye look!)
- Qween (a bold coral shade, as shown below on Casey Blake – perfect for springtime!)
- URU (a statement pink color!)
5. Don’t Stop Experimenting
Finding the way you most enjoy adding a pop of color takes time, and remember there’s no race to get to the finish line when it comes to perfect a look suited to your unique needs and desired result.
Practice makes perfect, so take all the time you need – and never be afraid to experiment or step out of your comfort zone! As we always say, be fearless – you look fabulous.
For more practice playing with color, follow along with Casey Blake in the makeup tutorial below:
About Jecca Blac
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From Lucille: I hope you found this article from Jecca Blac helpful! Playing with color and makeup is a wonderful way to express yourself.
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
What’s your favorite makeup look? Do you prefer soft and natural – or bold and glam? (Or a little bit of both?)
Take my poll and share your favorite makeup looks in the comments below!
It’s the final ” crowning” touch of our conversion from”M” to “F”…. So exciting just to smell the makeup, fragrances …it let’s you know that it won’t be long to leaving the house, & out into society.
It is ARTISTRY , and requires you be somewhat of an ARTIST.
I Love talking about it in my ” The ART of CDing” talks. My wife is a professional MUA. She was trained by Marvin Westmore, at their Hollywood Academy.
You do need training in the ” layers” of application. You have to “do it ” in the correct order….very rewarding.
Good luck all, get trained.
I was just thinking about the right colors for YOU. And I recalled a great play about a prominent trans woman. In a scene when she was getting started with dressing and makeup, her mother suddenly walked in and discovered her secret, in the act. One would expect an outraged reaction, and in a sense it was. Her mother berated her with “Oh, Stu, your color’s all WRONG! You should know we are summers in this family!”
I selected the color for my eyes, lips, and cheeks after to experiment and see what makes me look and feel my best.
And it show me how to find my own flare when adding a pop of color to my makeup look.
In your opinion , how I look like ?
Hola megusta como te da luminosidad en tus ojitos saludos!!!