July 6, 2011 Makeup.com Face

Paint by Personality

We love a great makeup how-to (with step-by-step instructions and pictures) as much as the next girl. But sometimes you just want to read a story that simply lists the products you need to stash in your makeup bag to achieve the perfect look each and every time. This is that story. Makeup artist Susmta Patel shares her cheat sheet to creating a makeup wardrobe to fit any personality. Get to packing!
Traditional
A traditional palette works best for daytime, but can also be amped up with a more dramatic smoky eye for night.
Drop these in your makeup bag:
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Gold, champagne or silver eye shadow
  • Black or brown eyeliner
  • Rose blush
  • Black or brown mascara
  • Lip liner that matches your lipstick
  • Red or rose lipstick
Retro
Shades of green, blue, hot pink, yellow and purple boost the fun factor of your look. Hello, life of the party!
Drop these in your makeup bag:
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Silver eye shadow
  • Black, brown or clear mascara
  • Fuchsia lipstick
  • Bright pink or blue nail polish
Glam
To go sexy-chic focus on smoking out your eyes—besides, they're the doorway to the soul. Wink-wink.
Drop these in your makeup bag:
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Light pink blush
  • Black or brown eyeliner
  • Nude or flesh toned lip liner
  • Pink lipstick
Classic
Makeup trends come and go, but the one constant that remains forever in style is the luscious red lip.
Drop these in your makeup bag:
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Sheer cream blush
  • Neutral eye shadow
  • Black or brown eyeliner
  • Long-wearing mascara
  • Nude or flesh toned lip liner
  • Red lipstick
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