Soft, Flattering Makeup

Complement your new shade with cool tones.
Maria Ricapito

As your hair shade shifts, you'll want to select cosmetics that complement your coloring. "Opt for cool tones in your makeup, which better complement silver strands," says Joanna Schlip, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist for Physicians Formula. This means picking pewter instead of gold, taupe over cinnamon, and pink rather than peach.

Eyes: If your eyes are blue, try a steel-gray eye shadow, Schlip says. We prefer Revlon ColorStay Mineral Eye Shadow in Smoky Quartz ($8.50), which pairs gunmetal with a highlight and accent shade. For green, brown, or hazel eyes, try a lavender shadow, such as Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Shadow in Lilac Cloud ($6), a crisp, pale amethyst in a moist formulation that's kind to around-eye skin. Regardless, finish with black mascara to define eyes, Schlip says.

Lips: "Cool rose is better than warm peach for lips," Schlip says. Try MAC Slimshine lipstick in Gaily ($14.50). Its nonsticky, moisturizing formula provides a slight shimmer.

Cheeks: Look for bronzer and blush with pink undertones. N.Y.C. New York Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in Rose Glow ($5) combines four complementary shades for a true-to-you flush.