Soft, Flattering Makeup

Complement your new shade with cool tones.

As your hair and skin change, you'll want to shift your makeup colors too, to complement your new look.

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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.

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