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Do You Use the Color Wheel When Choosing Color Cosmetics?

According to the color wheel, colors that are close to each other in the spectrum create a cohesive palette. Take Leighton Meester for instance, who wore coppery shadow with orange-toned cheeks at an event last year. In turn, colors that are direct opposites, like orange and blue, are a great way to create maximum drama.Think Jessica Alba's turquoise and gold eye shadow palette she wore to a Tribeca Film Festival party in LA earlier this year. What about you? Do you use the color spectrum this way, or is it something you don't really even consider when applying your makeup?
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VampiressDoll VampiressDoll 6 years
Nope, because I'll wear just about any colour! :)
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I was about to select "no" because I never actually think of the color wheel when doing makeup, but then I selected "yes" because I realized that most of my looks are more cohesive with colors. I might go for a soft, romantic, pretty pink look or a warm, coppery/gold look on a summer evening. So, while I don't necessarily think of the color wheel, I tend to keep my eyeshadow/blush/lip shades within similar tone ranges. Unless I want a really dramatic or rock 'n roll look for certain occasions, then I'll let loose with the colors and wear more variation. But that's not very often.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I was about to select "no" because I never actually think of the color wheel when doing makeup, but then I selected "yes" because I realized that most of my looks are more cohesive with colors. I might go for a soft, romantic, pretty pink look or a warm, coppery/gold look on a summer evening. So, while I don't necessarily think of the color wheel, I tend to keep my eyeshadow/blush/lip shades within similar tone ranges. Unless I want a really dramatic or rock 'n roll look for certain occasions, then I'll let loose with the colors and wear more variation. But that's not very often.
janetmouse janetmouse 6 years
Would love to learn to use one though!
KateLynn2011 KateLynn2011 6 years
I keep the color wheel in mind when applying bright colored make-up. But usually I stick with neutrals and pinks.
bryseana bryseana 6 years
When it comes to makeup I don't think about the color wheel. I use it when covering skin discolorations. Like sometimes I'll have a bit of redness from stress. I know that green is opposite to red on the color wheel which helps to neutralize the redness.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
I do my makeup more intuitively when coming up with my own looks, but to be truthful 90% of my makeup looks are copied off of magazines, music videos, etc.
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