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Three Makeup Colors That Look Great on Almost Everyone

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Yves St. Laurent national makeup artist, Dell Ashley, at the San Francisco Saks 5th Avenue cosmetics counter. Thanks to his expertise, I'll be sharing some of his best tips and tricks for accentuating your beauty over the next few weeks. Let's start off with three makeup shades that he says look great on practically everybody. (Don't worry if you can't swing the cost of YSL's luxe products. You can always try similar shades at the drugstore if you're on a budget.)

  • A mauve-pink lipstick: Not too pink, not too purple, and not too brown, YSL's Pure Lipstick in #66 Rosewood ($30) is naturally flattering. "I have yet to put it on a person that didn't like it," Ashley says.
  • A glowing peachy blush: "For summertime, a peachy color is always pretty. It's going to give you a nice glow without looking heavy," he explains. YSL's Blush Variation in #18 Coral Sand ($44) combines both a matte and iridescent finish to create a complementary subtle peachy-pink shade with slightly golden undertones.
  • A champagne shadow: A perfectly balanced shade, YSL's Water Resistant Cream Eyeshadow in #1 Pink Sands ($28.50) is a soft, slightly shimmery pink that lends a subtle glow.

Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, San Francisco

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misformargaret misformargaret 8 years
tried the Rosewood the other day, and it really is rather dark if you have fair skin.
Rouge14 Rouge14 8 years
I'm not so sure about the lipstick but I so want to go for that blush shade and that eyeshadow now!
melizzle melizzle 8 years
Yes to champagne shadow! I also think that UD's Half Baked is a great color on everyone!
Algerita Algerita 8 years
I loved lip gloss and trying different smell goods and certain types of cosmetics. To find more makeups and other brands and varieties of makeup check out Go to the beauty department. I think you'll be surprised. :)
emalove emalove 8 years
I like all of these shades! Mauve-pink lipstick is a good neutral shade for my fair skin, and I wear champagne-colored cream eye shadow on an almost daily basis. And I love a good peachy-pink blush!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
argh... why with the bad quality photo? :( and rosewood? i don't like it, it looks so dark on the YSL website. #125 Pink Organza is for everyone, or something in that opera.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Those shades are all fabulous, I have at least one of each.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I'm kinda new to this whole makeup thing, what would be good/decent drugstore options in these colors?
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
These all sound like excellent shades.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love a good mauve cheek color too.
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