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Keeping Up With Color

By: Abby Penning
Posted: August 5, 2008, from the August 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

Though color trends and makeup styles can be fun to experiment with and enjoy, most women have base colors and techniques they turn to every day to face the world. To learn more about matching skin tone, hair color and eye color to makeup shades and tone, review the different types below as described in More Alive With Color by Leatrice Eiseman (Capital Books, 2006), as well as on Eiseman’s Web site, And pick up the August issue of Skin Inc. magazine to learn more about fall makeup colors and trends.

Sunrise—the sparkling jewel tones of dawn and dew, such as Amethyst Orchid, Palace Blue, Emerald, Prism Pink, Very Berry, Chardonnay and Snow White

Sunlight—the soft pastels and delicious fruit shades of noon, such as Grape Nectar, Peach Parfait, Custard, Cornflower Blue, Woodrose, Cameo Green and Ivory

Sunset—the fiery hues that mellow into dusk, such as Amber, Sunkist Coral, Fiesta Red, Deep Periwinkle, Latte, Fern and Cream

—Information provided courtesy of Leatrice Eiseman and