Color Wheel for Your Makeup

You know that point in your production in which appears the question about what color shade use? Many times we end up taking the most obvious color that blends with any piece of clothing or even eye color. Of course, these ideas are great, but with a little help from the color wheel you can get a new range of options that are harmonious with each other.

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How does the color wheel?

The color wheel is composed of several colors, side by side, primary, secondary and tertiary colors. In addition, one side of the circle is dedicated to the cool colors and the other to warm colors. See illustration:

Now that you know what is composed the chromatic circle, simply decide which combination you want to do using it. There are three options, namely: complementary colors, analogous colors and colors triádicas.

Complementary colors: must be chosen for being directly opposite in the chromatic circle. Choose a color as dominant in your production and then check what is the color directly opposite her. This should be the color used in the combination of your look or makeup of the day.

Analogous colors: as in the previous combination, the first step is to choose a color that will be dominant and then check which are the colors directly to the left or to the right and use them in your combination.

Triádicas colors: also from a starting color, will choose the two colors that are separated from the first by the distance of a triangle and use them in combination.

  • Use the color of your eyes as initial choice in complementary combination, so the color directly opposite to it can be a very harmonious shadow option;
  • Use the colors of the triádicas combination for various elements of the make, such as blush, pencil and shadow for example. You don’t have to use all the colors in the production of the shadow;
  • Remember to take into account the predominant colors of your look, they can be a great starting point for the combinations that you will get.