5 Makeup Tips For Blondes All Golden-Haired Girls Need To Know

The phrase "blonde bombshell" exists for a reason: Those golden strands easily catch a whole lot of attention. But why settle for getting noticed when you, my blonde friends, could be showstoppers? That's right, even the sexiest blonde hairdo can be amped up with this one crucial to-do: the right makeup that complements your golden locks without coming off as harsh or overpowering. 

Sure, it's easy to stick to what you know, but what if what you know is a poor combination of products from the CVS beauty aisle? That's where Make Up For Ever's Director of Artistry and Education, Lijha Stewart, comes in. Check out Stewart's best makeup tips for blondes.

WARNING: You'll probably want a killer outfit and slammin' pair of heels on standby to debut your revamped, flawless face, ASAP.  

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Choose the Right Shade of Shadow

Generally speaking, light to medium neutral shades usually good on blondes. If you have cool blonde hair (think Kim Kardashian’s new lightened style) — try cool browns, taupes and neutral pearl shades. For warm blonde hair (think Sophia Bush 2014 blonde) — try warm browns, bronzes, and neutral pearl shades.

Clarins Mineral Eyeshadow Taupe, $13.74, amazon.com

L’Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Eye Shadow - Gilded Bronze, $6.99, amazon.com

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Gain Lash Inspiration From Your Natural Lash Shade

You may be tempted to go dark and dramatic, reaching for that ever-so-classic blackest black, but that could be a major downfall. “Your mascara color choice can be determined based on the natural shade of your lashes and your skin tone,” says Stewart. 

If you are have fair skin tone and blond lashes, a dark brown mascara looks natural and less harsh on the eyes. (Stewart suggests Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Color 3 – Deep Brown.)

For someone with a medium skin tone and dark brown lashes to compliment their blonde strands, a black mascara will emphasize your lashes without looking overdone.

For a natural emphasis try a mascara that gives separation, length, and volume without clumps, make sure you’re selecting a mascara that touts a precision tip that separates lashes. One of these six mascaras that’ll give you baby doll lashes can help with that. 

Make Up For Ever Smoky Lashes Color 3, $27.62, amazon.com

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Brownish Black, $4.79, amazon.com

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Fill In The Brow But Keep It Light

If you’ve already done these easy at-home steps to perfect brows and are happy with your natural shape, a clear brow gel can naturally define your face-frames. When the gel base dries, it softly darkens the natural shade of your brow hair.

However, if your blond brows need more shape and without being too dark opt for a light gel or eyeshadow filler that’s one shade darker than your strands. Be smart and opt for a palette that has an array of shade options, like Sephora’s Eyebrow Editor Deluxe Kit.

NYX Control Freak Eye Brow Gel Clear, $6.54, amazon.com

Sephora Collection Eyebrow Deluxe Kit, $30.74, amazon.com

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You Can Do A Smokey Eye But Keep It Natural

For a natural, less-dramatic smoky eye, opt for taupe shades. Pair it with a smudgy black, grey, or deep brown liner. 

For those of you who want to go balls-out a la Jenny McCarthy, try placing it out the outer corner of the eyes for definition, instead of applying all over the lids and overpowering your fair features. 

e.l.f. Flawless Eye Shadow - Tantalizing Taupe, $2, amazon.com

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Find The Right Lipstick

Lip color depends on overall makeup look, skin tone, hair, and eye color. The most bold and iconic look for blondes with blue eyes is a cherry red lip complemented with a winged liner. (These perfect winged liner tips can help with that.) 

If nude is more your style, you’ll want to find one that contains a peach or pink base. Avoid nude lipsticks that look like concealer because these shades will wash out your complexion. 

Maybelline ColorSensational - Very Cherry, $5.31, amazon.com

L’Oreal Color Riche Lipcolor - Peach Fuzz, $7.59, amazon.com

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