Makeup Tips: Can Makeup Colors Send a Subconscious Message?

As we anxiously usher in the hopes of Springtime's warm weather, this is a great time begin to add playful pigments to your boring makeup routine. Think outside the box by incorporating new shades in your palette. Some people feel colors can have a powerful effect on the subconscious, therefore, carefully plan your wardrobe and makeup colors to correspond. The colors in your makeup can secretly make a statement for you and will simultaneoulsy help you be right on trend for 2013!


In color psychology red means energy, passion, action, strength and excitement. Choose red lips when you want to show power and passion for your position. A great trick is to blot several times on a tissue to remove excess lipstick. This will diffuse the brightness of the shade and avoid the dreaded lipstick on the teeth situation.


p;Official color of 2013. A perfect way to add a pop of color to your eyes is to start with a creme eyeshadow as a base and then add the green on the top to create an aluring emerald smokey-eye.
Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Julia Kuzmenko
Model: Jamilette Gaxiola

Pink is feminine and youthful in its softer shades, with more passion and energy in its deeper shades. If you are trying to give the impression of strength, this is one shade to avoid as pink represents youth and innocence and may take away from your power. However, it is important to not look ghostly, so opt for more neutral shades when choosing your blush color as to not over-do the pink.
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