Color Theory & Makeup Artistry: Part 4

The Fashion Foot

All good things mush come to an end. This is the last and final installment of the color theory series (tears!) If you missed the other 3 parts, click here for Part 1, here for Part 2, and here for Part 3. Let’s get to it. This week we are going to cover how color theory is used in makeup artistry.


Contouring: uses this basic principal of color perception to create highlighting and shading. To create depth under the cheekbones or in the eye socket, we use a darker or cooler color. To create a highlight on the cheekbones, a brighter/lighter color is used, creating the illusion that the cheekbones have been pushed out

To matchWe also use color theory in makeup to match makeup to someone’s tones, mix foundations and concealer to get the perfect match, to change the tone of eye shadows and lip colors to get…

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