I’m a Strawberry Blonde. Yay! You’re a Strawberry Blonde. Yay! Now what makeup shades should we wear??? I’ve have had every color of hair from platinum blonde to jet black. I have found that I need really different makeup shades from color to color, even within the shades of red I have tried.
Strawberry Blonde hair just feels like the color I’m supposed to be though, so I’ve really be an A+ student figuring out the most flattering makeup shades. I have tested products, I have swatched shades, I have learned.
I have fair-to-light skin, strawberry blonde hair, and blue eyes.
COLORS THAT FLATTER:
COLORS TO AVOID:
*Bubblegum or Neon Pink
*Black (I’ll use black eyeliner, but not a full eye of black eyeshadow)
Below is a list of all drugstore products and shades. I’ll do another post that is department store brands.
Blushes – Peach:
E.L.F. Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder, $3, in shade St. Lucia. The blush takes the cake! It’s the perfect light peach and makes your skin glow. A perfect peach for Strawberry Blondes. The bronzer is a bit too shimmery for my face, but the perfect shade and shimmer for my collarbones and the top of my shoulders.
NYX Mosaic Powder Blush, $7, in shade Love. This is a great mix between a peach and a coral shade. It gives you a slightly more intense flush. For gals who like to wear a bit more color, this is your blush.
NYX Cream Blush, $6, in shade Tickled. I swear this shade is a dupe for the Nars Multiple stick in Orgasm. Tickled gives yours cheeks a natural and alive looking flush. It blends easily. The texture is a bit heavy feeling at first, but then melted nicely into my skin.
Blushes – Natural:
Sonia Kashuk Cream Blush, $10, in shade Blossom. I LOVE this blush. It is one of my favorites at every level – drugstore to high end. The formula blends perfectly and gives your cheeks the most natural peachy flush. I adore this blush and couldn’t be happier that I found it.
Physician’s Formula Nude Wear Blush, $13, in shade Natural. Swirling all four quads together gives your cheeks a glow, with very little color. Normally, I’d want more pigment in a blush, but this is the perfect shade of natural with a hint of pink. So if you are Strawberry Blonde, still wanting to wear pink, this would be a good blush for you.
E.L.F. Mineral Blush, $5, in Sweet Retreat. This is another nice, barely there flush. This would be a great shade to wear with a smokey eye. Just enough color to gives your skin some depth, but let the eyes still be the main focus.
NYX Matte Bronzer, $9, in shade Light. One of my favorite bronzers. I love a matte bronzer, they are perfect for your face when you are an adult lady, such as myself. This one is never streaky and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for having a light shade.
Physician’s Formula pH Matchmaker Bronzer, $15, in shade Light Bronzer. Again, let’s hear a round of applause for a light bronzer. This bronzer has some shimmer, but not the kind that annoys me. (I’m picky!) It just makes my face look brighter and slightly deeper. Great when my foundation is looking a bit too light. I reach for this so often over my fancy bronzers.
Covergirl Eye Enhancers Single Eyeshadow, $4, in shade Brown Smolder. This stuff is LEGIT. It’s one of my all-time favorite shadows. I like it best worn all the way around my liner in a super thin line. It blurs the liner a little bit and makes your eyes pop. This is the perfect shade of brown, it always looks natural against my hair. It also can make a great subtle smokey eye.
Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner, $11, in shade Deep Brown. One of the best liquid liners I have found, and the only one at this price I like. The tip is super fine for a perfect line. The deep matte brown shade is amazing for daytime makeup.
I feel like Plum is really overlooked as an flattering color, but it’s one of my all-time favorite looks. It looks so stunning with Strawberry Blonde hair!
NYX Nude Matte Eyeshadow single, $5, in shade Skinny Dip. I love to do a thin line with this shadow around my liner. It’s so pretty and just deep enough of a plum. For a night out, it makes a great smokey eye. Insanely gorgeous!!
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen eyeliner, $12, in shade Deep Plum. This is a great pencil. Really creamy and pigmented and a lovely plum shade with no shimmer, which can be hard to find. Great high end quality!
A great daytime alternative to brown and army green looks so beautiful next to strawberry blonde hair.
E.L.F. Mineral Loose Eyeshadow, $3, in shade Earthy. Pretty and soft for day. Also, this mineral shadow is free of toxic chemicals.
E.L.F Studio Eyeliner & Eyeshadow Stick, $3, in Green/Moss. The deep green liner shade is really pretty.
L’Oreal Silkissime Eyeliner, $8, in shade Highlighter. More on this wonder stick HERE. This is a great example of a blush pink shade that works with strawberry blonde hair. Some pinks clash, but this compliments.
E.L.F. Studio Eyeliner & Eyeshadow Stick, $3, in Pearl/Glow. I use the shadow side as a highlighter on the inner corners of my eye and under my brow bone when I want to mimic a candlelight glow.
Maybelline Twin Brow Pencils, $3 for two pencils, in shade Light Brown. I used to recommend Auburn, but it was too hard to find. I tried the Light Brown shade on a whim and it’s perfect for strawberry blondes! Even better than the Auburn. Just warm enough to look natural with the red tones in your hair, but with enough brown to look like a real color. Yes, huge win!
Peach & Nude combo:
Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss, $8, in Bellini, worn over Maybelline Colorsensational The Buffs Lipstick, $6, in Nude Lust. The peach makes the nude wearable for pale skin and the peach also catches some tones in the strawberry blonde.
Yes, Yes, Yes! Redheads can wear red. Red is so flattering against the hint of blonde in strawberry blonde hair.
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick, $6, Neon Red. A bright and fun red for summer.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $8, in shade Love That Red. A perfect, classic red.
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick, $4, in shade Chaos. A stunning deep, dark red. Love this for the holidays and winter weather.
Another overlooked color for strawberry blondes! Raspberry is so pretty on. I swear every time I wear this lipstick people tell me I look the best I’ve ever looked. THAT’S HOW YOU WIN MY HEART, FOLKS. Not trying to be cute, jut trying to be real.
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick, $6, in shade Pink Grandeur. This was a limited edition shade, sorry to recommend a limited edition, but this is really special shade and I hope Maybelline brings it back into regular rotation. The most flattering raspberry ever.
Yep, you can wear rose. I just try to go light with it and make sure the shades are more rose than pink.
Covergirl LipPerfection Lipstick, $7.50, in shade Darling. This shade is truly “my lips but better” to me. It plumps up the color and makes my lips look fuller.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lip Stain, $10, in shade Rose On and On. Ok, the name could be shortened, but the rose is very pretty and natural on. The gloss also feels light.
I don’t know how to categorize these two shades, they aren’t totally a nude or totally a rose. But they are my two MOST USED shades in my whole lipstick drawer.
L’Oreal lipstick, $9, in shade Jennifer’s Nude. Finally permanent in L’oreal’s collection! It’s just the perfect pinky beige. So flattering on.
NYX Lip Butter, $5, in shade Tiramisu. On the website, this looks like a semi-terrifying shade of brown. Trust me, your lips will look perfect. Just perfect. If you buy one lip product, have it be this color.
Obviously, these will change from person to person based on your undertones, but I have found that L’Oreal foundations (I like Lumi and Magic Nude) have a great range of lighter shades and don’t oxidize on your skin (look great at first then turn orange a couple hours later). Also, I know the Sephora’s own spray foundation isn’t technically a drugstore brand, but I have used it on three of my super light and fair friends and it looked amazing on each of them. It’s a very high quality foundation. For BB cream, Garnier Oil Control wins. It’s super affordable and has the best coverage! I wear it under my foundation as a primer on days I want full coverage makeup or on it’s own on more casual makeup days.
Thank you so much for reading!! I hope this post helps you the next time you are trying to figure out what shades to get. Bring this post with you on your phone the nest time you shop for makeup. Subscribe above so you never miss a post!
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