The supermodels of the 1980s look as beautiful now as they did in their catwalk heyday and you can follow their lead by choosing cosmetics to flatter your changing complexion. Here’s a prescription of products to complement your skin tone.
Fair: Claudia Schiffer
Finding tones which work with your peaches and cream complexion is key. Choose soft shades like muted pink to enhance your porcelain skin and add colour without being overpowering. Seek out eyeshadow palettes in natural tones that can be built up into a chocolate smoky eye for evening.
Stick to a slick of light pink gloss on lips or for more impact, step it up to a dusty pink shade. Keep nails a light nude hue, as darker colours will make your skin look too pale.
Fair/Medium: Christy Turlington
Taupes and tangerines are just some of the colours that flatter this skin tone. You can afford to pick darker pinks with good depth of colour for lips and cheeks and duskier eyeshadows in rich chocolate shades to help accentuate your warm skin colour.
An opaque nude/pink shade works perfectly on nails, helping to highlight your cappuccino-toned complexion.
Medium: Cindy Crawford
Rusty lip colours work well, while bronzers can also afford to be on the deeper end of the shade spectrum. Keep nails nude in tone to complete a sophisticated look.
Olive: Helena Christensen
A dark, smoky eye will create a sultry evening look, while dark bronzer can be used to add definition to cheekbones. Choose bright shades for nails to achieve maximum impact against olive skin.