What Your Makeup Says About You

Let’s play a little game. I’m going to list a few celebs, and you give me the first makeup look that pops into your mind when you think of them. Ready?

Angelina Jolie

Scarlett Johansson


Now, let me guess. Your answers were:

Cat eye

Red lips

Fake tan

I’m obviously not a mind reader, so how did I know? Because most celebs are known for a trademark look. Now, let’s dig a little deeper. What words do people normally use to describe Scarlett Johansson? Sexy, feminine, exotic. And how often do you see her not wearing red lipstick? Hmm, connection? I think so.

Here’s the point of my little spiel. Like these celebs just proved, your makeup look sends out a certain message about your personality. To find out what those message are, I talked to several makeup artists and appearance professionals, including Linda Mason, author of “Eye Candy,” a guide to 55 different makeup looks for every occasion.

Then, I put together a gallery of signature celebrity makeup looks to perfectly illustrate the secrets they gave me. Click through to see what your makeup look says about you. Spoiler alert: You’ll be shocked to learn what a cat eye really means.