The 5 beauty products that flatter everyone

Sep. 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM ET

By InStyle.com

Assembled here is perhaps the most universally flattering makeup for any complexion. The secret? Shades that possess neutral undertones and creamy textures for easy blending.

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Gold and purple eye shadow

Gold on inner corners brightens all eyes, while purple's broad appeal is that it's not too cool or too warm.

DuWop Brown Eyecatcher eye shadow, $19; sephora.com.

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Pinkish brown lip liner

Define lips with pinkish brown color. It won't look cartoonish on fair, medium or dark skin.

Josie Maran lip liner in peach, $18; sephora.com.

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Sheer pink lip gloss

Sheer pink gloss complements all lip colors and never looks overdone.

Fresh Sugar lip gloss in Sugar Fairy, $18; fresh.com.

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Deep cocoa eyeliner

A dark brown liner is rich enough to register on dark skin but won't overwhelm ivory skin.

Avon Smooth Minerals eyeliner in Earth, $6; avon.com.

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Soft pink cream blush

A cream blush that's not too pink and not too red can be layered for more vibrancy as needed.

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy sheerest cream blush in Beaming, $9; drugstore.com.

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