Fair-skinned women have to be careful when applying makeup to their skin to avoid looking over the top. Women with darker skin tones, on the other hand, can get away with much darker and bolder makeup colors. They don't have to worry as much about applying too much blush or wearing darker eye shadows. However, dark-skinned women can still benefit from following several makeup tips. Keep reading to find out the best ways you can complement your dark complexion.
Use liquid foundation to even out your skin tone
Women with dark complexions often have problems with an uneven skin tone. A good foundation will help even out your skin tone. If you can't find one that matches your skin perfectly, it may help to mix two foundation shades together. After you have moisturized your skin, apply the foundation all over your skin with a flat-top brush or cosmetic sponge.
Don't skip the powder
Since darker skin tones tend to get oily, it is important to always use powder. After you have applied your foundation, sweep some translucent powder on your skin with a large powder brush. Carry your powder in your purse so you can touch up your makeup in the middle of the day.
Wear a darker blush color
Fair-skinned women depend on blush to warm up their complexions. Women with darker skin tones can get away with not wearing blush. However, blush is always nice to wear on special occasions. Coral, deep orange and wine blush colors typically look the best on dark complexions. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks with a blush brush. If your blush is not showing up on your skin, apply a crème blush under it to increase the intensity.
Avoid pale, frosty lip colors
Pale, frosty lip colors look unflattering on dark skin tones. Lilac and nude lip colors tend to wash out women with dark complexions. Choose shades like burgundy, wine, brown, red and plum. Add a clear lip gloss on top so your lips look extra shiny.
Have fun with eye shadow colors
Unlike fair-skinned women, dark-skinned women can get away with wearing a lot of different eye shadow colors. When you are at work or school, apply a gold eye shadow to your eye lids. At night, you can wear blue, green, purple and even copper eye shadows.
Embrace your dark skin by wearing makeup colors that complement it beautifully.
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