Makeup Tips For Dark Skin

Brown is beautiful. Many people still feel and believe that makeup looks good only on fair skin. Surprisingly, makeup can look just as flattering on dark skin. The key is to know what particular makeup to use.

Irrespective of any skin tone it is always advised to highlight the inner glow of the skin and keep the makeup less. The biggest advantage of a dark skin tone is that it is less prone to pimples, blackheads, spots and pigmentation that a fair skin is always in danger of.

When talking about makeup, if you have dark skin, you should know some basic steps and makeup tips that can help you in knowing the usage of cosmetic and beauty products.

Here are few makeup tips for dark skin

1.Foundation/concealing dark skin: For dark skin, the foundation to be used must be water-based. Dark skin is always to look oily, and using cream foundation will worsen the skin even more. Foundation makeup includes concealer, foundation, and powder.
Cleanse, tone, moisturize and scrub your skin, then apply the concealer, foundation, and the powder to create a smooth base. Avoid cosmetics that are honey-based as it could make dark skin look yellow, extremely unwell and awful.

2.Eye Makeup for dark skin: While applying eye makeup, go for dark colors like browns, prunes, copper and burgundy. Dark metallic colors can also be used. A dust of translucent powder over eye shadows is more than enough for a smooth glow for an evening party. It is better not to use eyeliner for dark complexion as it may spoil the look of eyes if not applied properly. Only natural and clear color mascara is good for dark complexion skin.

3.Blush for dark skin: Choose rose, deep orange and coral shade blushes for dark tone skin and avoid brown and peach shades. For a very dark skin tone, one can choose dark rose for the day and plums,wine and bronze shades for evening. For night, shimmers with gold tone blends well with dark complexion skin.

4.Lip color for dark skin: Avoid frost finish lipsticks and choose matte finish ones. Choose shades like browns, burgundy, berry shades, plums, beige, soft pink and gold. There are many lip colors like chocolate and coffee colors that look great on dark skin tone.

Never apply an shades like orange on dark toned lips, prepare a base by a lip balancer. See to it that your lip color is matching with your eye makeup. Do not make the mistake of clashing your eye color with lipstick.

According to medical terms, dark skin tone is better than the fair skin as it can withstand the exposure to Sun rays as it has more pigment (melanin). Facial features of a person make her attractive whatever the color of skin. Women with dark skin tone may no longer have to regret but feel blessed for a comparatively good blemish free skin they have than fair skin women. Today, the perception of beauty has changed and has evolved to accommodate all types of complexions and features.

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Story first published: Friday, November 12, 2010, 17:10 [IST]
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