Not all people have the same skin tone and so each skin tone needs their special kind of makeup and beauty tips. That way it maximizes the beautiful features of the skin you have. Hence, when you start applying makeup, first be sure what skin tone you have because what is good for the fair complexion will not be for you if you have a dark complexion.
There are various shades to dark complexions like deep black to olive toned and no matter what shade of dark tone the woman has, she can look stunning with specific beauty tips. Some of these tips include using earth tones, bronzer instead of blush and choosing from a range of foundations.
So if you have a dark complexion, here is how you choose your makeup kit:
Foundation and Skin Tone
The beauty regime for your dark complexion will begin with choosing of the right shade of foundation that matches your natural skin tone. If you are from Latin American or Indian background, most probably you have an olive skin tone and the best foundation for you is those with yellow-orange undertones.
Such women also find a tinge of green undertone in the winters on their skin. To battle that, they need deep bronzing powder which will add warmth to their skin, as one tip from theknot.com suggests. Foundations with red-orange undertone are perfect for those with medium-dark skin while those who have very dark skin will find foundations with slight blue tint working favorably with their skin tone.
It is also handy to buy a foundation that is a shade darker or lighter than the standard tint you need. The darker one can be used for covering up light spots on the face while the lighter one is perfect for hiding those dark spots under your eyes.
Next comes the choosing of perfect lip shades for your dark complexion. A perfectly made pair of lips draws attention to any face and so you should learn to apply lipstick properly. If you are a younger woman, go for matte lipstick, according to lifelovebeauty.com.
The same site suggests that creamy and glossy lipstick is better for older women to give them a youthful appearance. As for color, choose dark colors if your complexion is dark. So it is blackberry or burgundy for those with very dark skin tone. Corals, mauves, sheer beiges and plums work better for those with medium-dark skin.
For a memorable evening look, choose shades of bright red. If the shades of your lower and upper lips are different, then first apply a dark lipstick as a base layer on the lighter lip and then fill both lips with same shade of a dark color.
Bronze and copper eye shadows go well for those with olive skin tones. For more color, they can choose shades of gold, blue or purple. If you have this skin one and want to make a splash in an evening event, opt for silver shades.
But the shades you should always avoid are the yellow-toned ones as they can make your skin look washed out. If you have darker complexion, go for dark plums and blackberry shades. Other eye shadows which will look good on are burgundy, dark charcoal, dark brown and copper.
If you have dark complexion, do not go for blushes with light tones; rather go for those that are darker to your skin tone. Light blushes will make your skin look ashy. For those with very dark tones, burgundies, pinks and reds are better to add color to their face.
Using bronzer is also a great idea for them as it gives a nice glow. For those with olive or medium-dark skin tones, the colors to choose are roses, soft plums, dusty pinks and peaches. For going out in the evening, such women can choose a blush with a hint of gold.