Similarly to skin type, different skin tones require a different guide for finding the perfect makeup. Indeed dark skin is from all kinds of perspectives more resistant than its fair counterpart. As professionals claim, this skin tone can withstand the many harmful effects of the sun and UV rays. Due to the high pigment content it is able to fight the weather conditions. Makeup is a different issue, to emphasize what’s best in a skin tone it is worth knowing some basic makeup tips for dark skin.
Makeup Tips for Dark Skin
While applying makeup, dark colored women should choose colors and shades according to their skin tone. Dark skin is better than the fair skin in medical terms. It can withstand the exposure to sunrays and their heat as it has more pigment. Color of skin is not that important: important is the health and texture of skin. Facial features of a person make her attractive whatever the color of skin. When talking about the makeup, if you have dark skin, you should know some basic guidelines so that you can use makeup products according to your skin color. For dark complexion, you should choose earthy and warm colors.
For a perfect makeup, key is the application of foundation. For dark complexion too, it is no different. Make sure to have perfect base of makeup by foundation. Base of the makeup is prepared by optimum use of concealer, foundation and the makeup powder. Before preparing base, have proper cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine. You can choose oil-free, water based, liquid foundation. Color of foundation should match with tone of your skin. Shade of foundation should not be lighter than your skin as it will appear as mask or unnatural and layers of makeup are more visible on dark skin than the fair skin. Here blending is of much importance to avoid any uneven tone. When you apply makeup powder to set the foundation, make sure that it is translucent or just lightly tinted. Makeup powder should absorb oil and give face a shine free look.
While applying eye makeup, you better avoid light, powdery and bright shade to cover whole eyelid. Instead of these you should go for dark browns, copper, prunes and burgundy. Dark metallic colors also look good. Always dust a little loose translucent powder over the eye shadow for smooth and subtle glow while getting ready for evening event. For a day look, you can apply gray or brown eyeliner. To offer thickness and volume to eyelashes, apply mascara.
Blush on is an important color component of makeup, so choose shade of the blush very carefully. You can go for rose: deep orange and coral shades for the dark complexion while you should avoid brown and peach shades. For a very dark complexion, one can choose dark rose pink if it is day makeup and for nighttime makeup, go for plums, wine and bronze. At night you can add shimmer by touching up with gold tone as gold really goes well with dark skin. For that look, apply gold at forehead and on the outer corners of eyebrows.
As far as lip makeup for dark skin is concerned, avoid frost finish lipsticks and choose matte finish ones. You can choose shades of browns, burgundy, berry shades and plums. Other colors, which suit dark skin, are shades of beige, soft pink and gold. There are many lip colors like mochas, coffees, chocolates, dark plums, berry shade, wine shades, burgundy, nude pinks and nude beiges look great on dark complexion. Never apply an orange shade. If you have dark toned lips, prepare a base first by a lip balancer.