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No longer is a peaches and cream complexion considered the hallmark of beauty in a woman. Makeup products now address a variety of skin tones. Those with dark skin should aim to highlight skin's natural color and natural glow. Which means, there isn't a need to overdo makeup.The most essential canvas for makeup is good skin, whatever color it be. Pick up makeup tips for dark skin so that you can experiment with your individual skin tone and makeup products.


Beauty products for dark skin


Dark skin is usually less prone to breaking out into spots and pimples as well as pigmentation. An even tone thus helps in laying the makeup effectively. Since dark skin has a tendency to look oily and shine, go in for a liquid foundation that is water based. Choose a color that is closest to your skin tone, but not lighter. Blend well to avoid uneven tone. Else it will appear like a chalky layer and can appear awful in photographs. You can choose to finish the foundation with a light dusting of loose powder.


The color palette for dark skin makeup must be carefully selected. Blush colors in coral, rose and deep orange work well with dusky skins. Plum or wine can be used to highlight cheekbones for an evening out. Stick to a dark rose pink if you are going out during the day. Purple and blue or browns and coppers with metallic finish can be used for highlight eyes. Prune and burgundy can also be experimented with.


When it comes to selecting lip color, opt for matte over frosted shades. Lipstick colors in corals, browns or berry suit dark skins. Look for tones of coffee, chocolate or nude beige based on your individual skin tone.


Makeup tips for dark skin


  • Choose a water-based foundation, its color not lighter than skin color.
  • Apply light powder after foundation.
  • Blush colors coral, rose and deep orange is fine.
  • Eye makeup color can be dark purple or blue.
  • Skip using eyeliner. If need be use sparsely.
  • Choose mascara, preferably a natural and clear color.
  • Select a foundation that closely matches skin tone.
  • Lipstick color - medium and dull shades.
  • Lip liner color should compliment lipstick color.
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