How to do Makeup for Dark Skin

When it comes to wearing makeup, dark skin is more versatile than fair skin. One reason for this is the more amount of pigment that dark skin has than the fair skin. Since dark skin has more pigments, it can endure exposure to sun. Dark skins that are clear, flawless, and healthy are also great for makeup. You just have to choose the right kind and shades of makeup to use for your dark skin. It is important that the color shades suit the dark skin tone.

How to Apply Makeup for Dark Skin

How to Apply Makeup for Dark Skin

Makeup for dark skin may require special kinds of makeup. The foundation to be used should be something in liquid or creamy form but not too oily. It is best to use water-based foundation for dark skin. If the dark skin has plenty of yellow pigmentation, the foundation to be used should not be orange based. To create the illusion of a perfect skin, a good concealer and a sheer foundation are must-haves. The foundation should be closer to the normal skin color and should not be lighter. Dark skins have tendencies of showing up layers of makeup thus special attention should be given when blending. A drop of water on the foundation is a good technique before application. The effect is normally seen during daylight.

After the application of foundation, use a light baby powder. This will give the skin not too heavy appearance and achieve the sheen effect. Do not apply much powder on the face especially around the eye areas. Dark skins look good on blush colors of deep orange, rose, and coral. Peachy and brown shades should be avoided as this will give darker complexions. For eye makeup, dark skins look best on blue, dark metallic, and dark purple colors. For lipstick, matte finish would be best instead of frosted. The best colors would be bright reds and pinks.

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