The world has finally woken up to the fact that dark is beautiful. Dark-skinned beauties are everywhere, whether it be on the ramp or on the magazine spreads, beauty shoots and movies. However, while choosing the make up products, women with dark skin tone need to be little more careful as all types of make up products will not embrace dark skin tone. Wrong make up products can make one look pale or it may show up on darker skin. Picking the right colours and shades of make up can enhance the dark skin tone. Also with the right application, dark skin people can look luminescent and beautiful.
Following are the few beauty tips by Beauty Expert Ms. Ishika Taneja to be taken for darker skin tone.
Foundation: For smooth skin finish, application of foundation is a must make up step, however with dusky skin tones, it is important to choose the right shade and ensure that the foundation does not make you look ashen or pale. Most importantly, the foundation should complement your skin’s undertone. Stick with colours that are muted to avoid looking over the top. To enhance dark skin tone, use a foundation that is light in texture. There is variety of liquid and cream foundation available in market that works best for the dark skin. When applying foundation make sure to blend it properly to avoid any uneven tone.
Concealer: If there is the need to correct any discoloration of skin or hide some of your facial faults, then it is recommended to use an orange or red-based concealer to neutralize the darkness. After using the concealer do not forget to set it lightly with loose powder.
Blush: Peachy coral, deep orange and burnt pink blush colours on the cheeks look the best on dark complexions as it adds warmth to the complexion. Such shades will show through the skin tone, creating a subtle flush on the cheeks. If the shade of the blush is not showing up on your dark skin tone, then it is recommended to use a crème blush under it to increase the intensity. One is advised to avoid very brown tones as they might make one look washed out.
Lipstick: Reds with burgundy and browns are excellent tones to work with for dusky skin. Dark burgundy lipstick shades instantly add glam to lips. If you are using a lip liner with your lipstick then it is recommended using one that is close to the shade of your lipstick to avoid a dark outline. Those having dark complexion should avoid pale, frosty lipstick colours as it look unflattering on dark skin. For a glossy look you can apply clear lip gloss on top of your lipstick shade. Gloss in pinks and corals are the best option to choose. Some dusky skin tones can carry bright reds well. Stay away from lipsticks with a frosty finish or ones that are too glossy.
Lip liner: Those having dark complexion can use lip liner to play with their natural mouth shape. To make lips look fuller, use a lip liner to draw just outside the natural shape of your lips. On the other hand to make lips appear less full, use a darker lip liner in a neutral tone to line just inside the natural lip line.
Eye shadow: While applying eye make up, it is better to avoid light, powdery and bright colored eye shadow. Dusky skin is one of the best tones to work a smoky eye on. It is recommended to use eye shadow in dark browns, green, deep purple, copper, prunes and burgundy shades. You can blend a dark eye shadow colour into your crease to create a smoky eye look. Hence, shades of grey and brown to create a dramatic smoky look would look remarkable.