Break the rules you've been told to follow in the past and
create your own 'new normal'.
Very often dark-skinned women are told all the things they
shouldn’t do with makeup. We are told not to wear bright colours and that we
should think really hard before wearing a red lipstick. Light-skinned women on
the other hand are forever encouraged to "find their perfect red".
Nonsense, I say. Here are 5 dark-skinned makeup musts:
1. Find your nude
There are different shades of nude makeup products that are
made for different dark skin types, so it’s all about finding the perfect shade
for your complexion. Elle suggests that a nude lipstick one shade lighter or
darker than your skin tone are most flattering.
2. Use more than one
shade of foundation
Most dark-skinned people are naturally two-toned. We tend to
be lighter in the center of our faces.
So it's advisable to use two shades of foundation even if
you don’t have dark spots or uneven skin tone. Try mixing Revlon Colourstay
foundations, I really like blending Cappuccino and Caramel.
Also read: 5 simple ways to make your face happy
3. Opt for darker
Choosing the perfect blush can be quite a hassle for
dark-skinned girls, but listen and listen carefully: just because you’re
dark-skinned doesn’t mean you can't rock darker blush.
Dare to go for your berry reds, browns and purples, these
colours do not only flatter your skin, but they bring out a healthy glow.
Try Clinique soft pressed powder blush, R335.
4. Don’t forget your
For a quick fix, say to avoid shine, try using translucent
powder - it will give your skin a matte, fresh look.
Use Yardley loose powder, R149.
5. Embrace colour
Dare to wear bright colours. Be it a lipstick, an eye shadow
or a blush. If you are hesitant and
think you might look over-the-top, here’s a bit of inspiration that'll prove
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