To apply makeup, understanding your skin, and the kinds of products that work for your shade is important.
For dark-skinned ladies, there are important things to consider when applying makeup.
To get a better understanding, read the tips below:
1. Skin Preparation
The first rule is to always moisturize your face before the application of makeup.
Moisturing does two things: it smoothes skin’s surface for a more even foundation or concealer application and can even help makeup to stay on longer and it also helps keep your face hydrated.
An undertone is like your skin’s personal filter that every complexion product has to take into consideration because its tint will affect which colours complement the skin.
A popular method to determine undertone is to look at the colour of one’s veins on the wrist; if they appear green, the skin’s undertone is golden or yellow, hence warm. If the veins instead appear blue, the skin’s undertone is pink or blue, hence cool.
For darker skin tones, peach, orange, and red work best because these shades neutralize purple and dark brown discolouration that women of colour experience.
It is important to use darker concealer on your cheekbones and on the sides of your nose for definition and on your temples to sculpt. It is recommended to use concealer palettes to contour and highlight because they generally have a broader range of shades to choose from.
Most colours look fabulous against dark skin so there’s no need to shy away from them. However, go for warmer and deeper sides of the colour spectrum.
Lipstick is a fun way to enhance your look and express your personal style, but applying it can be tricky. Asides from getting that natural look, lining your lips can keep your lipstick in place and define the shape of your lips.
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