5 makeup tips for the dusky beauties

  • 19 Sep - 25 Sep, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

If you are blessed with lovely tanned or olive complexion, read on to know these simple makeup tips and tricks.

Don’t ignore the cleansing routine

Although tanned complexion looks great, it tends to appear washed out and patchy if not taken care of. So, do not skip the daily cleansing and moisturising routine. Remember to exfoliate regularly to achieve an even-toned complexion in order to give a smooth finish to your makeup.

Make sure to find the right foundation

Choosing the right foundation is crucial to make your makeup work for you. Here is how you do it:

· Try to find a foundation that is a shade closest to your skin tone. The worst mistake you can make is choosing a shade lighter than your skin tone, as it will make your skin look greyish and patchy.

· To make a correct match, you can even try to mix two shades to create the right colour for yourself.

· If your skin is too oily, pick a water-based foundation. But for dry skin, go for a cream-based one.

· Always mix some moisturiser or a few drops of water with the foundation, in your palm before applying it on your face and neck. This will help in blending it perfectly with your skin tone, and preventing it from appearing patchy after some time.

· Never ignore your neck while wearing foundation, else your face and neck will show two different shades!

· Dab on some translucent powder at the end, as darker skin tones can look oily after some time.

Highlight your eyes

Women with darker complexion are often blessed with very dark, deep eyes, and dark lashes too. You can use this as the highlight of your makeup! Read on to know how:

· Go for cream-based eyeliners, rather than liquid ones. Cream-based liners are easier to blend, and look more natural.

· Choose dark shades like browns, prunes, copper and burgundy for the eyeshadow, rather than lighter colours like pink or purple. Dark metallic colours can also be used.

Choose the perfect colour for your blush

For your blush, go for shades like rose, deep orange and coral. Try to avoid shades like brown and beige, as they won't suit. Women with darker skin tones can choose a dark rose for the day, and shades like plum, wine and bronze for the evenings. For evening parties, shimmers with gold tones can work wonders for the dark complexion.

Play with the lip colours

Both, matte and glossy lip colours go great on dusky complexion. You can even choose frosty and shimmery shades. You can go for dark shades like berry, plums, burgundy or mauve, but nude lips look better on dark skin. If you think your lips are dark, apply a tiny amount of foundation on them before wearing lipstick. This will bring out the colour better.