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For Darker Skin Beauties

August 27, 2007

Not only do I get a lot of questions about make up for Asian women,I also get quite a few questions about make up for African Amercian women(specifically for darker complexion). Here are just some suggestions/tips that will lead you to the right direction for make up that best suits your skintone.

Foundation
Instead of going to a drugstore for foundation,go to a department store make up counter. A lot of drugstore brands don’t offer many color choices for darker skinned women. Department store make up counters offer wide ranges of foundation colors & the make up artist/sales associate will be more than happy to help you find the perfect shade for you. Plus,you get to test out the product before hand instead of guessing when it comes to drugstore foundations.

Eye shadow
Color was made for you! Don’t be scared,experiment with different colors. I find that when doing make up for Ebony women,bright colors look amazing(especially greens & purples). If colorful looks aren’t your thing & want to wear colors that are more subtle,choose dark brown,copper,burgundy,beige,and plum tones.

Blush
If your wanting a dash of color on your cheeks,try red,burgundy,brown/bronze & pink tones. The darker your skintone is,the more blush you will have to apply on your cheeks in order for the color to show up. Also,if you want to contour your cheeks,jawline or nose,use a matte dark brown color (like an eyeshadow).

Lip
Try to avoid fire red,bright or orange-y lips. Instead,try colors in dark plum,red with blue undertones,dark mocha & berry.

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