Make-up is a great way to enhance our natural beauty and yet not every woman is gifted when it comes down to choosing the right products for their skin type. This means that we need to learn what looks best on our gorgeous and individual features; this is often a greater challenge for darker skinned woman as much of the make-up out there is fairly generic. Keep in mind that there are certain occasions in which you can afford applying your own makeup, like if you have a night out with your girls or with your significant other. But there are also other occasions in which you might not want to risk experimenting with new and different shades, like if you’re going to a wedding or some other special event. In this case we advice you to get in touch with a beauty expert to either advice you or do it for you. It’s not necessary to leave your home, there are many beauty experts who offer their services directly to your home. There are many experts who will attend you in the comfort of your home for a very reasonable price to make sure you look your best in case of a very special event.If you have a very special event and don’t feel sure enough with your makeup applying skills find a highly qualified professional to do it for you. You can find many beauty professionals in your local free classifieds website jobs section. Make sure to choose one in your area and check for rates and references. If it’s a very important occasion, like say your best friend’s wedding, make sure to choose the right makeup and hair professional with enough time, sometimes even consider with more than a month in advance! Last minute inconveniences are less probable to occur if you think a lot in advance. So before you go “pro” on applying your makeup, here are some top makeup tips in order to enhance the beauty of your dark skin.
- Choose the right shade and texture of your foundation
Due to the amazing selection of shades available it is now possible for the majority of us to find the one that works best for us. This being said, always choose your foundation in natural daylight and avoid heavy textures. Black skin tends to be oilier and for this reason a lightweight foundation will provide better coverage. If you still cannot find the perfect shade for you consider mixing two together in order to find your unique and beautiful skin tone.
- Be clever with your concealer
One of the most important makeup tips is to know how to use your concealer. If you want to correct any discoloration on your skin due to blemishes, acne scars etc. choose a concealer with orange/red shades and then cover this with a lighter powder in order to set the base color. Then take a concealer that matches your skin color and blend this over the top for a flawless finish.
When applying eyebrow pencil or powder always choose a dark brown shade rather than black. The eyebrow hairs themselves tend to create natural shadows which make the colors appear darker than that really are, this means that black pencil or powder often looks too harsh on darker skin. For further instructions check out the eyebrow related article on myglamosphere.com.
- Consider lining your lush lips
The use of lip liner allows you to play with the natural form of your lips and mouth. Therefore, if you wish to enhance your lips and make them look fuller, draw a line just outside your natural shape or alternatively, make them appear less full by lining just inside your natural form with a darker lip liner.
- Use natural shades on your face
There can be no doubt that a natural and fresh-faced look is one of the most beautiful options out there for woman. For this reason, try to use warm tones when it comes down to eye shadows, bronzers, lipsticks and eyeliners. For the evening however, you can play up your eyes with gorgeous metallic tones.
By employing these fabulous make-up tips for black skin you will find yourself well on the way to creating a stunning and natural look which truly enhances your beauty for any occasion.
Fashion Victim is a Freelance Writer and Journalist. She currently lives in Rome and works as a writer for some local and International blogs and news websites.