Getting that flawless look can be unnerving at times especially if you fail to find or use the right makeup to achieve the look. Even celebrities end up with makeup failure once or twice in their lives. It is especially difficult for women of color especially those with African-American skin tone to find their perfect shade. With that said, it is not surprising that they stick to the brand that matches their color. If you or someone you know has darker skin tone then do not fret. There are many brands out there that now offer makeup that matches one’s skin color.
Foundation of your Make-up Kit
If this is the first time that you would be shopping for your make up kit, opt to visit a beauty store to know the shade that would best match your skin color. Many beauty stores employ professionals and they will test some shades and find the right one for you. If you are interested in doing this by yourself, then the first thing that you need would be a foundation. Foundations cover up blemishes in the skin, so your skin will look even. Opt for foundations that are yellow-based as it will go well for darker skin tones. Light foundation will make your face look pale and chalky so stay away from those colors unless you are attending a costume party and want to look like a dead individual.
You can also combine two shades if you cannot find the perfect shade that matches your skin. Also opt for a natural mineral foundation so that it will not clog your pores and you can blend it well as cake foundation takes longer time to put on. To highlight the cheekbones area, a brown or copper bronzer would work best.
African-American women have one of the best sets of eyes and the best way to complement this is by using eye shadows that shimmer. Some also opt for metallic ones to give that sense of drama and, with some black mascaras; it makes the eyes stand out dramatically.
It is best to avoid red or loud colors when it comes to lipstick and instead, choose lipsticks that are earth tones. One can also use a lip liner in the same shade to blend it well with the rest of the lips and add some glam as well.
These are just some of the things that one might want to add to their beauty kit. You can experiment to find which works best for you. Best of all; choose makeup that is made of natural minerals as these makeups contain the necessary minerals that would benefit your skin without clogging your pores.
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