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7 Makeup Tips For Women of Color

Take a look at these tips below for those who are frustrated with trying to put on makeup that seems like it was not designed for their skin tones and color.

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

It is disheartening that black women are often represented badly in the beauty and fashion industry. Not many African-American women are being represented in makeup advertisement campaigns and mostly, makeup lines seem to be formulated for women with fair skin. That is why it has always been a struggle to choose the right shade of lipstick and foundation for women with dark skin. But don't worry, there are some ways to create stunning makeup looks. Take a look at these tips below for those who are frustrated with trying to put on makeup that seems like it was not designed for their skin tones and color.

Opt for black-owned makeup brands.

There is nothing more you need than makeup products made for black people, by black people. Though not many, there are beauty brands designed by and for people of color. These black-owned beauty companies offer a wide range of products that are formulated to fit all skin tones. Yes, even for those with dark skin. So say bye-bye to long hours of picking the correct shade for you.

Who said earth tones are boring?

Most people are not into earth tones because it looks boring for them. But these shades look absolutely stunning with dark skin. Earth tones include a wide range of natural-looking colors such as warm gray, dark green, shades of brown and gold. These natural-looking hues look amazing on your dark skin as they help complement and improve your skin's deep undertones.

Gold tones look aesthetic on dark skin.

You are lucky because your dark skin can pull off a gold highlighter successfully. People with lighter skin are probably jealous of that. So take advantage of it, grab that golden highlighter and shine bright like a diamond.

Eyeshadow products with a shimmery or metallic finish work well for you.

If you are frustrated for having tried a few shades of eyeshadow but they still do not show up nearly as clearly as you hope, metallic eyeshadow got you covered. Eyeshadow products with a shimmery or metallic finish show up more easily against darker skin and appear clearly. Stay away from those with a matte finish.

Use a yellow-based foundation.

Don't you just hate it when your foundation looks chalky and cakey on your skin? Well, there's a solution to that. Stay away from shades of foundation that are too light for you and look unnatural against your dark skin. Opt for a yellow-based foundation with warm undertones. These shades will surely not clash with your deep skin tone.

Dark lipsticks look beautiful on black women.

It is no secret that dark shades of lipstick look absolutely great on black women. For some people with lighter skin, dark shades of lipstick may look gothic and appear overdone. But African-American women's deep skin tone pairs nicely with dark lipsticks. So take advantage of your ability to pull off darker shades of lippies. Opt for dark red, wine red, navy, deep plum, and even black.

Try blending two foundation shades together.

Just in case you still cannot find a foundation shade that works well on your dark skin, try mixing two foundation shades together. Choose a foundation shade that is one to two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Then, choose another one that is darker. Combine the chosen shades together until you create a shade that finally matches your skin tone.

Our daily beauty routine should not have to be difficult. Do not let the limited makeup product options for black women get in the way! Use these tips and enhance the natural beauty of your beautiful dark skin!

If you want to get more beauty advice, some hair care tips for dark-skinned women, travel inspirations, food tips, and literally anything that is helpful for people of color, be sure to check out Black Lifestyle.