Making the most of your darker complexion

We’ve already written a blog about how women with pale skin can make the most of their natural looks, but what about darker skin tones? There are a few different things to consider if you want to make the most of your dark skin and ensure you are picking the right products to suit you.

In order to choose the right foundation, it’s important to understand your base skin tone. Very dark complexions tend to have cooler undertones, while brown and olive skins tend to have warmer tones. Test the foundation along your jawline in natural light before buying to ensure that it matches your shade and you won’t be left with the dreaded tidemark around your face. In the same vein, dark skin looks great with warm-toned blush, so choose products with shades of deep pink, red or orange rather than baby pink.

Darker skin can take bright colours, so don’t be afraid to experiment with fun and vibrant shades. Eyeshadow and liner in deep blues, greens, purples, golds and silvers will look fantastic against your skin tone and are ideal for making a dramatic statement. Finish off with black mascara to really widen your eyes, or try false eyelashes for a big night out. Deep lip colours with matte finishes and bright scarlet look great on dark skin; make sure to use a lipliner in a matching shade to help your lip colour last longer. Tinted gloss is perfect for a more subtle daytime look.

As specialists in all aspects of beauty in Beckenham, we can provide a full makeup application service for all kinds of skin tones, helping to bring out your natural features and make you look like the best version of yourself. Whether you have a special occasion coming up or just want to feel your best, make a booking with us and see how beautiful you can look.