The beauty industry can be quite forgetful of dark skinned women. Today, We want to share with you some important makeup tips that, We think, every dark skinned lady should know, when looking for the right makeup:


More often than not, dark skinned women tend to have uneven skin tone. Usually a darker forehead and lighter center, so, in order to get flawless looking skin, dark skinned women often have to play with few shades of foundation, if to get the most natural look. The thing to remember, when applying foundation, is that you want to create a seamless finish and gradual transition between the lighter part of the face (which is, usually, the center) and darker parts of complexion (which are, usually, the forehead and perimeter).
If you want to enhance the lighter tone in your skin, then, simply apply a tinted moisturizer or sheer foundation that matches the center of your face and then, use a copper bronzer on the forehead and perimeter of your face. Remember to blend, blend and blend! This will help diffuse the transition between the two tones…
If you want to play with the warmer tone, then find a shade that falls somewhere in between the lighter and darker part of your face and apply it everywhere! Everywhere? Yes, all over your face! Because, if you simply apply a foundation that matches only the darker part of your skin (or a lighter part), it simply won’t look natural! Remember, we’re trying to even out the two different skin shades.


Dark skinned ladies need to STAY AWAY from contrasting colors, such as pale nudes, for example! Unless you’re trying to look sick, there is, definitely, no reason why somebody with really dark skin tone should wear light nudes on the lips. If you still want to go for a nude lip tone, make sure you choose a color that is close to your skin tone, which can be a brownish shade and, sometimes, even an orangy one; these tones will make you look more natural! Deep shades of lipstick, such as plums, wines and deep reds are the best colors for dark skinned girls. One tone that We find particularly amazing on dark skin is Rebel lipstick by Mac

It’s a medium toned plum with a satin finish and We think, this is what adds up to it’s elegance!


A lot of dark skinned ladies have either dark brown or hazel eyes, therefore, the best colors that complement those tones would be deep shades of purple (it, really, does look great on dark skinned girls!)
Luckily, ladies with dark skin can amazingly pull off lovely golden and bronze tones as well, and, even, turn these tones from a natural day time look into a seductive and elegant night time one, it will always look gorgeous!
Too be honest, A lot of experiments are required to achieve the best look. Everyone is different. Remain Bold and beautiful because your dark skin is also amazing. Don’t believe it- see some photos below for some inspiration.


Stunning work by blend by Chinny of the Slay Network

Photography @Princemeyson Muse @leilafowler Makeup @blendbychinny

Edgy look by the Lexash

Team Makeup @thelexash @faaribysisiope Model @natyamala Photography @princemeyson

Sultry barely there look

Photography @princemeyson Model @precious_john of @bethmodelafrica


Makeup @iamdodos Model @precious_john of @bethmodelafrica Photography @princemeyson

Intriguing look

Model @mudi_gift Makeup @adella_makeup Photography @princemeyson

A real WOWZA!

Model @mudi_gift Makeup @adella_makeup Photography @princemeyson


Model @mel_devidal Makeup @jideofstola Hair @bernardsmiless Photography @princemeyson

Bridal Look

Hair @am_her_stylist Photography @paramount_ug Makeup @ monafaces

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