Makeup to enhance brown skin must take into account its characteristics. With a tendency to turn gray in winter, more pronounced dark circles or pigmentation spots, the products and techniques must meet the specific needs of matte skin.
In fact, the most important aspect of beauty care is a perfect, satiny complexion. It guarantees a healthy glow and illuminates your skin tone. The eye and mouth makeup can then be chosen according to your desires and the occasion.
Discover our tips in this special make-up guide for brown skin.
Brown skin is particularly sensitive to seasonal changes. In the summer, an olive complexion gives way to a sun-kissed look. But this doesn't mean that you have to neglect your skin care routine during this period, which is good for brown skin.
That's why we recommend that you adopt a routine based on basic gestures all year long:
By following a protocol adapted to your needs, you guarantee optimal regeneration of skin cells. You put all the chances on your side to reveal the radiance of your complexion.
You sometimes find it difficult to recognize yourself in the different models displayed to represent dark skin. You see women who are sometimes Mediterranean like Leila Bekhti, Asian of Indian origin with Priyanka Chopra for example, or even Latina like Eva Longoria... In reality, you don't need to find yourself in a "box" to know which product to apply in order to have a beautiful brown skin.
Your cosmetic line must be adapted to both the particularities of brown skin and the nature of your epidermis. Thus, there are skin care products specifically formulated for brown skins and available for oily, combination or dry skins.
You will find the essentials: cleansing and make-up removal solution, gentle exfoliator, moisturizing cream, eye contour, night elixir, sun fluid, blemish corrector, etc. And if you feel lost, take advice from a brown skin specialist to benefit from a tailor-made protocol.
The variety of complexion products is constantly diversifying. There are all kinds of names, with multiple criteria to consider: texture, coverage, finish and shade. Here is a list of the different formulas designed to even out the complexion :
Most of the time, you alternate the different formulas according to your preferences of use or occasions. The BB cream is often appreciated for its healthy glow effect and its very natural look. The integrated color adapts to your skin tone as if by magic. The laziest ones like it for its practicality. But for a covering result, it is better to opt for a CC cream on the other hand!
With a foundation, the application of a mattifying foundation fixes the pigments and smoothes the skin instantly. Then, the use of the brush guarantees you a resplendent, flawless look.
To find the right shade on brown skin, select a darker shade above your skin tone. This is a well-known trick of professional makeup artists, and it instantly restores radiance to the face. If you can, test the product on the jawline and avoid the back of the hand, which is inappropriate.
To camouflage brown or dark circles, apply a color corrector to effectively blend them. These dark spots are very common on brown skin. They are present under the eyes and sometimes even in the hollow of the eyelid.
Choose a yellow to peach shade. The darker the circles, the closer the concealer should be to orange to lighten the area. Apply it with a stick or a fine brush. You can then blend with a touch of concealer. Choose a half-tone, or a shade below your foundation to brighten your eyes.
To finalize and set the makeup, don't over-powder or you'll end up with a dull, gray effect. Make sure you choose the same color as your foundation. Apply a compact or mineral formula in a light mist, using a wide brush. If you have combination skin, simply brush over the T-zone for a sheer matte finish.
We have identified the biggest make-up trends for dark skin. You can find ideas to inspire you according to your agenda, or simply your favorites.
Matte skin is easy to apply makeup, and many looks are possible for your daytime and evening beauty routine !
MATTE RED MOUTH AND BLACK EYELINER
GLOWY TREND WITH SHINE ON THE CHEEKBONES
BRONZE (OR GOLD) EYESHADOW, NATURAL LIP MAKEUP
BEAUTIFUL SUN-KISSED LOOK AND ORANGE BLUSH
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