Dusky skin is beautiful and our gorgeous actresses like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra have proved it. The right kind of makeup on dusky skin makes it look flawless and alluring. The dusky beauties should follow some important points while doing their makeup as the correct makeup can do wonders to their skin! Here are some basic rules of perfect makeup for Dusky Women –
We have been reading this for years now! Moisturizing skin is very important before makeup because if the skin is dry, the foundation will start cracking. And especially on dark skin, dry patches will be clearly visible if you don’t moisturize. You can also take a small amount of moisturizer and mix it with your foundation.
Apt Foundation Shade
The bible-rule for dusky women is to never go for a shade of foundation that is lighter than their skin tone. This lighter shade will make your skin look dull, older and greyish. Give time and effort for choosing the foundation that perfectly matches your skin tone. This foundation will give a natural finish to the makeup.
Neck Should Not Be Avoided
Do not restrict the foundation only to your face but apply it on your neck too. This is because if you ignore the neck, there will be a difference in the shade which will look weird.
Selecting The Foundation
We have been following the tradition of applying the foundation on our wrist for its ‘shade-check’. Say goodbye to this tradition as the skin tone of your wrist and your face can be different. Instead, start swatching the foundation on your forehead or your jawline. This will give you a better idea. In case, you feel none of the shades is matching your skin tone, you can customize your own shade by mixing two foundations to get most suitable shade.
Choosing the correct shade of concealer is equally important as choosing the foundation. The accurate concealer will conceal your blemishes like a pro. Use it to hide your acne and dark circles after you have applied the foundation.
Dusky women have a lot of options for their eye makeup. Eye-shadows can be used in colours like gold, burgundy, green and copper. You can even use a dab of metallic colours and apply slightly on the inner corner of your eyes. Eyeliners also can be chosen in bold colours like blue, white purple or green, which will make your eyes look beautiful.
In the department of blush, brighter colours look better on dusky skin rather than on light skin! You can choose colours like coral, rose, plum, wine, peach, orange or bronze. Also, try and avoid using the nude shades on dusky skin like browns and beige.
Bold Lips Too!
Even for lip shades, go for the darker ones! Dark skin will gorgeously complement rich colours of red, plum, mauve, berry, burgundy and brown. But strictly avoid pastel colours and shades of maroons. This is because the former will make you look dull and tired while the latter will make your skin appear darker than it already is. Even when going for nude shades, don’t go for shades which are lighter than your skin tone.