Head into the warmer months with a fresh yet defined look. Finding colors that work for dark to deep skin tones can be tricky, so we put together a few of our favorite products and tips.
Here are 3 tips and tricks to try:
Subtle Definition. Thanks to celebs like Kim Kardashian, contouring your face has become the “it” look of the moment. The heavily contoured face may look stunning on camera but it doesn’t work for face-to-face. Keep it simple and soft, choose a light and dark powder (keep within two shades of your complexion). Use your contour brush to apply dark powder in the hollows of your cheeks toward the corner of your mouth. Then apply a sweep of the lighter powder on the top of cheekbones with your buffing brush. Try a brand like Ben Nye Luxury Powder (1) that has a large range of darker powders.
Brow Beat. Use a brow color that is one or two shades lighter than your hair color to avoid a harsh brow look. Choose a brow pencil like It Cosmetics Brow Power Pencil that is a universal grey tone and use feathery strokes to fill in and sculpt your brow shape. Brush through with your lash-brow groomerto blend.
Lip Service. If your lips are two toned (lighter in the center) you may not want to cover them up, but you can bring them closer together for a natural looking lip. Choose a lip pencil that is a shade darker than the lightest part of your lip (pale plum, pink or brown) and fill in entire lip. Blend into lip with your retractable lip brush(3) then apply a lip gloss or lipstick in a similar shade. Try MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl (4) and MAC Lipstick in Plumful (5).
Spring is here (finally), and even though there may be April showers, that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you got a little sun! Add warmth, definition and a little glow with a bronze and peach palette.
Follow these 4 simple steps for a luminous spring face:
Light Glow. Use a sheer peach blush like Benefit CORALista (4) and blend across your cheekbones with an open kabuki brush, then lightly sweep over the chin, nose and forehead to add warmth. The golden undertones in peach look great on all skin tones and harmonize beautifully with bronze shades.