Dusky skin? Here’s how to do your make-up

Dusky skin tone is the most commonly found skin tone of India. Unfortunately, most of the make-up available here is aimed at fair skin. It is only now that companies are waking up to skin tone-based products. For instance, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line is meant only for women with a darker skin tone. Hopefully, we will have more and more products for dusky women in our country soon.

Meanwhile, here’s what to do, should you have dusky skin.

 

Foundation

Go for a foundation that matches your skin tone. It is not right to buy one that is lighter than your skin tone as it will make your make-up look funny. If you cannot find a foundation in your skin tone, buy the one that is the closest. You might have a problem with dark areas around your mouth or some part of your face. Correct it with an orange colour corrector and then apply foundation.

Concealer

You need a concealer that is not too light. The maximum you can go is two shades lighter. Anything more under the eyes will just not work for you. Pick a contour shade that is two shades darker than your natural skin tone.

Highlighter

If you have warm undertones, go for yellow-based highlighters, and white-based highlighters if you have cool undertones.

Lip colour

This is the most important part of your make-up. You need to choose your lip colour carefully. Stay away from lip colours that are too nude or white. Opt for lipsticks that are a bit darker than your lips. Do not go overboard with shimmer.

 

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