Choosing the right foundation for your skin
It’s vital you choose the right kind of foundation that suits your skin tone perfectly.
To avoid the dreaded mask lines, choose a foundation exactly the same shade as your skin tone, or half a shade lighter.
Professionals use 2 shades: a lighter one on your forehead, nose and cheeks, and a darker one for the rest of the face.
For a fresh, radiant look, go for golden, orange or apricot shades that guarantee healthy-looking, peachy skin and suit matte skin tones.
Your make-up base should be perfectly smooth and soft. Here are the three steps to follow for applying make-up on dark skin.
- Step 1: Concealer
Concealing is an indispendable art! Aside from hiding dark circles under the eyes, it’s also brilliant at covering up imperfections and blemishes.
Application: To cover up imperfections, apply concealer in small quantities over under eye circles and your T-zone, then use your finger to blend outwards towards the edge of your face until your skin absorbs it.
-Step 2: Foundation
Foundation evens out make-up and makes skin radiant.
Application: Apply a few blobs of foundation to your nose, forehead and chin and blend in lightly using your finger. The result should be even and transparent for a really natural effect.
-Step 3: Blusher
Blusher adds a bit of glow to light up your skin.
Application: Apply to your cheekbones while you smile, using a big brush. If you’re a bit of a pro, play with light by applying a light powder to the top of your cheekbones and a darker shade underneath to sculpt your face.
Dark skin is best highlighted with harmonious colours that show it in its best light, and there’s a huge range of shades you can use to achieve this.
Go for variations on beige with light reflecting shimmer, peach for a healthy glow, and golden ochre to illuminate your face.
Avoid foundation that is either yellowish or too dark.
For a dazzling glow, play with golden shimmer that sparkles beautifully on matte skin. Beige and ivory add light, rosy and pink shades are delicate and silky if you like a romantic look, and shimmering pink reflects light for a gorgeous harmonious base.
For a glam touch
Make dark skin dazzle by applying illuminating powder on top of your base using a large brush. Your skin will catch the light and exude radiance.