One of my biggest pet peeves growing up was not being able to find makeup that matched my skin tone. Whether that be foundation, blushers, eyeshadows, or lipsticks. I had no reference points because all of the makeup looks in fashion magazines catered to the fair-skinned. Even the darkest olive complexions featured were much lighter than my own skin. As a result, I was forced to play with makeup shades until I figured out for myself just what worked. It’s a good thing I love makeup- or maybe that’s just why I love it so much… hmmm…I’m not sure!
Nowadays magazines have smartened up to include looks for models of different ethnicities and skin colors, and I am always excited to get tips and to-do’s that actually work for me!
One of my favorite makeup looks is a classic dark eye and natural lip – not an extreme smoky eye with zombie-like lips, but more of a soft natural rather than bare feel to it. Sort of like the look Indian model Lakshmi is rocking in the picture.
My picks for top three nude lipsticks for dark skin are as follows, in this order:
This has a pinkish hue with just the slightest hint of shimmer that I think is so beautiful. Plus my lipstick always tends to feather, and this is so moisturizing and long lasting, I don’t ever have to worry about it. It’s also the cheapest out of the three, which goes to show the most expensive cosmetics aren’t necessarily the best.
#2. Mac Lustre – Midimauve
#3. Bobbi Brown Lipcolor – Brownie Pink
Bobbi created an empire with this color lipstick, and I think I know why! This color is so flattering on so many different skin tones, it almost always just ‘works’.