3 Stunning Makeup Looks For Darker Skin Tones

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It’s an uphill task to flaunt a perfect makeup look if you don’t understand how and which products suit your skin colour. Whether you’re looking to create an on point smokey eye or contour like a Kardashian (or should that be Kontour?) it’s important to arm yourself with tricks specific to your skin tone. Darker toned girls are lucky enough to be able to carry off most shades so be confident and experiment with bold shades of berry or plum, the pink tones help lift dark skin and stop it looking ashy. To help you keep it chic and not clown-like we’re here with makeup tips and tricks to help you embrace your gorgeous natural skin tone.

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Just like an artist requires a clean canvas to begin, you need to make sure your skin is prepped too so that your makeup goes on more evenly. Start by cleansing your face and follow it up with a hydrating moisturiser to help your base glide on.

Brush on a golden eyeshadow shade over the entire eyelid, lighten the colour at the crease and slightly above the inner corner of the eye. Next, blend in a soft layer of blue shadow in the middle of your lid and use the same colour to draw a thin line below your lower lashline. To get the longest lashes possible - use Benefit's They're Real £19.50 coat the top layer generously by starting with the inner most part of your eye and working your way to the outer lashes. Pair this look with a natural lipstick, dabbing on a lip gloss in the centre of your lips to make them appear full.

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Feeling vampy? Slick on Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats lipstick to turn some heads. Pair this bold lip with the golden shade from Hourglass’ Modernist Eyeshadow Palette Modernist £56.00 and a swipe of mascara.

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For a more everyday appropriate look focus on the eyeliner and mascara while keeping the eyeshadow and lips natural. Lancome’s Hypnose Star Eyes Palette St7 Au Naturel £33.75 has all the right shades for this natural look - wash a champagne pink shade accross the upper lid. Then to achieve the striking cats eye use a jet black liquid liner, starting from the inner corner of your eye and working your way out. To complete the look smudge Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Eye Kajal Liner under your eyes, we loves its staying power!

We’re all about embracing your natural skin tone but it’s not always easy to find makeup that matches your skin tone and we, at My Beauty Matches, understand that better than anyone else. If you’re blessed with darker toned skin then use our makeup tips and tricks to flaunt what your mamma gave ya!

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