With make-up slowly easing into our daily lives and not being limited to special occasions, it can be a hard time easing into the world of makeup for a brown girl. There are a number of things you need to ensure you get that flawless face that does not look too cakey or too much overdo. Here are some tips to help you navigate the world of makeup and find the best products to suit your skin.
The first step to find the perfect primer is to determine the problem areas. Look at the pores and any texture on the skin. Generally problem areas occur near the T-zone. For the problem areas, it can be a good idea to go with a thicker, silicone based primer or a dimethicone based primer that will really fill in any pores and other bumps to create a smoother surface. Go for a lighter primer for the other parts of the face.
It is extremely necessary to find the perfect foundation for your skin. You shouldn’t go for something that is too light or too dark. If you have a color that does not match perfectly, it is necessary to ensure you apply the foundation to all the parts of the body that is exposed or lightened or darkened with the contour and highlight colors. If you have oily skin, a matte finish or a natural finish foundation is better, while for a drier skin, you will need something that is more hydrating.
One of the issues that is very necessary to understand for brown girls is that sometimes concealers can look ashy on brown skin. There can be two ways to bypass the situation. Choose a yellow undertone concealer, which can cancel out some of the darkness, or you can color correct before using the concealer. Using a salmon or peach color corrector can help neutralize the darkness in the skin. Always set your concealer with powder to prevent it from creasing.
It is necessary to look at the undertones for the contour you want to apply. Look at the wrist; if you have green veins, it is cooler, while for blue veins, it is a warm undertone. Finding the perfect contour color is dependent on the undertone and can help to really pull the look together.
Unlike the contour, it is very necessary to find the perfect warm toned bronzer which adds the perfect bit of warmth back into your skin to ensure that you look healthy and tanned.
This is so incredibly important for that perfect bit of flush to the skin and to add some color back into the skin. A color that is very universally flattering is a peach or a peachy pink, which has that slight bit of warmth and a flush of color. Orange blushes or pink blushes can be tricky, but using a little product at a time and building up can enable you to control how much or how little you put on.
For a simple, everyday glam look, a bronze or brown based eye shadow pallete can be a perfect pick. For a little more oomph, pack some glitter on the lid with a glitter glue and you are good to go for more festive looks.
It is often tricky for brown people to find the perfect brow product. Chocolates often look too warm, while ashy colors can look way too ashy. It is a good idea to find a cool toned brown or a darker ashy color which can mimic your brows. It is not recommended to go in with a black as it can look overpowering.
A kajal is every brown girl’s best friend. Find a good, smudge-proof kajal that can work for both everyday looks and give a smoky touch to the high glam days.
Finding the perfect lipstick that works for your skin tone can be hard, however, you can’t really go wrong with a cool toned red. Nudes can be harder to find, but a good trick if your nude lipstick is a little too light is to pair it with a darker lip liner.
Always set your makeup with a good makeup extending setting spray and you are good to go. With these tips, you are good to go and can take a look from the day to night in a jiffy.