Black Women Natural Makeup Tips – Natural Makeup Tricks for African-American skin tones

May 8, 2011 by  
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Makeup is an art to accentuate your beauty and not to make you beautiful. I believe every woman, irrespective of her skin color, is beautiful and makeup only enhances her beauty. Thus, the right application of makeup is of utmost importance, if you wish to add charm to your beauty. However, women of African-American origin more commonly called as ‘black women’ often find it difficult to get their makeup right. The trouble starts with the choice of right cosmetic for their skin tones. In the past, not many cosmetic companies specialized in products that were exclusively meant for black women. Therefore, they had to put up with cosmetics that looked unnatural upon them. However, nowadays, there are quite a few companies which cater to the needs of black women.

Natural Makeup Tips for Black Women

Many women mistake natural makeup for bare or no makeup at all. This is not true, as natural makeup means, the makeup which enhances your features, without looking unnatural upon you. Natural makeup tips for black women starts with identifying one’s skin undertone. It is not justified to label all black women as ‘women with dark brown skin’, as there are several shades of browns and even beige, which account for ‘dark skin.’ Thus, your first step would be to identify your skin tone and the undertone. Most black women have blue undertone, however, those with lighter skin color may have pink or gold undertone. Following are some pretty natural makeup tips for black women.

Once, you get your skin tone right, the next step is to shop for the right cosmetics. Choosing a correct foundation is a basic and one of the most important natural makeup ideas. You need to choose a foundation that perfectly blends with your skin. You have an option of choosing a foundation in the form of liquid, gel, cream or stick. Yellow based foundations look best for black women as they complement the skin undertone. While applying foundation, make sure you clean your face and moisturize it. Natural makeup techniques involve using your fingers or a cotton swab to apply the foundation in small portions on forehead, cheeks, chin, near your eyes and nose. Now blend it with your skin so that the end result is smooth, even skin. Make sure there is no visible boundary where your makeup meets your skin.

Eye Makeup
Black women have a great choice in this area, as they can even opt for bold shades like blue, violet and green. However, if you are getting ready for the day, then it is better to stick to neutral shades like copper, brown, pink etc. Also, keep your eye shadow light, so that it does not look odd for the day. While doing eye makeup for night, you can choose any shade from deep purple, mauve, rich chocolate etc. and can also apply it heavily on your eyelids. Complete your eye makeup by a thin eyeliner and 2-3 coats of mascara.

This is an area, where you are likely to make a major makeup blunder. Remember, peach, orange, red and pink blushers are not for your skin tone, since they are barely noticeable on dark skin tones. Brown, copper are the colors that complement very well with African-American skin tones. Steer clear off rosy reds, as they look very artificial on black women.

Lip Makeup
Lip gloss is a must-have in your makeup kit, if you are an African-American woman, since it suits you more than a lip stick. Black women tend to have big, fuller lips, hence accentuate your lips as much as you can. Line your lips with a lip liner that is close to the shade of your lip gloss or lipstick. Fill the lip color with a brush and blend it well with the lip liner. Many women apply darker lip liners than their lip stick color, this doesn’t look beautiful.

Hope the above natural makeup tips for black women help you look gorgeous and feel good about yourself. For more natural makeup tricks for African-American skin tones, take a closer look at the pictures of divas like Jennifer Lopez or Halle Berry, who have great makeup sense.

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