Enhancing Your Beauty: Natural Makeup Ideas for Darker Skin Tones

Enhancing Your Beauty: Natural Makeup Ideas for Darker Skin Tones

On 05/05/23 // Beauty

The ’90s might be back in fashion, but not all elements of this era should make a comeback - like the trend of weird brown lipstick that looks overpowering even on dark skin tones.

As we get through the year 2023, let’s embrace a more natural makeup look that doesn’t create too much harsh contrast, but rather enhances and complements our beautiful brown complexions.

In this blog post, we will discuss natural makeup ideas for brown skin tones, including lipstick shades, eyeshadows, blushes, and highlighters, providing tips and tricks to achieve a naturally gorgeous look.

1. Lipstick:

Nothing ruins a natural makeup look more than an overpowering lip color, so it’s essential that those with brown skin tones choose shades that complement their complexion, rather than contrast with it. A dark berry lip could still be considered “natural” for very dark skin tones.

Lighter flattering colors include warm nudes, soft pinks, or even deep plums. Experiment with different shades and undertones to find the perfect match for your skin.

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2. Eyeshadow:

Sticking to neutral eyeshadow shades is crucial for achieving a natural makeup look. Brown skin tones can look fantastic with warm-toned eyeshadows, such as soft browns, bronzes, and golds. Depending on your exact skin tone, you might also enjoy taupe or peach shades for a subtle pop of color. Remember, the goal is to enhance your natural features, so avoid overly vibrant or dark shades that may come off looking too dramatic or heavy.

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3. Eyeliner and Mascara:

A natural makeup look will only be complete with well-defined eyes. Opt for a brown eyeliner, rather than the harsh black, to create softer lines. You may also choose to smudge the liner gently for a more natural, smoky effect. When it comes to mascara, opt for a black or dark brown mascara that lengthens and volumizes without clumping, and consider using a lash curler to give your eyes a beautiful lift.

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4. Blush:

Blush is an excellent tool for adding some color and dimension to brown skin tones, but it should be used with caution. Shades like deep rose, terra cotta, and warm apricot can work well on brown skin tones. Lightly sweep the blush along your cheeks, starting at the apples and blending outwards toward your temples. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way, and it’s always better to build up slowly than to have too much blush on your face.

5. Highlighter:

Adding some strategically placed highlighter can give your natural makeup look that extra radiant glow. Brown skin tones can benefit from using gold, bronze, or rose-gold toned highlighters. Apply the highlighter on the high points of your face, like the top of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and the cupid’s bow, to accentuate your natural features.

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Embrace your lovely brown skin tone by choosing makeup products and shades that enhance your natural beauty, rather than overpower it. Stick to nude and soft colors for your lipstick and eyeshadow, experiment with blushes, and add some highlighter for that extra glow. Remember, a natural makeup look is all about finding the perfect balance between makeup and minimalism, accentuating your beautiful features without creating too much contrast. Let 2023 be the year of celebrating our brown skin tones and creating stunning natural makeup looks!

Lucia W.

Written by Lucia W.: Lucia is a fashion & lifestyle copywriter that currently calls Berlin her home. Hire her at desk520.com!

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