June 4, 2010

Flattering Makeup Shades for Women of Color

Whether your skin is shaded like Jasmine Guy or Angela Bassett, you'll look radiant and beautiful if you first identify the undertones in your skin.

African American women who fall on the warm end of the spectrum will look fantastic in these colors:

Peach   Gold   Bronze   Orange red    Brown

If you're more of a cool complexion, stick to:

Blue     Purple      Silver     Pink      Blue red

If your skin is very dark and you've always shied away from deep lipstick colors, you don't have to. You can try a neutral look with a lip color that closely matches your skin and top it with a light coat of clear gloss. With such natural lips, you can put the makeup focus on your eyes. Women with cool complexions can wear silver or charcoal eye shadow, while warm women can sport bronze eye color and a couple of coats of deep black mascara for maximum impact.