The base of the makeup is key to achieve a perfect, flawless outcome. Those with a dark complexion should choose foundation as well as the basic elements as concealer and powder according to the basic features of their skin tone.

To avoid the mask effect keep away of opting for shades that are lighter than the natural tone, as makeup is more visible on a darker skin than on the fair one. Liquid foundations are the perfect option for this skin tone.

Make it oil-free and rather water-based, this will guarantee that your whole makeup will be the closest in shade to your natural skin color. Blending is the key to success, choose powders that are rather translucent to add a soft finish to your look. Keep away from the shiny look, it might spoil your whole makeup.

Eye Makeup

The next step is to accentuate the eyes, indeed there are special shades, colors and textures that can add a glamorous flair to your skin tone. Apply transparent powder on the eyelids for a long-lasting effect. Then experiment with shades as prunes, burgundies, copper and dark browns. Dark colors seem to complement this complexion more, rather than the light and powdery tints. If you feel the need to shine, choose metallic shades. These will look fabulous especially if applied for a special night or party makeup look.

During the day, feel free to use brown or gray eyeliners, these will brighten up your eye makeup making it more sensitive and spectacular. Top your look with black mascara for a classy touch.

Lips Depending on the particular event and the time of the day, opt for a matte one and avoid the frosted ones. Dark complexion looks amazing with burgundies, brownish and berry shades. However, the color palette can be further widened with mochas, coffee, chocolates, gold, soft pink and beige colors. The only no-no would be the orange tones, these seem to match fair skin tones rather than dark ones.


As the final touch to the perfect makeup, blush has an essential role in crowning the overall look. That’s why it is necessary to take great care when choosing the right shade. Brown and peach shades were not designed for dark complexion.

On the contrary, deep orange, coral shades as well as rose are the no.1 favorites of makeup artists when it comes to emphasizing the beauties of dark skin. For an evening meeting or activity you can add a tint of gold to your makeup. The goldish colors work fabulously with your skin tone.