Dusky Skin Makeup Routine: 8 Tips To Get A Flawless Look

Dusky Skin Makeup Routine: 8 Tips To Get A Flawless Look

Makeup is all about celebrating your natural beauty, not covering it up. But let’s be real — working with deep skin tones can be a bit of a puzzle. The rich Indian skin tone is absolutely stunning and gorgeous, but nailing the perfect makeup routine for it can feel like a challenge. Don’t worry though! With the right shades and with the right techniques, you can get the most flawless look in no time! Whether it’s easy everyday makeup for dusky skin or an elaborate look for special occasions, we’ve got you covered. So without further ado, let’s jump into the tips & tricks to ace your dusky skin makeup routine

Tip 1: Find Your Foundation Match

The most essential part of any makeup routine is picking the right shade of foundation. Picking the wrong shade can either leave you looking ashy or make your complexion look dull. To pick the best foundation for deep dusky skin, ensure it matches your undertone —whether it is warm, cool or neutral. The best way to find the best foundation for deep dusky skin is to swatch it on your jawline in natural light to find the right shade for your skin tone. Also, blend it well to avoid your foundation looking patchy. 

Tip 2: Correct and Conceal

Opt for orange or peach colour correctors to neutralise the appearance of any dark spots, discolouration, and dark circles. Follow this up with a concealer in the shade of your skin tone to help cover blemishes. This will help even out your skin tone, and create a flawless base for the rest of your dusky skin makeup routine. Make sure to blend your base well with a microfiber makeup blender like the Simply Nam Velvet Microfiber Makeup Sponge. This makeup sponge is designed to work well for both dry & wet makeup application, and give skin an airbrushed finish. 

Tip 3: Opt for Warm Tones

Dusky skin tones have a natural depth and warmth to their face, using warm toned shades for your makeup only helps enhance the same. Peachy shades and warm coral tones make for the best blush for dark complexions. These warm shades complement dusky skin tones well. A touch of bronze also helps add some dimension to the face. Digital content creator, Shivani Karnica recommends (and loves) the Simply Nam Velvet Cream Magic Blush in the shade Soul Sister for dusky skin tones. The lightweight texture and creamy consistency make this blush super easy to use, and offers buildable coverage. Use your fingers, a sponge, or a blush brush for a velvety smooth finish. 

Tip 4: Make Your Eyes Pop

Make jewel-toned eyeshadows a part of your dusky skin makeup routine. Shades like bronze, plums, emerald green, and hues of gold & copper make for flawless eyeshadow for brown girls. Shivani Karnica’s favourite shade for brown skin is Pot of Gold from the Simply Nam Illuminating Cream & Powder Eyeshadow range. The shade Deja Vu is a forest green shade from the same range that also makes for a flawless eyeshadow for brown girls. To make your eye area well, add some definition to your brows using an eyebrow pencil that matches the shade of your hair, not lighter, not darker. This will help make it look complete. 

Tip 5: Add a Touch of Black 

Nothing brings out your eyes better than a good black kajal, especially if you have a dusky skin tone. Opt for deep black or brown kajal and/or eyeliner shades to complete your eye look. The Simply Nam The Ultimate Kajal in shade Ink Black needs to be your go-to for an elaborate look or even simple & easy everyday makeup for dusky skin. But that’s not it; no eye look is never fully complete without mascara. Shivani’s favourite is the Simply Nam Clean Lashes Mascara that comes with a unique applicator, which makes it easy to apply even on the lower lashes. 

Tip 6: Make a Statement 

Bold lip colours for dusky skin tones work perfectly! Shades of reds and plums complement dusky skin tones perfectly. But if you’re not one to lean toward deeper shades, and want to play safe with nude shades then make sure to pick a shade that is darker than your skin tone to avoid looking washed out. Shivani Karnica’s top picks from the Simply Nam Ultra Matte Lipsticks range are the shades: a chocolate brown Manveen, a caramel brown Madhu, a mauve Hanna, and a cool red Poonam. These liquid lipsticks offer full coverage that work perfectly for pigmented lips. These lipsticks feel extremely hydrating on the lips and last all day! Add these to your dusky skin makeup routine STAT!

Tip 7: Highlight the High Points

Nothing brings out your features like a good highlighter especially when applied on the perfect spots of your face. But the real question is how to highlight dusky skin? Dusky skin tones have a natural depth to them and a highlighter when applied on the high points of your face can bring out the best in your look. Use a cream or powder highlighter on your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and brow bones. Opt for shades like gold & champagne as they complement dusky skin tones best. Also, remember not to go overboard as the glitter may look overbearing on this skin tone. How to highlight dusky skin the way Shivani Karnica does it is by using her favourite Simply Nam Cosmic Glow Highlighter Duo. Opt for the shade Moon Glow, a beautiful champagne hue, it will sit perfectly with dusky skin tones. 

Tip 8: Setting Powder for the Win!

Always use a translucent setting powder to set your makeup as it will get the job done without impacting your skin tone. Avoid trying to pick a setting powder in the shade of your skin tone, because if you get the wrong shade it will make your makeup look ashy or dull. Add a translucent setting powder to your dusky skin makeup routine to control & remove unnecessary shine. If you want a dewy finish, you can also use a hydrating setting spray at the end of your dusky skin makeup routine. This will help keep your makeup from budging and getting the desired effect. 

That’s about it! With the right products from Simply Nam and these 8 easy tips & tricks, you’ll have a dusky skin makeup routine that will have you looking flawless everyday! 

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