Sadly enough, with all the fairness products being endorsed by celebrities (some of whom are not so fair themselves), the fair skin obsession is taking too long to fade away. Another myth that is widespread thanks to the various media is that women with darker skin tones cannot experiment with colours. In fact it’s completely untrue. Majority of our Hindi film industry is proof that makeup definitely flatters dusky beauties. Right from India’s first supermodel Ujjwala Raut to our Bollywood beauties like Kajol, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, and Chitrangada Singh, all these dusky ladies are the epitome of beauty. So if you too are blessed with wheatish, olive or any Asian complexion, you can definitely take a few tips from these stars.
Although tanned complexion looks sexy, it tends to get blotchy and patchy when exposed to the sun. Hence it is important to follow a daily cleansing-toning-moisturising routine to even out the complexion. Weekly exfoliation is also essential for a clearer face.
Dusky beauty Deepika looks gorgeous in warm lip colour and minimal makeup
Another crucial thing when it comes to makeup is finding the right shade of the foundation. The worst mistake one could possibly make is picking a foundation that is lighter than your original skin colour, as it will only make your skin look greyish and dull.
Freida Pinto has a sheer and flawless dusky complexion
Moisturise your face well before applying any makeup. Makeup that is applied on a dry skin can look flaky and patchy. Moreover, moisturiser will help in blending your makeup well giving you a sheer complexion.
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If your eyes are your best asset highlight them with a good liner and some transparent mascara. You can also try coloured liners keeping up with the ongoing trend.
Another priceless tip for the dusky beauties is to choose bronzer over blush. Pink and peach would not stand out on wheatish complexion; instead, choose a bronzer in shades of deep mauve, orange, coral and plum.
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When it comes to the lips, going natural is the best option, although it isn’t the only option. If you really want to flaunt colour on your lips stick to brighter shades rather than brown or brick shades. Gloss or matte, both types of lip colours suit you equally. Experiment with colours like crimson, berry, plum, and mauve.