Make-Up Tips for African American Career Women

February 16, 2011  |  

Appropriate office make-up for black women is essential. The wear and tear theory as its known, is having an effect on your brown skin. But, the formula to looking beautiful while tediously working is a process that women of color should embrace about themselves. Its a ritual that the average career woman should follow as it pertains to healthy skin and makeup application so she can look and feel great!

Here are some make-up tips to stick to:

1. Skin moisturizers and cleansers come in handy

Two types of products that keep the skin healthy and full of nourishment are skin moisturizers and cleansers. There are various products on the market, which cater to skin in general. But if your used to sticking to a brand that works on black skin, that’s fine too! You are guaranteed to feel your best before and after applying makeup. The cleanser purifies the skin of excess chemicals that rest in your pours, and the moisturizers soften and keep the skin smelling fresh.

2. Use foundation, concealer or facial applicator

Gearing up for work is a process that takes time and effort. And that includes applying the right touch to the face after a proper cleanse and moisturizing cream. Some may feel that facial applicators are null in void in their daily routine, but for those who love this product, can opt for a variation of foundations, concealors, or powder brands from Mary Kay, Fashion Fair or Mac Cosmetics. And there are different shades ranging from light to dark that enhance your beautiful looks.

3. Stick to complimentary blushes

The professional woman can seek out a complimentary blush that adds color to the cheeks. Apply dark to semi-light textures according to skin color, so that it doesn’t look too out of the ordinary. Picking the right shades for black skin is an important factor to consider when using makeup.

4. Apply the right types of lipsticks

Not all lipsticks are suitable for the nice, brown complexioned woman, so keep away from bold or bright colors that detract from the overall appearance. It’s important to have dark to semi-light lipstick colors that are appropriate for any occasion and the office. After applying the shade, blot the lips with a tissue or paper towel so that it evens out with the rest of your skin.

5. Own shades that highlight your best features

Outline your best features with a few shades of mascara, eyeshadow, lip liner or eye liner. These certainly accentuate some of the best parts about a woman’s look and keeping up with her Hot femininity. The must-have for black women is sticking to a particular color regiment in these mascaras, lip and eye liner brands like a black, brown or grey. And notably, dark red, rose or lavender-purple as an eyeshadow choice.

6. Classic shimmers to add an extra glow

Do you love glitz and glam? On some days, you can use a tinge of shimmer for the eyes, cheeks or face in case it gets a little monotonous at the office. There is a simple way to bearing shimmer without having to go over-the-top. With the eyeshadow, its adds a nice texture to the brown skin and there are various types where you can bear a striking resemblance to the famous Cleopatra. How lovely!

What are your favorite make-up tricks for black skin?

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