Makeup For Dark Skin: What Works For Me

Hey loves, welcome back to my blog. It’s no secret that i love makeup but lately i have been using less makeup and focusing on more skin care. It has taken me years to finally find what product works for me and my skin tone and i am glad this search is over. My makeup routine has pretty much become very easy but with the right products.


  • Primer: I use pond face primer as I have a very oily skin .
  • Foundation: For foundation I use HUDA BEAUTY foundation in “coffee bean” ,Maybelline matter fit me + powerless foundation in “cocoa”. This in my opinion is the perfect foundation for dark skin tone.
  • Brow: I use mac or black opal pencil for my brows, and use Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade in “ebony” to set the brow.
  • Eyeshadow : At the moment, I use Tarte or Carli Bybel eye shadow palette
  • Under eye highlighter: To highlight my undereye,I use LA girl concealer or benefit cosmetics erase concealer.
  • Set Highlight: To set my highlight I use Sacha butter cup loose powder.
  • Contour: To contour, I used Nars contour powder palette in “melina” and it works like magic
  • Highlighter: I use either the Carli Babel highlighter,Blushcrush cosmetics in “paparazzi”, Artist couture highlighter & NYX bright idea. (I don’t use all at once, I mix 2 at a time)
  • Finishing Powder: To set my face, I use Maybeline  loose powder in “deep”
  • Lip Gloss: I love all the nude range from NYX
  • Lip stick/Lip stains : I have been wearing a lot of nude lately, and I mix my Lancome nude lipstick  and use Tarte lip stain in “crop top”  as a lip liner. If I ever have to use any other colour apart from nude lip colours, I go for orange/red shades.
  • Setting Spray: To set my makeup, I use Zaron finishing spray.

These are my go to makeup products and they work so well for me. What are your go to makeup products, share with me in the comment section below.




8 Replies to “Makeup For Dark Skin: What Works For Me”

  1. I am light skinned but my there was a time when my face was darker than my body and I was torn between what shades to use. It was a struggle but gradually feeling comfortable in my own skin.

    1. I love that. Love the skin you’re in. xoxo

  2. I am currently using LA girl primer and its hands down trash..

    I was using clemence De France foundation but its hard to get so now I’m using classic.. Its working just well

    You look lovely!

    1. lol @ hands down trash, switch to ponds or Mac primer. I really like ponds because it works and its more affordable and can be found everywhere. Thanks for the compliment. xoxo

  3. My go to makeup products are Mac foundation, Zaron eyeliner, House of Tara Purple Lipstick, Milani Powder. Thanks for sharing yours, I really need a good primer for my oily skin.

    1. I love mac foundation also but it breaks me out, and i have heard a lot of nice things about Zaron eyeliner, hmm i should try that. xoxo

  4. Lovely post and lovely blog!

    1. Thank you. xoxo

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