Colors That Look Good on Bronze Skin Tones

Bronze skinned beauties look radiant in earth tone colors.

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Bronze skin is beautiful, girlfriend. Whether you're a dark copper beauty by birth or become a golden bronze goddess via a tan, your luscious dark skin gets you noticed for all the right reasons. Surround yourself in colors that complement the sexy warm tones of your skin, hair and eyes to work your own brand of sultry mojo in all your encounters.


For a slight change to your natural hair color, add warm brown lowlights and a few strands of gold and copper highlights. A rich shade of caramel coupled with buttery highlights also shows off your bronze skin. Go dark and mysterious with a licorice, espresso or dark chocolate hair color with whispers of deep caramel lowlights or luxurious raspberry highlights for rich, sexy hair. A dark autumn red shade adds a stunning contrast to your dark skin.


Makeup colors in shades of nature make your eyes light up and your smile beckon to the hot stranger across the room. Look for eye shadows with tones of chocolate, forest green, bronze or gold. Sweep a dark brown or black eyeliner on your eyelids followed by a soft black mascara to accentuate your eyelashes. Brush a warm cinnamon, dark copper or walnut blush across your cheeks to complement your bronze glow. Play up your sultry lips with sable, mocha, bronze or golden honey lip color.


All shades of brown clothing from camel to coffee make you downright irresistible. Choose navy, deep periwinkle, olive, forest green, rust, red or gold colored clothes to stand out as the "it" girl in any room you saunter into. The little black dress is not for you unless you toss on a blue, green, gold or red scarf or pair it with a dark brown blazer or cardigan. Choose shades of ivory instead of white clothing and avoid anything in silver.


Metal jewelry of gold, bronze or copper shades look luscious next to your dark skin, as do wooden or tortoise shell necklaces and bracelets. Grab a handbag in mid-to-dark brown leather for daytime use and a metallic bag for wild nights out on the town. Footwear in bronze, peach or gold make your dark feet dazzle whether you're in sandals or stilettos. A manicure or pedicure in shades of coral, salmon, peach or brown adds an extra sexy layer to your warm, dark complexion.

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