When you have a tan, you'll want to apply makeup colors that flatter that tan, such as gold eyeshadow, reddish-brown eyeliner, peach cream blush and hot-pink lip gloss. A professional makeup artist demonstrates in this free video on tan skin advice.
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Hi, my name is Ana and I'm a makeup artist. Today, I'm going to show you how to apply makeup when you have a tan. There's a few tools that I'm going to be using today. I'm going to start off by using a light gold cream eye shadow, right here. I'm also going to use a light gold loose eye shadow, a reddish brown eyeliner, a peach cream blush, a hot pink lip gloss, a stiffling brush, smudger brush and blending brush. So the first step is going to be to take that light cream eye shadow and apply it all over the eyelids. Start by applying some of the light gold cream eye shadow onto your finger and we're going to apply it from the lash line up to the brow bone. So this is going to highlight the eyes. It also takes out any kind of coloring we have naturally onto the lid. I have a little bit of brown and red naturally so this is just going to help to smooth it out and highlight the eyes. With this type of look I'm going to keep the eyes bright and highlighted. I'm going to add a little bit of color to the cheeks and a pop of color on the lips. This looks really great in the Summertime especially for tan skin. Next, I'm going to take my blending brush and I'm going to pick up the light gold pigment. I'm just going to use a wash of color all over the lid, just to kind of set that cream and add an extra bit of highlight and again I'm just going to use it all over, all over the brow bone, all over the lid. The next step is to take that reddish brown eyeliner and apply it to the upper lash line. So, I'm just going to apply from the inner corner to the outer corner and it doesn't have to be a perfect line because what I'm going to do is I'm going to take that smudger brush and I'm just going to kind of smudge it out. Then with the smudger brush I'm just going to move it slightly into the crease and just get a quick blend in there. This is just going to add some definition. So, moving on to our cheeks I'm going to take the peach cream blush and apply a little bit to the apples. I'm using a stiffling brush. It has black and white fiber hairs on it. This is a really great way to move cream product. It blends it out really fast. Then whatever I have left over on my brush I'm just going to move it on to my chin and a little bit on the nose, just right on the bridge of the nose. So, I kept my eyes really light and shimmery, my cheeks have a nice flesh tone color to it. Next I'm going to add a pop of color with a lip gloss. It's a hot pink color but it's not too over the top so it really complements the rest of the skin. When you have tan skin, you already have color so what you want to do is you just want to add bright peaches or pinks just to enhance the tan look. Also try to keep the eyes really light. You don't want to go overly dark because then it will be too much. So peaches, pinks, light shimmery colors, they'll all complement each other. Thanks for watching.