Dark makeup styles use different colors like golds and browns to achieve a specific look. Learn about dark makeup styles for tan skin with help from a certified professional makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Chantelle Tarride, and I'm a professional makeup artist. And today, I'm going to give you some tips for dark makeup for tan skin. The best complexion that we, or the best thing about our complexion, is that you can use golds and browns. But now, we can always go over with a nice black to darken that up. I like to play around with bronze and browns, because it just naturally gives our complexion this ultimate glow. What I'm doing here, is I'm going with a nice brown that has a little bit of a gold sparkle in there, you can see that sparkle in there. I'm taking my nice blending brush, and going in with it, patting it in, taking out any excess. And I'm going to directly go right over my entire eye, with this color. This is great, great color that goes easily from day to night, it's not too dark that you can't wear it around during the day. But once we add that black in there, it is going to go straight into your night time look, really nicely. And really what you're doing here, is you're doing a lot of blending. Which is why we're using our blending brush, because you almost want to smoke this color out. When you're doing anything with a dark color, you really want to make sure that blending is a key term here. Because dark colors can look very harsh, very unnatural and maybe, a little too shocking, depending on what your technique is. So, really get that nice motion going with your brush. And don't be scared to continue doing it, until you see that it's almost getting lighter and lighter. That actually it looks more natural like that. So now, that's step one. And now, I'm going to go over with a black. If you want to intensify that look and really contour your eyes a little bit, give it a little bit more drama. But I'm going to keep that color, that nice, dark black, I only want to keep it on the ends, just like that, a nice swirling motion. Keeping it only in the area, right inside the line, of where my eyebrow ends, I can bring that up a little bit. How dark you go, is up to you. I like drama, I like dramatic eye makeup, so I keep on adding till it's nice and dark, and really smoky there. And kind of, go back, make sure you keep focusing on both eyes, to make sure they're nice and even. You can lose a little bit of that balance, when you're doing this kind of look. So, make sure that you're looking at both eyes, when you're doing this. But again, you can always go in with a makeup sponge, take away or smooth out anything. And last, I'll take a nice highlighter of any color, yellow based, I like gold again. Because we're trying to stick in those golds, browns, tawny family. Right on my brow bone, to really highlight it, bring it, that windshield wiper motion, bring it down a little bit into that dark brown. Just to blend all three colors into each other, just like that. You have a nice, and you can even go with a nice dark brown eyeliner, if you don't want to go too harsh on the black. And line the rim of your eye, all the way across. This is great for hazel eyes, tan skins usually have nice hazel eyes. And it'll really bring out the nice sparkle on any green that reflects in your eyes. And that's it, dark makeup looks for tan skins. This has been Chantelle Tarride, hope you enjoyed it and thanks for watching.