If you're attending a fancy dress event, choose shimmery olive eyeshadow and coal-black eyeliner to make sure your makeup matches both your dress and your tan skin tone. Learn how to create a classy, classic look in this free video of tan skin makeup advice.
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Hi, my name is Chantelle Tarride, and I'm a professional makeup artist and today I'm going to show you how to do fancy dress makeup on tan skin. You first want to start by priming your eyes which I already did and next you want to go, depending on your color of your dress, I like to go with something that's not only going to complement my dress, but complement my natural tan skin. I chose today a nice olive green. This particular olive green has gold shimmer on it which again is going to highlight my natural undertones and you're going to want to go with a nice clean blending brush, take that color and you want to kind of blend down into that tear duct and blend upward past your crease and go and do the same thing to the other eye. Because a blending brush does its job on its own, it's very simple. You don't have to be too precise with this just make sure you get a nice even line on both eyes. You don't want one eye to have a higher eye shadow than the other so keep that in mind when you're doing this but you do want to blend it up because for this particular shade it blends so easily. That's why I like these kind of matte eye shadows that have a little bit of glitter in them too. Your next step is you're going to want to take an angled brush now and you're going to go in under the eye with this color because you want a very even shade all around your eye and this is also giving you a smoky look but because this color isn't too dramatic, it's fun to play around with and you can always go back and darken it up if this particular color you find that is not too dark for you and you do like that dark smoky, you can always go over it with black which we'll do later. For right now, you just want to get a nice clean under the eye line with this eye shadow and even connect it into that area where you met at the top and that's step one. Your next step is you want to go with a coal black liner. Coal black eyeliners go on smoother and they blend easier. So, this particular one, I chose to do this look and this particular step doesn't have to be smooth because we're going to go back in now with that angled brush. You see how kind of messy it is. I'm just putting that color on there but it's such an easy coal liner that I don't have to put too much and now you can take back that angled brush and blend it. Now I'll make a nice clean line and what I like to do is even it out both sides before I blend any more to make sure that it's nice and thick and even and now this trick will actually work as an eye shadow with the contouring because what I'm going to do now is go into the crease and keep it in this area and blend upwards at an angle using that angle brush, it's doing the work for you as well and blend that black coal just in this area right here and now do the same for your left eye, blend upwards. If you find that it's not blending alone with that angled brush you can go back over it with a black eye shadow and back with that blending brush and smooth out that look right there and smoke it out, smoke it out, bring it up, bring it out, clean it with that black shadow, right there, also under the eye too. Get a little bit of that black under there, go back in with that coal pencil and line the inside of your eye. This is giving you a a very seductive look. Now it's closing up the eye so it gives you very sexy eyes. Bat your eyes to get it smoothed out. The final step is you want to go with a nice highlighter. This is just going to be for your brow bone. Go right over the entire area, blend it a little downward into that green just so you don't get a harsh line from the green to the highlight, blend nicely onto the other side as well and that's your highlighting and then finish off this look with at least two to three coats of black mascara, very dramatic, kind of brush back and forth, that mascara into your eye. Because what this is doing when you go like that is that it's actually coating each hair, coat mainly the outside corner to get that very feminine look. Again you can apply as many coats as you find is okay with you but I find the more mascara the better because it gives you that false eyelash and don't forget those lower lashes, slightly rub back and forth that wand. You don't have to go too much but this actually opens up the eye now and it gives it a nice shade, not too much though. And that's the final step. I hope you enjoyed these tips on fancy dress makeup for tan skin. Thanks for watching. I'm Chantelle Tarride.