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Victoria Jackson is a celebrity makeup artist and entrepreneur who created her own makeup line that helps women achieve that ‘no makeup’ makeup look that everyone desires. The foundation duo I received was in the shade light. You can get sheer to medium coverage. This oil-free cream foundation comes with two shades to mix or use alone. You can even use the darker shade to contour the features you want to diminish.
Victoria Jackson Foundation Duo comes in a black box with white writing. The compact is shiny and black and contains a mirror, two semicircles of the duo shades, and a sponge applicator. You can choose from 3 different shades: light, medium, and tan. The foundation formula is very creamy and easy to apply. No pulling or tugging. It smells a bit sweet and does not have a strong scent. I would say that it gives a semi-matte finish. I used the first shade that was lighter. And it was too light for my skin tone. Although, it was too light, it gave me opaque coverage. I then added the second shade that was a bit darker on top to try to get my the right color of my skin tone. Even after adding the second shade on top, I felt that it was a tad bit too light for my taste. I love that this creamy foundation set to a powder finish after application.
As much I liked the formatulation of the foundation duo, I will not be using it since its a tad bit too light. I wish I could test out the medium duo shade. I think that shade may have been a better fit. I chose to test out the light duo shade since I’m pretty much the lightest shade when it comes to foundations.
For women with deep skin tones, even a slight mistake while donning make up can make them look pale. The trick is to choose the correct shade. The right colors and shades of makeup will not only accentuate the skin tone, but even enhance their luminescence and beauty. Here are top 10 makeup tips for deep-skinned beauties.
Women with deep skin tone often have an uneven skin tone, with darker forehead and lighter center. Give your skin an even, flawless tone with a full coverage liquid foundation. Choose a shade that is closest to your skin tone. If the perfect shade is not available, then create one by blending two different shades. Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing – these are three quintessential steps you need to adopt before you apply the foundation.
And, if you are preparing a shade on your own, then make sure the blend has been done the right way. You will have to pay a huge price even for the slightest negligence. Never opt for shades that are lighter than your skin tone as they will leave you with a wishy-washy look. Try a tester by applying the foundation on your forehead or jaw line.
You can take the help of a concealer with an orange or red shade. This will neutralize the discolorations, if any, giving you a natural look. Once you apply the concealer, seal it off with loose powder.
Dab your face with pressed powder to even out the skin tone and keep shining to minimal. Brush some transparent powder on the skin with a large foundation brush. You can also carry a compact with yourself for occasional touch ups.
Deep wine, deep red, burnt pink, burgundy, deep peach, coral and apricot – these blush shades complement the deep-skinned beauties. These shades will show through the complexion, while adding warmth. Avoid applying bright shades, as it might look artificial. Avoid chocolate brown or earthy brown blusher as it might wash you out. Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks for a nice, illuminating look. For a night out, use a touch of gold on the temples and outer corners of the eyebrows. If you feel that powder blush is not showing through, use a crème blush beneath it.
Mascara darkens and thickens the lashes, giving you a glamorous look. Black or dark brown mascara are best suited for deep skin tone. Avoid using glittery and colored mascaras. If you have long and thick lashes, do not apply black mascara. You can use clear mascara to separate the lashes.
5. Lip Liner:
The perfect outline will give prominence to your lips, helping you to achieve the dusky and seductive look. You can use a liner to make thin lips appear thick and prominent. Choose the liner in a shade closest to that of your lip color. You can also use a liner similar to the natural color of your lips. This will give a definition to your smile without looking artificial. Nude lip liners will work with any lip color, ensuring that your lipstick stays perfect for hours.
Choose your lipstick shade judiciously. Avoid applying pale colors like lilac, pale, nude, or bluish pink shades. Avoid shades of orange, as it will look very unflattering on deeper skin tone. Stick to muted hues that look simple. Deep shades of lipsticks such as wine, red, burgundy, plum, and chocolate brown are the ones for these women. Red, berry, plum, and burgundy lip colors are best suited for evening occasions.
If you want to go for a nude lip tone, choose the color that is closest to your skin tone, like brownish nude, nude pink, mocha, or nude beige. These shades will help you look natural. Choose lipstick with matte finish. Do not forget to apply a lip balm before applying the lipstick. Apply a clear gloss on top of the lipstick for a chic look.
7. Eye Shadows:
Avoid light, bright, and colorful eye shadows. Stick to neutral and deep shades like golden brown, copper, dark green, navy blue, and purple. The shades will not look contrasting and will add a pop of color to the eyes. If you have dark brown or hazel eyes, then deep purple will look amazing on you. Smokey eyes have dramatic effects on deep-skinned girls. Choose shades of the same color family and blend them well to create that extra effect. Use a shimmery eye shadow on the inner corners of the eyes for a unique touch. Do not apply too much of shimmer as it can look devastating. If you are opting for a smoky eye makeup, then it is ideal to keep the rest of the face muted.
Do not neglect the eyebrows. Well-groomed eyebrows are essential for that polished look and concentrating focus on the eyes. Groom your eyebrows with the help of a pencil in dark brown color.
Use dark brown or grey eyeliner to line the eyes during the day while a glossy black liner will be the perfect one for the night. Avoid using brightly hued and glitter liners. If you want, you can even skip eyeliner. Avoid applying on the eye lashes as they will look quite artificial.
10. Use Natural Light:
Last but not the least, always apply makeup in the natural light. Unlike artificial light, natural light shows up the true color and texture of the makeup. Along with giving an enhanced visibility, it also allows you to choose the right shades and quantity of makeup. If you do not have access to natural light, then a lighted vanity mirror is the second best option for applying makeup.
Make sure you keep in mind these simple tricks for deep skin tones while applying makeup next time. You’ll definitely steal some admiring glances!
February’s Glam Bag prepares you for love this month. I am really happy with this month’s bag. I received a lot of great items which is not bad considering its $10/month.
This month’s beauty products came in a Barbie pink bag with a pink and hot pink pattern on the inside.
City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon is a highly pigmented matte blush. I have not heard of this brand and its cruelty free; and I am excited to try this blush and other products. This blush looks like it will compliment my skin tone well.