How to Use Concealers on Dark Skin

6 Jun
A reader asks:
“Do you work on African American skin and hair at all?  My daughter is multi-racial and she is having a terrible time trying to find the right makeup for her skin.  She ends up creating a way too white face (she would prefer it much darker) and has oily skin so by the end of the day she looks like she is wearing a mask.  We need help with her skin and products as well as application.  She is only 12 so I don’t want her to look like she is wearing a ton of makeup but that is the result she gets because she wants to cover up every blemish”.

 

Hi Reader!

 

Concealer brushes are silky and flat.

Concealer brushes are silky and flat.

Your daughter can use an all-over primer for shine control and switch to concealer jars for blemishes and discolorations instead of coating her face with cover up. She can apply the concealer with a flat, rounded foundation brush and feather outwards. It should last all day in normal temperatures as long as she primes first. Have her chose a concealer that is one shade darker and warmer than her face. As long as she blends the corners of each blemish, it should look great.

Remember, dark skin is usually WARM, stay away from cool and ashy tones. That means look for orange/red-based products and NO blue/pink-based concealers or foundations.

Also, if she wants in-depth advice, most salons offer basic makeup lessons for about $50.

When you are ready to buy,  TIGI Cosmetics is an affordable, mid-level, professional line that I like.  Check it out!

TIGI Cosmetics are affordable and a favorite among makeup artists.

TIGI Cosmetics are affordable and a favorite among makeup artists.

Thanks for the question, send me more!

 

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