When it comes to makeup few of us are just naturally talented. It’s something that usually requires a lot of trial and error, or at least some tips and pointers from those who’re most experienced. But even then, different things work for different women, so just because your grandma chooses to wear pink lipstick with blue eyeshadow, doesn’t mean it’ll work wonders for your complexion. Perfectly done makeup can do wonders for people, but it’s also important to remember that makeup can also just be something that’s fun and creative and a way to express yourself. However, if what you’re going for is a natural look and just want to use makeup to enhance what you’re already naturally gifted with by nature, there are some general rules you might want to follow. And that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
Foundations can be tricky for everyone and finding a perfect shade might take a lot of time and a lot of tries, however, if there’s one thing you can do for yourself it’s pick a foundation with a warm undertone. It suits darker skintones better and you’ll look like a beautiful glowing goddess and that’s exactly what we’re going for. If you want to set your foundation with powder, make sure the powder matches your skintone. You might think using translucent powder is the easiest option, but it can often leave a white sheen on your face and make you look a bit ashy.
Bronzer is your best friend. Seriously, a little bronzer can do wonders to your complexion, making you look glorious and sun-kissed, as if you just came back from a vacation. However, it’s also important not to overdo it, do not use it all over your face, just in places the sun would naturally hit your face. The idea is to add a little bit of shadow and definition to your face, not make your whole face look 5 shades darker and more tanned than the rest of you.
Blush is a controversial thing for Latina women. Many tend to avoid using it all together, since it’s easy to go overboard. Some just opt for bronzer instead, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, a little bit of blush can help define your cheekbones and add a little freshness and glow to your face. Just make sure to use warm tones. If you have darker skin try going to deep reds and if you have a lighter complexion peachy and pink tones might suit you better
You can literally do anything you want when it comes to eyeshadow. It’s the part of your makeup that you can experiment the most with. Go for bright warm colors if you wish, no one is stopping you. If you want a more natural look, opt for tan and beige colors, they will define your eyes beautifully without making too much of a statement. Green shades also look great with brown eyes and tend to bring out hazel eyes. Purple and mauve tones will also make brown eyes pop.
Bright red lipsticks always look great on Latina women, but make sure you choose red lipsticks with a warm undertone. Orange reds will also look amazing on you. When going for a more natural look, instead of going pink, opt for dark reds and brown shades, they tend to look more natural for those with darker skin tones.
In the end, makeup is there for you to use however you want. You can use it to highlight your features, hide little imperfections or use your face like a canvas and express yourself through bright colors. It’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed with makeup so just remember that rules are meant to be broken, so you do you, girl!