Our make-up expert, Lizelle from Chanel Bettison Hair and Beauty Salon, explains how to find the perfect shade of blusher if you have a dark skin tone:
“Whatever the colour of your skin is, the key to finding the right make-up is dependent on your undertones. First you need to find out what your undertone is – this will make your life much easier when selecting make-up.
Cool: Pink, red or blue undertones.
Warm: Yellow or golden undertones.
Neutral: A balance between both cool and warm tones.
Olive skin is normally known for either having warm or neutral undertones, with a greenish cast. While most olive skin tones have yellow hues, that’s also dependent on where you fall on the olive skin tone spectrum.
The lighter your olive shade, the cooler your undertones are. You should stick with rosy pink and warm peachy colours for your blusher and also look out for a beautiful bronzer.
The blusher colours we love for 2016 are:
Pinks: MAC Lovecloud, MAC Well Dressed
Peach: MAC Peaches, MAC Style, MAC Peachykeen, Bobbi Brown Nectar
Bronzer: Hoola by Benefit, MAC Refined Golden
The darker your shade, the deeper and more golden your undertones are. Try one of these:
Deep: MAC Fever, MAC Sketch
Golden: MAC Sincere, MAC Gingerly
Bronzer: Sophie’s Hoola by Benefit, MAC Bronzing Powder Wash & Dry Refined Golden
Anything too light and the colour won’t show up on your skin, but if it’s too dark, it can make your skin look muddy.”
What’s your favourite blusher shade?