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Make up for darker skin tones

For some reason a lot of make up artists don't feel confident when applying make up for darker skintones -  I love dark skin tones - make up really enhances their skin and colours look vibrant and fresh all day long.

Mistakes made on darker skin tones - If you use a coloured powder to set the foundation, the skin can end up looking quite 'ashy' and not so fresh, therefore I always use a colourless (white) fine powder which simply sets the make up without changing the skin tone.
Darker Matt Eyeshadow colours don't always show up on darker skintones - If you do want to go dark and sultry - always use a shimmer eyeshadow and insert a bit of colour (purple is great mixed with black and brown as it gives depth to the shadow)
Always ask your model what they want to change about their features - Noses can be slimed down (if requested) by Shading on the outside of the nose and highlighting down the center. Lips can Always be made to look thinner by applying a darker lip colour on the outer shape and bringing the colour either lighter or brighter towards the middle of the lips.

I  always embrace each and every feature the person has that I am working on - we only have one face, so let's celebrate it!

Below are some photos from Saturday's wedding showing exactly what looks you can achieve and a list of the make up products I used for each person.


Foundation - supercover #33, concealor - supercover #33, Powder - supercover ultra fine setting powder colourless(white),  Eyebrows - Kryolan eyebrow powder in Dark,   Eyeshadow - non branded electric blue,  Liner - liquid liner above by Rimmel Exaggerate, electric blue shadow below, inner eyes vie precision eye liner in coal, Mascara - Maybelline the one by one volum express, Blusher -supercover 'deep red',  Lip Liner - supercover natural,  Lipstick -supercover orange/gold with supercover clear gloss top coat applied, High light - supercover fashion wheel #5, Shading -Kryolan Dark Brown eyebrow colour, To Finish - Dermacolor Fixing Spray making all make up waterproof and sweatproof. 
Foundation - supercover #41, Concealer - supercover #41, Powder - supercover ulltra fine setting powder colourless (white), Eyebrows - Kryolan eyebrow colour in Medium, Eye Colours - Kryolan Beige G base, Aubergine Socket and Gold Middle, Liner - Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner above, Vie Precision eyeliner in coal below and inner eyes,  Mascara - Maybelline the one by one volum express, Blush - Supercover in Auburn, Lipliner - Ben Nye in Red, Lipstick - Supercover in Dark Mauve, Highlight - supercover fashion wheenl #5, Shade - kryolan eyebrow shadow in medium, To Finish - Dermacolor Fixing Spray.
Going for the 'Beyonce look from her telephone video' Foundation - supercover #27, Concealor supercover #27, - Powder - supercover ultra fine setting powder colourless (white), Eyebrows - Kryolan eyebrow colour in Dark,  Eyeshadow -supercover in gold,  Liner -Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid eye liner, Vie Precision Liner in Coal below and inner eyes,  Mascara - Maybelline the one by one volum express, Blush -supercover in deep red,  Lipliner - Ben Nye in Red, Lipstick - Supercover Red with benetint on top finished by applying supercover top coat clear gloss, Highlight -supercover fashion wheel #5,  Shade - Kryolan eyebrow powder in Medium, set with Dermacolor fixing spray.
'The Bride' - Foundation - supercover #34, Concealor - supercover #34, Powder - supercover ultra fine setting powder colourless (white), Eyebrows -Kryolan eyebrow colour in Dark Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow - Kryolan Beige G base, Unbranded Purple on the socket and outer corners, Unbranded silver in the middle, Liner -Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid eye liner above, Vie Prcision eyeliner in coal below and inners Mascara - Maybelline the one by one Volum Express Blush - Kryolan in Pink, Lipliner - supercover in natural, Lipstick - Shiseido in Bordeux Highlight -supercover fashion wheel #5 Shade - kryolan eyebrow shadow in Medium, Finished with Dermacolor fixing spray - keeping all make up waterproof and sweat proof throughout the day.

If you want any information on any of the products that I have listed, please feel free to email me at amy@bridalmakeupbyamy.com or please leave a comment below.

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