10 Makeup Tips For Morenas

How do you pick flattering makeup shades?


Gone are the days when makeup companies exclusively carry foundation in light shades and other products that only suit fair-skinned girls. Several beauty brands have started introducing collections made especially for morena girls, too. However, it can still be challenging to assemble a kikay kit with makeup that totally flatters your skin tone. Let these tips make the hunt easier:


  1. Prep and prime always!


Be sure to have a solid skincare routine (including sunscreen) and a makeup primer. These things would help your makeup stay in place all day, too.


  1. Ace your base.


Make sure the shade of the foundation you choose matches your skin perfectly and evens out your complexion. When your base is perfect, you’re already halfway through a flawless look.


  1. Look for a nude eyeshadow palette.


Beiges, bronzes, and browns are perfect to make low-key smokey eyes for every day. Add drama with a swipe of shimmer on your lids.


  1. Don’t shy away from bold brows.


They won’t look “too much” against your morena skin tone, but don’t go overboard, of course! Choose a brow tint or liner that’s only one to two shades lighter than your hair color.


  1. Strobe with bronze or gold.


Highlight your features and complement your sun-kissed skin with these shades. Swipe them on the high points of your face like your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.


  1. Go for peach or coral blush.


These soft, orangey hues complement gorgeous tans, especially if your skin has yellow undertones.

Try: Ever Bilena Advance Cheek Color in Poppy and Mandarin


  1. Play with plum or berry lipsticks.


These bright lippies complement your golden glow as well as other bright makeup hues (ever tried blue or white eyeliner?) Deeper shades like merlot look stunning on morena girls, too!


  1. Make a statement with red or pink shades.


Pulling off bright reds and pinks is easy for girls with darker skin tones, but reds with orange, purple, or brown undertones actually work best. Give them a try!


  1. Don’t be afraid to go nude.


The key is to find shades that don’t make you look washed out—and with your #blessed skin tone, you’ll find it easier than mestiza girls do. Pro tip: Chocolatey nudes and blush nudes are your best bets.


  1. Add subtle contour!


Sculpt your cheekbones and jawline by using a matte, cool-toned brown bronzing powder. Skip those with strong orange undertones.