Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Makeup Master: Top Products/Brands for Olive Skin Tone

Hey Everyone!!!

Welcome to today’s edition of Makeup Master! Today, I will concentrate on the best products to use for women with an Olive to Medium dark skin tone. These products will look great on those of Greek, Latina and African American descent. For celebrity comparisons, think Eva Longoria Parker, Kim Kardashian and Halle Berry. I know how much of a struggle it can be to find products that flatter your skin tone, so I just felt like concentrating this week on helping girls out! Here we go:

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Best Face Products for Olive-Skinned Women 

Foundation/Tinted Moisturizers 

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In my opinion, NARS makes some of the best foundations for women of an Olive or Medium skin tone. NARS has such a versatile amount of shades, specifically with this foundation. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, which retails for $44.00 at Sephora, is a beautiful glowing, satin-finish foundation with a build-able amount of coverage. It has an incredible beautiful finish and is very popular in the blogosphere. Here is how it looks on a woman with an olive skin tone:

This photo is from The Beauty Milk and consist of a mix of shades Punjab and Stromboli. As you can see, the coverage and affect that the foundation gives is absolutely incredible. 


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MAC has an incredible, long-lasting concealer known as the MAC Pro Long wear Concealer. The shade NC42 is perfect for women of a tan or olive skin tone, as it is tan enough to match the skin when blended while it is still bright enough for under eye circles. Here is how it looks on the face:

This photo comes from the beautiful Ankita from the Corallista Makeup Blog. Her exotic skin tone is matched the concealer perfectly, and the coverage erases the redness around her nose. 

Best Cheek Products for Olive-Skinned Women


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NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna is the universal bronzer; it is described as a medium brown with a subtle gold shimmer. This is one of the best selling makeup products of all time, as it looks flattering on a large array of skin colors. It retails for $36.00 at Sephora. Here is a photo of how it appears on the cheeks:

This picture is from WhatWeWhere, and shows how beautiful the contour looks on the cheeks. The subtle shimmer adds a glow to the skin, and the bronzer help adds shape to the face. 


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Once again honing to my Blazing Blush post, NARS Blush in Orgasm is a peach pink blush with a subtle gold shimmer. Once again, this is a universal color that looks great on almost all skin tones. However, the peach tone is particularly flattering on women with an olive or tan skin tone. Here is a picture of how it looks on the cheeks:

This photo comes from Katie of Beauty Babbles, who is a beautiful fair-skinned red head. This photo not only shows how true to color the blush is, but it also shows how truly versatile the color is on women of all skin tones. 

Best Lip Products for Olive-Skinned Women 

Everyday Lipstick/Gloss

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MAC Lipstick in Costa Chic is a beautiful coral-pink lipstick with a frost finish. This lipstick looks absolutely incredible on women with a tan or of a natural olive skin tone. While it looks very bold in the bullet, it looks much more subtle on the lips. Here is an example of how it looks:

This photo comes from a MAC Unsung Heroes post on the Makeup and Beauty Blog. As you can see, the colors looks absolutely radiant on her skin tone. Coral Lips are a huge trend right now, and these beauties should rock it!

Night Out Lipstick/Lipgloss

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MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo is a matte, orange-tone red that looks incredible on women with an olive to medium dark skin tone (it was based on Rihanna’s complexion). This lipstick is the definition of glamour, and will add a bold pop of color to the lips whenever you go out. here is how it look on the lips:

This photo comes from the writer of VermillionKisses who looks absolutely incredible in this retro matte lip. She is ready for a night out on the town!

<3 Naa

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