The easiest way to get through life and to love yourself is to learn to work with what you already have. It’s always encouraged in women to do what makes us happy, even if it means changing the features we were born with and working against them. I find that’s especially true with Black women, especially with our hair and skin. Instead of accentuating our unique and beautiful features, we often mask them or don’t attempt to bring attention to them at all. I talked about this with our hair and now I’m encouraging you to do the same with your skin.
Despite what anyone on this planet says, I firmly believe from the bottom of my heart that having dark skin is one of the best blessings you can have. It’s beautiful, rich, and is exotic in it’s own right.
Find the Right Colors
Anyone who’s ever said [insert color] doesn’t look good on dark skin is a boldfaced liar. Why? Because literally every color in the world looks good on dark skin, it’s just a fact. I feel like many dark skinned people actually shy away from bright and bold colors because of the attention it brings, and I say to embrace those colors and work with the contrast it gives your skin. Crisp white, mustard yellow, tangerine, turquoise, etc. are some of my favorite colors because of how well they compliment my skin.
Alternatively, working with neutrals and various nude shades like olive green, beige, Browns, etc. also look just as good on dark skin since they’re all in the same color family.
Major key, but don’t overdo it because you don’t want to look like Tin Man. For your pleasure only I’ve created 2 masterposts of the best highlighters for dark skin. Though opalescent highlighters are my favorite, I also do think gold is a spectacular color to use when trying to accentuate dark skin. The key is to use it sparingly and not be heavy handed with it because you don’t want it to be obvious that you’re wearing highlighter, you want it to look like your glowing from within. Dusting a gold highlighter on the cheekbones, a little bit on the tip of the nose, and the inner corners of your eyes will give you that golden brown glow to your skin.