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If you are lucky enough to have been with olive skin, you need to pay special care to your choice of makeup. The key is to use makeup that plays upon your natural beauty, rather than distract from it.
What exactly is an olive complexion? Olive skin includes those skin tones that are typically pale or dark light brown. As well, it can include beige or cream hues. However, it is the natural green pigment that really makes olive complexions stand apart.
So how do you determine if you have olive skin? Hold a piece of plain white paper next to your face. If your skin appears gray, your complexion is olive with neutral tones. If it is yellowish, you have olive skin with warm undertones. If your skin is rosy you have a cool olive complexion.
12 Makeup Tips for Ladies with Olive Skin
We have consulted some top makeup professionals to acquire some expert tips on how to choose the best makeup for olive skin! Get ready to enhance your natural beauty with these simple makeup tips.
Choose the Right Foundation For Your Olive Skin
Regardless of skin tone, one of the most common faux pas that women make when it comes to makeup is a foundation. Women with naturally dark skin choose a foundation that is way too light or women with pale skin use a foundation that is way too dark. Or they purchase foundation for oily skin when they have dry skin or vice versa. Both combinations are a huge no-no when it comes to something as basic as a foundation. Take care to choose a foundation that perfectly matches your skin tone and type.
And the Right Concealer Is Also A Must
Every woman must have a concealer in her makeup kit. Concealer is ideal for covering up dark circles and blemishes. This handy and magic makeup essential is a quick fix for many skin issues. However, similar to foundation, it is crucial to ensure that you are choosing the right color concealer for your olive skin. Your concealer needs to blend in with your makeup, not stand out.
Ditch the Bronzer
Why should you waste your hard-earned money on bronzer when you already have gorgeous naturally tanned skin? Honestly, bronzer will only make you look overdone, or worse yet, like a burnt orange! That is one of the biggest mistakes when it comes to makeup.
However, this does not mean that you need to ditch your highlighter. Women with olive skin tones should use their highlighter to their advantage. Pay attention to the eyes, jawline, and cheeks.
Stick with Dark Brown or Black Eyeliner
While colored eyeliners might seem appealing, these are not meant for ladies with olive skin. This includes bright greens, purples, and blues. As the majority of women with olive complexion tend to have brown or green eyes, it is best to stick with dark eyeliners such as dark brown or preferably black. And don’t overdo it with overly thick lines either, you just want to enhance the natural shape of your eyes, not distort it.
Black Mascara is Gorgeous on Olive Skin Complexions
Colored mascara will only distract from your beautiful olive complexion. You are going for sexy, chic and sophisticated not a circus clown! Select a mascara in the darkest shades of black or brown as the rich color and texture will make your eyes pop!
Rock Those Lip Colors
Olive skin beauties have a lot of options when it comes to lip color. From sultry matte reds for a sexy vibe to sheer lip gloss for a natural look, any lipstick shade will look flattering on an olive complexion. It is highly suggested that those with olive skin stay away from hot or bright pinks as they tend to clash with darker skin tones. If you must wear pink lip color. Opt for a subtle pale or matte pink the will not offset your skin tone.
Brown Blush to Show off Your Cheekbones
One of the best things about olive complexions is that you really don’t need to wear blush as your darker skin tone is gorgeous without it. However, if you must wear blush you should opt for darker reds or pinks. In fact, brown blush is ideal for olives complexions as it simply enhances your natural beauty!
Smoky Eyes and 10. Eyeshadow Colors
Olive skin plus smokey eyes are the combination for sexy and stunning! If you jumped on board with the smokey eye trend, what are you waiting for?
If smokey eyes are not your style, you should stick to nude, beige, dark green or brown eyeshadows as they will complement both your eye color and skin toe. Pink and red spell disaster so avoid them at all costs!
Embrace Your Natural Beauty
Women with olive skin can thank their lucky stars that they have been blessed with this amazing skin tone. Most women would secretly (or not so secretly) kill for this type of complexion. Olive skinned beauties do not have to pile on mountains of makeup to get naturally glowing skin.
With this in mind, remember the old adage “Less is more!!” Do not go crazy with outrageous colors on your eyes, cheeks or lips. As well, do not overdo it by piling on layer after layer of foundation. This will only take away from your natural beauty.
Don’t Forget the Brows
Whatever you do NOT neglect your eyebrows. They are the deciding factor that ultimately shapes your face. Even the most professional and elegant fully made up face can be ruined by untamed and wild eyebrows. Always choose brow coloring shade that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone. And never attempt to pluck, sculpt or shape your own eyebrows if you do not know how to do them as this is a recipe for disaster. It does not cost a lot to get them done professionally and you will save yourself a lot of grief and embarrassment.
We hope these professional makeup tips for olive skin babes will help you look super sexy and feel more confident! Be proud of your stunning olive complexion, embrace your natural beauty (as well as your inner beauty) and get ready to shine!