May 18, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

The Best Pink Makeup for Dark Skin Tones

Bold and bright. Your rich, dark skin tone looks stunning in the most pigmented of colors! And you know what that means — pink is your match made in makeup heaven. From rosy pinks to nearly neon, this vibrant, cotton candy shade complements your complexion like no other. So, if you love pink (and we know that you do!), get ready to rock the right hues on your cheeks, lips and lids!

Pink Makeup for Dark Skin

Blushing in Pink

Yes, brick reds, cranberry colors and mauves look stunning against your dark skin tone. But, if you’re looking for brighter pops of color — come, say, spring or summer — shades of pink are a must! And which pink blushes are right for you, you ask? Just about any tone that isn’t  too light, chalky or frosty, as they can look dull and flat against your skin. Instead, try bright pinks with fuchsia or magenta undertones for intense color. Want to go for a softer approach? Use a rosy pink blush for a natural, post-workout flush!

Product Recommendations: Urban Decay Afterglow in Quickie, YSL Kiss and Blush in Fuchsia Desinvolte, Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting

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Bright & Bold Lipstick

From bright, hot and even neon, pink lipstick really stands out and gives your complexion the perfect boost of color! Try a matte formula or high-shine — both work wonders on dark skin tones. While pale, baby pinks tend to look lackluster, ones with rich purple or fuchsia undertones are ideal. And for those days when you’re just not feeling bright and bold, try a matte bubble gum pink or a deep, rosy pink shade for plenty of color — without the drama!

Product Recommendations: Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Sheer Lipstick, Maharajah Collection in #513, Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Fuchsia Flash, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Ibiza

Pigmented Pink Eye Shadows

Light pinks offer so much versatility for your skin tone! You can wear a metallic or cool lilac pink to work — or even rock a daytime smoky eye with just a hint of shimmer. And if you really want to go all out, HOT pink is the answer! Use it in the form of a statement liner across your top lash line, or all over your lid and smoke it out with a kohl liner like Maybelline Master Kajal.

Product Recommendations: Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Glitter Rock, NYX Roll On Eye Shimmer in Pink, Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Loose Powder Shadow in Pink Rebel

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.