Yes, you read the title correctly, and as a licensed skin therapist and makeup artist, this statement makes me cringe. Why do dark skin women think their complexions limit their choices when it comes to makeup colors?
Recently, as I was doing a bridal consultation and helping a client with color suggestions, she made the statement, ‘I have dark skin so I can’t wear a lot of colors’. I wanted to shake her and say, ‘snap out of it, beautiful, you can wear any color you want‘. Dark skin is gorgeous and as a matter of fact, I love to play with pastel colors like pinks, oranges and reds on darker skin.
As some of you may know, I enjoyed working with Ebony Magazine on the September 2011 edition Beauty Awards issue. While flipping through the pages I came across the above photo and it stopped me dead in my tracks. I thought of every client with dark skin I had ever worked with… I just wanted to show them this photo and say BAM! Do you see this? This model is beautiful with vibrant colors and so are you.
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