Tati asks: "What types of eyeshadow look good on someone with a dark complexion?"
Well, Tati. I could answer that here. But how about I show you instead?
(Disclaimer: All photos were taken with my phone and shaky hands.)
This is my good friend and neighbor, Tati.
Her go-to makeup items are mascara and eyeliner. She rarely wears foundation and lip gloss and never wears eyeshadow. Tati wanted a simple, everyday look. Here's what we did.
Step 1: Apply a lightweight foundation over entire face using a foundation brush.
Step 2: Use a mineral concealer to cover up any dark circles or blemishes.
Step 3: Apply blush just under the cheekbone and back into the hairline for a natural look.
Step 4: Follow up with a mineral powder to set the foundation.
Step 5: Pat on a cream eyeshadow in bronze all over the eyelid and up to the brow.
Step 6: Apply a light, shimmery shadow on the brow bone and just above the cheekbones to draw light toward the eye.
Step 7: Brush a glittery brown shadow in the crease and the outer corner of the eyelid.
Step 8: With a black eye pencil, draw a fine line toward the inner corner of the eye and thicken the line toward the outer corner. Extend the line further for a winged look.
Step 9: Apply black mascara to both upper and lower lashes.
Step 10: Finish lips with a nude lipstick and a dab of lip gloss.
Here's Tati after I curled her hair with a flat iron. (My favorite way to curl medium-length hair.)
Start to finish, this look takes about 30-40 minutes. That's
hair. It's the perfect style for the mom-on-the-go.