Everyone has a different skin tone and needs different makeup to fit their complexion. The techniques someone with pale skin uses won't work for people with dark skin and vice versa. If you have light brown skin, there are a few helpful makeup tips and tricks to follow.
When you use the correct foundation, concealer, blush, eye makeup, and lip colors, you will enhance your natural beauty. Many shades can complement light brown skin, and others can look less than ideal. We are going to go over the right makeup for light brown skin. When you know what works best for your skin tone, you'll be able to select makeup with confidence.
Find Your Undertone
Not everyone with light brown skin is going to have the same undertone. When you're looking for products, especially foundation and concealer, it is crucial to know your skin's undertone. When you have a darker skin color, you need to take note of your undertone in the center of your face.
You can also examine the center of your chest when trying to discover your undertone. These areas will be easier to tell if you have a cool, warm, or neutral undertone. There are many different tips and tricks to finding your undertone that you can use.
If you have hues of peach, gold, or yellow, you have warm undertones. If you notice blue, red, or pink shades, you have cool undertones. Neutral undertones are a combination of warm and cool. Most people with light brown skin have warm undertones, but not everyone. Once you know your undertone, you can select a foundation and concealer that will blend seamlessly with your skin color.
Choosing a Foundation
Foundation is the base of any makeup look, and getting the perfect shade is vital. Most foundation brands sell shades in the three main undertones. You select your undertone and then choose the shade that will best match your skin.
You'll know you went too dark if you look cakey and too light if you look ashy. If you select the wrong undertone, you could look orange or grey. You can always do a test swatch on a small area of your face and see how it looks once it sets.
You may need a different shade in the winter if your skin gets paler. Similarly, you may need a darker shade in the summer when you're in the sun more. Your shade can change throughout the year, but your undertone will always stay the same.
If you have an even complexion, you can go with a light to medium coverage. However, if you have imperfections, you may need a foundation that provides full coverage. HIDE Premium Foundation provides medium to full coverage. It comes in a variety of different shades to match any undertone. You'll be able to find the perfect shade to blend flawlessly with your skin.
Choosing a Concealer
Whether you have dark under-eye circles or blemishes, concealer can take care of it all. However, if you select the wrong shade, it can end up highlighting your imperfections instead of concealing them. A concealer is like a magic wand when you have the right one.
Finding one that can blend into your foundation and skin tone is essential. For concealing in your under-eye area and T-zone, select a concealer one to two shades lighter for a highlighting effect. For concealing blemishes or discoloration in other areas, choose a concealer that is an exact match for your skin.
You can select the same shade as your foundation when using the same brand. HIDE has a shade finder to help you find the perfect one to fit your skin. HIDE Premium Concealer offers excellent coverage and can help you achieve an even-looking complexion.
Choose Deep Enough Makeup Shades
When you want natural-looking makeup for light brown skin, it is important to stay away from light or white-based products. If the makeup isn’t dark enough, it can make your deeper complexion look chalky. Find shades that make your features pop, like plum tones or gold shimmer on your eyes.
For contouring, you need to select a deep enough shade to add dimension. Otherwise, you can look flat with just foundation and concealer. If you choose a contour or bronzer that isn't dark enough, it won't provide a big enough contrast.
Use Bold Blushes
Selecting the right blush is also essential when it comes to the overall look of your skin. If you go too pink and you have a warm undertone, you can look sallow. You'll want a rose, coral, or deep orange color instead to add a pop of color.
You have to pay attention to more than just the tone of the blush, but also the pigmentation. You want a blush with rich pigmentation so it can stand out on your skin. You'll also want one that is buildable so you can achieve the color you want.
Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks. You can also apply blush where the sun naturally hits your face to create a sun-kissed look. You can also combine your blush with bronzer to get this look.
Eye Makeup for Light Brown Skin
When it comes to eye makeup for light brown skin, peach, honey, and red-brown shades often look good. You can also try gold, amber, or bronze eyeshadow. You'll want a few different shades for one look.
Finding an eyeshadow palette with multiple colors you can use is ideal. Eyeshadow in a palette usually works when blended together, so it's pretty foolproof. It also makes it easy to travel because you can grab one product for your eyes and be set.
Similar to blush, you want eyeshadows with quality pigmentation. If it doesn't have great pigmentation, it can look dull on your skin. You can also use an eye primer to help your eyeshadow pop and stay on all day. You can also use a light concealer instead of an eye primer if you don't have one.
Lip Colors for Light Brown Skin
When selecting a lip color, you'll want to consider your undertone once again. Deeper shades can look good against light brown skin. You can test swatch lip products on your arm to see how the color looks against your skin.
You just swatch it on the inside of your wrist and examine it in good lighting. You can apply a few shades and see which one looks best. If you're testing out nudes and one color looks more taupe than the actual shade, it could have cooler undertones. If it looks like a peachy nude, there is likely orange mixed in for the warmer undertones.
While nude is always a safe option, you can also go for something more electrifying. You can try something that's coral or tangerine. You could also try berry shades with hues of brown and red. These shades can look great on light brown skin.
Perfect Makeup for Light Brown Skin
Now that you know what you're looking for, you can select the perfect makeup for your light brown skin. Remember to take your skin's undertone into account when selecting products. Finding shades that compliment your complexion will give you the most natural-looking makeup.
Get the Look
Get the look by shopping HIDE products using the shade finder. You can get the perfect complexion with HIDE Premium Foundation and Premium Concealer. We have shades that will work perfectly for your light brown skin.