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5 Makeup Tips That Will Highlight Your Gorgeous Morena Skin

You know what they say: if you’ve got it, flaunt it!

By: Eunice Sheene Fulgencio | July 13, 2020
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Traditional beauty standards are almost impossible to achieve naturally. Without a 24-inch waist; long, flowing hair; and flawless, fair skin, it would be hard to be considered a typical beauty. However, not everyone was born with fast metabolism, manageable hair, and alabaster skin. Thankfully though, these standards are now being debunked as more and more movements campaign to make people feel beautiful just the way they are—love handles, unruly hair, morena skin, and all.

And they are completely right: you have to celebrate what you have! For those with morena or brown skin, instead of trying make yourself fair-skinned, why not show off your natural beauty? Don’t be afraid to flaunt it, because it embodies the strong and unique Pinay that you are. Here are five makeup tips that celebrate your natural beauty even more, along with recommended makeup for brown skin tone that would work for morenas!


1. Steer away from foundation that’s lighter than your skin tone.

Recommended product: NYX Total Control Drop Foundation in 14 Golden Honey
Price: PhP750
Where to buy: NYX branches


makeup for brown skin tone

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation comes in 30 shades.


Choose a foundation shade that is closest to your skin tone to help accentuate your glow. However, you might encounter cases when there is no formula that matches your skin tone exactly. The best solution? Mix and match two shades until you create the perfect combination! Just remember: liquid and cream foundations have shorter lifespans than powdered ones, so make sure to check if your makeup hasn’t expired yet before using!



2. Opt for a concealer with golden undertones.

Recommended product: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
Price: PhP1,700
Where to buy: Online at BeautyMNL or at NARS branches


makeup for brown skin tone

The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer has a total of 22 shades.


Avoid concealers with cooler tones as they work better for our fair-skinned sisters. Go for an orange or peach-toned concealer with golden undertones instead to avoid making your skin look patchy and uneven. This will leave your skin not only looking flawless and ready for the day, but will also help hide unsightly marks and automatically brighten the under eye region of the skin.


3. Bronzer will help you become a sun-kissed goddess.

Recommended product: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Deep
Price: USD 44 or approx PhP2285
Where to buy: Bobbi Brown branches


makeup for brown skin tone

There are seven available shades for the Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder


To help you achieve radiant and glowing skin, give the trusty bronzer a go. Copper-toned bronzers are a lifesaver as they can highlight your warm complexion the best. Apply some product on your forehead, cheekbones, jawline, and nose line and do not forget to blend to avoid looking to avoid looking fake and too made up.


4. Peach and coral blushes are your best friends.

Recommended product: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin
Price: PhP399
Where to buy: Maybelline Trinoma and various Watsons and Robinsons branches


makeup for brown skin tone

There are 10 Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush shades to choose from.


Peach and coral toned blushes will complement your skin tone very well, and they will also give you that coveted flush. The application of the product depends on your face shape so best be aware of yours before application. However, the areas where the blush is commonly applied include the apples of the cheeks and the temples.




5. Don’t be afraid to rock a bold lip.

Recommended product: L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Balmain in Domination 355
Price: PhP499
Where to buy: Various Watsons branches


makeup for brown skin tone

The L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Balmain collection comes in 17 lip colors.


There is a common misconception that bold and bright lipstick shades are only for the fair-skinned women; this cannot be any less true. To finish off your look, go for a classic red lip. Warmer and semi-deep colored lippies bring out the depth of your skin tone and will also make your pearly whites shine. Just make sure to apply the lipstick evenly and blend it out if it looks unnatural.

July 2020 Update: Domination 355 is not available, but other colors are still up for grabs.


These tips will surely make you look amazing while enhancing your skin tone. Still, it’s nice to remember that your skin type doesn’t matter; the only important thing is to find beauty not just in yourself but in others as well.


What are your proven and tested makeup tips for brown skin tone? Tell us about them in the comments below!


All photos were taken from the official websites and/or social media sites of the given brands.

Prices may change without notice.


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on April 17, 2018.
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About Eunice Sheene Fulgencio
Eunice knew that she’d be writing for the rest of her life from a very young age. Naturally introverted, she is selective with how she uses her time and who she spends it with. Has a penchant for sweet treats, sentimental proses, and online personality quizzes. A true-blue INFJ.
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