Blessed with gorgeous dusky skin? Well girl, like every other skin tone, your skin too has it’s own set of makeup products that flatter it a little more than others. And as a bride-to-be, you have to make sure that you’re armed with all the right products in your beauty kit. You will, after all, have a lot of pre and post shaadi events to attend. Here are 15 makeup products for the dusky bride. We swear, these will compliment you so beautifully.
1. Autograph Matte Velvet Lipstick - Raspberry
Have you been trying to find that perfect red or pink lipstick to suit your complexion? Well, we’ve been there, done that! Until of course this beautiful shade came along. It’s not pink or red or berry, it’s actually a mix of all these three colours and it sure does look fab on the dusky girl. Matte but with enough moisture, this lipstick is perfect for the day and night. Price: Rs 1000 (approx). Available at Marks & Spencer stores nationwide
When it comes to blushers, gold and peach tones flatter the dusky girl more than pink tones. And we absolutely love the bronzing pearls by Oriflame in natural peach. The colour is a soft peach and gold that leaves a natural glow on your face. It comes in the form of pearl drops that ensure that you never have more than required product on your cheeks. Price: Rs 1,100. Buy it here.
3. NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator - Pure Gold
Ever wondered how professional makeup artists give you that gorgeous lit-from-within type of glow? The answer is illuminators! For that luminous glow, opt for the NYX liquid illuminator in pure gold. Apply it on your cheekbones, cupid’s bow and just under the outer corners of your eyebrows. This magic lightweight formula will give your makeup that essential touch of shimmer.Price: Rs 850. Buy it here.
4. Deborah Milano BB Cream - 02 Beige
You don’t want to be wearing foundation every single day. Besides looking too made up, it even takes a hell lot of time. That's when the BB cream steps in. The Deborah Milano BB cream does almost as good a job as a foundation but without making you look over the top done up. Plus, it’s super moisturizing and glides on easily. Shade No. 2 is a natural beige that is perfect for the dusky skin tone.
This high on glam eyeshadow palette has all the right shades to flatter that gorgeous skin of yours. The palette is highly pigmented with just a hint of shimmer that makes it perfect for the various functions you’ll be attending. While the two shades of brown can be your everyday wear, the unique blue bars are just what you need to glam up at night. Price: Rs 510. Buy it here.
6. Bobbi Brown Lip Color - Brown
A medium pink brown shade, this one flatters dusky skin tones oh-so-beautifully. The colour is a subtle brown with pink undertones and looks great during the day. If you’ve been trying to find that perfect nude for your skin, this is it. The lipstick is semi matte and gives your lips a light and nice sheen. Price: Rs 2,250. Buy it here.
7. Maybelline New York Color Show Big Apple Nail Paint - Juicy Red
A gorgeous metallic nail paint, this highly pigmented colour is perfect for the bride-to-be. And it especially looks great on Indian skin tones. Juicy Red is not your typical glaring red but instead a mix of red and maroon that’ll go with most of your Indian wear. Just one swipe and you’re good to go!Price: Rs 144. Buy it here.
A cheek sculpting compact that blends and builds beautifully, each shade can be used separately to colour, contour and highlight. Or you can just apply all three together for a quick, easy glow on your cheeks. The cheek contouring palette in Defining Roses is a lovely shade for those with dusky skin. Just one swirl and it gives you a nice colour with a natural rosy touch.
Another palette we absolutely love! Curated especially for the Indian skin tone, the palette contains 12 rose gold-infused shades with hues of rose, taupe and plums. The blushed nudes have an amazing texture that blends easily and lets you choose between matte and shimmer for a new look everyday. Price: Rs 719. Buy it here.
10. L'Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation
Why we recommend this foundation is because the six shades - Golden Cappuccino, Rose Sand, Rose Vanilla, Rose Beige, Golden Sand, Nude Beige - are all formulated keeping the Indian skin tone in mind. And the dusky girl is sure to find the perfect pick from these. It gives your skin a pearl-like finish with maximum coverage. Price: Rs 820. Buy it here.
11. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Fuchsia Suede
The Lakme 9 to 5 range has been around for a while and no doubt, it is fabulous. The weightless mousse lip and cheek colour is very light in texture and gives you a gorgeous matte finish without drying up your lips. And we are in LOVE with the shade Fuchsia Suede. It is sure to flatter your gorgeous dusky self. Price: Rs 466. Buy it here.
12. Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer - Bold Gold
Been looking for a nice subtle gold that you can wear almost everyday? Try the Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold. With just a hint of shine, it makes sure that the colour is not in your face. Trust us, for gorgeous looking hands, this is all you need.
The L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD comes in 24 different shades and you’re sure to find one that perfectly compliments your complexion. The long wear formula covers dark circles, minimizes fine lines while reducing redness and skin imperfections. For an even-toned finish and skin that looks flawless, this is your best bet. Price: Rs 428. Buy it here.
14. M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
A bride should never ever settle for less. And the M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is just what you need for all those first year functions after the shaadi. Available in 36 different shades, this one step powder and foundation gives you a smooth, flawless finish that stays for upto 8 hours. Price: Rs 2,450. Buy it here.
15. NYX High Definition Blush - Summer
As the name suggests, it’s that perfect summer shade to add a touch of colour to your cheeks. High definition, lightweight and a silky texture, it is that one blush bar that should always be in your handbag!Price: Rs 600. Buy it here.With all these amazing makeup products in your bridal kit, you’re sure to look like a million bucks every time you step out!