Which are the best makeup products for dusky skin?

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Hi, I’m totally new to make up I have a dusky tone. I would love your opinion on what all should I buy for my daily use. Can you please recommend…


Makeup, when done with the right choice of colours, looks flattering on the dusky skin. The pretty features are further enhanced! Celebrities are the proof. Take inspiration from Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and also the Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu.

If you are blessed with the same skin tone as these Bollywood beauties, then there are few simple tips and colour tricks to follow to make your makeup products work wonders on your skin.


Any beauty and makeup routine should begin with a moisturiser. Choose one according to your skin type. Dark skin with dryness problems will look ashy if not well hydrated.

Choose the right product from a range of Nivea skin care products.


Pick a foundation in the perfect shade that disappears into your skin colour. This way, your dusky skin tone will get an enviable glow. The perfect one will make your skin look brighter and hide any discolouration if present.

Do not ignore your neck and hairline while applying. Beginners with makeup can try Liquid foundation from Lakme.


Rich shades will make the look pop out. Jewel-toned purple, bright blue, emerald green and burgundy will brighten up your eyes against the dusky skin. The very popular Lakme quartet have beautiful combinations of eyeshadow colours.


Do not miss highlighting your eyes. Highlighters can magically emphasise your absolute ‘No-Makeup’ look and set the right base as well. You can opt for shades from Revlon Highlighting Palette.

Blush shades

Dark skin tone looks gorgeous in deep mauve shades, bright fuchsia, cranberry or even a bright orange blush.

These bold colours will give enough colour to give you a true flush. Try shades from Revlon Powder Blush or Lakme Face Stylist Blush Duos.

Flattering Lipstick

Matte, glossy, frosty, shimmery – any kind is just great on the dusky skin. Moreover, your dark skin tone handles seriously pigmented colours very easily. Berries, pinks, red, plum – these pop beautifully against the dark skin.

Begin with Revlon Matte Lip Color or from the range of Lakme 9 to 5 Matte lipsticks. The shades are many.

Either way, one should feel free to experiment and turn out tiny experiments into a remarkable style statement.

-Inputs are given by Beauty Blogger Shalini Srivastava

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