If you have bronze Mediterranean, luscious Latino, creamy African-African, or beautiful Asian skin (like me), you fall under the olive skin tone category. Welcome to the club! Here are 10 beauty products olive-skinned beauty girls shouldn’t live without.
10 Beauty Products Olive Skin Tone Beauty Girls Need
Olive skin tones vary from light to moderate brown. Some people confuse olive complexions with a dark tan, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. Olive skin is generally described as having warm yellow and green undertones. This means our skin is sultry, supple, and tans beautifully (a feature some fair-skinned beauties would kill for).
Of course, just because our complexion allows us the ability to experiment with a variety of looks, the question is which ones do we go for? Which beauty products were made for olive skin tones and which should we never live without?
To answer these questions and more, here are some useful picks for olive skin tone beauties.
1. L’Oreal True Match Foundation N4 (Buff Beige) & N5 (True Beige)
For foundation, always look for gold- or yellow-based shades; look for a W when searching for foundation shades, as W means Warm. Choosing the right shade for olive skin tones can be tough, so we always recommend blending your own custom shade.
2. Benefit Erase Paste Brightening Concealer in Medium
Stayed up too late last night and woke up the next morning with horrible dark circles? Concealer is the solution! But as is the case with foundation, finding the right shade for our skin tone can be difficult. Nothing’s more embarrassing than walking around with obvious light circles around your eyes. Avoid any makeup faux pas and stick with this concealer from Benefit Cosmetics.
3. RCMA No Color Powder
This product is a life-saver! It’s translucent so it’s safe for every skin tone. Use this to set your concealer or bake with. This product has been raved about by beauty vloggers like Kathleen Lights and Wayne Goss. I’ve also tried this powder and believe me when I say that it works magic.
4. NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade in Chocolate or Brunette
Most of us with olive skin tone also have brown or black hair. When filling in our eyebrows, we have to be sure to choose pomade or powder that’s a shade lighter in order to make our brows look natural on our skin tone.
Luckily for us, we can try almost any smokey eye and have it look great. We recommend adding a pop of metallic or burnt orange shadow for a hint of brightness and variety (orange is also a nice complement for olive skin tones).
6. Maybelline HyperSharp Wing and HyperCurl Volum’ Express Mascara
Dark eyeliner and dramatic mascara will make your eyes pop. Dark eye makeup is also a great way to highlight your stunning complexion.
7. L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Fawn or Toffee
While we know we should be avoiding bronzers, we just can’t help but want to contour, know what I’m saying? These shades of concealers are one shade darker than olive skin tones, which is what makes them a great way to get that chiseled, contoured effect.
A blush that is too dark will make us look like a clown, while blush that is too light will make us look like we’re radioactive. For olive skin tones, peach and coral blushes look best.
With highlighters, we can naturally enhance the high points of our face. The best part about having an olive skin tone is the ability to wear a variety of highlighter shades and have it work every single time.
10. Wet N Wild Bare it All and Cherry Bomb
When it comes to choosing a lipstick color, we have tons of options. We can sport a gorgeous nude shade, ravishing red pout, or a deep, dark plum. While bright and neon shades are a no-no, dusty pink and mauve are perfect for olive-skinned beauties. If mauve isn’t your thing, wear whatever makes you feel good!
We really do have a wide selection of colors and products to choose from, lovelies. That’s the beauty of olive skin! Make the most of your skin tone by indulging in beautiful, rich colors that enhance your natural glow. Always look and smell your best!