7 Summer Makeup Tips for Afro-Latinas

Summer is upon us, which makes for the perfect excuse to refresh your makeup routine

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Summer is upon us, which makes for the perfect excuse to refresh your makeup routine. If you’re an Afro-Latina with a medium tan to deep skin tone, we’ve rounded up tips that will have you looking extra poppin’ this season and beyond.

Get a summer foundation shade.

Grabbing a second bottle of your favorite foundation that matches your summer complexion, will allow you to mix and match as your skin changes throughout the year. A foundation palette with a range of colors is a next level solution that will also have a variety of shades for concealing, highlighting and contouring. The RCMA Makeup VK Palette ($72, Beautylish) is a pro favorite.


Choose setting powders wisely.


If you notice that your skin tone is getting deeper, it could be time for a new setting powder. Avoid looking like a ghost in your photos by switching out a translucent or light yellow option for a powder with some more color. Brands like Ben Nye, Bobbi Brown, and Laura Mercier have you covered.


Add bold cheek colors to your rotation.


Reds, oranges, and hot pinks can look intimidating but the brighter is truly the better when it comes to deep skin tones. Use a fluffy brush and a light hand to slowly build up to your desired intensity.


Say yes to bronzer.


Add dimension and warmth to your skin with a luminous bronzer. Brands like CoverGirl, Guerlain, and NARS have options that cater to tan skin tones and beyond.


Experiment with eye shadow.


Summer was made for experimenting with bold colors and they pop beautifully on dark skin. Start small with an emerald green winged liner or go all out with a jewel-toned smoky eye.


Go for a pop on the lips.

Lipstick is another great area to make a statement with your makeup. Try reds, berries, fuschia, and coral shades and watch your face come alive.


Warm-toned highlighters are your friend.

Icy, cool-toned highlighters can clash and look ashy on deeper skin tones. Think peach, copper, bronze, and gold when choosing colors to glow in this season.

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