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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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