Easy and Natural Makeup Look for Dark Skin

Lola Bello
by Lola Bello
17 Materials
30 Minutes

Hi everyone. Today’s makeup tutorial is a natural makeup look, specifically for dark skin.

Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Face wipes
  • Cleansing water
  • Face serum
  • Liquid illuminator
  • Makeup brushes
  • Foundation
  • Light concealer
  • Dark concealer
  • Contour stick
  • Loose setting powder
  • Brow gel
  • Brow pencil
  • Eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • False lashes
  • Setting spray
  • Lip liner
Cleaning face

1. Clean your face

Clean your face with face wipes. Then use micellar cleansing water on a cotton ball to get all of the excess dirt and face wipe remains. 

Applying serum

2. Apply a face serum

This serum is a DIY, but use any serum that makes your skin smoother so it’s easier to put on makeup.

Applying illuminator

3. Apply a liquid illuminator

This illuminator gives you a nice glow on your skin. Use it wherever you’d like to highlight and shine.

Applying illuminator

Blend it in with a brush. 

Applying foundation

4. Apply foundation

Apply foundation to your face and blend it in with a damp beauty blender.

Applying concealer

5. Apply a light concealer

Apply a small amount of concealer under your eyes, on your forehead, nose, chin, and the corners of your lips.

Applying concealer

6. Apply a darker concealer

Apply a darker concealer closer to your skin tone under your eye concealer to make sure the concealer under your eyes isn’t too much.

Applying concealer

Also, apply some under your nose bridge and cheeks to define your contour. 


6. Blend the concealer

Let the concealer dry a bit and then blend. Drying it a bit first is important so you can have full coverage.

I used a mix of a beauty blender for large surface areas and a small brush to get the harder-to-reach corners.

Applying contour

Step 7: Apply contour

Apply a darker, contour-shade stick to your cheekbones. Blend that in as well.


8. Set with a loose setting powder

It’s really important to let your foundation dry before you set it with a powder.

If it doesn’t dry, the makeup might smear and crease.


Use a beauty blender to get a precise application of the setting powder.


Use a brush to clean up any mess or over-application.

Setting brows

9. Set your brows

Apply brow gel with a spoolie to set your brows into place.

Filling in brows

10. Fill in your brows

Finish filling in and grooming your brows with a brow pencil and concealer.

Progress shot

Here are my finished brows.

Applying concealer

11. Apply concealer to your eyelid

Apply concealer to the eyelid. 

Applying concealer

Let it dry for a few seconds and then blend it in. Set with a powder.

Applying eyeshadow

12. Apply eyeshadow

Since we’re going with a natural look, apply a neutral palette of eyeshadow to your lids.

Applying mascara

13. Apply mascara

Apply mascara to your lashes. You can also wear false lashes, as I will later in the tutorial.


14. Blend

Blend in all of your concealers and setting powder.

Applying setting spray

15. Apply a setting spray

Lining lips

16. Line your lips

I used a dark brown liner.

Lining lips

Blend it in. 

Applying concealer

17. Apply concealer to your lips

Apply a small amount of concealer to the center of your lip.

Applying illuminator

18. Apply illuminator

Apply a small amount of the illuminator on top of your makeup.

Natural makeup look for dark skin

Natural makeup look for dark skin 

Here’s the finished soft natural makeup look! Natural makeup for dark skin is so beautiful, and it’s just as stunning as a full glam look.

Let me know how your dark skin natural makeup looks in the comments below.

Next, check out my  Easy Color-block Eyeshadow Tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Face wipes
  • Cleansing water
  • Face serum
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