Makeup not only looks good on fair skin, but also looks great on dark skin. The key is to know what particular makeup to use. Here’s some of the makeup tips for dark skin.

1. Foundation
The best foundation for dark skin is water-based as dark skin has a tendency to look oily, and using cream foundation will only worsen the effect. 

2. Loose Powder
Follow up the foundation with a dust of loose powder. Be careful not to over dust, especially around the eye area.

3. Eyeshadow
Shades of brown and bronze are very flattering on dark skin and also dark metallic colors. White or very light colors will look great on fair skin, but they will not have the same effect on dark skin. Purple and blue hues may also look great on dark skin.

4. Eyeliner
Outline the eyes with dark eye lining pencil. Eyeliners in black or chocolate brown is preferred. 

4. Mascara
Thicken your eyelash with at least two coats of dark mascara to draw attention to the eyes.

5. Highlight
Use a highlighter on the bridge of your nose, around your eye or above the cheek bones and upper lip.

6. Lipstick
When choosing the right shade of lipstick, go for more intense colors, like dark reds or corals. Lipsticks in burgundy will also look pleasing on dark skin. 

7. Blush
For blush, warm colors in rose or deep orange are highly recommended for dark skin. If you are going to a night of fun and entertainment with friends, you may add a bit of drama to your cheeks by dusting your cheeks with a hint of gold color.