Selena Gomez - Olive
Alright, olive-skinned girls, if you can’t find the perfect colors and techniques that complement your unique skin tone, don't fret. Surprisingly, your skin tone may be more versatile than you think.
Face: Don’t use too much foundation—a light creamy application is enough for your already gorgeous skin tone. Let your natural radiance shine through. All ya need is a light layer of a shimmery bronzer for an extra glow.
Colors: With olive skin, you want to avoid cool color palettes in general (pale blues, light silvers, icy pinks) because they may wash you out or make you look ashen. Instead, for eyes and cheeks, go for warm colors such as deep golds and bronze, smoky grey and browns (eyes only) or deep rose. For eyes, shades of purple (we’re loving Selena’s second look above) work beautifully with your perfect tan and, of course, so does black eyeliner and mascara (brown may be too light on your skin, so save it for daytime). For blush, grab any of the warm colors listed: deep coral, vivid rose, or cherry tint. And, unlike your fair skinned friends, olive shade girls can get away with using a bronzer for blush to create a nice contour on your cheek bones.
Lips: Check out how Selena works two totally different lip shades. Thanks to your natural tan, your lips can rock almost anything. Just be careful to pair the right lip with the right eye colors. Sel keeps her eyes elegant and simple, so her classic dark lip complements them. For a busier eye with the light purple lid, Sel grabbed a nude gloss.
Blush in ‘Rose Gold’, $7, sleekmakeup.com
Matte Liquid Liner,
Expert Wear Eyeshadow
Trios in Almond Satin, $6, maybelline.com
Lip Glace, $25, lauramercier.com
NARS Larger Than Life
Lipgloss, $26, neimanmarcus.com
Baked Bronzer, $10, milanicosmetics.com
Bare Minerals Flawless
Definition Volumizing Mascara, $18, beauty.com
Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eyeshadow, $5, ulta.com