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What makeup colors (including nail polish) look especially good on a REALLY dark-complexioned person like me? Dark reds usually work.
 

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For the Money. MAC has the best pigmentation and will look great on you. I must also add that you should invest in a great/good set of MU brushes, they'll make the products last longer.

Earthy or tones and smoke looks look great on you. To make your eye's brighter line or dot the inner lid with white or silver.

The depth of colors applied will depend on your taste and confidence.
 

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Lining the inner lid is a good way to set yourself up for an eye infection.
She's right. The technique I described is a great trick especially for photography or special occasions. I've used it for that purpose and for fashion shows. (I borrowed the technique from Sam Fine's book, Fine Beauty The cover model displays the look: Amazon.com: Fine Beauty: Beauty Basics and Beyond for African American Women: Books: Sam Fine )

For everyday use, try using the color as an eyeliner instead. Either way just ensure that you keep your brushes/pencils/implements sanitized and clean to avoid problems.
 

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(assuming that's you on my left) With your complexion you could go with a variety of colors, including foundation shades. I must admit I've not been out shopping for colors lately (Iraq), but coral, peaches and golds are recommended by my daughter (21, per Beyonce). She says that Beyonce swears by these colors. For everyday use, I am particularly fond of muted/natural colors for use with your complextion.
 

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(assuming that's you on my left) With your complexion you could go with a variety of colors, including foundation shades. I must admit I've not been out shopping for colors lately (Iraq), but coral, peaches and golds are recommended by my daughter (21, per Beyonce). She says that Beyonce swears by these colors. For everyday use, I am particularly fond of muted/natural colors for use with your complextion.
I dont think that pic on her profile is actually of her.
 

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I dont think that pic on her profile is actually of her.
nope its not. that's one of my fav singers in my avatar. I am more like Jennifer Freeman (Claire the oldest sister from My wife and Kids). My color switches up just like hers if you see that in some pictures she's tan while in others she is pale. I'll upload a pic of me as soon as i get a chance. promise!
 

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Lining the inner lid is a good way to set yourself up for an eye infection.
This can be true....just make sure you pick a liner that is meant to be on the waterline (innerlining...tightlining). I think Kohl liners are meant for this...but again, you must make sure they say they are safe for inner lining. And clean your makeup liner brush after every application.

If you ever notice an eye infection, you may be bumm out of luck....cuz then you won't know what you have contaminated....meaning you may have to throw all your liners and such (as they may be contaminated)....so just use common sense, and be clean.

Some people will alcohol wipe their eyeliners before or after use, cuz it evaporates....but I'm not sure how effective it is. But you do see department stores do this all the time...so it must be effective.
 

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There is a new company out there that allows you to perform a color analysis on yourself. It measures your skin tone value, your hair tone value, and then your eye value and based on that recommends best wardrobe and cosmetic colors. The company name is Techno Hue and they will ship their reader out to you to use for 30 days. You do your own analysis and then send the reader back. It is just that easy. Once you have done the reading, they will send you a free lipstick in your correct color. They have pure pigment mineral powder cosmetics and great toxic free skin care. I believe their website is technohue.com. Anyway, I have a lot of dark skinned friends, and they have done really well with the mineral powder cosmetics offered by the company. Technohue does the color analysis and somehow they are tied in with sevenconnections.com which provides the mineral powder cosmetics. Give them a try, you won't be dissapointed.
 

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jewel tone colors on the eye look phenominal on dark skin.
Any color nailpolish looks good on dark skin, I would just not use dark colors because dark colors suit lighter skintones better. There is a huge contrast.
 
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