If you want to contour I’d recommend using a face powder thats a few shades darker. They are already matte and it’s much easier to find a shade that’s dark enough. You can even use a dark brown eyeshadow!
As for actual bronzers try shades like
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer
Covergirl Queen Bronzers, they have a few shades. The Queen line by Covergirl is specifically for people with deeper skin tones :)
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in Ebony shade #08
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Try a BB or CC Cream! They are very light weight and a lot of the higher end ones have skin care benefits like color correcting spots, anti aging, etc. The drugstore ones don’t have as much skin benefits but they are still really light weight, won’t clog pores and natural looking! If you have oily skin i’d still recommend setting with powder or using a primer underneath :)
Some i’d recommend are
Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream (got mine at Sephora) has a medium coverage (will still cover scars and such) and lasts longer than other bb/cc creams.
Garnier BB Cream for oily/combination skin. This one is a more long lasting version of the original version for normal/dry skin which is best for a long work day. Still moisturizing not drying although it’s more aimed for oily skin. Has GREAT coverage!
After BB Cream and powder, just apply some mascara and a tinted lip balm, lip stain, etc anything to add a little color to your lips and you’ll look put together but not too done up!
Some extra steps could be a light shimmery color all over the lid, a little blush or bronzer & brown eyeliner. These extra steps will just add a little glam but won’t look too harsh. Brown liner and mascara is a lot more toned down option than using black :)
Maybelline Color Whisper in Pink Possibilites (or Rose of Attraction which is more mauvey)
MAC Syrup (mauve shade)
Revlon Pink In The Afternoon
Revlon Kissable Balm Lipstain in Honey
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Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color swatches
01 Red Extreme, 02 Pink Rave, 03 Fiery Coral, and 04 Violet Addict
Available in stores February 2014!
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