Amazing Makeup Tips for Olive Skin Tone

Hi ladies,

In today’s post let’s talk about some makeup tips and tricks for ladies with olive skin tone.

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Work With Your Undertones:

You need to know your undertones and buy your makeup accordingly for best possible results.
Cool: Pink, red or blue undertones
Warm: Yellow or golden undertones
Neutral: A balance between both cool and warm
Typically, most olive skin tones have yellow hues and have warm or neutral undertones. You can do these two tests to determine your undertones.

1. The Vein Test
Look at the veins on your wrists. If they’re green, then you have warm undertones. If your veins are blue, then you have cool undertones. If they appear to be blue-green then you have neutral undertones.

2. The Jewelry Test
If gold jewellery enhances your complexion, then you’re likely on the warmer side. If silver jewellery looks best on your skin tone, then you have cool undertones.

Use Foundation Sparingly:

You are blessed with a skin tone that has a natural glow you don’t need to hide that with layers of foundation. Simply use a small amount of light coverage foundation to even out the skin where needed. If you are going for a heavy duty foundation then make sure it goes well with your undertones. Choose yellow based foundation shades to find your perfect match.

Remember Your Concealer:

For the olive skin color, you should choose the yellow based concealer with a creamy consistency to hide the purple tones of dark circles and conceal bags under your eyes. Also keep in mind that you should choose a concealer shade that is lighter than your skin tone.

Use highlighter powder:

Olive skin tone looks the best and radiates if a highlighter is used sparingly at all the right places. Just a dab of highlighting powder on your cheeks and even along your nose and your forehead will go a long way in accentuating your natural skin tone.


No bronzer:

Olive skin toned beauties have a naturally lovely tan and use of bronzer might make you look burnt. So you won’t really need bronzer if you have an olive skin tone. However, if you wish to use a bronzer than choose a copper or earthy-brown shade for gleaming skin and natural glow.

Go For Warm Shades for Your Cheeks:

Warm colours such as apricot, rosy pink, peach and coral are your best bet and will give you a subtle glow. Avoid darker and lighter shades of blush to avoid looking unnatural. You can use your bronzer as a blush for a chiselled contoured look.

Make a Vibrant Shadow Selection:

You can get away with beautiful rich colours without looking OTT at all! You can choose from variety of shades like golden brown color, metallic gold, deep emerald green, burnt orange or sapphire blue. You can spice things up and go for intense smokey eyes for added drama to your eyes.

Keep Your Eyeliner Dark:

Dark eyeliner will make your eyes and skin really pop. You can use deep black or darkest shade of brown to line your eyes. Steer clear of bright eyeliners like blue, purple and green.

Play With Your Lipsticks:

dark lipstick
You have an amazing skin tone and most of the lipstick shades will look great on you. You can chose from variety of shades like red, orange, coral, toffee, nude, wine, berry and cinnamon. However stay away from purple as it will bring out the yellow undertones of your skin in a harsh way.

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