At some point in every morena's life, relatives and beauty counters have recommended the use of whitening products. Some may even have been encouraged to do certain things (like not wearing all white) to take attention away from their tan complexion.
Luckily, more and more Filipinas are no longer heeding those unsolicited tips, and are choosing to celebrate the beauty of their skin color instead—many encouraging others to do the same. So if you're tan-skinned beauty, embrace that naturally sun-kissed skin of yours and flaunt it, too! If you need some extra confidence, here are easy ways to make your tan pop every time you head out the door:
1. Choose a flattering hair color.
The right hair color can instantly bring sophistication to your look. Subtle shades such as chestnut brown and chocolate brown can draw warmth to morena skin! (Need more ideas? Click here!)
2. Add a pop of color to your outfit.
Bright colors can draw attention to your tan, but if you like to be subtle, try pairing an all-neutral outfit with a vibrant accessory!
3. Accessorize with gold jewelry.
When your skin is feeling a little duller than usual, wear gold jewelry. It fully compliments the warm or yellow undertones that morenas have and brings it to life!
4. Find the perfect nude manicure.
Just like with lipsticks, you’ll need to find your "my nails but better" shade. Choose a nude that’s closest to your skin tone and avoid anything of a lighter shade.
Nail Lacquer in Coffee Break, P425, ORLY, Lazada
5. Make it dewy.
Turn to a dewy skin finish to uplift your natural glow. You can use a tinted moisturizer or face gel as your base, or just highlight the high points of your face if you have oily skin!
H2O Skintint, P1450, PIXI, Sephora.ph; Shimmertint in Tiger's Eye, P349, COLOURETTE, Shopee
6. Try body luminizers.
To further enhance your skin tone, take the glow down to the rest of your body by applying a skin luminizer for that healthy golden sheen.
Shimmering Dry Oil Honey, P995, THE BODY SHOP, Lazada
7. Doll up your eyes with neutral shimmery eyeshadows.
Popular eyeshadow choices for morenas are neutral shimmers such as hues of champagne and bronze for that golden goddess vibe.
Chrome Liquid Eye Shadow in Moonstone, P1550, NATASHA DENONA, Sephora.ph
8. Go for a peach blush.
A safe blush choice for morenas is peach, since its warm tones add subtly add color and brightness to the skin without being too overpowering. It's perfect for everyday wear or for a "no-makeup" makeup look!
Airblush in Peached, P495, SUNNIES FACE, Lazada
9. Bronze it up.
For an extra touch-of-sun to the face, lightly chisel your features with bronzer after (or instead of) contouring. Use a big powder brush for this to prevent harsh lines!
Hoola Toasted Matte Bronzer, P1990, BENEFIT COSMETICS, Lazada
10. Choose the right nude lipstick.
Nude lipsticks can appear different on every morena, but you can't go wrong with choosing ones that have warm hues such as peaches or warm browns to give a nice contrast with your complexion. Stray away from nudes with cool pinks and purples because these tend to appear ashy against your skin tone.
Lip Switch Matte Lippie in Brown Sugar, P349, BLK COSMETICS, Lazada; Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie in Honeymoon Glow, P549, HAPPY SKIN, Lazada
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