Here is the step-by-step virtual makeover for Hella (created with Photoshop on the same picture).

Edith asked me for a chic, sophisticated look.

Here is the “before” picture sent by Hella with no makeup:

Hella - "before" picture

Step 1: Complexion

dark skin virtual makeover complexion

For the foundation, I recommend a matifying product for oily skins with a golden under-tone. Hella has 2 different skin colors on her face, so I would choose a foundation with the same shade as the lighter one.

For the concealer, I would prefer an orangy shade to illuminate her eyes and cut her brown dark circles.

Step 2: Eyeshadow

Dark skin Virtual makeover eyeshadow

To enhance Hella’s eyes, I chose 2 “warm colors” and one cold. Complementary colors on eyelids are always pretty.

First shade is a shimmery gold to put on the eyelid. Second one is a peach-orange to put in the center of the eyelid, but a small touch only. The third one is a dark navy blue to put on the eyelid crease and a bit outside.

Step 3: Eyeliner

dark skin virtual makeover blue eyeliner

I created a feline look (cat eye) by stretching the eyeliner to the outer corner of the eye, with a dark blue pencil.

Step 4: Mascara

dark skin virtual makeover mascara

To add punch and a glamorous effect to her eyes, I suggest a black mascara. For a special event, I would add some false eyelashes in sections.

Step 5: Blush

dark skin virtual makeover blush

For a healthy glow, a dark coppery blush should be applied on the cheek bones.

Step 6: Eyebrows

dark skin virtual makeover eyebrows

A dark brown or charcoal eyebrow pencil would be perfect to slightly change her eyebrows shape in order to make them more harmonious with her face shape. Her natural eyebrows are a bit too light and too sparse, so this step would make a big difference. It will enhance her eyes.

Step 7: Gloss

dark skin virtual makeover gloss

Because the eye makeup is more intense, I would choose a natural gloss shade, like a golden beige or caramel, which more fits with the rest of the makeup.

Before and after

Hella - "before" picture

dark skin virtual makeover final result

Here are the “before” and “after’ pictures. Hella asked me for a chic and sophisticated look, so I decided to change her dress just for fun. I chose a satin coppery dress that goes well with the makeup and her complexion.

Hella, you are so pretty!

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