The Best Makeup Looks for Brown Skin

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In recent years, almost every single makeup brand has diversified its shade range to cater to a wide range of skin tones, including olive, tan, and black skin. Before that, it was nearly impossible to find the right shade of foundation for your skin if you had brown skin because most brands had limited shade options. Buying makeup today as a brown-skinned woman is a much better experience than 20 years ago because you can easily find so many suitable products for your skin.

Here’s how you can create the best makeup looks for brown skin.

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Makeup Fixing Hacks You Should Know

Here are some of the best hacks to fix most common makeup mistakes:

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How to Make Your Makeup Last a Whole Day

Models Wearing Makeup

For many people, getting their makeup to last all day can be a struggle. It looks great when you put it on, but a few hours later, it seems to have worn off and doesn’t look so good anymore. So what’s the secret to making your makeup last a full day?

Here are some tips from our makeup experts on making your makeup last for a whole day with minimal touch-ups.

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How to Prep Your Skin for Flawless Makeup Application

A representation of flawless skin

Creating a flawless makeup look on your face is (or at least has to be) the purest form of art known to man. The slightest bit of mistake during (or before, for that matter) makeup application can result in your skin appearing cakey, cracked, patchy, or flaky. In the worst-case scenario, you may even find your makeup oxidizing during the day to make up appear relatively close to a chameleon. It’s best to err on the side of caution if you wish to achieve the so-called ‘glowing skin’; follow this guide to prepping your skin correctly:

1. Exfoliation is Your Best Friend

Start your skincare regiment with clean skin that’s been washed using a gentle cleanser. Pat your skin dry and go in with an exfoliating product (such as a chemical peel, tool, or scrub) to remove the dead skin cells from the surface for a smoother finish.

It’s also a good idea to layer on toner after cleansing but before moisturizing the facial skin as it prepares the skin to absorb all the hydration being offered.

Lip products add a pop of color to the face

2. Hydrate like You’ve Been Thirsty for Ages

Once you’re through removing the dirt from your skin, it’s time to rehydrate the skin using the right skincare products. Moisturizers are a must for drier skin types, but serums do the trick when it comes to plumping and rehydrating the skin. As for sensitive skin types, it’s recommended to use eye cream for additional under-eye hydration.

3. Assign Prime Time for the Primer

There’s a primer for every skin type, and you just need to make a conscious effort to find the right one. This is one product that guarantees that your makeup will stay intact throughout the day. It’s also pore reducing and shine-free, so you’re very likely to feel the difference of having applied a primer instantly!

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4. Massage It Up and Into the Skin

First things first — you don’t need a 10 or 20 step skincare routine for that effortless look. The key is to work with a few products but really get it into your skin using different massaging techniques. Don’t layer on makeup on top of skincare products that haven’t been fully absorbed into the skin.

Ready to try these skin prepping tips for a flawless makeup base? It’s time to pair your skincare regimen with Khuraira Cosmetics for unerring results every time. We bring to you products for your face, lips, and eyes! Wait — there’s more than just cosmetics; we also have a vast collection of makeup applicators, including handheld brushes and airbrushes to mimic the perfect skin texture. Avail free shipping every time your cart hits $49!

Launching the all-new affiliate program for Khuraira Cosmetics super soon! Here you can sign up to call an all-knowing makeup artist home for examining your makeup drawers and suggesting what changes to make to it for smoother makeup application. We also go the extra mile for testing your makeup to see how long it’s going to remain good for application.


Khuraira Musa

Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products in New Jersey.

Khuraira Cosmetics’ recently launched cosmetics affiliate program gives you the chance to call home a celebrity makeup artist for examining your very own makeup collection. These are makeup experts who can sniff on our makeup to tell whether or not it’s still good for application. We also make suggestions for upgrading your cosmetics as well as makeup applicators for a flawless makeup look every time.

Liquid Foundation vs. Powder Foundation: Which One Should You Choose

Close Up of a Woman Wearing Makeup and Framing Her Face with Both Hands You know what they (don’t) say about makeup foundation: it’s great as long as it gets along with your skin. We have so many different types of foundations because a one-size-fits-all doesn’t exist. We would all have to have the same skin type for that to be a possibility.

Keeping this in mind, let’s see how powder foundation holds up to the liquid foundation and vice versa.

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How to Select the Right Lipstick Color to Complete Your Bridal Look

Four Lipsticks Swatches

As a bride-to-be, lipstick isn’t even in your wedding planner until you actually come to it and realize how ill-prepared you are for the job—yes, the job. Bridal makeup isn’t an exact science, and there’s nothing in the book saying you can’t apply the deepest or reds or the fleshiest of flesh colors.

We’ve compiled a guide to help you decide your perfect color.

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4 Makeup Culprits to Avoid

A Woman Looking in the Side Mirror While Retouching her Lips

Makeup culprits are ingredients that may not be healthy for our skin in the long run. While they may not be as wild as the poisonous lead makeup that defined the Elizabethan era, they’re still pretty shady, both in name and function.

Without further ado, here are some ingredients to avoid.

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How to Select the Best Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

A Woman with a Light Skin Tone Beside a Woman with a Warm Skin Tone

Some women contrast lipstick with hair color, whereas others try to match it with the shape of their lips. Most women, however, choose to blend lip makeup with their undertone. You need to determine whether you have a cool, warm, or neutral undertone to follow by example.


Here are the features of each skin tone and the lipsticks that go with them.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Airbrushes

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Makeup continues to gain popularity and new technology and methods are released constantly to improve application using tools and advanced formulas. The airbrush makeup applicator may appear to be complex, but actually, it’s really simple. The airbrush applicator helps apply a smooth layer of makeup and once you learn how to use it, it can be the perfect tool for you.

To achieve a flawless beauty look for the coming holiday season, you should begin experimenting with the device and learn how to use it. As is the case with bronzers, eye shadow, and eyeliners, you need to learn some important things about airbrushed makeup. Some of the important tips that you need to remember when using this beauty tool are listed below.

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Lip Makeup Products You Should Know About

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There is an endless number of lip products options in the market for you to choose from. Lipsticks, lip balms, lip glosses, lip tints, the list is endless. Lipstick has been an important makeup product for centuries and it remains popular today as well. Our guide will list the various products for you to choose from and make you look glamorous. Read on to learn some products that you should have in your kit.

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