Best Makeup for Dark Hair

Celeb colorists show how to make jet-black hair shine and it's all about the season's most gorgeous makeup looks.

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Celeb colorists show how to make jet-black hair shine — and it's all about the season's most gorgeous makeup looks.
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Day Makeup for Black Hair

MC TIP for fair skin tones: Sheer mauve gloss looks gorgeous with peach blush and balances ruddiness in fair skin.

MC TIP for tan skin: Blue-based magenta and wine shades with subtle sparkle combat the shy undertones of darker complexions.

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Fair Skin
Avon Extra Lasting Lipgloss in Eternal Rose, $9.
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Fair Skin
Korres Zea Mays Powder Blush in Peach, $22.
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Fair Skin
Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm in Berry, $21.
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Medium Skin Tone
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Blendable Blush & Highlighter in Spring Flower, $5.
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Medium Skin Tone
Shiseido Shimmering Rouge Lipstick in Iced Rose, $25.
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Medium Skin Tone
Sula Natural Lip Gloss in Secret Crush, $8.
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Tan Skin
Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick in Forever Fuchsia, $9.
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Tan Skin
Laura Gellar Air Whipped Blush in Whisper Petal, $25.
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Tan Skin
NYC Liquid Lipshine in Midtown Mulberry, $2.
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Deep Skin Tone
Napoleon Perdis Cheek to Chic Blush Duo in #3, $28.
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Deep Skin Tone
e.l.f. Glossy Gloss in Merry Cherry, $3.
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Deep Skin Tone
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bonheur, $32.
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Evening Makeup for Black Hair

MC TIP for light skin tones: Apply a cool tone to your lids to get a pretty doe-eyed effect that's not too "done."

MC TIP for tan skin tones: Plums can appear gray against tan skin, so opt for shadows with pinkish undertones.

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Fair Skin
Covergirl Smoky ShadowBlast Eye Color in Purple Plum, $7.
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Fair Skin
Clinique Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour in Born Freesia, $20.
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Fair Skin
Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Violet, $40.
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Medium Skin Tone
L'Oreal Paris Hip Studio Secrets Professional Bright Shadow Duo in Reckless, $6.
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Medium Skin Tone
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Mercury, $20.
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Medium Skin Tone
Laura Geller The Perfect Pairing Liquid & Powder Eyeliner in Eggplant, $27.
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Tan Skin
Paul & Joe Eye Color B in Adrift, $22.
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Tan Skin
Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eye Shadows in 19, $48.
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Tan Skin
Estée Lauder Pure Color Liquid Eyeliner in Graphite, $21.
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Deep Skin Tone
Topshop Eye Duo in Meteoric, $16.
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Deep Skin Tone
L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional The One Sweep Eye Shadow in Smoky for All Eyes, $10.
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Deep Skin Tone
Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Mould, $24.
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Shine On

The no-fail formula for maintaining lustrous shine: less heat styling, more deep conditioning.

Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural Dry to Moisturized Conditioner, $4.

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Shine On
Matrix Total Results Color Care intensive Mask, $15.
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Shine On
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment, $16.
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Shine On
Aloxxi ColourCare Hydrating Shampoo, $19.
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