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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July 26, 2011 9:00 AM
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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.

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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Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment, $16.
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Shine On

Aloxxi ColourCare Hydrating Shampoo, $19.