Having olive skin is a blessing because your skin glows and doesn’t turn red! This is a huge advantage because you won’t have to conceal much. All you need to do is find a good foundation, and you are pretty much good to go. Usually, foundations that say ‘neutral’ are suitable for olive skin, but you can experiment with the warm ones and a few cool ones as well.
At the end of the day, it’s about what you think looks best on you, so play around and experiment a bit! In case you aren’t big on foundations, CC or BB creams do a great job of evening out your skin and adding a light coverage. Now, I know that there are different ranges in olive skin tones as well, so I will list out a few shades that generally look great on olive tones.
The colors that best complement olive skin in terms of blush are peaches and pinks. Another shade that you can opt for is the bronzy shade. Slight shimmer can work amazingly well as a blush and a highlighter. A warm peach shade like the NARS blush in the shade Outlaw or a rosy pink such as the NYX high definition blush in the shade Baby Doll is perfect for olive skin tones.
When it comes to the perfect eyeshadow for olive skin, gold and bronze shades are the safest options. The Naked Palette by Urban Decay and the Nudes Palette by Maybelline have a great number of such shades. They are your best bet and can be your go-to when you don’t have much time to decide your look. If you want to play it up, you can go for deep blues and purples or a beautiful shimmery emerald green. Classic black smokey eyes also look great.
If you have olive skin, then consider yourself lucky, because there are a truckload of lip colors for olive skin! From subtle nudes and pinks to bright oranges and purples, it all depends on how comfortable you are and how far you are willing to take it with your experimenting. Most olive skinned women only face a problem when the word ‘nude’ is thrown into the picture. When makeup brands mean nude, apparently they don’t take women with deeper skin tones into consideration. So, it ends up looking very ashy and dull on pigmented or darker lips that women with olive skin have.
Can you highlight and contour if you have olive skin? Of course you can! It’s all about finding the right shades though. Try looking for a highlighter that isn’t too pale or else it can look too plastic. Even if the color is pale, make sure you use a very light hand so that you don’t overdo it. You may use a matte bronzer for contouring, but you don’t need to use it to warm up your face since you already have a lovely caramel color!