If you’re lucky enough to have an olive complexion, you know how big of an advantage it can be to look like you have a tan all year long. However, it can be tricky buying foundation, concealer and blush for your skin tone. If you aren’t careful, you run the risk of darkening your face too much with your cosmetics. Here are some tips on how to get it right in front of the mirror every time.

Use a sheer liquid foundation
Canadian Living magazine recommends using a sheer foundation to avoid darkening your skin and give yourself a clean palette to work with. A sheer product can also help you create a natural glow.

Choose eyeshadow in cool colors
Hues such as purple, blue and green all work marvelously on olive skin. Look for eyeshadow in these colors to bring out the best in your peepers.

Go pink or peach on your cheeks
It can be a little challenging to get blush to appear on darker tones of skin unless you use an opaque, rich color. Opt for pink and peach tones to make a bold statement.

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Shayna Murphy is a beauty blogger from Amherst, Massachusetts, who can trace her love of beauty products back to the one afternoon when she convinced her grandmother to buy her lime green nail polish. She enjoys cooking (Indian-style dishes are a specialty!), is a bit of a history buff and collects antique milk vases. Shayna reports on the latest makeup, skincare and fashion trends and will try to convince you on a regular basis that yes, you really should wear sunscreen daily. My favorite beauty product is... - Anything containing sea salt. It's probably the most amazing exfoliant I've ever used and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and smoother than ever. Can't leave the house without my... - Lip gloss. The rest of the day can be a total bust, but if I have a great gloss on I feel like at least I've done one thing right! I would describe my style as... - Definitely au naturale. While I love exploring new shades of eyeshadow and liner on special occasions, for me the most important part of any beauty regimen is keeping my skin clear and blemish-free.


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