The reason I asked is because I showed my friend a picture of a girl with light skin and a picture of a girl with dark skin and she said that the dark skinned girl was wearing too much makeup when actually the fair girl was wearing more. The results were similar for several other people I showed. The makeup for both girls were applied well and the products were similar for both girls (pinks and neutrals).
I don't mean this topic to be offensive for anyone in anyway. I actually think minimal makeup looks good on all skin colors and too much makeup looks bad on all skin colors. I'm just curious about what other people's thoughts are.
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I used to work in cosmetics and all I can really say is that all skin types are different. It also really depends on the texture of the skin.
Certain colors look better on certain skin types; from experience, lighter pinks (often having white mixed into the pigment) don't always look good on very dark skin in the same way a rich pink wouldn't look very good on light skin simply because its far from looking "natural" even though the colors are considered natural looking and neutral.
The reality is, the make up industry was initially made for rich white women which it can be hard to find foundations in tan and dark skins in some brands who haven't made the transition. For different skins, different sets of "neutrals" look better :)
For dark skin, the neutrals that look the best are the ones with the richest of colors :D
link this is my favorite pallet, there is something for everyone and then some extra. The colors that work best and still look very natural on most skin types is: sidecar, half baked, shog, toasted, and hustle
On very light skin, I wouldn't recommend more than a tap of a color like Darkhorse or buck just because its just too harsh for them. On very dark skin, I wouldn't recommend more than a dab of virgin, sin, or gunmetal (gunmetal isn't the best silver powder for many people, really lol. I don't like it too much). Virgin and sin are very light and washed with white pigment, too much of it can look ashy, but if you use it as a high light on top of say half baked it looks great! :)