Sun-Kissed on Brown Skin


Sun-kissed – On brown skin, this isn’t always taken as a compliment. Every time we go on vacation to a sunny place, we hide under hats, long-sleeves, umbrellas. We stay in the shade and avoid the afternoon hours. When we come back and someone tells us that we look sun-kissed, we get offended. Women of color are so afraid of getting darker because of the stigma that comes with. But why should we keep perpetuating this? Let’s embrace the sun, soak in the light, and celebrate being sun-FILLED. Below are some of my favorite products that accentuate our (naturally) sun-kissed glows.


1. By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace in Frozen Petal: I know you’re wondering how a pink cream blush makes you look sun-kissed, but on dark skin – it does. The cool pink gives a healthy glow and the cream adds a natural moisturized shine – like you just face masked!

2. Nars The Multiple in Copacabana: This is a glow stick for your eyes, cheek, face, lips, and body (hence “the multiple”). It’s a go-to highlighter if you want a perfect sheen - a glowing finish without the blatant shimmer.

3. Nars Highlighter in Albatross: Don’t be afraid by the white color – it won’t come out streaky. It actually has gold undertones and is super bright for that extra glow

4. Bare Minerals Warmth- All Over Face Color Bronzer: This is magic. I put this on all over my face to add depth to my skin and make it look like a deeper, richer brown. This is what will make you look like you’re always on vacation.

5. Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner in Spice: Looking sun-kissed doesn’t just mean face products. This eyeliner is a matte mahogany brown that will make dark eyes pop and add warmer colors to your face making you look more sun-kissed.  


1. By Terry Cream Blush:

2. Nars The Multiple Glow Stick:

3. Nars Highlighter:

4. Bare Minerals All Over Bronzer:

5. Stila Smudge Stick Eyeline in Spice:

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