Darkening a beauty mark with cosmetics can be an easy way to draw attention to certain facial features and add distinction and glamour to your look.
Why Darken a Beauty Mark?
Beauty marks are often viewed as sexy, alluring, and glamorous. The unique celebrity looks of many beautiful women are due in part to their beauty marks. Gorgeous celebrities with noticeable beauty marks include:
- Marilyn Monroe
- Cindy Crawford
- Marie Osmond
- Molly Sims
- Goldie Hawn
- Jessica Alba
- Kate Winslet
- Janet Jackson
- Gloria Estefan
- Charlize Theron
With these, as well as many other women, sporting a lovely beauty or birthmark, it's no wonder many women want to darken their own marks to create distinct and attractive look.
Bringing our Your Best Features
Most women use cosmetics to draw accentuate their best facial features. While this can be done in a vast number of ways with the many different types and shades of makeup today, darkening a beauty mark with cosmetics can serve to draw attention to your best features - - either in a simple, subtle way or with a dramatic flair.
Making a beauty mark darker or more prominent draws attention to that area of the face, so women with chins and a lovely jaw line, for example, may darken a beauty mark in that area of the face. Similiarly, if you have a beauty mark near your eyes, lips, or cheek, and you want to accentuate the area, darkening the mark can ring the attention to area of the face you favor.
Fun and Costume
Another reason women may choose to darken a mole or beauty mark is simply to have fun with their look, or perhaps to enhance a costume for a party, Halloween, or other holiday. Whether you're dressing up a light freckle to go with your Marilyn Monroe look, or you're simply looking for something different in your makeup routine to go out with the girls, a darker beauty mark can help provide the look you want.
Quick Guide to Darkening a Beauty Mark with Cosmetics
Although making a beauty mark more prominent with cosmetics isn't difficult, there are a variety of tricks and tips that can help you.
Once you've established that you want to play up a beauty mark, you'll need to assess the current color of the mark and how dramatically you want to darken it. While moles and beauty marks are often deeply pigmented, you want to avoid using a cosmetic color that will be obviously different from your color tones. If you have auburn hair, your beauty mark may benefit from being darkened with a deep burnt sienna. Using a color that obviously clashes, such as a jet-black on a woman with blonde hair and fair skin, may look less than stellar.
When deciding on color, you should also consider how dark you want the beauty mark to be -do you want to deepen the color several shades and really make a dramatic pop? Or do you want a subtle enhancement by making your mark a shade or two darker? You may need to experiment with several shades before finding the one that matches the look you want.
Which Cosmetics Darken Beauty Marks
Eye makeup is one of the most commonly used type of cosmetic for darkening a beauty mark. Standard eye or brow liners, pencils, liquids, and pots of color can all be used, although pencils may yield the best control. When using any of these cosmetics on a beauty mark, however, look for formulas that are:
- Matte rather than shiny
- Smudge resistant
Another cosmetic that is ideal for beauty marks is semi-permanent makeup pens like the Magic Styl'o available from La Mor. These are created with high- pigmentation concentrations to deposit rich color and stay true all day without smudging or budging. These types of pens can typically be removed using a standard eye makeup removal product.
How to Darken
When using a pencil-type liner, create a very fine point for best control and use a light touch. Start in the center of the beauty mark and use small touches to achieve the darkness and shape you want. Your best guide for shape is to follow or slightly exaggerate the current shape of the mark. For a natural look, avoid drawing a perfect circle.
When using pain pots, use a small, semi-stiff or stiff brush and the smallest movements for application. Use extra-precaution with semi-permanent cosmetic pens, using tiny strokes or dabs.
You can apply the makeup to the mark on bare skin or over foundation. Some women set the mark with powder after application as an extra precaution against smudging.
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