Achieving a beautifully natural look starts with the right foundation.
First, be sure you are using makeup for African American skin tones so that it matches your complexion as closely as possible. Use a light base foundation to even out your complexion and create a smooth, uniform canvas. Another option is to mix your liquid foundation with your moisturizer. This way, you moisturize and apply a base at the same time.
Next, apply a light dusting of loose powder in a shade that matches your face as closely as possible.
Apply cream blushes beneath face powder, and powder blushes after face powder. Whichever blush you choose, make sure you blend, blend and blend some more for a natural look.
Now for your eyes. Use eye makeup tips for women with brown eyes and hazel eyes. Earth tones, as well as chocolate and taupe shadows will look great for darker skin. For women with lighter skin, a pale dusting of pink or peach eye shadow will look natural. If your eyelashes are naturally long and thick, just curl them with an eyelash curler. Otherwise, apply one to two coats of black mascara and your look is nearly complete.
Last but not least, apply color to lips for that finishing touch. There are many options available, especially with the sheer and glossy lip colors out there now. Wearing lip colors in shades of Clear, Pink, Peach, Bronze, Gold or Chocolate will complete you natural, polished look. And remember, always use skin care and makeup products that have and SPF of at least 15 to protect yourself from harmful sun rays.