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The 5 Best Makeup of 2022 for South Asian Skin Tones

Choosing the right makeup artist is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a bride. We’ve all seen the garish makeup looks — washed out brides with white makeup (in part attributed by the community prioritizing “fair skin”). For years, makeup brands have struggled to create products for people with darker skin tones. Luckily, there are changes within the industry with brands like Live Tinted and Huda Beauty who are quickly gaining favor with South Asian makeup artists.

Now that South Asians with darker complexions have better choices, we tapped two makeup artists Glam by Mitz and Jasmin Rahman Makeup Artistry.

Keep scrolling for the best makeup for South Asian skin tones.


Meet the experts

  • Glam by Mitz is a Boston based makeup artist experienced creating glamorous looks for her brides.

01. Best Foundation for South Asian Skin

“NARS- they have a variety of south Asian skin tone shades and also give a nice bridal radiant glow to their skin. The ingredients in the foundation make you skin look and feel rich! “

“Bobbi brown, Nars and MAC”

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation ($48.00)

02. Best Concealer for South Asian Skin

“HUDA BEAUTY! It hides dark circles so well. Brown skin typically has darker under eye and this concealer feels light but wears heavy enough to hide everything! “

“Nars radiant creamy concealer has great colors that both correct and conceal”

Huda Beauty The Overachiever Concealer ($37.00)

03. Best Bronzer for South Asian Skin

“Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess! Give a nice sun-kissed bridal look!”

“Benefit hoola or clinique Sun kissed (may be discontinued 😩)”

Anastasia Beverly Hills in ($48.00)

04. Best Lipstick

“Ambreesh Cosmetics has matte liquid smudge-proof and has so many shades that would be perfect for any skin tone!” 

“Stila patina for a mauve pink. Anastasia Beverly Hills crush for a neutral light pink. Brick/maroon Anastasia Beverly Hills heathers and sarafine for reds.”

Estee Lauder Royal Red ($23.00)

05. Best Blush

“Jouer Cosmetics! Their blush duo palettes are amazing.”

“MAC gingerly, peachykeen, dollymix. Nars deep throat”

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Duo ($28.00)


Advice from the pros for South Asian brides:

“Keep quilting safety pins, a sewing kit, rubbing alcohol + cotton balls, and all of your skincare products you normally use on you. Bring your products for touch ups because you never know what you’ll need. Pack pain killers and neosporin for heavy earrings. “

“After shower, one of the biggest tips I give brides is applying under eye mask sheet and applying lip scrub! Due to stress, most bride end up having dark circles so the mask will help calm it down before makeup service! “

“Give your artists as much time as they need. Don’t rush the process!”


Do you have recommendations for South Asian-friendly makeup products? Let us know in the comments below!



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