Hi again ... This one is for all the dusky beauties !!! I read this tip in a newspaper and the article is by Mrs.Mahalakshmi, one of Chennai's sought after beautician. She has been in this field for 20 years and is well experienced with the Indian skin tone. So coming to the tip. According to her, to make a person with darker shade appear brighter, your foundation has to be a mixture of dark shade and the dusky shade. The result will be a natural brighter shade that can be carried out nicely without looking over made !
My experience : Well I started something like this even before reading this article ... brilliant me ! My skin is like this : has a nice golden brown tone in the region below my neck and a dirty brown tone on my neck and my face ! So when i bought my foundations, I used to test them on hand and when I apply them for functions and party - I looked terrible !!! I thought make up was just not for me !
But then thanks to bloggers like the ones I am following now, I got some in sight into how to do make up and not look made up. I traveled across the city to hit body shop and made quite a nice haul ! Along with the many things I bought there, I also bought their powder. The SA tested it on my face and gave me the darkest shade. It did look quite good but still I looked odd ... my face was even more dark ! So I applied the medium complexion foundation that I got from Oriflame and topped it with the dark powder from body shop. Vola ! I was gleaming like a doll :D. For the first time in my life I looked so pretty in make up ! It blended with my skin below my neck and everyone complemented that I looked stunning ;). Again thanks to youtube and the Indian bloggers, I applied all the extra stuff such as blush n etc in a sublime way that I looked like a healthy glowing apple ! So this is how I do my make up now ... even though my facial skin looks way better now - thanks to the good lifestyle that I follow.