Olive skin is often seen as a symbol of beauty and health. But does olive skin look yellow? And is it really as healthy as people say?
While there are some undertones of yellow in olive skin, it can also have a range of beautiful hues from golden brown to greenish-bronze. With the right makeup and skincare routine, you can bring out the best in your olive complexion.
Keep reading for tips on how to achieve a gorgeous glow with your natural skin color.
Olive skin is usually described as the natural skin color of people who are descendants from Mediterranean countries. Even though people, in general, believe that olive skin looks yellow, it can have a range of beautiful hues including golden brown and greenish-bronze.
People with this skin tone have light brownish pigments in their skin. Even though they look yellow, this is not really the case. Olive skin actually has a range of beautiful hues from golden brown to greenish-bronze.
Olive Skin Care Tips
Before you start with the beauty regimen for your gorgeous olive complexion, it’s important to know the basics of taking care of your skin type. Your olive skin is sensitive and needs some extra hydration at all times.
To prevent any hyperpigmentation and dryness, you should:
- Use a mild facial cleanser twice a day and gently wash your face avoiding vigorous rubbing or scrubbing;
- Wash your face without overdoing it because this can cause irritation;
- Never go outside without applying sunscreen because even if you have an olive skin tone, UVA/UVB rays can still cause damage to your skin
- Use a moisturizer every day before you go to sleep and follow up with the sunscreen in the morning
- When you wake up, wash your face and apply your moisturizer again. You should avoid using too many products on your skin because it can cause irritation.
- If this happens, just stop using harsh products and stick to gentle facial cleansers and moisturizers such as olive oil or an aloe vera gel for sensitive skin.
So what should you do if your skincare routine makes you look yellow? Getting every step of your skincare routine right should give you glowing skin but sometimes even sunshine can’t help get rid of that jaundice-like color that brings out all your imperfections.
When that happens, try using a concealer that includes some olive undertones to match your skin tone. You can also mix different shades of concealers until you get the right color which compliments your gorgeous olive complexion.
Another way you can counteract the yellowish pigmentation on your skin is by applying blush or bronzer in pink, peach, or brown tones (Physicians Formula do this pretty mix) preferably along your cheekbones and temples. This will brighten up your face and make it look fresh and glowing.
To round off this easy makeup routine for olive skin, go for colors like dark purple, mauve, raspberry red, burgundy wine lipstick with golden shimmering particles since these are complementary colors to greenish-bronze hues of olive skin tone
Having an olive complexion can be a blessing because it reflects good health. But don’t let the yellowish undertone stop you from getting glowing, radiant skin. With these easy makeup tips for olive skin tone, you will be able to achieve gorgeous face makeup that complements your natural beauty.
Though some say olive skin has a jaundice-like yellow tone to it, your complexion can have a range of beautiful hues from golden brown to greenish-bronze.
Even though you have this skin tone, having the right makeup and skincare routine will help bring out the best in your olive skin.
Since people with olive undertones look good in gold and silver colors, try wearing shimmering eyeshadow/shadows or lipglosses in either gold or silver colors if you really want to round off this casual look. This way you’ll get an even more gorgeous face than you ever thought possible.