||African-American women have a wide variety of skin tones from lighter to darker and everything in between. And while makeup lines have improved vastly in the last five years, its still a tricky undertaking to find the right shade for your skin tone. So finding the right makeup for your personal skin tone can be a tricky thing. If you choose the wrong color family, you can find yourself with a flat complexion or an ashen look. With a little guidance and some trial and error, you can find a color combination that works for you.