hi lucy 🙂 no problem. since you have dark/brown hair, even though your skin is slightly dark you will get rid of hair permanently and have good results with pretty much all machines i have suggested above. you just need to be careful because if you tan easily, don’t use the machine when you have been tanning because the darker your skin is the less effective it will work (that is for all the machines EXCEPT for the tanda machine which works on all skin colors). i’ve done some research on different machines available in different countries and i had a lady email me last week from Australia so looked into what was available there and compared to what was available online (as in the machines above). so, lucky i’ve already researched this and i can tell you that i would suggest any of the machines above. the only thing i would suggest is that you said you want to use it on your face, the remington machine above is not ‘approved’ for the face (although ALOT of women use it on the face just fine), this Remington machine is ( Ipl6000f ) is approved for the face and you can also look into the upgraded Remington machines available too (the links have been included in my post above to the pro plus and quartz) as they are more effective for those with darker skin and also can be used to get rid of facial hair permanently.