Hello and welcome. It is really an article which is GREATLY needed. No less than I believe it is. I started wearing make-up around the age of 14 and once I started, it had been an unacceptable shade for my skin. So! I am just seeking to speak out for all of the Beautiful, Brown-Skinned Black Women which may have as hard a time finding makeup while i do. So, permit me to give you a little background on me.
To start with, Black is beautiful, and also the darker the berry the sweeter the juice! That being said, at 14 I used to be a bit blackberry with out a clue. Initially when i first started wearing makeup it absolutely was just lipstick and it also started out being my mom’s Fashion Fair. My mother who is light-skinned and contains a daughter who may be dark-skinned. Naturally her lipstick failed to match in any way. I found myself even referred to as a dark-skinned Ronald McDonald by a previous ex-boyfriend!
So, I really believe that us brown-skinned and dark-skinned women need a little extra help as it is harder for people to locate makeup that suits in drugstores, or dark skin makeup which is affordable. Plus Cosmo and Glamour as well as them continually be talking about great make-up for spring, but uh, hello do you forget black girls like makeup for spring too? So, I feel your pain. I am a self-appointed make-up aficionado, and wish to offer my experiences as well as some products that are FABO rather than so much fabo. So… without further ado, let’s get started!
JUST AN FYI: These are typically all make-ups that we have experienced to utilize through testing therefore i am sharing from EXPERIENCE!
FACE: I fight to find the best foundation, and full-coverage make-up that is affordable so here are a few wonderful finds that we are finding that are both.
1-Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Foundation- Spicy Brown
PROS- it really is efficient at matching skin tones who have yellow or red undertones, spreads easily and when you just need moderate coverage will give you an effective bang for your buck. It is affordable ranging about 6-8 bucks, and you can find it in most drugstores, and grocery stores.
CONS- For those who have dark spots and blemishes, this can NOT provide you with the coverage you will need! Not even close, okay? Furthermore, it wears off quickly so you should reapply often. The bottle is upside down with some spout, so if you pour out too much, you can not input it in the bottle and also in these times of financial crisis er’ little counts am I right ladies?!
Also, if you have problems matching your epidermis tone because you have BOTH yellow and red, or even blue and red undertones, this collection will not be for you personally as there is not much of a vast selection to pick from, so you might need to go forward. Other shades that are great for brown-skinned to dark-skinned gals, plus some of you fellas! Rich Mink, Sheer Espresso, and True Ebony.
2- Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation
PROS-It gives you more coverage in comparison to the Liquid Foundation. That’s it. That’s about all I can consider.
CONS-Unfortunately, it rubs off QUITE quickly. Also, it is tinted slightly differently compared to the liquid foundation so I thought it was harder to complement my skin. Also, whenever it was warm outside it wipes RIGHT off, and revealed every blemish on my small face! LOL, furthermore, it wipes off on your own clothes, stains both hands, the entire bit. It’s moderately priced too, so if you wish to look nice for any date during the night, going somewhere cool, it’s a brief fix, nevertheless i wouldn’t put it on on the club, or perhaps a carnival, anywhere which will be warm, or sweaty. It can be chosen in the same.
3- Black Opal True Color Liquid Foundation – Black Walnut
PROS-Awesome Coverage. There is a reasonably bit within the bottle therefore it may last you a significant while. It is really an upright standing bottle having a generous opening, so if you pour out an excessive amount of, it won’t be too difficult to acquire back into the bottle, so that you can SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! I wear foundation daily, sometimes wash my face and re-apply if heading out that night, and this bottle lasts me about a good sixty days roughly. You will see that it ranges from about 8-12 bucks… depending on your location. It is therefore an incredible buy.
CONS- When you have combination to oily skin, WEAR POWDER, whilst keeping it along! During these upcoming warm to hot days, you could possibly look really greasy inside the face. But if you continue Blotters with you, or powders, you ought to be okay. Also, it could just be that MY skin tone changes, thus if that is the situation disregard, however i learn that when I visit buy a new one, the shade may not match like the previous one, so be mindful of the.
Another con is the fact Black Opal Products may be a little harder to find in stores than other products which I mention. I don’t know if it’s that they’re not that popular, or what, but whenever I look Normally i find them either in Rite-Aid, or CVS. So, happy hunting. Other colors best for brown-skinned girls… Carob, Suede Mocha, and Ebony Brown….. And for you borderline caramel to brown-skin girls, Hazelnut!
4-Maybelline Pure Makeup (Shine Free Foundation with H2O) – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- Very inexpensive, readily available. Located in Most drugstores, supermarkets, Wal-Mart. Costs range about 5.99-10 bucks, according to your region. Full coverage, doesn’t clog your pores, spreads easily.
CONS-Upside-down tube, so you will need to be exact about how precisely much is needed for the face, cause if you utilize excessive… it can get wasted. Limited colors for darker skin color. They merely have THREE shades for women in our color. Dark 1- Tan, Dark 2- Caramel, and Dark 3-Cocoa. I have got used the Cocoa. It is actually too dark for my skin-tone.
However, the Caramel Dark 2 is too light. So, should you be pressed for the money and don’t have the cash to experiment, I wouldn’t waste my time for this product. They may have FIVE shades focused on light, FOUR for medium and merely three for all of us darkies??!!! Leave this system alone, except if you happen to match EXACTLY. Best of luck evading the lady who attempts to watch you once you try to sample these products inside the store!
5- Black Radiance Color Perfect Oil Free Liquid Make-Up- Cocoa Bean
PROS-Very inexpensive! VERY! Somewhat accessible. Costs about 5.99-10 bucks, and you can think it is in a lot of Beauty Supply stores, CVS carries it. Spreads evenly, good coverage, get a lot for your buck. Also, will come in a jar by having an open spout, so when you have a lot of, it is possible to use it back there. Provides you with a nice matte finish.
CONS- Cocoa Bean does NOT match my skin tone! However I have strange undertones occurring with my skin, so which can be why it is actually so difficult to suit. If you apply this make-up it dries another color, it’s crazy. There’s this… weird… applicator thingy, not sure how to deal with it, but it really just got in my way basically. Says it is good for all kinds of skin, however i have very sensitive skin on my small face, and that i found that within 30 mins my face was suffocating and i also necessary to wash them back. Other shades to try are Brownie and Mocha Honey.
6- L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Make-Up- Nut Brown
PROS-Oh my goodness you guys this makeup was awesome! Spread really, really great! Matches wonderfully to get a yellow undertone. Does indeed a brown-skinned girl justice. Light, which means that your skin can breathe. Good coverage for females with blemishes. Pretty readily available, and i also say that with hesitance, because 7 times out from 10 they are going to carry all BUT the shades for brown-skinned. Um, I find them at Wal-Mart, Walgreens..and that’s virtually it.
CONS- This product has SPF and that i am VERY allergic to sun block therefore it broke me out something terrible. Kind of difficult to get. It’s a little bit more expensive in comparison to the previous products mentioned. MMM, I would say about 10.99 and up. You could possibly find it available for sale. Also, there may be not a lot from the bottle, so use sparingly if you can. Other shades to try…. Soft Sable and Cocoa.
7- Revlon Color Stay Make-Up with Soft Flex – Mahogany
PROS- Pretty easy to find in the majority of drugstores. Colors are good for brown-skinned girls. Form of affordable. A bit in the high end but about 9.99-12.99 with this product. The policy is okay… Not the most effective, but if you are searching for light to moderate coverage this is a great product.
CONS- Now, I found that Mahogany did not match my undertones that great. I know…. Again with all the undertones. It dried and made my skin look just a little grayish and chalky. There may be 58deyypky really a good selection to select from for darker skin color. Has SPF6, damaging to me, but good for anyone who is not allergic. Also, again, if you don’t have the undertone problem…. Other shades to use… Cappuccino and Mocha.
Not only that but CERTAINLY not least…
8- Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- OH MY GOSH…… loving this device!! (sing song voice) this is actually the current constitute I am just using now! It def does just what the commercial says. It covers your pores, and provides that you simply great finish! Maximum coverage! Need NO concealer, well… maybe a bit, having said that i don’t use any. It is extremely affordable, anywhere from about 7-10 bucks. I discovered it right with the Kroger food market, so it needs to be available at most drug stores. It has a nifty little nozzle that squirts out and it’s really convenient. Also, it is whipped feeling, and so i apply with my fingers.
It merely glides on, and begins covering my pores and dark spots, as well as its not very heavy, I don’t have to use a bunch. The most notable also comes off, in case I over-squirt, I could put it right in the bottle. There’s lots from the bottle, and you also don’t have to use a great deal for coverage. I do believe I bought this bottle on a monthly basis ago and i also have a tad bit more than half a bottle left. It’s great! I adore it. Hopefully this can be the conclusion of the road to me, but usually it isn’t!