Hello and welcome. It is really an article that is certainly GREATLY needed. A minimum of I believe it is. I started wearing makeup around age of 14 and once I started, it was actually the incorrect shade for my complexion. So! I am just trying to speak out for the Beautiful, Brown-Skinned Black Women which have as hard an occasion finding makeup as I do. So, i want to supply you with a little background on me.
First of all, Black is beautiful, and also the darker the berry the sweeter the juice! With that being said, at 14 I was a little blackberry without having a clue. Initially when i first started wearing makeup it absolutely was just lipstick and it began being my mom’s Fashion Fair. My mother that is light-skinned and contains a daughter who seems to be dark-skinned. Naturally her lipstick did NOT match in any way. I was even known as a dark-skinned Ronald McDonald by way of a previous ex-boyfriend!
So, I think that us brown-skinned and dark-skinned women need a little extra help because it is harder for people like us to locate make-up that suits in drugstores, or dark skin makeup that is certainly affordable. Plus Cosmo and Glamour and all of them always be discussing great makeup for spring, but uh, hello would you forget black girls like makeup for spring too? So, I feel your pain. I am just a self-appointed make-up aficionado, and wish to offer my experiences along with some goods that are FABO and never so much fabo. So… without further ado, let’s get started!
JUST AN FYI: They are all make-ups that we have gotten to work with through experimentation and so i am sharing from EXPERIENCE!
FACE: I struggle to look for a foundation, and full-coverage make-up that is certainly affordable so here are some wonderful finds i are finding that happen to be both.
1-Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Foundation- Spicy Brown
PROS- it can be efficient at matching skin tones that have yellow or red undertones, spreads easily of course, if you simply need moderate coverage will give you an effective bang for your buck. It is actually affordable ranging about 6-8 bucks, and you will believe it is in many drugstores, and food markets.
CONS- In case you have dark spots and blemishes, this will likely NOT provide you the coverage you require! Not actually close, okay? Furthermore, it wears off quickly so you should reapply often. The bottle is upside down with a bit of spout, when you pour out too much, you can not use it in the bottle and then in these times of financial crisis er’ little bit counts am I right ladies?!
Also, if you have troubles matching the skin tone simply because you have BOTH yellow and red, or possibly blue and red undertones, this collection may not be for yourself because there is not a vast selection from which to choose, so you might should move ahead. Other shades that are ideal for brown-skinned to dark-skinned gals, and a few of yourself fellas! Rich Mink, Sheer Espresso, and True Ebony.
2- Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation
PROS-It will give you more coverage in comparison to the Liquid Foundation. That’s it. That’s about all I can imagine.
CONS-Unfortunately, it rubs off QUITE quickly. Also, it is tinted slightly differently compared to liquid foundation and so i thought it was harder to fit my complexion. Also, if it was warm outside it wipes RIGHT off, and revealed every blemish on my face! LOL, additionally, it wipes off in your clothes, stains both hands, the complete bit. It’s moderately priced also, so if you would like look nice for a date through the night, going somewhere cool, it’s a brief fix, but I wouldn’t use it to the club, or possibly a carnival, anywhere that 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 quite a bit within the bottle so that it will last you a significant while. It is really an upright standing bottle with a generous opening, if you pour out excessive, it won’t be too hard to obtain into the bottle, so that you can SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! I wear foundation daily, sometimes wash my face and re-apply if going out that night, and also this bottle lasts me with regards to a good 2 months or so. You will notice that it ranges from about 8-12 bucks… based on where you live. So it is an excellent buy.
CONS- For those who have combination to oily skin, WEAR POWDER, and maintain it along with you! During these upcoming warm to hot days, you may look really greasy in the face. However, if you keep Blotters together with you, or powders, you have to be okay. Also, it could just be that MY skin tone changes, thus if that is the situation disregard, having said that i find that once i check out buy a new one, the shade might not exactly match just like the previous one, so be mindful of the.
Another con is that Black Opal Products might be a little harder to get in stores than other goods that I mention. I don’t know if it’s that they’re not too popular, or what, but whenever I look Normally i see them either in Rite-Aid, or CVS. So, happy hunting. Other colors best for brown-skinned girls… Carob, Suede Mocha, and Ebony Brown….. And also for you borderline caramel to brown-skin girls, Hazelnut!
4-Maybelline Pure Makeup (Shine Free Foundation with H2O) – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- Very affordable, easy to find. Located in Most drugstores, supermarkets, Wal-Mart. Costs range about 5.99-10 bucks, based on your region. Full coverage, doesn’t clog your pores, spreads easily.
CONS-Upside-down tube, so you will have to be exact about how precisely much is essential for your personal face, cause if you utilize excessive… it will get wasted. Limited colors for darker skin tones. They simply have THREE shades for ladies of the color. Dark 1- Tan, Dark 2- Caramel, and Dark 3-Cocoa. I actually have used the Cocoa. It is actually far too dark for my skin-tone.
However, the Caramel Dark 2 is just too light. So, when you are pressed for money and don’t have enough cash to experiment, I wouldn’t waste my time about this product. They have FIVE shades dedicated to light, FOUR for medium and only three for people like us darkies??!!! Leave this device alone, if you do not happen to match EXACTLY. Good luck evading the lady who tries to watch you once you try and sample the products within the store!
5- Black Radiance Color Perfect Oil Free Liquid Makeup- 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 to your buck. Also, is available in a jar having an open spout, if you have an excessive amount of, you may use it back in there. Will give you a fantastic matte finish.
CONS- Cocoa Bean fails to match my skin tone! Nevertheless I also provide strange undertones happening with my skin, so which can be why it is actually so difficult to suit. Once you apply this make-up it dries another color, it’s crazy. There’s this… weird… applicator thingy, unsure how to deal with it, but it really just got within my way basically. Says it will work for all kinds of skin, however i have very sensitive skin in my face, and I learned that within thirty minutes my face was suffocating and i also required to wash it off. Other shades to try are Brownie and Mocha Honey.
6- L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup- Nut Brown
PROS-Oh my goodness you guys this makeup was awesome! Spread really, really great! Matches wonderfully for a yellow undertone. Really does a brown-skinned girl justice. Light, which means your skin can breathe. Good coverage for ladies with blemishes. Pretty simple to find, and that i claim 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 just about it.
CONS- This device has SPF and that i am VERY allergic to sun block so that it broke me out something terrible. Kind of difficult to get. It’s a bit more expensive compared to previous products mentioned. MMM, I would say about 10.99 and up. You could possibly believe it is available for sale. Also, there is not a whole lot within the bottle, so use sparingly when you can. Other shades to try out…. Soft Sable and Cocoa.
7- Revlon Color Stay Make-Up with Soft Flex – Mahogany
PROS- Pretty readily available in most drugstores. Colors are great for brown-skinned girls. Type of affordable. A little bit about the higher end but about 9.99-12.99 for this particular product. The policy is okay… Not the most effective, but should you be looking for light to moderate coverage this is a great product.
CONS- Now, I discovered that Mahogany failed to match my undertones that great. I understand…. Again with the undertones. It dried and made my skin look just a little grayish and chalky. There is 58deyypky a real good selection to pick from for darker skin tones. Has SPF6, unhealthy for me, but good for anyone who is not allergic. Also, again, if you don’t possess the undertone problem…. Other shades to test… Cappuccino and Mocha.
And finally but Not necessarily least…
8- Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- OH MY GOSH…… loving the product!! (sing song voice) here is the current constitute I am using now! It def does what the commercial says. It covers your pores, and provide a great finish! Maximum coverage! Need NO concealer, well… maybe a little bit, nevertheless i don’t use any. It is rather affordable, from about 7-10 bucks. I came across it right on the Kroger food store, so it should be available at most pharmacies. It has a nifty little nozzle that squirts out and it’s really convenient. Also, it is whipped feeling, and I apply with my fingers.
It really glides right on, and begins covering all of my pores and brown spots, and its not very heavy, I don’t have to use a bunch. The best also comes off, so if I over-squirt, I will place it right during the bottle. There’s lots inside the bottle, and also you don’t need to use a whole lot for coverage. I believe I bought this bottle monthly ago and i also still have a bit more than half a bottle left. It’s great! I like it. Hopefully this is the final of the road in my opinion, but usually it isn’t!