Hello and welcome. It is an article that may be GREATLY needed. At the very least I believe that it is. I started wearing makeup around age 14 and when I started, it was the incorrect shade for my skin tone. So! I am just seeking to speak out for those Beautiful, Brown-Skinned Black Women that have as hard a period finding makeup when i do. So, allow me to offer you a little background on me.
First of all, Black is beautiful, and the darker the berry the sweeter the juice! That being said, at 14 I had been a little bit blackberry without a clue. Initially when i first started wearing make-up it absolutely was just lipstick plus it began being my mom’s Fashion Fair. My mother that is light-skinned and has a daughter who is dark-skinned. Obviously her lipstick failed to match in any way. I found myself even termed as a dark-skinned Ronald McDonald by way of a previous ex-boyfriend!
So, I believe that us brown-skinned and dark-skinned women need a little extra help because it is tougher for us to discover make-up that matches in drugstores, or dark skin makeup that may be affordable. Plus Cosmo and Glamour and every one of them often be discussing great makeup for spring, but uh, hello would you forget black girls like make-up for spring too? So, I feel your pain. I am just a self-appointed make-up aficionado, and would want to offer my experiences as well as some products which are FABO rather than a great deal fabo. So… without further ado, let’s get started!
JUST AN FYI: They are all make-ups which i have gotten to make use of through trial and error therefore i am sharing from EXPERIENCE!
FACE: I find it hard to look for a foundation, and full-coverage makeup that is certainly affordable so here are some wonderful finds i are finding which can be both.
1-Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Foundation- Spicy Brown
PROS- it is actually efficient at matching skin tones which have yellow or red undertones, spreads easily and in case you only need moderate coverage provides you with an excellent bang for your buck. It is affordable ranging about 6-8 bucks, and you could think it is in most drugstores, and supermarkets.
CONS- In case you have brown spots and blemishes, this can NOT provide you the coverage you need! Not even close, okay? It also wears off quickly so you should reapply often. The bottle is upside down after some spout, so if you pour out an excessive amount of, you can not use it in the bottle as well as in these times of financial meltdown er’ tiny bit counts am I right ladies?!
Also, if you have troubles matching your skin tone as you have BOTH yellow and red, or maybe blue and red undertones, this collection is probably not for you personally because there is not just a vast selection to select from, so you might should move ahead. Other shades that are ideal for brown-skinned to dark-skinned gals, and 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 compared to the Liquid Foundation. That’s it. That’s about all I could think of.
CONS-Unfortunately, it rubs off QUITE quickly. Also, it is tinted slightly differently in comparison to the liquid foundation thus i found it harder to suit my skin. Also, if it was warm outside it wipes RIGHT off, and revealed every blemish on my own face! LOL, additionally, it wipes off on your clothes, stains your hands, the whole bit. It’s moderately priced at the same time, so if you wish to look nice for the date at night, going somewhere cool, it’s a quick fix, however i wouldn’t put it on for the club, or a carnival, anywhere that might be warm, or sweaty. It can be purchased in exactly the same.
3- Black Opal True Color Liquid Foundation – Black Walnut
PROS-Awesome Coverage. There is a reasonably bit from the bottle so that it may last you quite a while. It is an upright standing bottle using a generous opening, when you pour out an excessive amount of, it won’t be too difficult to acquire into the bottle, so you can SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! I wear foundation every single day, sometimes wash my face and re-apply if heading out that night, which bottle lasts me with regards to a good two months roughly. You will see that it ranges from about 8-12 bucks… according to where you reside. It is therefore a fantastic buy.
CONS- When you have combination to oily skin, WEAR POWDER, whilst keeping it along with you! Throughout these upcoming warm to hot days, you may look really greasy from the face. However, if you retain Blotters together with you, or powders, you have to be okay. Also, it might just be that MY skin changes, thus if that is the situation disregard, having said that i learn that when I head to buy a replacement, the shade may not match like the previous one, so be mindful of that.
Another con is Black Opal Products could be a little harder to discover in stores than other products which I mention. I don’t determine it’s that they’re not really that popular, or what, but whenever I look I usually see them in both 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 Make-Up (Shine Free Foundation with H2O) – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- Very inexpensive, readily accessible. Positioned 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 should be exact regarding how much is required to your face, cause if you are using too much… it is going to be wasted. Limited colors for darker skin color. They simply have THREE shades for girls of the color. Dark 1- Tan, Dark 2- Caramel, and Dark 3-Cocoa. We have used the Cocoa. It is actually far too dark for my skin-tone.
However, the Caramel Dark 2 is simply too light. So, when you are pressed for money and don’t have enough cash to experiment, I wouldn’t waste my time with this product. They already have FIVE shades committed to light, FOUR for medium and only three for people darkies??!!! Leave the product alone, except if you eventually match EXACTLY. Best of luck evading the lady who tries to watch you when you try and sample the products from the store!
5- Black Radiance Color Perfect Oil Free Liquid Make-Up- Cocoa Bean
PROS-Very reasonable! VERY! Somewhat accessible. Costs about 5.99-10 bucks, and you may think it is in several Beauty Supply stores, CVS carries it. Spreads evenly, good coverage, get a lot for your buck. Also, will come in a jar with the open spout, when you have an excessive amount of, you can place it in there. Will give you a fantastic matte finish.
CONS- Cocoa Bean will not match my complexion! Having Said That I also provide strange undertones taking place with my skin, so that may be why it can be so difficult to suit. Whenever you apply this makeup it dries a different color, it’s crazy. There’s this… weird… applicator thingy, uncertain how to deal with it, but it just became within my way basically. Says it is perfect for all skin types, having said that i have very sensitive skin on my own face, and i also discovered that within 30 mins my face was suffocating and I required to wash it well. Other shades to use 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 good! Matches wonderfully for any yellow undertone. Truly does a brown-skinned girl justice. Light, so your skin can breathe. Good coverage for ladies with blemishes. Pretty easy to find, and i also point out that with hesitance, because 7 times out of 10 they are going to carry all BUT the shades for brown-skinned. Um, I discover them at Wal-Mart, Walgreens..and that’s virtually it.
CONS- The product has SPF and i also am VERY allergic to sun block so that it broke me out something terrible. Kind of difficult to get. It’s a little more expensive compared to the previous products mentioned. MMM, I would say about 10.99 and up. You could possibly discover it available for sale. Also, there may be not a lot within the bottle, so use sparingly whenever you can. Other shades to use…. 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 perfect for brown-skinned girls. Kind of affordable. A little bit in the high end but about 9.99-12.99 for this particular product. The policy is okay… Not the ideal, but should you be looking for light to moderate coverage this is an excellent product.
CONS- Now, I discovered that Mahogany did not match my undertones that great. I realize…. Again with the undertones. It dried and made my skin look just a little grayish and chalky. There is certainly 58deyypky really a good selection to choose from for darker skin color. Has SPF6, unhealthy for me, but good for everyone who will not be allergic. Also, again, if you don’t hold the undertone problem…. Other shades to try… Cappuccino and Mocha.
And finally 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 make up I am just using now! It def does what the commercial says. It covers your pores, and provides that you simply great finish! Maximum coverage! Need NO concealer, well… maybe slightly, nevertheless i don’t use any. It is quite affordable, between about 7-10 bucks. I came across it right on the Kroger food market, so it must be offered by most pharmacies. It has a nifty little nozzle that squirts out and it’s really convenient. It is additionally whipped feeling, and i also apply with my fingers.
It simply glides on, and begins covering all my pores and dark spots, along with its not very heavy, I don’t have to put on a bunch. The most notable also comes off, thus if I over-squirt, I could put it right back into the bottle. There’s lots from the bottle, and you also don’t need to use a good deal for coverage. I feel I got this bottle monthly ago and that i continue to have a tad bit more than half a bottle left. It’s great! I love it. Hopefully this could be the final of the road to me, but usually it isn’t!