Hello and welcome. This is an article that is certainly GREATLY needed. At least I think it is. I started wearing makeup around the age of 14 so when I started, it had been the WRONG shade for my skin tone. So! I am seeking to speak out for all of the Beautiful, Brown-Skinned Black Women that have as hard a period finding make-up while i do. So, allow me to give you a little background on me.
First of all, Black is beautiful, and the darker the berry the sweeter the juice! With that being said, at 14 I used to be a bit blackberry with no clue. When I first started wearing makeup it absolutely was just lipstick and yes it started out being my mom’s Fashion Fair. My mother who is light-skinned and has a daughter that is dark-skinned. Obviously her lipstick failed to match in any way. I was even referred to as a dark-skinned Ronald McDonald from a previous ex-boyfriend!
So, I believe that us brown-skinned and dark-skinned women need a little extra help because it is harder for people to discover makeup that matches in drugstores, or makeup on dark skin that is affordable. Plus Cosmo and Glamour as well as them continually be talking about great make-up for spring, but uh, hello did you forget black girls like makeup for spring too? So, I feel your pain. I am just a self-appointed makeup aficionado, and would like to offer my experiences and also some items that are FABO and not a whole lot fabo. So… without further ado, let’s begin!
JUST AN FYI: These are all make-ups which i have had to work with through learning from mistakes so I am sharing from EXPERIENCE!
FACE: I fight to look for a foundation, and full-coverage make-up that is affordable so here are several wonderful finds that we have realized that are both.
1-Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Foundation- Spicy Brown
PROS- it is actually efficient at matching skin tones which may have yellow or red undertones, spreads easily and if you simply need moderate coverage provides you with a great bang for your buck. It is affordable ranging about 6-8 bucks, and you can think it is in the majority of drugstores, and supermarkets.
CONS- For those who have brown spots and blemishes, this will NOT provide you with the coverage you require! Not even 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 are unable to use it back in the bottle and then in these times of recession er’ little bit counts am I right ladies?!
Also, if you have problems matching your skin tone since you have BOTH yellow and red, or perhaps blue and red undertones, this collection will not be to suit your needs as there is not just a vast selection from which to choose, so you may need to move on. Other shades that are perfect for brown-skinned to dark-skinned gals, plus some individuals fellas! Rich Mink, Sheer Espresso, and True Ebony.
2- Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation
PROS-It provides you with more coverage compared to Liquid Foundation. That’s it. That’s about all I will think about.
CONS-Unfortunately, it rubs off QUITE quickly. Additionally it is tinted slightly differently in comparison to the liquid foundation so I found it harder to match my complexion. Also, whenever it was warm outside it wipes RIGHT off, and revealed every blemish on my face! LOL, additionally, it wipes off on your own clothes, stains your hands, the entire bit. It’s moderately priced also, so if you wish to look nice to get a date during the night, going somewhere cool, it’s a brief fix, however i wouldn’t wear it for the club, or perhaps a carnival, anywhere that will be warm, or sweaty. It can be purchased in the identical.
3- Black Opal True Color Liquid Foundation – Black Walnut
PROS-Awesome Coverage. There is a reasonably bit in the bottle so it will last you a good while. It is an upright standing bottle using a generous opening, so if you pour out an excessive amount of, it won’t be too hard to obtain back into the bottle, so you can SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! I wear foundation each day, sometimes wash my face and re-apply if going out that night, which bottle lasts me regarding a good two months roughly. You will notice that it ranges from about 8-12 bucks… according to where you reside. It is therefore an excellent buy.
CONS- In case you have combination to oily skin, WEAR POWDER, and keep it along! During these upcoming warm to hot days, you may look really greasy inside the face. But when you retain Blotters together with you, or powders, you need to be okay. Also, it may be that MY complexion changes, in case that is the case disregard, having said that i realize that as i go to buy a replacement, the shade may well not match such as the previous one, so be mindful of that particular.
Another con is the fact that Black Opal Products could be a little harder to find in shops than other items that I mention. I don’t determine if it’s that they’re not that popular, or what, but whenever I look I always discover them in either Rite-Aid, or CVS. So, happy hunting. Other colors good for brown-skinned girls… Carob, Suede Mocha, and Ebony Brown….. And also for you borderline caramel to brown-skin girls, Hazelnut!
4-Maybelline Pure Make-Up (Shine Free Foundation with H2O) – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- Very economical, simple to find. Based in Most drugstores, supermarkets, Wal-Mart. Costs range about 5.99-10 bucks, depending 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 necessary for your face, cause if you use excessive… it is going to get wasted. Limited colors for darker skin color. They simply have THREE shades for females of the color. Dark 1- Tan, Dark 2- Caramel, and Dark 3-Cocoa. We have used the Cocoa. It is 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 the money to experiment, I wouldn’t waste my time on this product. They have FIVE shades dedicated to light, FOUR for medium and only three for all of us darkies??!!! Leave this device alone, unless you eventually match EXACTLY. Best of luck evading the lady who attempts to watch you once you make an effort to sample the products within the store!
5- Black Radiance Color Perfect Oil Free Liquid Make-Up- Cocoa Bean
PROS-Very affordable! VERY! Somewhat accessible. Costs about 5.99-10 bucks, and you may discover it in many Beauty Supply stores, CVS carries it. Spreads evenly, good coverage, get a great deal for your buck. Also, is available in a jar by having an open spout, so if you have a lot of, you may input it back there. Will give you a fantastic matte finish.
CONS- Cocoa Bean is not going to match my skin tone! But I also have strange undertones happening with my skin, so that may be why it can be so hard to match. When you apply this make-up it dries some other color, it’s crazy. There’s this… weird… applicator thingy, unsure how to deal with it, but it just became inside my way basically. Says it is useful for all kinds of skin, having said that i have very sensitive skin on my small face, and so i found out that within 30 mins my face was suffocating and so i required to wash it well. Other shades to try out 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, fantastic! Matches wonderfully for any yellow undertone. Does indeed a brown-skinned girl justice. Light, which means that your skin can breathe. Good coverage for females with blemishes. Pretty easy to find, and I state that with hesitance, because 7 times away from 10 they will carry all Nevertheless the shades for brown-skinned. Um, I find them at Wal-Mart, Walgreens..and that’s just about it.
CONS- This product has SPF and that i am VERY allergic to sun block so it broke me out something terrible. Kind of difficult to find. It’s a tad bit more expensive in comparison to the previous products mentioned. MMM, I might say about 10.99 or higher. You just might believe it is for sale. Also, there is certainly not a great deal within the bottle, so use sparingly whenever you can. Other shades to try out…. Soft Sable and Cocoa.
7- Revlon Color Stay Make-Up with Soft Flex – Mahogany
PROS- Pretty easy to find in most drugstores. Colors are good for brown-skinned girls. Form of affordable. Just a little around the higher end but about 9.99-12.99 just for this product. The policy is okay… Not the best, but if you are searching for light to moderate coverage this is a good product.
CONS- Now, I found that Mahogany failed to match my undertones that great. I am aware…. Again with the undertones. It dried and made my skin look a little bit grayish and chalky. There is 58deyypky a real good selection to select from for darker skin color. Has SPF6, unhealthy for me, but good for anybody who is just not allergic. Also, again, if you don’t possess the undertone problem…. Other shades to try… Cappuccino and Mocha.
And then finally but Not necessarily least…
8- Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- OH MY GOSH…… loving this device!! (sing song voice) this is basically the current make up I am using now! It def does what the commercial says. It covers your pores, and provide that you simply great finish! Maximum coverage! Need NO concealer, well… maybe a bit, nevertheless i don’t use any. It is quite affordable, between about 7-10 bucks. I found it right at the Kroger supermarket, so it should be offered by most drug stores. It features a nifty little nozzle that squirts out and it’s really convenient. Also, it is whipped feeling, and I apply with my fingers.
It just glides on, and begins covering all my pores and brown spots, and its not very heavy, I don’t have to wear a bunch. The very best also comes off, so if I over-squirt, I could put it right back into the bottle. There’s lots within the bottle, and you don’t have to use a great deal for coverage. I think I got myself this bottle on a monthly basis ago and I have a little more than half a bottle left. It’s great! I really like it. Hopefully this could be the conclusion from the road to me, but usually it isn’t!