Hello and welcome. It is an article that is GREATLY needed. At the very least I think it is. I began wearing make-up around age 14 so when I began, it absolutely was the WRONG shade for my skin. So! I am just attempting to speak out for those Beautiful, Brown-Skinned Black Women which have as hard a period of time finding make-up because i do. So, i want to give you a little background on me.
Firstly, Black is beautiful, and also the darker the berry the sweeter the juice! With that being said, at 14 I was just a little blackberry without having a clue. When I first started wearing makeup it was actually just lipstick plus it started off being my mom’s Fashion Fair. My mother who seems to be light-skinned and possesses a daughter who seems to be dark-skinned. Of course her lipstick did NOT match whatsoever. I had been even referred to as a dark-skinned Ronald McDonald by a previous ex-boyfriend!
So, I think that us brown-skinned and dark-skinned women need some extra help as it is tougher for people like us to find makeup that suits in drugstores, or makeup for dark skin that may be affordable. Plus Cosmo and Glamour as well as them continually be discussing 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 make-up aficionado, and want to offer my experiences along with some items that are FABO and never a great deal fabo. So… without further ado, let’s get going!
JUST AN FYI: These are generally all make-ups that I have experienced to work with through testing and so i am sharing from EXPERIENCE!
FACE: I fight to find the best foundation, and full-coverage make-up that may be affordable so here are a few wonderful finds that we are finding which are both.
1-Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Foundation- Spicy Brown
PROS- it really is good at matching skin tones which may have yellow or red undertones, spreads easily and in case you only need moderate coverage will give you an effective bang for your buck. It is actually affordable ranging about 6-8 bucks, and you may think it is in most drugstores, and food markets.
CONS- When you have brown spots and blemishes, this will NOT provide you with the policy you require! Not really close, okay? It also wears off quickly so you would need to reapply often. The bottle is upside down with a bit of spout, if you pour out an excessive amount of, you can not put it in the bottle as well as in these periods of recession er’ tiny bit counts am I right ladies?!
Also, if you have problems matching the skin tone as you have BOTH yellow and red, or possibly blue and red undertones, this collection might not be for yourself as there is not just a vast selection to choose from, so you might have 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 will provide you with more coverage in comparison to the Liquid Foundation. That’s it. That’s about all I will think about.
CONS-Unfortunately, it rubs off QUITE quickly. Also, it is tinted slightly differently than the liquid foundation so I found it harder to suit my skin. Also, in the event it was warm outside it wipes RIGHT off, and revealed every blemish in my face! LOL, additionally, it wipes off on your clothes, stains both hands, the whole bit. It’s moderately priced also, so if you would like look nice for the date through the night, going somewhere cool, it’s a quick fix, having said that i wouldn’t use it for the club, or possibly a carnival, anywhere that will be warm, or sweaty. It also comes in a similar.
3- Black Opal True Color Liquid Foundation – Black Walnut
PROS-Awesome Coverage. There is a reasonably bit within the bottle so that it will last you a significant while. It is an upright standing bottle having a generous opening, so if you pour out excessive, it won’t be too difficult to obtain back 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 about a good 2 months roughly. You will see that it ranges from about 8-12 bucks… according to where you reside. So it will be a fantastic buy.
CONS- If you have combination to oily skin, WEAR POWDER, while keeping it along with you! Throughout these upcoming warm to hot days, you could look really greasy within the face. But when you retain Blotters along, or powders, you should be okay. Also, it could just be that MY skin tone changes, in case that is the situation disregard, however i find that when I check out buy a replacement, the shade might not exactly match just like the previous one, so be mindful of that particular.
Another con is that Black Opal Products can be a little harder to locate in shops than other items that I mention. I don’t know if it’s that they’re not that popular, or what, but whenever I look Normally i see them in both Rite-Aid, or CVS. So, happy hunting. Other colors great 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 affordable, readily available. Positioned 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 required for your personal face, cause if you utilize an excessive amount of… it would get wasted. Limited colors for darker skin color. They merely have THREE shades for ladies of our own color. Dark 1- Tan, Dark 2- Caramel, and Dark 3-Cocoa. I actually have used the Cocoa. It is actually way too dark for my skin-tone.
However, the Caramel Dark 2 is too light. So, in case you are pressed for money and don’t have the money to experiment, I wouldn’t waste my time with this product. They have FIVE shades devoted to light, FOUR for medium and only three for people darkies??!!! Leave this device alone, unless you eventually match EXACTLY. Best of luck evading the lady who tries to watch you when you make an effort to sample the products from 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 may believe it is in many Beauty Supply stores, CVS carries it. Spreads evenly, good coverage, get quite a bit to your buck. Also, will come in a jar with the open spout, when you have too much, you can input it back in there. Provides you with a nice matte finish.
CONS- Cocoa Bean does NOT match my skin tone! However I have strange undertones going on with my skin, so that could be why it is actually so difficult to fit. When you apply this make-up it dries an alternative color, it’s crazy. There’s this… weird… applicator thingy, unclear how to deal with it, however it just became within my way basically. Says it will work for all kinds of skin, but I have very sensitive skin on my face, and i also found out that within 30 minutes my face was suffocating and i also found it necessary to wash it away. Other shades to test are Brownie and Mocha Honey.
6- L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup- Nut Brown
PROS-Oh my goodness you guys this make-up was awesome! Spread really, really good! Matches wonderfully for the 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 so i state that with hesitance, because 7 times away from 10 they will likely carry all Nevertheless the shades for brown-skinned. Um, I discover them at Wal-Mart, Walgreens..and that’s basically it.
CONS- The product has SPF and i also am VERY allergic to sun block thus it broke me out something terrible. Type of difficult to get. It’s a little bit more expensive compared to the previous products mentioned. MMM, I would say about 10.99 or higher. You just might believe it is available for sale. Also, there is not a great deal from the bottle, so use sparingly when you can. Other shades to test…. Soft Sable and Cocoa.
7- Revlon Color Stay Make-Up with Soft Flex – Mahogany
PROS- Pretty readily accessible in many drugstores. Colors are great for brown-skinned girls. Form of affordable. A little in the more expensive but about 9.99-12.99 for this particular product. The coverage is okay… Not the very best, but if you are looking for light to moderate coverage this is a good product.
CONS- Now, I came across that Mahogany failed to match my undertones that great. I am aware…. Again with all the undertones. It dried and made my skin look a little bit grayish and chalky. There exists 58deyypky really a good selection to choose from for darker skin color. Has SPF6, damaging to me, but good for everyone who will not be allergic. Also, again, if you don’t get the undertone problem…. Other shades to try out… Cappuccino and Mocha.
And lastly but Definitely not least…
8- Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- OH MY GOSH…… loving the product!! (sing song voice) this is the current make up I am just using now! It def does exactly what the commercial says. It covers your pores, and gives that you simply great finish! Maximum coverage! Need NO concealer, well… maybe a little bit, nevertheless i don’t use any. It is quite affordable, between about 7-10 bucks. I discovered it right on the Kroger food store, so it must be available at most drug stores. It possesses a nifty little nozzle that squirts out and it’s really convenient. It is also whipped feeling, and that i apply with my fingers.
It merely glides right on, and begins covering all my pores and brown spots, and its particular not very heavy, I don’t have to wear a bunch. The most notable also comes off, in case I over-squirt, I will put it right back in the bottle. There’s lots in the bottle, and you also don’t need to use a whole lot for coverage. I believe I got myself this bottle monthly ago and i also continue to have a tad bit more than half a bottle left. It’s great! I adore it. Hopefully this will be the conclusion in the road for me, but usually it isn’t!