Hello and welcome. It becomes an article that may be GREATLY needed. A minimum of I believe it is. I started wearing make-up around the age of 14 and whenever I began, it had been the WRONG shade for my skin. So! I am looking to speak out for the Beautiful, Brown-Skinned Black Women who have as hard a period finding make-up as I do. So, let me offer you a little background on me.
To begin with, Black is beautiful, as well as the darker the berry the sweeter the juice! That being said, at 14 I was a bit blackberry without having a clue. When I first started wearing makeup it was just lipstick and it also started out being my mom’s Fashion Fair. My mother who is light-skinned and possesses a daughter who seems to be dark-skinned. Needless to say her lipstick did NOT match by any means. 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 because it is tougher for people like us to get make-up that matches in drugstores, or makeup for dark skin that may be affordable. Plus Cosmo and Glamour and all of them be talking about 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 want to offer my experiences along with some products which are FABO and not a whole lot fabo. So… without further ado, let’s begin!
JUST AN FYI: These are all make-ups i have gotten to utilize through testing therefore i am sharing from EXPERIENCE!
FACE: I battle to look for a foundation, and full-coverage make-up that may be affordable so here are some wonderful finds that I have realized that happen to be both.
1-Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Foundation- Spicy Brown
PROS- it is good at matching skin color which have yellow or red undertones, spreads easily of course, if you merely need moderate coverage will give you an effective bang for your buck. It can be affordable ranging about 6-8 bucks, and you can discover it generally in most drugstores, and supermarkets.
CONS- When you have brown spots and blemishes, this will NOT provide you the coverage you want! Not really close, okay? Furthermore, it wears off quickly so you would need to reapply often. The bottle is upside down with a bit of spout, so when you pour out too much, you can not use it back into the bottle and then in these periods of recession er’ little bit counts am I right ladies?!
Also, if you have problems matching your epidermis tone because you have BOTH yellow and red, or possibly blue and red undertones, this collection will not be for you personally because there is not just a vast selection from which to choose, so you may have to go forward. Other shades that are great for brown-skinned to dark-skinned gals, and a few 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 the Liquid Foundation. That’s it. That’s about all I can consider.
CONS-Unfortunately, it rubs off QUITE quickly. Additionally it is tinted slightly differently compared to the liquid foundation so I thought it was harder to fit 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 own clothes, stains both hands, the complete bit. It’s moderately priced at the same time, so if you want to look nice to get a date at night, going somewhere cool, it’s a simple fix, but I wouldn’t wear it towards the club, or a carnival, anywhere that will be warm, or sweaty. It can be purchased in a similar.
3- Black Opal True Color Liquid Foundation – Black Walnut
PROS-Awesome Coverage. There is a reasonably bit in the bottle so that it will last you a significant while. It is really an upright standing bottle using a generous opening, when you pour out too much, it won’t be too hard to acquire into the bottle, in order to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! I wear foundation every single day, sometimes wash my face and re-apply if going out that night, which bottle lasts me with regards to a good 2 months or more. You will recognize that it ranges from about 8-12 bucks… according to your geographical area. It is therefore an excellent buy.
CONS- In case you have combination to oily skin, WEAR POWDER, and keep it together with you! Through these upcoming warm to hot days, you might look really greasy within the face. But when you continue Blotters together with you, or powders, you should be okay. Also, it might just be that MY skin tone changes, thus if that is the situation disregard, but I find that after i check out buy a fresh one, the shade might not exactly match such as the previous one, so be mindful of that particular.
Another con is Black Opal Products might be a little harder to discover in shops than other products that I mention. I don’t know if it’s that they’re not too popular, or what, but whenever I look I always see them in either Rite-Aid, or CVS. So, happy hunting. Other colors good for brown-skinned girls… Carob, Suede Mocha, and Ebony Brown….. As well as for you borderline caramel to brown-skin girls, Hazelnut!
4-Maybelline Pure Makeup (Shine Free Foundation with H2O) – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- Very reasonable, readily available. Situated 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 need to be exact about how exactly much is required to your face, cause if you use excessive… it is going to get wasted. Limited colors for darker skin tones. They simply have THREE shades for ladies in our color. Dark 1- Tan, Dark 2- Caramel, and Dark 3-Cocoa. We have used the Cocoa. It really is way too dark for my skin-tone.
However, the Caramel Dark 2 is way too light. So, if you are pressed for money and don’t have the money to experiment, I wouldn’t waste my time with this product. They may have FIVE shades focused on light, FOUR for medium and simply three for people darkies??!!! Leave this device alone, if you do not happen to match EXACTLY. All the best evading the lady who tries to watch you whenever you try and sample the items from the store!
5- Black Radiance Color Perfect Oil Free Liquid Make-Up- Cocoa Bean
PROS-Very economical! VERY! Somewhat accessible. Costs about 5.99-10 bucks, and you will discover it in a lot of Beauty Supply stores, CVS carries it. Spreads evenly, good coverage, get considerably for your personal buck. Also, will come in a jar with an open spout, so when you have an excessive amount of, you are able to use it back there. Offers you a nice matte finish.
CONS- Cocoa Bean is not going to match my skin tone! However I likewise have strange undertones going on with my skin, so which can be why it really is so hard to match. If you apply this make-up it dries an alternative color, it’s crazy. There’s this… weird… applicator thingy, unclear what to do with it, however it just got inside my way basically. Says it is perfect for all kinds of skin, having said that i have very sensitive skin on my small face, and so i discovered that within thirty minutes my face was suffocating and that i needed 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 girls with blemishes. Pretty simple to find, and that i claim that with hesitance, because 7 times from 10 they may carry all Nevertheless the shades for brown-skinned. Um, I see them at Wal-Mart, Walgreens..and that’s basically it.
CONS- This system has SPF and so i am VERY allergic to sun block so that it broke me out something terrible. Form of difficult to find. It’s a tad bit more expensive compared to previous products mentioned. MMM, I would say about 10.99 or higher. You could possibly think it is on sale. Also, there is not a great deal inside the bottle, so use sparingly when you can. Other shades to use…. Soft Sable and Cocoa.
7- Revlon Color Stay Makeup with Soft Flex – Mahogany
PROS- Pretty readily accessible in many drugstores. Colors are ideal for brown-skinned girls. Sort of affordable. Just a little around the high end but about 9.99-12.99 with this product. The policy is okay… Not the best, but should you be looking for light to moderate coverage this is an excellent product.
CONS- Now, I came across that Mahogany failed to match my undertones that great. I understand…. Again using the undertones. It dried and made my skin look a bit grayish and chalky. There may be 58deyypky really a good selection from which to choose for darker skin color. Has SPF6, bad for me, but good for anybody who will not be allergic. Also, again, if you don’t get the undertone problem…. Other shades to try… Cappuccino and Mocha.
And then finally but Definitely 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 using now! It def does exactly what the commercial says. It covers your pores, and provide that you simply great finish! Maximum coverage! Need NO concealer, well… maybe slightly, but I don’t use any. It is extremely affordable, between about 7-10 bucks. I discovered it right in the Kroger food market, so it must be offered by most drug stores. It has a nifty little nozzle that squirts out and it’s really convenient. It is also whipped feeling, and I apply with my fingers.
It simply glides right on, and begins covering all my pores and brown spots, as well as its not very heavy, I don’t have to wear a bunch. The best also comes off, in case I over-squirt, I could input it right during the bottle. There’s lots from the bottle, so you don’t need to use a lot for coverage. I do believe I got this bottle on a monthly basis ago and so i still need a bit more than half a bottle left. It’s great! I love it. Hopefully this can be the conclusion of your road for me, but usually it isn’t!