Hello and welcome. It is an article that is certainly GREATLY needed. At the very least I think it is. I began wearing make-up around age 14 and when I began, it absolutely was the WRONG shade for my skin tone. So! I am looking to speak out for those Beautiful, Brown-Skinned Black Women who have as hard a time finding makeup while i do. So, allow me to provide you with a little background on me.
To start with, Black is beautiful, along with the darker the berry the sweeter the juice! That being said, at 14 I had been just a little blackberry without having a clue. Initially when i first started wearing make-up it had been just lipstick and it also started being my mom’s Fashion Fair. My mother who seems to be light-skinned and it has a daughter who seems to be dark-skinned. Of course her lipstick failed to match whatsoever. I found myself even known as a dark-skinned Ronald McDonald from a previous ex-boyfriend!
So, I really believe that us brown-skinned and dark-skinned women need some extra help because it is tougher for all of us to get make-up that suits in drugstores, or dark skin makeup that is certainly affordable. Plus Cosmo and Glamour as well as them often 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 make-up aficionado, and want to offer my experiences as well as some products which are FABO and not a whole lot fabo. So… without further ado, let’s begin!
JUST AN FYI: They are all make-ups that we have experienced to use through trial and error so I am sharing from EXPERIENCE!
FACE: I battle to find a good foundation, and full-coverage make-up that is 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 is efficient at matching skin color which have yellow or red undertones, spreads easily and in case you only need moderate coverage offers you an excellent value for your money. It is actually affordable ranging about 6-8 bucks, and you can think it is generally in most drugstores, and food markets.
CONS- For those who have brown spots and blemishes, this can NOT provide you the coverage you want! Not actually close, okay? In addition, it wears off quickly so you would need to reapply often. The bottle is upside down after some spout, so if you pour out excessive, you cannot put it back into the bottle and then in these times of recession er’ tiny bit counts am I right ladies?!
Also, if you have troubles matching the skin tone as you have BOTH yellow and red, or maybe blue and red undertones, this collection may not be to suit your needs as there is not a vast selection from which to choose, so you might need to move ahead. Other shades that are ideal for brown-skinned to dark-skinned gals, plus some of you 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 compared to the Liquid Foundation. That’s it. That’s about all I can think of.
CONS-Unfortunately, it rubs off QUITE quickly. Additionally it is tinted slightly differently compared to the liquid foundation thus i thought it was harder to suit my skin tone. Also, if it was warm outside it wipes RIGHT off, and revealed every blemish on my small face! LOL, in addition, it wipes off in your clothes, stains the hands, the entire bit. It’s moderately priced too, so if you would like look nice for a date at nighttime, going somewhere cool, it’s a quick fix, nevertheless i wouldn’t put it on to the club, or even a carnival, anywhere that can be warm, or sweaty. It is available in the same.
3- Black Opal True Color Liquid Foundation – Black Walnut
PROS-Awesome Coverage. There is a reasonably bit from the bottle therefore it will last you quite a while. It is an upright standing bottle with a generous opening, if you pour out an excessive amount of, it won’t be too hard to get 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, and that bottle lasts me regarding a good sixty days or so. You will recognize that it ranges from about 8-12 bucks… dependant upon where you reside. So it will be an incredible buy.
CONS- If you have combination to oily skin, WEAR POWDER, and maintain it with you! Throughout these upcoming warm to hot days, you could look really greasy within the face. However if you retain Blotters with you, or powders, you ought to be okay. Also, it could just be that MY skin tone changes, in case that is the situation disregard, nevertheless i discover that after i check out buy a fresh one, the shade may well not match such as the previous one, so be mindful of the.
Another con is the fact Black Opal Products may be a little harder to discover in shops than other goods that I mention. I don’t know if it’s that they’re not that popular, or what, but whenever I look I usually find them in either Rite-Aid, or CVS. So, happy hunting. Other colors great 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 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 needed for your personal face, cause if you utilize an excessive amount of… it can go to waste. Limited colors for darker skin color. They simply have THREE shades for girls of OUR 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 way 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 got FIVE shades dedicated to light, FOUR for medium and simply three for people like us darkies??!!! Leave the product alone, if you do not afflict match EXACTLY. Good luck evading the lady who attempts to watch you whenever you try 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 will find it in several Beauty Supply stores, CVS carries it. Spreads evenly, good coverage, get a lot for your personal buck. Also, will come in a jar by having an open spout, when you have too much, you are able to put it back in there. Will give you a good matte finish.
CONS- Cocoa Bean does NOT match my complexion! But I likewise have strange undertones happening with my skin, so which can be why it can be so difficult to suit. If you apply this make-up it dries another color, it’s crazy. There’s this… weird… applicator thingy, unclear how to deal with it, nevertheless it just got inside my way basically. Says it is useful for all skin types, nevertheless i have very sensitive skin in my face, and I learned that within half an hour my face was suffocating and I found it necessary to wash it well. 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 makeup was awesome! Spread really, fantastic! Matches wonderfully for a yellow undertone. Really does a brown-skinned girl justice. Light, which means that your skin can breathe. Good coverage for females with blemishes. Pretty readily available, and that i say that with hesitance, because 7 times out of 10 they will likely carry all BUT the shades for brown-skinned. Um, I locate them at Wal-Mart, Walgreens..and that’s pretty much it.
CONS- This product has SPF and so i am VERY allergic to sun block thus it broke me out something terrible. Type of difficult to find. It’s a bit more expensive compared to previous products mentioned. MMM, I would say about 10.99 or higher. You could possibly believe it is available for sale. Also, there may be not a great deal in the bottle, so use sparingly if you can. Other shades to use…. Soft Sable and Cocoa.
7- Revlon Color Stay Makeup with Soft Flex – Mahogany
PROS- Pretty readily accessible generally in most drugstores. Colors are ideal for brown-skinned girls. Sort of affordable. A little bit in the high end but about 9.99-12.99 for this product. The policy is okay… Not the best, but if you are looking for light to moderate coverage this is a great product.
CONS- Now, I found that Mahogany did not match my undertones that great. I am aware…. Again with the undertones. It dried and made my skin look a bit grayish and chalky. There is 58deyypky really a good selection to choose from for darker skin tones. Has SPF6, harmful to me, but good for everyone who is not allergic. Also, again, should you don’t hold the undertone problem…. Other shades to try out… Cappuccino and Mocha.
And then finally but Not necessarily least…
8- Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse – Cocoa (Dark 3)
PROS- OH MY GOSH…… loving the product!! (sing song voice) this is actually the current comprise I am just using now! It def does exactly what the commercial says. It covers your pores, and offers that you simply 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 found it right with the Kroger food store, so it ought to be available at most drug stores. It features 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 really glides directly on, and begins covering my pores and dark spots, as well as its not very heavy, I don’t have to wear a bunch. The very best also comes off, thus if I over-squirt, I could put it right back in the bottle. There’s lots from the bottle, and you don’t have to use a great deal for coverage. I do believe I got myself this bottle per month ago and that i still need a tad bit more than half a bottle left. It’s great! I adore it. Hopefully this is the conclusion of your road in my opinion, but usually it isn’t!