Post # 17
@JamaicaBride – Girl you’re gorgeous and your make-up look is exactly what I’m going for. I’ll check out Sephora. I didn’t realize they carried make-up for African-American women. I’ll check them out this weekend. Ummm… I might decide to fight the crowds on Black Friday. I’ll call my local JC Pennys because they have a Sephora inside and see if I can get an appointment for Friday or Saturday. Great advice! Thanks!!! And again, your make-up is fabulous!
Post # 18
@91011Bride…Thanks!! I didn’t realize it either until the bees recommended it. I didn’t even have an appointment…I just dropped in on Halloween while I was at the mall. I have been playing around with eyeshadows and I plan to do something more dramatic with the eyes than what’s on the pics…but I love the fact that the makeup looks natural and I don’t get the whole thing where the neck and face look glaringly different.
As always…we love pics so let us know how it turns out
Post # 19
- Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens
The makeup artist that I used for the wedding told me about this foundation that she likes to use for Black women’s skin. She used it on me. I’m completely blanking. I will let you know.
Post # 20
Are you talking about for your wedding day? I like Iman. I love L’Oreal Dream Matte Mousse (depending on where you live it comes in a super wide variety of shades).
For the wedding, to step it up a notch, it will be Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet & Mattifying Foundation. That stuff is sick! You look like you, but better. Grease and shine are gone.
Can you tell us a bit about your skin and its needs.
Post # 21
Oh and you can get MUFE at Sephora…they will give you samples of most any foundation you ask for as well! Good luck. Did you want tips on other makeup as well?
Post # 22
Thanks ladies for the advice. I’m looking to do some trial runs now for holiday parties in hopes of picking one for my wedding. I don’t plan to hire a make-up artist and will be doing my make-up my-self. So, I need to start practicing now and playing with some things; especially since I won’t be wearing make-up on the daily. I’m a dark-olive complexsion with combination skin (depending on the weather). Typically shiney in the t-zone. My nose is ALWAYS shiny (Mister teases me about this almost daily). My skin tone is very similar to Jada Pinkett Smith’s. There is a picture of the look on her I’m going for in this thread. I’ll have pictures for you all to judge hopefully this weekend after the trial run at Sephora. If not this weekend, for sure by the 5th (my first holiday party of the season is Dec. 5th).
Post # 23
I use Smashbox, foundation AND primer. You can put it on and STILL feel like nothing is on your skin. I LOVE it! I always try to get people to try it if they like light makeup.
I’m kinda light,I can’t think of a black actress with my skin tone, I’m lighter than Jada, but a tint darker than Vanessa Williams. I hate to use this description, but I’m more yellow. *cringing at saying that.* BUT I’m pretty sure they have all skintones. I found it in Ulta.
Post # 24
MAC just doesn’t work on me. I’m brown-skin but the darker colors have too much red and my undertones are yellow/orange.
I’ve been a fan of Prescriptives. Honestly, it’s a pitiful shame that they will be no more in stores as of January 31st because they do custom blend and that by far is the only make up that I can put on in just areas that I need it and look like I’m not wearing a lick of foundation.
If you’re willing to try, you can find a counter to color match and then stock up soon. It keeps for years in the fridge. That’s what I plan to do and then worry about my foundation in two or three years when I need more. Hopefully by then someone comes to their senses and provides more choices for our skin color.
Post # 25
I’m going for the natural look. I know I want my eyes to stand out, but I don’t want a lot of makeup on my face and lots of eyeshadow. Im not a huge lipstick fan, so I want nude and glossy. Here’s a pic of Gabrielle Union as an example. I’m on the darker side like her.
Post # 26
I am a huge fan of Prescriptives, it gives great coverage and blends the absolute best. It is also good if you have sensitive skin. MAC and Iman were a little too oily for my skin. Good luck finding something that works well for you.