(Closed) Make up for Women of Color

posted 11 years ago in African-American
Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@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
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens

Hi, 91011!

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
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1963 posts
Buzzing bee

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
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1963 posts
Buzzing bee

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 # 23
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3586 posts
Sugar bee

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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. 

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