Tag: foundation

Question: What is Worse

[ 4 ] November 29, 2010 |

Ladies, what is worse?: Foundation that is too dark for your complexion or foundation that is too light? I have to vote for too light.  When sistas wear foundation that is 2-3 shades too light, you can see a mask effect around the temples and the forehead at the hairline.  If the powder is too […]

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All Shades of Brown: Campaign for Natural Skin Tone Colors

[ 20 ] April 11, 2010 |

I think I should start a campaign that asks makeup companies to create a more diverse palette of foundation and face powder colors for black women who are are the darker side.  I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a makeup like that had only 1-2 shades that fall in the dark brown category. […]

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Video: Foundation and consealer application for women with dark spots and blemishes

[ 0 ] December 5, 2008 |

The application in this video may be a little to heavy for some people.  This is geared toward maximum coverage and may not work as a day look.

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Most Common Makeup Dos and Don’ts for Women of Color

[ 4 ] October 27, 2008 |

Don’t: Line lips with black eyeliner. This look, based on a trend set by Naomi Campbell back in the nineties, is no longer in fashion and is not as flattering as some women believe. Lip liner should never look like a dark ring encircling the mouth. Do: Match lip liner with lipstick and blend. Your […]

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Read it: The Lowdown on Foundation for Black women

[ 0 ] October 20, 2008 |

IF you want a detailed report on foundation for African American women, try the “Foundation Report” at CocoaChic Beauty.  Their foundation product picks with deep shade ranges are paired with comments beauty experts like site founder T. Bernie and Sam Fine and CocoaChic Beauty readers who voted for their favorite brands, including Clinique, MAC, and […]

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Tip for Dark Skin: Use 2 different foundation colors

[ 0 ] October 18, 2008 |

Nobody wants the all over color look.  You know what I mean.  That un-natural foundation, cakey look that you get with some foundations and powders.  Really, who’s face is all one color all over (I’m sure there are a few people, but with light…everybody’s face has contour).  How do you avoid this? Dark-skinned women can […]

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Tools: Stippling Fiber Optic Foundation Brushes

[ 0 ] October 16, 2008 |

Outside of a powder brush, I had no idea what makeup brushes to use until I started researching for myself.  Size, shape, brush fibers, to buy a set or not buy a set, prices…etc.  There are so many options. There are so many different makeup brushes these days. My new favorite brush is the Stippling […]

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Iman Cosmetics has great tutorials for ethnic beauty

[ 1 ] October 13, 2008 |

Visit the Iman Cosmetics YouTube channel for 9 great tutorials for women of all hues.  These are tips for real women.  This Iman video goes over selecting a proper foundation for deep dark skin, applying concealer, and powder. This video is about taking your makeup from day to evening.  Includes a smoky eye with amethyst […]

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Can black women wear blush?

[ 6 ] October 13, 2008 |

No one wants to look like a clown, and a clown has been my constant reference point when thinking of blush.  Whenever I’ve gone to a cosmetic counter to try some new colors or get a makeover, I cringe when the makeup artist pulls out the blush.  I’m dark chocolate, so when I see pink […]

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Video: Fauryn78 on Youtube’s Foundation Tutorial

[ 0 ] October 11, 2008 |

Fauryn78 is one of my FAV people on Youtube doing makeup tutorials.  She is a dark skinned black woman like me, so I am able to use the eye shadow colors she suggests (and her hair tutorials…I have locs too).  Sometimes what she does with shadow is a bit much for me to wear on […]

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