Top 6 Makeup Brands For Black Skin 2019
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Cover FX, Another Good Makeup Buy For Black Women
This brand isn’t strictly for women of color. It’s more like a global brand, and we mean totally global. Ever heard of a makeup brand having forty shade options? And with the option of three undertones? Impressive, huh?
Cover FX state clearly on their website that #NudeIsNotBeige, which clearly shows they’re putting women of color in centre stage, instead of treating them as an afterthought.
You can pick from liquid, powder or cream foundation, whichever takes your fancy. There are also plenty of other products, like highlighters, age-defying primers, enhancer drops, setting sprays, and more.
COVER FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation
Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation is one of their signature products. Each foundation shade only has a number, so you should track down your shade on the Cover FX website first. This particular foundation is in color N90, described on the Cover FX site as ‘for dark to deep skin with neutral undertones’.
At around $55, these foundations are not cheap, but people are prepared to pay the premium for getting an exact shade match.
Cover FX Cream Concealer
Here’s another product from Cover FX, a cream concealer. It’s in the shade N-Deep. N means Neutral, signifying the undertone. (You can also get G for Golden and P for Pink). Deep indicates that this concealer is for a deep skin tone. This full coverage concealer is great for hiding undereye circles, dark spots, zits and other imperfections.
As they say, #NudeIsNotBeige.
The brand Shea Moisture has its origins in Sierra Leone. Sofi Tucker, the grandmother of the founders of Shea Moisture, sold Shea Nuts in her village market in 1912. At 19 she was a widowed mother of of four children, selling African Black Soap, Shea Butter, and her own hair and skin creations all over her local Sierra Leone countryside.
Now Shea Moisture offers a huge range of products for men, women and children, including soap, shaving lotion, shampoo, handcream, facial wipes, and just about everything you can think of – including cosmetics!
This company is also totally cruelty free and place a lot of importance on ethics. They keep harmful chemicals out of their makeup, use all organic ingredients, and donate 10% of their sales to good causes.
Check out what goodies they sell:
Weightless Shea Serum Foundation
A Shea butter-based foundation with vitamins C and E, this is about the healthiest foundation you could ever get your hands on. This particular one is in the shade Praline, but you can also get it in Tan, Honey, Espresso, Toffee, and Chestnut, so you can be sure to find a shade that works for you.
Top 6 Makeup Brands For Black Skin Conclusion
It doesn’t have to be a struggle to find the perfect foundation for your skin tone, and plenty of other beauty products to complement it. We’ve shown you a huge range of makeup brands that have tones ranging from the fairest to the deepest, so you can be sure to find one that matches yours.
We’re just thankful we’re living right now, and not 30 or 40 years ago. Makeup for women of color has come so far. No longer do we have to look yellow or ashy, or just go without. We can have makeup that is an exact match to our skin tone. Black women themselves have been instrumental in bringing this change about. Black women like Queen Latifah and supermodel Iman have done a lot of work to ensure black women are catered for in the makeup market, so we just have one thing to say to them: THANK YOU!