black|Up Cosmetics Brand
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Black Up Cosmetics are at a higher price point than some of the other brands here – a Silicone sponge retails for $9.90, and a liquid lipstick for $27.50. It’s a luxury brand especially for Black Women.
Black Up’s foundation selector tool from their website is the most advanced we’ve come across. First, you select your shade, then your undertone, how much coverage you’re looking for, your texture (fluid, cream or powder), and finally your finish – matte or radiant. Then you’ll be presented with the best foundation for you.
CoverGirl Queen Collection, The Best Makeup For Black Skin?
Makeup brand CoverGirl has a special Collection for dark skinned women, appropriately named Queen. It’s actually called Queen because it was created by none other than the gorgeous Queen Latifah, but, yep, we’ll claim the title for ourselves, too, thank you very much!
The Queen herself says that if you look carefully at movies from back in the day, you’ll see black women’s makeup has an ashy undertone. That’s the first thing she wanted to counteract with her collection. The next thing was that she wanted everyone to have a shade that suited them. So she teamed up with CoverGirl and got her vision popping off!
Check out what they have available:
CoverGirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation
If you want a 3 in 1 look, as if you’ve put on liquid, concealer and powder in one fell swoop, this could be the product for you. All Day Flawless Foundation comes in 14 shades, from Amber Glow, to True Ebony, so you can be sure to find the one to match your skin tone. At just $9.35, this is such a bargain, too.
COVERGIRL Queen Jumbo Gloss Balm
This Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm is infused with mango and shea butters so it glides onto your lips oh so smoothly. It’ll give you a smooth and subtle shine, and because it’s jumbo, it’ll last for what feels like forever!
This particular one is in the shade of Sugar Plum, a pinkish burgundy. But there are plenty other colors to choose from, such as Bronze Bling and Brown Sugar. Reviewers say it’s subtle, feels good, and it doesn’t dry out their lips. One reviewer mentions she has sensitive lips and this didn’t cause a reaction, so it seems like balm is perfect, even for those with dry or sensitive lips.
Check out their website and see their Queen collection here.