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What brands of foundation offer African American women flawless coverage and enough different shades for all of our numerous complexions?


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Have you looked at IMAN's cosmetic line? Her line is specifically made for women of color. Here's the link: IMAN Cosmetics Hope this helps!
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Prescriptives makes great foundations for a variety of skintones. They also custom blend for a perfect match. I really like their Flawless Skin formula. MAC also makes a HUGE variety of colors and finishes for every skintone.
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Astarte Cosmetics makes excellent makeup for Women of Color. My complexion range in similar to that between Gabrielle Union and Missy Elliot. This line was especially designed for and by women of color.

ASTARTE


Another great line of foundation for women is Milan Minerals Makeup. Minerals are light in weight. This line is owned by an African American woman

Welcome
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Hi,

I love using Iman's silicone based foundation stick.
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My friend uses a Brand called Black Opal is a drug store brand.
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Originally Posted by L281173 View Post
Astarte Cosmetics makes excellent makeup for Women of Color. My complexion range in similar to that between Gabrielle Union and Missy Elliot. This line was especially designed for and by women of color.

ASTARTE


Another great line of foundation for women is Milan Minerals Makeup. Minerals are light in weight. This line is owned by an African American woman

Welcome

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Astarte foundation. This is my favorite Brand!!
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I am a definite fan of Milan Minerals!!!!
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Originally Posted by sephoras girl View Post
What brands of foundation offer African American women flawless coverage and enough different shades for all of our numerous complexions?



Without a doubt Astarte Cosmetics?
post #11 of 89

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I like MAC foundations. I'm NW45.
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I have always used MAC foundation and concealer, I think they have great shades. But if you want something customized to your unique skin tone, I wuld think Perscriptives would be the way to go. I am a light-skinned African American, by the way
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i'm a perscriptives custom blend fan. takes all the guess work out of matching. i also love posner corrective cover creme.
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I've heard that prescriptives is good.
Very pricey though....
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Originally Posted by sephoras girl View Post
I've heard that prescriptives is good.
Very pricey though....
i just had my foundation mixed and it cost me $62, but i have enough makeup to last 4 to 6 months depending on how it use it. i tried to go with other brands, they just don't work as well for me. i should also add that it matches my complexion exactly, they added an oil control additive, and it doesn't break me out. well worth the expense in my opinion.
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What do you think of the concealer?
(If you've tried it)
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I personally love Becca. MAC Studio fix was crap and it broke me out.
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I have tried many - MAC, Clinique, the list goes on! I always find my way back the Prescriptives counter.
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Can anybody visit my jennifer hudson thread?
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i love l'oreal true match...it doesn't have the "i have on foundation look" and i found a dead match for my skintone..i'm milk chocolate complexed...
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prescriptives and mac....hairbykaren, wats ur color in true match?...if u dnt mind my asking.
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I WILL DIE FOR Sacha Cosmetics brand of makeup colors, natural foundations.

It's a line that was designed for the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant, it's yellow-based and there's shades to compliment a wide range of skintones including darker ones.

My friends and I got it at home(Trinidad and Tobago) for what I guess would be our senior prom? and it matched all of our complexions perfectly.

You could order foundation testers on the site I listed above according to yr range and see how it works for you.

I also found a foundation that shocked the **** outta me. Milani's Honey Amber foundation and pressed powder also matched me. Other ones from L'oreal and MAC either make me look gray, or red...

Their skincare line is amazing... I'm sorry they don't have it on their website

Originally Posted by L281173 View Post
Astarte Cosmetics makes excellent makeup for Women of Color. My complexion range in similar to that between Gabrielle Union and Missy Elliot. This line was especially designed for and by women of color.

ASTARTE


Another great line of foundation for women is Milan Minerals Makeup. Minerals are light in weight. This line is owned by an African American woman

Welcome
I've been a HUUUGE fan of Sacha Cosmetics for yrs now, but I guess I'll hafta check these 2 out.


Thanks for this info!
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i'm dark skinned and i just use reegular brands that everyone uses
what makes my foundation look good is the fact that i blend it well (i use 3 diff foundations) and a good powder (its so underrated) most women with dark skin WON'T find their "perfect" shade since its more likely thee'yll be lighter or darker in some areas of the face so just get a foundation that's *1 shade lighter, *close to your complexion and *3 shades lighter(to cover-up facial discoloration)

invest in a good powder (black radiance is a good drugstore brand ) and a good primer (i love lorac n smashbox)
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Originally Posted by sephoras girl View Post
What do you think of the concealer?
(If you've tried it)
i like it alot! yes, i use the level 5 and my only issue is that it's a bit oily. now, this is great for coverage because the creamy texture makes is blend easily, but as the day goes on it creates a bit of shine. no breakouts, though, so i just blot more often.

Originally Posted by enyadoresme View Post
most women with dark skin WON'T find their "perfect" shade since its more likely thee'yll be lighter or darker in some areas of the face so just get a foundation that's *1 shade lighter, *close to your complexion and *3 shades lighter(to cover-up facial discoloration)invest in a good powder (black radiance is a good drugstore brand ) and a good primer (i love lorac n smashbox)
great advice! this is exactly the reason why i go with a custom blend!
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Originally Posted by redcreme View Post
prescriptives and mac....hairbykaren, wats ur color in true match?...if u dnt mind my asking.
i don't mind at all..i wear sable
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I also use Loreal True Match. I guess it matches my skin pretty well because most people don't know I wear foundation.
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I love Iman creme to powder foundation, Cover girl queen liquid foundation OR PRescriptives custom blend.
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I've heard of Sacha cosmetics.
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Originally Posted by sephoras girl View Post
I've heard of Sacha cosmetics.
i think they use this line for the miss universe contest.
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I use MAC (NC45) but I also do a tinted mositurizer so I don't have that foundation look...
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