Makeup for black beauty is a topic that is often overlooked, as the focus of many brands and influencers is typically on white women. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you find the best products for your skin tone, hair type, and occasion.
We’ll start with a quick overview of the different types of makeup available in the market today:
Foundation – This is the base for your entire look. It helps to even out skin tone and hide blemishes, but can also be used to highlight certain areas of the face (e.g., cheekbones). You’ll want to choose a shade that matches your skin tone exactly or is slightly darker than your natural shade so that it blends seamlessly into your skin.
Concealer – This product should be used to cover up any spots or blemishes you may have on your face that are darker than your natural skin color. There are many different types available today (cream concealers vs liquid concealers) but they all do essentially the same thing: cover up discoloration!
Eyeshadows – These come in many colors and textures (matte vs shimmery), so there’s something for everyone regardless of preferences! Eyeshadows can be used individually or mixed together to create
Makeup for black beauty
As much as you might love a graphic liner, smoky eye and super glamorous face beat as much as the next beauty lover, sometimes you just want a more natural look. To ensure that your makeup looks fabulous all day, every day, we’re rounding up our favorite natural makeup tutorials for Black women, ahead. The best part? These looks take only a few minutes to achieve and use products you likely already have in your makeup stash.
Wake Up, Flawless
YouTuber Teaira Walker shares her flawless everyday makeup routine in this tutorial. She gives herself a glossy lip, a natural eye and a matte complexion. Our favorite part? Her fake lashes. They give her extra oomph without going over the top.
Foundation-less and Fly
If you’d rather skip the foundation or CC cream, give this tutorial by Melanin Michie a try. She uses minimal product and artfully places concealer on areas of discoloration to achieve a luminous, healthy complexion. It accentuates her skin without covering it up. Just don’t forget to put on SPF if you’re going outside.
Glow Baby, Glow
In the no-makeup makeup tutorial ahead, YouTuber Briana Monique shares some tips for getting your glow on without looking slick or oily. She opts for lightweight, dewy and radiant complexion products, sparkly liquid highlighter and high-shine clear gloss. If you’re just looking to even out your complexion without applying a lot of product, this is the tutorial for you.
For a velvety matte finish, try this look by Slim Reshae. It is minimal, but you’ll still look pulled together even if you realistically just rolled out of bed. Our go-to matte foundation is the Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation.