Makeup for People of Color

Savannah Winstead, Fashion & Lifestyle Editor

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Makeup has been around for generations and has become an outlet for many people to express themselves. Makeup should be easily accessible to everyone, but let’s be real, makeup for people of color is not always at arm’s reach. People come in all different shades and have different undertones that can make it difficult to find makeup products to cater to their skin. The main problem is not finding the right foundation color and then making sure it is pigmented enough to match your skin tone.  Once you find a foundation, it is important to make sure it does not make you look ashy.  This is a guide to the best makeup brands for people of color.

As a woman of color, I have come in contact with many issues in the makeup department. One of them being eye shadows not being pigmented enough to show up on my skin tone. Through trial and error I have found that eye pigment, like the Milk Makeup eye pigment, always comes with high pigmentation but it is not the kind of eye shadow that blends well with others. A cosmetic line that offers eye shadow palettes for darker skin tones is Juvia’s Place. They have palettes with many different colors and glitters.

A big problem in the makeup world is foundation. Anybody that’s skin tone is darker than tan or for people with albinism know the struggle of finding products that match or compliment their skin. Some cosmetic lines don’t even offer foundations for those people. Below are cosmetic lines, along with their foundations, that accommodate very pale and darker skin tones.

  • Beauty Bakerie cake mix demi- matte foundation
  • Fenty Beauty Pro-filter soft matte longwear foundation
  • L.A. Girl Pro coverage illuminating foundation
  • L’Oreal Paris True match super blendable makeup

Concealers are just as big of a problem area as foundation. Here are some concealers that also accommodate all skin tones.

  • L.A. HD pro concealer
  • Beauty Bakerie Mug Life concealer
  • Colourpop no filter concealer

Makeup is a way of expression and a form of art. It’s something that should be available for everyone, no matter the skin color.

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