M.A.C Cosmetics is known for its high-pigmented formulas, bright colours, and a wide range of shades that blend so well even with the African skin tone. MAC STUDIO FIX FLUID SPF 15 is on of my favourite foundation. This foundation has SPF, which makes it suitable for our potent, tropical, heated weather and also gives you a beautiful flawless coverage. M.A.C’s various shades of matte lipsticks are everyone’s best friend, speaking of which, I love RUBY WOO, and VIVA GLAM….these lipsticks stand out any time of any day. So if you are looking for a signature lipstick for any occasion, then you should go for M.A.C. Some of M.A.C newest lipsticks are CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA, in 3 shades and matte finish, with M.A.C X CHRIS CHANG in 5 shades but matte/luster finish.
9. BLACK UP
BLACK UP is one brand that is super pigmented and work beautifully on dark skin tones. This brand was founded by French African Makeup Artist Bernard Fabrice Mahabo, and it is the first-ever luxe beauty brand created for women of colour.
Black Up’s products claim to enhance dark skin tones, instead of just matching them and from my personal experience the CREAM TO POWDER FOUNDATION, MATTIFYING LIQUID FOUNDATION, and the CONTOURING STICKS are awesome.
Some of BLACK UP newest product is the CONTOURING POWDER and the DARK SPOTS CORRECTING SERUM, PRIMER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF25.
IMAN Cosmetics created by Supermodel Iman is a pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics and another brand that is getting it right with the undertones….probably because she is African, so she understands, and has a wealth of knowledge about the African black, beautiful, rich in melanin, and different undertones skin is.
My all time favourite product from IMAN is the luxury pressed powder, this powder gives an exquisite, flawless glow and some of their newest product is the luxury contour pallet, luxury moisturising lipstick, and luxury shimmer lipgloss. We certainly can’t wait to try them out.
7. MAKEUP FOREVER
MAKEUP FOREVER has a broad range of foundation shades in the Ultra HD formula. These much-loved foundations are Oil free and deliver an airbrushed finish for all skin tones.
Be sure to find one or two of these products with a professional makeup artist:
The Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation,
Ultra HD Stick Foundation
Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer and the
Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation
Now I know you would want to ask why? Simply because It makes their job much easier. Now tell me, who wouldn’t want that.
SMASHBOX Cosmetics is one brand that is loved by many celebrities due to its properties and mineral content. The brand is highly focused on lipstick and eye products, but mostly eye shadows.
The PHOTO FINISH PRIMER OIL, which is one of their newest product is already gaining so much popularity and trust me, you can never go wrong with the PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER.
This primer creates a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight and blend of vitamins A and E. This primer can also help to reduce the appearance of fine line and pours for a flawless look. No doubt its one of their best-selling, oil-free primer.