If you are of African, Caribbean or East Indian descent, it's no secret you look stunning in highly-pigmented colors-from lipsticks to foundations. But what are some tried-and-true colors which are staple items in many dark-skinned womens' bags? And how about a sunscreen that doesn't make your skin look washed out? Here are our top picks:
MAC Media Lipstick
A dark, rich berry color with a semi-matte finish. Perfect for anytime wear.
Bobbi Brown Cassis Lipstick
A reddish-brown semi-matte lipstick. It's not too red, so you can wear it to work or on the weekends.
Black Opal Bon Bon Lipstick
A staple brown shade with a little bit of shimmer and shine.
MAC Pressed Powders and Foundations
You know what they say: "Once you go MAC, you never go back!" Well, it istrue that women of color flock to the MAC counter for colors that actually look good on their skin tones. Their large selection of colors in their pressed powders and foundations are a hit with women of varying ethnicities. (I am sure you can tell that I just love MAC products!)
DDF Sun Gel
An oil-free sunscreen which absorbs invisibly into your skin.
MAC Lipliner in Chestnut
A favorite with makeup artists and celebrities alike. Chestnut lipliner is described as an intense brown-you can even use it as an eyebrow or eyeliner pencil.
Black Opal Bon Bon lipstick
Bon Bon by Black Opal is a great everyday brown lipstick with shine. It has slight berry undertones and it will surely suit dark skin tones.