After Mac what else?
I co-sign with Make-up For Ever; great line and the colors are far better suited to women of color.
As for Black Opal, I didn't know they still made that! They were one of the first drugstore brands that actually tried to cater to Black women and then they disappeared in my area; I have to see if I can find them. If you are looking for highly pigmented shades at the drugstore, try Mileena (I think that's how you spell it). they were on sale and I bought this peacock blue/teal shade and was surprised at the color saturation.
I love make-up and can talk about it for hours.
I love Mac products I feel that they highlight our faces the best and I also like that they last for a long time you dont have to keep buying them. I also every now and then use cover girl they sometimes have really pretty eye shadow colors and can blend well with other make up products. I plan to launch an online store that will sell these well know products to ladies in Nigeria, what other make up products would you like to see in this online store
Has anybody heard anything about the SONYA SKINCARE N MAKE UP?They are specially formulated cosmestic and make up with pure Aloe Vera to protect the and moisturise the skin,along with key antioxidants vitamins that keeps u lookin beautiful and younger.If u live in Lagos call JOLA on 07039696656 for a FREE facial and makeover with the products!
I looooove M.A.C but it's so darn expensive. I really like their powder and concealer, not really a fan of their foundations.
Other cosmetics i can think of are,
*Bobby brown - don't know if it's good though b/cos my friend broke out after using the foundation for a month
*Black opal - it was okay but it made my skin very oily @ times
@ nila, i just looked up blackup products, they look and sound nice. which of them do u use?
i like the complexion concealer, oil free liquid foundation, stick foundation and creme to powder foundation.
quite confusing. finding difficult to make a choice and its online i want to buy. no room for testers.
my favourite are good ol'fashion fair and Black up. I especially love Black up because it looks so natural on me, people hardly notice i have something on, yet all imperfections are covered. they also make the best lip products, the colors are just perfect for black skins. http://estore.blackup.com/index.php?main_page=index&language=en
they are so many good quality make up now, that you just have to take your time and try as many to find the one that works best for your skin. A friend of mine uses Bobby brown, and it looks fantastic on her, she is not light skin at all. I was surprised that bobby brown has darker shades. Im even tempted to try that one too.
as far as Mac is concerned, I like their eyeshadows. their skin foundations and powder are not for me.
I used MAC for about 6 years until I tried Mary Kay. I use the foundation and pressed powder. I found MAC too heavy and 'make-up-y'. Mary Kay is light and natural. Provides cover but lets your natural complexion show. Why go through all the facials and scrubs and moisturizers only to cover it up with heavy makeup.
Mary Kay Products are very nice.Their lipsticks are so natural and beautiful,Their lip gloss,eye colour, foundation and pressed powder really lovely.
It has a way of blending with your skin colour. Fortunately we import directly from America to Nigeria so there's no problem of scarcity for us.I was using LA colors but Mary Kay sure is the bomb.Really beautiful for dark skin.
I LOVE MAC it's really good, and matches my shade perfectly, Nars is really good,
Becca, clinique is aiight, but i didn't like the stickiness and it made me look so pale.
Um i m thinking of buying iman, they've got a nice range of colours, i wanna look
for a tan/darker shde that i can use as a bronzer as well.
Oh yes bobbi brown is kinda cool as well, i used to use the foundation stick
and the compact, they're shades are excellent especially if you have a darker complexione.
oh and my current muse Lancome, absolutely love it! thay do all shades, wonderful!
Im a MAKEUP ADDICT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well, i was wondering if no one knew of black opal, all of their products suits me, dnt av a problem wif them, but i love M.A.C's lipgloss,
@ so cool,
my advise is dat u dnt change ur makeup, if ur having issues wif sme of the cosmetics, den u can change bt if not, stick to it like glue, cos changing means ur skin will start to adjust to a new set of chemicals,
and to d ladies out der dat sleep with makeup on, its not healthy oo, it causes fast aging, pls dnt drink so u can remember to remove ur make up b4 goin to bed, LOL(bt am serious)
I meant to add Black Opal to my list as well. They have a great line of products as well. I have discovered that far too many dark skinned women are using products that were developed with white people in mind, thus instead of presenting a well balance made-up face, they look like corpse.
M.A.C, personally I think this brand of cosmetic is over rated and does not cater for dark complexion.M.A.C. tend to base their choice of colour based on the undertone of your skin, which many at times they match it to a pink undertone. We are all aware that dark skinned ladies have more of an earth tone, yellowish undertone. It is evident to disguise from a distance that one is wearing MAC cosmetics, since it gives this heavy, runway kinda feel to it.
What having experimented with other cosmetics, I would advise ladies of our descent to use either of the following (again my mouth is not the Bible, you are free to disagree)
1. Tally Young cosmetic line
2. Fashion Fair
3. Mary Kay
4. Cover Girl