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Best Make-up for people of Color?

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Jun 28, 2010, 7:37am   #31
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^^ the only ones I know of is Urban Decay, Stilla, & Josie Maran
Jun 28, 2010, 12:49pm   #32
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Originally Posted by DC-Cutie
this ^^ I've gotta disagree with. I haven't been able to properly match with MAC in years! The foundation oxidizes like crazy, so you think it's OK for about an hour and then you're orange or red!

and contrary to MAC artist popular belief, every black woman isn't NC45 . I swear they push that color on EVERYONE~!


Originally Posted by DeeDeeDelovely
Not for me. It breaks me out. IMHO, MAC is the new Fashion Fair. There are waaaayyy better foundations by other brands out there(highend and drugstore).
And to echo, DC, not everyone is a NC/NW45. I loved how when I visited the Estee Lauder, YSL, Chanel and NARS counters, they actually tested every color in my coloring shade regardless if it didn't look like it would be a match from looking at the container.
I went back to Bobbi Brown and there is a big difference in how my foundation looks as compared to the MAC foundation.
Jun 28, 2010, 12:54pm   #33
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Originally Posted by gre8dane




I went back to Bobbi Brown and there is a big difference in how my foundation looks as compared to the MAC foundation.
yes, Big difference! Night and Day.
Jun 29, 2010, 2:08pm   #34
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trustlove - are you still using the Clinique stuff for dark spots? Do you see any more results? I just received some as a sweet gift from my mom, and the MUA told her that it may take up to 4 months to see a big difference, which is frankly not that unusual. I have been putting it on 2x a day since last week, and will try my best to be patience.

If it works, I will send a dozen roses to the head of Clinique, I swear.

Love this thread!!!
Jun 29, 2010, 2:11pm   #35
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Originally Posted by gre8dane




I went back to Bobbi Brown and there is a big difference in how my foundation looks as compared to the MAC foundation.
Yeah! I totally agree with DC Cutie - BB is the way to go. I have never liked any foundation (and I have tried so many different types and brands) until that one. Which one did you try?

Has anyone found a decent translucent or colored powder for setting their makeup, btw? I love the texture of Laura Mercier's setting powder and it really keeps the shine down but it way too light (and it's supposed to be colorless).
Jun 29, 2010, 2:12pm   #36
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Oops! I forgot to mention trustlove that a lot of Jane Iredale's stuff is vegan, and the products are supposed to be excellent. They have a list of what's vegan, Kosher, etc. on the website. Not sure if the foundation shades are good for WOC, though.

http://janeiredale.com/bases.html

The info. for vegans is in the list of buttons on the left.
Jun 29, 2010, 2:16pm   #37
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I agree that Bobbi Brown makes excellent products, I esp love the color of her lip glosses, very nice for people of color. For foundation though, her colors just don't match up to my skin tone, "Golden" is the closest to my complexion and still was off. They never made me break out though; I find IMAN's color selection (I'm Clay 2) to be better for me. Her stick foundation is just as quality as BB's IMO, and doesn't irriate my skin.
Jun 29, 2010, 2:18pm   #38
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Originally Posted by DC-Cutie
my two favs are:
Bobbi Brown
Becca
Iman

for mineral makeup, I use:
Priia - the only mineral makeup I've found that doesn't make people of color have that white or grey hue that other mineral lines do.
Iman has some beautiful shade. My problem is that I really need something YELLOW based.So for me Black Opal on the cheaper end, and sometimes I like MAC and Bobbi Brown has LOTS of yellow based shades.

I highly recommend Black Opal if you want to save a buck. Even when I worked at the higher end cosmetic counter I wore it and got MANY compliments.
Jun 29, 2010, 2:22pm   #39
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I also highly recommend BBs books on makeup (even if you only check out from the library).
Jun 29, 2010, 9:10pm   #40
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Originally Posted by Loquita
trustlove - are you still using the Clinique stuff for dark spots? Do you see any more results? I just received some as a sweet gift from my mom, and the MUA told her that it may take up to 4 months to see a big difference, which is frankly not that unusual. I have been putting it on 2x a day since last week, and will try my best to be patience.

If it works, I will send a dozen roses to the head of Clinique, I swear.

Love this thread!!!
I just ran out of my first bottle after about a month. I really noticed a difference. But I'm trying to use more natural products on my face so I have started using tea tree oil, and let me just tell you it is absolutely amazing. Within two days my face looked brighter, my spots are disappearing more than before. I also noticed my pores are much smaller now. I have never had this type of experience with any other product before. I have also started eating all organic food and cut out a lot of other stuff out of my diet like red meat, dairy, etc and have noticed that I have not had any acne since my new diet change.
Jun 30, 2010, 5:59am   #41
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Originally Posted by trustlove
I just ran out of my first bottle after about a month. I really noticed a difference. But I'm trying to use more natural products on my face so I have started using tea tree oil, and let me just tell you it is absolutely amazing. Within two days my face looked brighter, my spots are disappearing more than before. I also noticed my pores are much smaller now. I have never had this type of experience with any other product before. I have also started eating all organic food and cut out a lot of other stuff out of my diet like red meat, dairy, etc and have noticed that I have not had any acne since my new diet change.
Wow - that's wonderful to hear about the Clinique! I have heard people say that cutting out dairy in particular does wonders...I was a vegetarian for 10 years myself (it drove my family crazy, though - not too many Latino vegetarians out there, lol) and I loved many aspects of it.

I love Tea Tree for lots of stuff, so I will check that out for myself, too. It is fantastic in shampoo as well, I have experienced. Thanks for the tip!
Jun 30, 2010, 6:02am   #42
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Originally Posted by Ladybug09
I also highly recommend BBs books on makeup (even if you only check out from the library).
Agreed! I always look through them at the bookstore (haven't bought yet - but my sister has one) and they are very good. I appreciate the fact that she tries to have all different kinds of models in her books and on her website, as it gives me better ideas for what products and colors will work on me.

I just wish that she offered some stronger colors sometimes - particularly in her cream eyeshadows, which are amazing. A lot of the colors that she offers now, while pretty, just disappear on me.
Aug 15, 2010, 7:39pm   #43
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Bumping this thread..

Foundation:Laura Mercier - 2 pumps of Sunset Beige, 1 pump of Toffee. I use Chanel Double Perfection (I think that is what it is called) in Honey

Concealer: Cle de Peau in Honey or Bobbi Brown in Honey

Blush: I use Bronzers for my blush. Laura Mercier, Armani #8 & their Duo Creme Blush, Chanel Bronzer and YSL Bronzer #3

Lipsticks / Gloss: Bobbi Brown, Chanel, YSL, Armani, Dior, NARS

Masacara: Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, YSL, Dior, Chanel
Aug 15, 2010, 9:35pm   #44
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Originally Posted by Ladybug09
Iman has some beautiful shade. My problem is that I really need something YELLOW based.So for me Black Opal on the cheaper end, and sometimes I like MAC and Bobbi Brown has LOTS of yellow based shades.

I highly recommend Black Opal if you want to save a buck. Even when I worked at the higher end cosmetic counter I wore it and got MANY compliments.
I definitely agree about Black Opal. People are turned off by drug store makeup because they think they'll be stuck with it if it doesn't match, but stores will take it back with a receipt!

And, I have to agree with whoever said we're all the same shade in MAC, although I thought we are all NW45s, according to them.
Aug 17, 2010, 8:24pm   #45
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Originally Posted by trustlove
I just ran out of my first bottle after about a month. I really noticed a difference. But I'm trying to use more natural products on my face so I have started using tea tree oil, and let me just tell you it is absolutely amazing. Within two days my face looked brighter, my spots are disappearing more than before. I also noticed my pores are much smaller now. I have never had this type of experience with any other product before. I have also started eating all organic food and cut out a lot of other stuff out of my diet like red meat, dairy, etc and have noticed that I have not had any acne since my new diet change.
Tea tree oil??? How? Where? Any suggestions?
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