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Makeup Tips for African American Women

Makeup Tips for African American Women

Makeup Tips for African American Women

Makeup Tips for African American Women



The very purpose of makeup is to help highlight your best African-American features and accentuate your outer beauty - not make you beautiful. Therefore, the right type of makeup and the way it is applied is essential.

Just as with African American skin care, applying makeup is a step by step process in order to assure you are looking your absolute best.

African-American women make the common mistake of thinking that natural makeup means wearing no makeup at all. This works for some women, but for most of us humans, we need a little bit of help.

Natural makeup simply means putting on makeup that helps enhance your African-American skins natural beauty without overdoing it and looking like a painted doll. This makes finding the right shade for your African-American skin tone a key factor when applying makeup.

One of the first things to recognize is your skins undertone. An undertone is just a pale or subdued color that can be seen through another color. These undertones can vary based on how dark your skin is. Most African-American women's skin has a blue undertone.

Don't assume that your undertone is blue right away, because depending on your shade of skin, it could potentially be a gold or pink undertone. Check with your esthetician to find your undertone.

Eye Makeup for African American Women

An easy way to know what type of eye makeup should be applied during the day is to stay neutral. Go ahead and whip out those bold shades of blue and green eye shadows when going out for a night on the town.

But during the day, try to stick with more earthy colors such as beige, browns, light pinks, and anything neutral.

Lips Colors for African American Women

African-American women tend to have bigger, fuller lips than other ethnicity so make sure to accentuate them! There's no need to color those lusciously kissable lips with anything bright.

A sheer lip gloss or one with a very faint color will not only look more natural, but will suit you better as well. Along with this, using a lip liner close in color with your lip gloss will really help them stand out.

In the end, your inner beauty is what really comes into play and will show up with or without the makeup in place, so remember to just have fun with it!

In order to help prep your skin for makeup application there are a few things you should take into account. Ethnic skin care consists of taking care of your skin properly. So, here are a few things to avoid.

Things to avoid at all costs when looking for makeup for African American women:

* Makeup that contains any type of oils. This can lead to nasty breakouts and clogged pores!

* Any type of toners, fragrances, or cleansers that contain traces of alcohol. Not only can this irritate your beautiful African-American skin - it can also dry it out leaving it looking and feeling ashy.

* Fabric softeners and detergents that contain any type of fragrances or dyes. Yes, they might smell good, but African American skin can be extremely sensitive to the chemicals, causing breakouts, rashes, and dry, ashy skin.

* Alcohol! Consuming large amounts of alcohol or drinking on a regular basis tends to leave your skin dehydrated - drying it out and making it look dull.


Dedicated to Your Beauty,

Juliette Samuel,
Esthetician/Author/Publisher

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As women and a growing number of men of color, what's your greatest skin care challenge? Whether it's dark spots, uneven skin tone, dark circles,puffiness under your eyes or hair that won't grow, you'll find a product that can possibly become the solution to your challenge.

Moisturizers and ingredients that hydrate your skin will always be your best friend, for your face, body and hair. So look for products with nourishing and nurturing ingredients. Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and jojoba oils are a few of the ingredients to keep on your list.

We've got new additions to our store for you. Essential oils have been known to help calm and soothe skin and scalp irritations. Although you'll find a sample kit on the hair category page, you can use them for any of your skin and hair care needs.

The hair care sample kit has been given an upgrade. We've increased the size of the container on the shampoo and conditioners and added a hair butter sample to the mix.

Although there's beauty in your blackness, your skin is sensitive and needs protection from the sun just like everyone else. So if you know you're challenged by sunburn, add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to Jojoba and Grapeseed Oil and create a nice body oil for yourself. It will bring comfort and beauty back to your skin.

We're listening to you and your suggestions, so keep an eye on the category pages and your emails for updates.

Until next time ...

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