As a woman of color, it tends to be a bit difficult trying to find the right makeup and skincare products that are right for my skin tone. Most of the big brands seem to focus on only a few tones that aren’t necessarily geared to women with a little melanin in their skin.
My makeup journey, which is showcased on Oh to Be a Muse, has taken me from drugstore products to high-end brands and back. So when it comes to beauty items, us women of color need to know what makeup and skincare brands are the best for us, especially in the summer months when the sun can be a factor.
The summertime heat makes it too hot to cake on heavy makeup like you might in other months and seasons. When you’re out in the sun you’ll want to get coverage without feeling like your face is too heavy, and the best way to accomplish this is with a great bronzer.
The Afterglow Sheer Bronzing Powder by Iman comes in rose, gold and terra-cotta hues. You can choose to blend all three shades together or just wear one depending on the occasion. The bronzing powder has good pigmentation, is lightweight, and can last all day.
Add Some Minerals
Mineral makeup is already pretty great for your skin, so mineral makeup made with natural ingredients like the Mineral Bliss Lipsticks by Valana Minerals is even better. The lipsticks are made with Shea oils, coconut and organic olive, which all help to keep the lips conditioned over time.
Not only are the ingredients up to par but so are the colors. The shades of the Summer Bliss collection include a sheer light pink, a peach and coral, and a russet and dark pink that are perfect for women of color.
Have a Great Base
One very important beauty rule to live by is to have a great base. The makeup on your face will look a lot better if the skin underneath is healthy and clean. The natural, eco-friendly ingredients in both the makeup and skincare products by Lamik are what make the brand so great for women of color.
Before the sun and the great summer makeup, clean, tone and moisturize your skin with the Lamik Facial Care Set. The set includes a cleanser, toner and matifying moisturizer for oily skin and a balancing moisturizer for dry skin.
So treat your skin right by supplying it with a few simple products that will help cleanse, revitalize and enhance. There’s no need to go overboard in the summer, so keep your skin fresh and your makeup light, especially if you are a woman of color.Cheryl of Oh to Be a Muse is a fashion blogger who is dedicated to inspiring the fashion muse in all of us. Her blog features makeup and skincare tips, and fashion and style posts