Variety for black women?! Yes please!

When I was in Atlanta a  lovely girl told me that she got her foundation for 4$ after I complimented her on her flawless look. I could not believe it so I ended up driving to a local store the next day to see it with my own eyes.  I discovered the  Black Radiance makeup line and was pleasantly surprised. This brand was created for black women and details from 1.95$ to around 10$. With that pricing, I really didn't know what to expect. Without getting into it, there is a significant difference with black skin because of our PH level that oxidizes products quite rapidly. It's not  about being picky, it's the truth.  This only means that brands need to be careful with the colors they use as an undertone so we don't turn 'grey.' Here is what I found: 

Their 'color perfect' foundation nicely covers the skin. Since it's pretty thick, you don't need much to do the work. After a few hours, my skin still looks good and the texture gives me a nice glow. Their bronzing powder is great for highlights! 

  I  have fallen for their baked blush line because the shades are on point! It is a great mixture of copper and red with a nice finish. The shade I am wearing is called 'toasted almond' 

 

I  have fallen for their baked blush line because the shades are on point! It is a great mixture of copper and red with a nice finish. The shade I am wearing is called 'toasted almond' 

 

With matte lipstick being the trendiest trend right now, I decided to try out a gloss just to see if it would look weird as I am not used to seeing glossy lips nowadays. I found 2 perfect shades! 

  A great nude to have! 

 

A great nude to have! 

  Good ol' thick gloss just like in the 90's

 

Good ol' thick gloss just like in the 90's

  The darker the berry... 

 

The darker the berry... 

Now don't get me wrong, I still love the matte look and found the perfect fuchsia from KLEANCOLOR.  

  Shade: Fandango

 

Shade: Fandango

  How perfect is this shade? I had to show it again ;) 

 

How perfect is this shade? I had to show it again ;) 

I really enjoyed experimenting with the products. I will still use other brands; I am just glad to see that there are different price range in the makeup industry available for black women. You can look good for less!  When will we have these products sold  in Montreal ? It is time for this city to wake up. SMH. 

Gxx 

Geri YoungComment