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