by Temitope Beesley- Beauty Editor
True to skin concealers for dark skin
I feel like there is still a lot of work to be done by brands small and large when it comes to catering to darker skin tones. We need better concealers, foundations and highlighters that work perfectly for our array of skin tones. This is an issue the beauty world is finally beginning to wake up to, but it’s going to take a lot more than discussions and debates for any real change to happen.
Anyways, I digress. I get a lot of enquiries from women of colour about what concealers work best for black women. As we all have different skin tones and different skin concerns (some women need more coverage than others etc) and these variations can make it difficult to find the right shade that does caters to your needs.
Luckily, having tried a few as a make up artist and beauty consultant, I do know a thing or two about some brands that favour darker skin tones and at least try to cater to us at some level.
I’m hoping more British brands will look at what our friends in the USA are doing. Women and men of colour are taking IT UPON THEMSELVES TO PROVIDE shades and undertones that suit all women of all shades.
I’m so glad to have comrades such as Natalie Clue of beautypulselondon.com and many more black British women who fight for fair and equal treatment in the beauty industry and ask the beauty brands to provide for us and not discontinue shades for our skin tones.
Here are some brands I can recommend that should work perfectly. Some are higher end and some are drug store but my top two are the Mary Kay and LA girl pro concealer.
Mary Kay £7.50: For a stay all day medium coverage
Black Opal concealer £6: Gives full coverage, is very creamy and won’t break the bank
NYX concealer £6- Does the job well and it’s very affordable.
NARS creamy radiance concealer £22- Luxury at its finest and a perfect concealer for brides
LA girl pro concealer £6- This concealer has a Matt effect, gives full coverage and is easy on the wallet.