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Deeper Shades

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For our melanin blessed and beauty obsessed. Share your favorite products, color matching tips, and go-to looks with other community members.

For our melanin blessed and beauty obsessed. Share your favorite products, color matching tips, and go-to looks with other community members.

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Hourglass concealer or any concealer recommendations
If you have darker skin and have used hourglass concealer, could you please share which shade worked best for you? I am eager to f ...read more
If you have darker skin and have used hourglass concealer, could you please share which shade worked best for you? I am eager to find the perfect match for my skin tone.
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New to this not true to this
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Reply: @pringels I’m somewhere in the tan/medium-deep to deep range of the skin tone spectrum. I’ll list some eyeshadow brands that work ...read more
@pringels I’m somewhere in the tan/medium-deep to deep range of the skin tone spectrum. I’ll list some eyeshadow brands that work well on me. UOMA Beauty - check Ulta (if you’re in the US) for available palettes. Sadly the brand’s in limbo (their founder left last year and the brand stopped producing products), and when Ulta runs out of UOMA products they probably won’t get restocks. The Carnival palette has one of the best yellow matte shadows I’ve ever used, and the rest of the palette’s great too. So are the Allure and Freedom palettes. I can show you some of my palette swatch photos later, if that’ll be helpful. LH Cosmetics - MUA Linda Hallberg’s brand, based in Sweden. If you need big bold rainbow colors, her Color Palette’s got you. Love very sparkly glittery shadows? Linda’s got you there, too: browse her site to see ‘em all. I also love her eyeliners. Danessa Myricks - if you ever find her Lightwork III or Lightwork IV palette at a reputable retailer/reseller, and you love duo/multichrome shadows, then definitely grab one or both of those. (I have and love ‘em both; unfortunately they were limited edition palettes.) Danessa Myricks Beauty Lightwork V: I Am Palette For Eyes And Face is still readily available. Also, consider Danessa Myricks Beauty Colorfix - Multi-Use Eye, Cheek & Lip Waterproof Liquid Pigment Nebula (can’t tag the Colorfixes without picking a specific shade): these are great as cream eyeshadows. Pat McGrath Labs - wait for one of the brand’s sales to try a Mothership palette. (They’re also sold at Nordstrom and Ulta, so you can use Nordy Notes or Ulta points on some of Pat’s products.) Pat’s been stuck in a pink/rose theme for a few years, so you’ll see a lot of that color story in her palettes. I’m a much bigger fan of her older Motherships, especially PAT McGRATH LABS Mothership VI Eyeshadow Palette - Midnight Sun , PAT McGRATH LABS Mothership I Eyeshadow Palette - Subliminal , IV Decadence, and III Subversive. If you need a bold metallic sapphire blue, her Dark Star 006 V4 kit (really just a duo) comes with a great one—though the kit’s overpriced, so definitely wait for a sale on that one. Oh, and her PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEYES™ Longwear Liquid Eyeshadow is quite nice. Natasha Denona - some of my favorite palettes that are still available include Circo Loco, Natasha Denona Yucca Eyeshadow Palette, Natasha Denona Mini Bronze Eyeshadow Palette, Mini Triochrome, and Mini Gold—though I’m not sure that last one’s still available anywhere. I like the Lila and Sunrise palettes. Many people love the Sunset, Glam, and Bronze palettes. The Pastel palette doesn’t work for me (much too chalky-light on me, even by pastel standards). Neither does most of Retro Glam. If you have a local Sephora or Ulta, it’s worth the time to swatch some of Natasha’s palettes to see which ones might work for you. Juvia’s Place - I haven’t bought one of their full size palettes in years, but I can’t leave them off this list. I still love their Masquerade palette. They’ve got many options to choose from. Viseart - this brand still makes my favorite powder matte shadow formula. Editorial Brights is one of my favorite palettes by anyone, and I like several of their other palettes. Viseart has sales a few times a year, so keep an eye out. Beautylish also carries the brand. Melt Cosmetics - my experience with product quality has been hit or miss, but the brand’s worth considering and they’ve got a large fan base for a reason. I like Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions Eyeshadow Palette 0.58 oz / 16.47 g a lot, for instance. Terra Moons - now we’re getting more into small indie territory. If you’re a duo/multichrome fan, then consider trying some TM singles. They do also sell palettes but I don’t own one (yet). Instead, I’ve been buying single shadows, especially during their sales. Clionadh - another indie brand that’s famous for duo/multichrome shadows. Their shadow formula’s softer (less densely packed) than Terra Moons’s, so bear that in mind. They’re probably best known for their “stained glass” shadows, which are gorgeous and very color shifty. Do you already have an eyeshadow primer? That can help boost pigmentation of some shadows, plus give your shadows a smooth and/or grippy base to sit on so they won’t fade, bleed, or transfer around. My favorite shadow primer was reformulated (Smashbox’s old 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer), so I’ve been looking for a worthy replacement. So far, I’ve liked MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Eye Base.
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Foundation match
I want to move up to a high end makeup my shade in maybelline fit me poreless is 340 cappachino and want to know what foundation, ...read more
I want to move up to a high end makeup my shade in maybelline fit me poreless is 340 cappachino and want to know what foundation, concealer, setting powder and contour shade in the high end makeup would match
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Laugh Lines help for melanated skin
Hello. Any recommendations on a good but affordable product for laugh lines or one with multi benefits. Anti-aging Thanks! ...read more
Hello. Any recommendations on a good but affordable product for laugh lines or one with multi benefits. Anti-aging Thanks!😊
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Fashion Fair cream to powder ( Tawny)
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Reply: It shows up in stock on Sephora @Jacquelinann , sometimes the app glitches and for stocked items don't appear. Here's the link: F ...read more
It shows up in stock on Sephora @Jacquelinann , sometimes the app glitches and for stocked items don't appear. Here's the link: Fashion Fair Crème to Powder Skin Foundation Tawny
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Powder Foundation
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Reply: CoverFx is still my favorite powder foundation, but it's not sold too many places now @kurlyk3 Fenty has a decent one, hard pans a ...read more
CoverFx is still my favorite powder foundation, but it's not sold too many places now @kurlyk3 Fenty has a decent one, hard pans a bit, but still decent Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Powder Foundation Haven't tried, but I trust the line Fashion Fair Crème to Powder Skin Foundation . Also, if you're interested, Ami Colé Skin-Enhancing Lightweight & Blurring Foundation Stick is fantastic. It's so easy to use and so so skin like
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Makeup Newbie. Help finding perfect bronzer
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Reply: @gabgang, ehhh... you could use a contour, but I wouldn't. It wouldn't give the right tone, contour is usually grey for creating ...read more
@gabgang, ehhh... you could use a contour, but I wouldn't. It wouldn't give the right tone, contour is usually grey for creating a shadow. (Also, you can contour with bronzer and blush on that note.) Danessa Myricks has a deep bronzer, it's slightly warm, but not too orange. The shade range is limited, there's just 3. Danessa Myricks Beauty Power Bronzer Cream Bronzer . Rare beauty also has a few deep Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Sticks Fenty has great bronzers for deep tones, as well as LYS. LYS Beauty No Limits Matte Bronzer & LYS Beauty No Limits Cream Bronzer and Contour Stick Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer & Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer . The cream bronzers in fenty are a little cooler toned than the bronzers IMO, but I like the powder ones better. They hard pan, but I didn't find it to be a problem problem, just an minor annoyance
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Venta Black should be a shade color!
It's so frustrating when you can't find a foundation and concealer in your shade, especially if you're skin tone is Venta Black (I ...read more
It's so frustrating when you can't find a foundation and concealer in your shade, especially if you're skin tone is Venta Black (I got it scientifically proven) and looking for a specific color like Venta Black. Finding the right foundation and concealer can be a real challenge, especially when you have a unique shade like Venta Black. The beauty industry has made progress in being more inclusive, but there are still limitations. Some brands may not offer a wide range of shades, making it difficult to find a match for deeper skin tones. However, many brands are expanding their shade ranges to cater to a more diverse customer base. Availability is another factor to consider. Depending on where you live, certain brands or specific shades may not be easily accessible in local stores. Online shopping can be a great option to explore a wider range of products and find options that may not be available in your area. Don't be afraid to explore different platforms and websites to find the shade you're looking for. Undertones also play a crucial role in finding the right foundation and concealer. Skin undertones, whether warm, cool, or neutral, can affect how a product looks on your skin. It's important to consider your undertone when selecting a shade. Understanding your undertone can help you narrow down the options and find a better match for your complexion. Lastly, it's important to remember that finding the perfect foundation and concealer often involves some trial and error. Don't be discouraged if it takes a few tries to find your ideal match. Many brands offer samples or testers that you can try before committing to a full-size product. Additionally, seeking advice from beauty experts or makeup artists can provide personalized recommendations based on your specific needs. I hope this helps shed some light on why it can be challenging to find the right foundation and concealer in your shade, Venta Black. Remember, you're not alone in this search, and with a little patience and exploration, you'll find the perfect match for your beautiful skin! #ventablackisacolortoo #letsnormalizethis!
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Sunscreen☀️ Everyday, Or Nah?
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Reply: @McSwagger sunscreen is the best anti-aging product around. ...read more
@McSwagger sunscreen is the best anti-aging product around.
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