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Almay Doesn't Cater To Black Women :(

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I read Dan's Acne.org Blog post on Women and Make up. I went on to do the test to gauge whether or not my pimples were cosmetically induced. The quiz said that perhaps cosmetics were to blame for my sudden breakouts :snooty:.

In the post Dan went on to talk about Almay and how they have acne sufferers in mind when making their products.

The only problem is Almay does not make a single color that I could use as a concealer or foundation on my face! They do not cater to the whole spectrum of women :wall: .

Does anyone have suggestions of reputable brands that sell non-comedogenic, oil free and hopefully hypoallergenic concealers and liquid foundations? :pray:

I currently use Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW50 and Mac Studio Finish Concealer in NW45. I worry that they may be breaking me out but I have yet to find an alternative to wean me from Mac foundations and concealers that make no promise of being good for the skin but give an amazing finish and color match.

I mean, we can rave about Almay all we want but if their products don't cater to women of color I feel like they still have a lot of work to do :cry:

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Most drug store brands don't sell shades for darker skin tones, or even for other various skin tones. Usually it's just neutrals, cools (pinks), and warms (orangy). So there's often not enough shades for peach, golden or olive complexions. I've never found a solid match for my skintone, as it's a slightly peachy olivey tone.

I can't really think of any off the top of my head, since I am fair skinned, but I also no longer wear foundation. I'd say check out review sites to see what gets good reviews, and then see if they have good shade ranges. I know brands like Makeup For Ever would likely have more shades to choose from. I like makeupalley.com for reviews myself.

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Most drug store brands don't sell shades for darker skin tones, or even for other various skin tones. Usually it's just neutrals, cools (pinks), and warms (orangy). So there's often not enough shades for peach, golden or olive complexions. I've never found a solid match for my skintone, as it's a slightly peachy olivey tone.

I can't really think of any off the top of my head, since I am fair skinned, but I also no longer wear foundation. I'd say check out review sites to see what gets good reviews, and then see if they have good shade ranges. I know brands like Makeup For Ever would likely have more shades to choose from. I like for reviews myself.

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I mean, we can rave about Almay all we want but if their products don't cater to women of color I feel like they still have a lot of work to do :cry:


natural is beautiful. but glamour is fun.


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I like Mary Kays liquid foundation, that's just me personally and I'm as you can see chocolate lol. They have a mineral powder that works great for oil control and setting liquid foundation but it breaks me out. I like looking at DestinyGodley(she is near my complexion) on YouTube as well as makeupalley.com for tips.

I'm a bronze 2 with Mary Kay and tried Mac once but hated how , I guess orange I looked. I wear foundation on special events sometimes so I'm not really deep into it like that. lipstick and eyeshadow yes lol.


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Skin type-Combination/sensitive

Morning- Mary kay combo oily cleanser

blemish control toner (only in the rare instance i'm having a small breakout)

Mary kay Day solution 2 pumps

Mary Kay moisturizer combo oily moisturizer

Night- Mary kay combo oily cleanser

Mary kay night solution 2 pumps

Mary Kay moisturizer combo oily moisturizer

*vaseline on dry areas*

Subject to change because I never stick to anything. :P


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