For anyone who is new to color correctors, orange or deep peachy color correctors are designed to cancel out blue bruises or dark spots on dark-to-deep skin tones. I personally love color correctors because this product gives me a more even skintone. Of course, you still need to use a concealer AFTER you use a color corrector so that color does not peek through your foundation.
Below are some of the best color correctors for dark-to-deep color correctors for those who are seeking a product to help with those annoying dark spots and hyperpigmentation!
To be honest, I thought dry shampoo was for women with straight hair instead of curly-haired women who once in a while straighten their hair. It wasn’t until last night at the salon a woman suggested I should use dry shampoo to prolong my style.
So for the natural girls out there who want to keep their straight style longer with the benefit of clean hair, I got you!
A miracle worker. Our talc-free dry shampoo is the perfect solution to lifeless, unwashed hair. A powerful combination of powders absorbs oil, adds volume and gives life to your hair, plus it smells amazing. Sprinkle a little in whenever your hair needs an instant pick me up.
An all organic, TALC-FREE hair powder for hair on days of unwash. This silky powder is perfect for on-the-go styling and leaves your hair smelling as fresh as a day one wash. Sprinkle a dime size amount of powder into your hands and rub through the roots of your dry hair.
As a Black woman that loves beauty products, I have seen all kinds of words come and go to describe flawless hair and makeup. “On Fleek”, “Laid”, “On point”…the list can go on and on! However, there is one word I hesitate to use. The word: beat.
Now, I am not going to get into the history of how “beat” became a thing, but I am going to get into why that word leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Recently, I attended and participated in an event for domestic violence victims. As part of this event, one woman was going to get a makeover. Once she was revealed, she looked completely different! However, in the excitement of seeing her, many women there shouted, “she beat your face!” Now, I know those women were telling her she looks great and they were SO happy for her, but some of them took a step back and realized what they just stated. That they just used the word “beat” in front of domestic violence victims. They quickly corrected themselves, apologized, and moved on. After the event, we had a lengthy discussion about using “beat”, for it can be a trigger word for some of the women.
Now, I know everyone has not faced abuse and the word “beat” isn’t a strong word, but with the statistic of Black women experiencing domestic violence is 35% higher than White women, I hesitate using “beat” when I see other Black women with flawless makeup. Not only is domestic violence a serious and underrated issue within the Black community, I also hesitate to use “beat” for much of recent Black history, we have been faced with actions that can only be described as atrocious. Senseless beatings, lynchings, and brutality has been directed towards Black and Brown people, so I refuse to use a negative verb to replace a positive adjective.
So challenge people not to use “beat”, especially now being Domestic Violence Month. Support women with positive adjectives! If you need help, GOOGLE is a powerful tool!
Makeup no doubt is still a controversial topic. The debate still rages on whether wearing makeup is “false advertising” or a tool for self-empowerment. Personally speaking, I wear makeup as a form of self-improvement. I enjoy sitting down every day and applying color to my face to enhance my appearance. Yes, I do wear makeup to cover-up my dark spots from puberty, but as far as my personality goes, I am still the same person I was before without makeup. However, that is me. Everyone has their reasons to wear or not to wear cosmetics.
For Alicia Keys, she has made the choice to stop wearing makeup and created something beautiful for herself and others. Photographed for the FAULT Magazine, Alicia Keys is quoted saying she is “learning to try and let go of the word “perfection””. Letting go of perfection has given Ms. Keys the idea to revamp the #NoMakeUp movement by writing a letter voicing her new found freedom.
Check out Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and you will see the hundreds of women and men putting down their brushes and embracing their natural features.
While, you are going to go au naturale for a hour or your whole life–remember you are a beautiful and amazing person. Keep being you.