8 CRUELTY-FREE Blushes For Black Women

Now that I am recharged from my Hong Kong trip, I wanted to discuss cheek color for us Black and Brown Babes!

Blush For Dark Skin

Unlike lip color, coordinating your undertone to your blush color isn’t necessary. While you CAN match your undertone to your blush, just having an idea of your skintone is all you need to find the perfect color for you.

Because we are deeper in color, our blush should be brighter and bolder to stand out against our skin. If it is too light, the color can make you like clown-like and frankly, childish.

As the guideline follows:

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Happy (and Ethical) Halloween!

Hands down, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! And yes, it beats gift-giving Christmas. I enjoy the whole idea of mixing the scary with the happy moments with candy. But what I love most about Halloween is the chance to transform yourself into anything you want.

Here are some awesome companies that have a large array of colors and shades to pull together your costume! Happy HALLOWEEN!

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  • Blush: Silk Naturals Blush $4.50-$6.50
    • With options for vegans, Silk Naturals offer both powder and cream blushes for all skintones and skin types–a total of 65 different colors!

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  • Lipsticks: KA’OIR Cosmetics $16.99-$18.99
    • These lipsticks are B-O-L-D. From bright sky blue to mellow yellow, Ka’oir cosmetics are definitely going to make you stand out.  Her lipsticks ARE NOT vegan, however.
NOT MY COLLECTION! I wish...but credit to Vampy Varnish
NOT MY COLLECTION! I wish…but credit to Vampy Varnish
  • Nail Polish: ZOYA $9-$10
    • With about 400 colors to choice from, I bet you will find the perfect shade and texture to match your costume.

 

Finding Your Perfect Blush for Your Skin Type

Like other cosmetics, it is important to know your skin type (along with your skin tone!). One blush type may work for your friend but it may not work for you. Save your time and money and check out the chart displaying which blushes work for your skin type!

Blush Skin Types

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  • For Oily/ Combination Skin: Powders work best on us! Liquid-type blushes make us look even oilier. So try Silk Natural’s mineral powder in Afterglow. It is a peachy pink color with gold shimmer. This color works for all skin tones and undertones.
  • For Dry Skin: Unlike oily skin, powders aren’t your friend. Stick to more moisturizing, liquid blushes such as 100% Pure Cream Blush in Peachy.
  • For Normal Skin: You are lucky! You can choose ANY blush type.
  • For Sensitive Skin: Follow the rule if your skin is more oily, normal, or dry but be more mindful of unknown ingredients. W3LL PEOPLE creates products free of artificial preservatives, parabens, chemicals, dyes, fragrance, silicone, dimethicone, pthalates, sulphates, petroleum, talc, bismuth oxychloride, and nanoparticles! Try their Purist Blush Powder in number 63, a luminous apricot tone.