We celebrate best beauty brands for women with skin of color!
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Hi! I'm Tia Williams, a beauty expert, and I'm here to talk to you all about fabulous makeup brands for women of color. Since February is Black History Month, it's very important for women of color to pick out products that are designed specifically to meet their needs. And two things that we deal with are ashy skin and uneven skin tone, and a brand that really speaks to those concerns is Ambi. Now, they are known primarily for their fade creams, but they also have a fantastic line of facial and body care products, all of which deal hyper-pigmentation, improving the clarity of the skin, skin texture and also hydration, but the best part is that all of these products are between $2 and $10. For years, since the 1960s, Ambi has been dedicated to the success of women of color, and now they are accepting application for their second annual scholarship program to help assist the minority women in careers of science and medicine. Five women will be chosen to receive $10,000 towards their tuition which is exciting and you can find out more about the program on ambiflawlessskin.com. Now, in terms of make up it's all about Luxe looks for less this spring and another brand that I love that has been making really great affordable products for women of colors for a long time is CoverGirl. And this is their queen collection by Queen Latifa, and it's their new Natural Hue Minerals collection, and its all pressed powder and Bronzers. They are all very sheer which makes it easy to pick out the right color for your skin tone, and they give your skin a really sun-kissed, radiant natural glow, without making your look ashy which is great. And all of the products are oil free and hypoallergenic which is great for sensitive skin. And then for eyes, it's all about sort of metallic shades like golds and silvers and bronzes. They look great on brown skin. And then for lips we're looking at Cherry, that's a really big trend for spraying. Your look is incomplete without really great mascara. So, definitely follow up with a couple of coats of black mascaras. You can find all of these products on drugstore.com and they are all under $10. So, you're definitely getting a great look for not a lot of bucks, which is great right now. And then in terms of hair, for spring, spring hair is easy hair. As the weather heats up, it gets a lot more humid, and you can deal with humid, like frizzy hair or limp hair, a great way to combat that is with a pony tail. They were all over the runways for spring; whether it's sort of low, sleek elegant pony tail or a high messy one. Its' always give a chic look. And then another way to beat the heat is just with a skinny headband. Just flip your hair back with a skinny headband and you're done. It's a classic look and it's an easy look which is fun. So again all of these products are under $10 and you can find out more on ambiflawlessskin.com and drugstore.com