12 Great Makeup Brands for Women of Color

Makeup Brands for Women of ColorWhile we’ve already discussed the fashion industries blindness to minorities, there’s another industry in particular that bodes a lot of frustration for us; beauty.

It’s 2014 and we are just seeing an emergence of beauty brands for women of color. Seemingly, for decades the beauty industry has dismissed ladies of darker pigments by categorizing us under one shade. But our beautiful skin tones are complex and diverse.

How many times have we been frustrated at the makeup counter or drugstore aisle trying to figure out what best suits our skin tone only to go home and look like an ashy mess because the foundation or concealer we bought was not the best for our complexion? Or maybe you’ve been cooped up in your bathroom for hours trying to conduct a science experiment in hopes of finding your perfect match by mixing colors? Laugh it off Vixens, we’ve all been there.

We’ve polled our office for some of the best makeup brands for darker pigments. So leave your worries behind as we journey through 12 great makeup brands for women of color.

Continue clicking to see the cosmetic brands that made the cut.

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