brown girl friendly
BR “Mocha”, BR “Rich Mahogany”, CG “Ebony Bronze”, Sleek “Dark”, MAC “Blunt”, Graftobian “Hidden Magic”
Black Radiance “Mocha” (~$5): A very surprising drugstore find. These powders were surprisingly pigmented and almost creamy in texture. I love “Mocha” for medium and medium dark skin tones or for a more subtle contour on dark skin tones.
Black Radiance “Rich Mahogany” (~$5): Best for medium dark to deep skin tones
CoverGirl “Ebony Bronze” (~$7): This is probably the most subtle of the contour products featured. The texture in the pan is harder than the Black Radiance powders but it still applies to the skin very well with a brush. Best for medium- medium dark skin tones or layered to enhance a cream contour product.
Sleek Contour Kit in “Dark” (~$8.50): Sleek makes some of the best blushes and contour products ever! I hope they are available in US drugstore sometime in the future. Best for medium dark to deep skin tones. (Also available in “Medium” & “Light)
MAC Blush in “Blunt”($21): I debated about including this product because there are better products for a lower price point but regardless It’s a good shade for brown girls. I don’t love the texture in the pan, it’s a bit stiff imo, I much prefer the silkier texture of the Black Radiance and Graftobian powders. It can be applied lightly or built up to a more pigmented finish. Best for medium to medium dark skin tones.
Graftobian HD Pro Powder in “Hidden Magic” (~$10): The darkest contour product I’ve come across. The neutral undertones of this product create a true shadow effect on the skin. This powder is highly pigmented, I only use the lightest tap on the tip of my brush anything more and I will definitely have “dirty mud face”. This powder is great for ladies with a deep brown skin tones. “Hazelnut” & “Mocha” are also neutral toned powders in this line that may suitable for lighter brown skin tones.