There are few things we won’t try in the name beauty of our Simone sisters so when we come across makeup that works on black skin and is clean–clean as in no extraneous chemicals–and does not give you that caked on makeup look, we get a little extra excited.
If you’ve never heard of The Beauty Counter, that’s okay as they are a fairly new company to the beauty game. Not your mama’s Mary Kay or Avon, this online store that has no brick and mortars is a green queen’s dream. Much like how Warby Parker started out, we expect that any day now the company will be announcing a few stores opening up. Until then, you should do like we did and get your hands on some of their fabulous Tint Skin. It’s somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and BB or CC cream and a foundation (the coverage is build-able to medium). To be honest, we’re not big into the new letters for makeup name makeup formulations–anything that covers, won’t give us death and looks natural is a-okay our books. This finish is flawless and light–not the best makeup for breakout days but when your skin is giving life and you still need a little something, this cold be that little something. It also has hyaluronic acid, which can hold one thousand times its weight in water and also promotes smoother-looking skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Technically Tint Skin is a foundation despite it not really seeming like one and for those of you who actually want a foundation, their Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer is a good choice.
The Tint Skin coupled with the Touchup Skin Concealer Pen which you can use under your eyes or all over your face is a nice combo. The concealer stays put for most of the day, giving you long-lasting wear and it also helps to slightly plump the skin under your eyes (though we could be imagining that and are just hopeful that the knotgrass extract it contains is actually working).
The only drawback to this line is that though they are developing colors, their dark formulations stops a little too short for our liking–it’s currently ends at aruond a rich mocha (hey, Beauty Counter, black women come in a beautiful myraid of darker shades between mocha and honey). This line is a keeper though and so you may just want to check it out.