“Where will I find the perfect foundation to match my skin tone now?“, many of my readers wondered aloud.
Well I’m here to let you know — the days of black skin finding limited matches in the drugstore or department stores are SO over. Sure, there are some brands that still stubbornly offer six shades of foundation, but there are others who go above and beyond to satisfy consumers of all skin tones. Here are some of my favorites.
Confession time: I’m a closet Tyra Banks fan. Why wouldn’t I be? She’s beautiful, intelligent, and ambitious. She’s the physical embodiment of the phrase “more than a pretty face.” Tyra has proven that she can pretty much do it all and look fabulous while doing it.
We’ve been saying this since the Seventies, and some people still don’t know. Some people still don’t believe. And saddest of all, some of those who don’t know and believe that in their hearts are black women.
So allow me to say it loud and say it proud for us all — black is beautiful.
Look in the mirror and smile at yourself. The pigment of your skin is glowing and gorgeous. Anyone who makes you feel any less is an idiot, and they are not worth a second of your time.
Why am I writing this? It’s a follow up to this comment I got on Afrobella in February, 2008. Scroll down to comment 75. Yup, I’m still getting comments on this thread a year later, and that particular one lingered with me. (more…)