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    "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    I took this survey from the thread on the Cosmetic Discussion board and thought it'd be fun to hear from what women of color like or are using.
    Please post your skintone/skintype/hair type also. Have fun!

    NC45 - pretty good skin, a little shiny on Tzone/kinky curly hair when worn naturally/colored/highlighted.

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Neutrogena Acne Wash/Dove Bar
    Toner/astringent: N/A
    Exfoliator: N/A
    Moisturizer: haven't found one I like but use Cetaphil lotion or OoO complete
    Eye Cream: MAC Fast Response Cream
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:Tazorac
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: Tazorac
    Blemish Treatment: Duac gel (Rx)
    Mask: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Target knockoff of Dial. Smells sooo good!
    Cleanser (bar): Irish Spring
    Scrub: Origins Salt Scrub
    Lotion/Body Cream: Palmers Cocoa Butta, Johnson's Baby Oil
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Pantene 2+1 shampoo and conditioner
    Conditioner: any Pantene conditioning treatment
    Conditioning Treatment: Aphogee
    Leave In Conditioner: N/A
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: Beyond Zone Noodle head, Treseme Shaping Milk, Proclaim gloss
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: Studio Finish Matte/SF
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: MAC Select Cover up/Studio Finish
    Loose Powder: MAC Sheer Select Loose/Cover Girl Mineral Loose powder
    Pressed Powder: N/A
    Powder Blush: Gingerly, Sweet as Cocoa, NARS Deep Throat
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: N/A
    Bronzer: Fake Bake Bronzy babe, MAC Refined/Beyond Bronze

    EYE
    Mascara: MAC Zoomlash, Chanel Inimitable, MF 2000 calorie, Bourjois Maxi Frange
    Primer/Base: MAC CCB
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC Paints, Shadesticks
    Liner (pencil): MAC
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Vaseline Intensive Lip Treatment
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: N/A
    Lipstick: MAC Honeyflower & Sophisto
    Lip Gloss: MAC Lustreglasses (Wonderstruck, Pinkarat, Ornamental)

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat:
    Top Coat:
    Polish: Sally Hansen

    Your turn!
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Mary Kay Creamy Cleanser or Deep Cleanser
    Toner/astringent: Mary Kay Purifying Freshener or Blemish Control
    Exfoliator: Paula's Choice BHA Lotion 2%
    Moisturizer: Mary Kay Balancing
    Eye Cream: MAC Fast Response Cream
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:Tazorac
    Blemish Treatment: MK Blemish Gel
    Mask: MK Revitalizing Mask
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Dove or Caress
    Scrub: Homeade Sugar Scrub
    Lotion/Body Cream: Palmers Cocoa Butta, Johnson's Baby Oil Gel
    Hand Cream: MK
    Foot Cream: Carols Daughter
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Keracare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo
    Conditioner: Keracare Humecto
    Conditioning Treatment: Affirm 5 n 1 Reconstructor
    Leave In Conditioner: N/A
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: Keracare Wax Stick and Silken Seal
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: Studio Fix, Studio Fix Fluid, L'oreal HIP
    Tinted Moisturizer: NA
    Concealer: MAC
    Loose Powder: MAC Sheer Select Loose
    Pressed Powder: MAC
    Powder Blush: MAC
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: MAC
    Bronzer: NA

    EYE
    Mascara: L'oreal Carbon Black, MAC Zoomlash,
    Primer/Base: MAC Paints, UD PP
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments, MUFE, Stila
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC Paints, Shadesticks
    Liner (pencil): MAC
    Liner (liquid):Mac
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines, BB

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Carmex
    Lip Liner: MAC
    Lipstick: MAC
    Lip Gloss: MAC Lustreglasses, Lipglass, Lipgelles, Stila's Lipglazes
    Tools

    Brushes: MAC
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: Burts Bees
    Base Coat: Creative Stickey
    Top Coat: Seche Vite
    Polish: OPI, Essie, Revlon

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Arbonne Nutrimin-C Anti-Aging Line
    Toner/astringent: " "
    Exfoliator: " "
    Moisturizer: " "
    Eye Cream: " "
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: " "

    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: " "
    Blemish Treatment: Neutrogena Blemish Control
    Mask: Arbonne Nutrimin-C Deep Pore Mask
    Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch (SPF 30-70)

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Neutrogena Body Clear
    Cleanser (bar): Dove (the original is the best)
    Scrub: Arbonne Aromasentials Salt Scrub
    Lotion/Body Cream: anything without mineral oil
    Hand Cream: Aveda and Arbonne
    Foot Cream: Aveda and Arbonne
    Sunscreen: Neurtogena Ultra-Sheer

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Aveda Brillant Shampoo - Curl Junkie Moisturizing Shampoo
    Conditioner: Trader Joe Nourish Spa Conditioner & Paul Mitchel Instant Moisture Daily Moisture Treatment
    Conditioning Treatment: Aveda Cherry Bark Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Leave In Conditioner: Aveda Elixir
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: Design Styling Mousse
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: Px Custom Blend
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: Px Custom Blend
    Loose Powder: Px *magic Translucent Powder
    Pressed Powder: Px Custom Blend
    Powder Blush: MAC & NARS
    Cream/Gel Blush: Px (d/c), Stila Convertable Color, & NARS
    Highlighter: MAC Irridescent Pressed Powder and/or MSF, Stila All-Over Shimmer Powder
    Bronzer: Px Bronzing Trio

    EYE
    Mascara: Px Lash Envy
    Primer/Base: UUDP (primer) & MAC Prep + Prime for Eyes (base)
    Eyeshadow: Urban Decay, MAC, Stila, NARS, & Lancome
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC Paints, Shadesticks, NARS
    Liner (pencil): MAC Powerpoint and Eye Khol
    Liner (liquid): MAC Liquidlast
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Burt's Bees
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: MAC
    Lipstick: MAC
    Lip Gloss: Px Moonbeam, MAC Lustreglasses

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC, Sephora
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
    Base Coat: Sally Hansen
    Top Coat: Sally Hansen
    Polish: Sally Hansen

    Your turn!

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NW40/combo/pretty curly

    Skincare

    Cleanser: LUSH Angels on Bare Skin
    Toner/astringent: Witch Hazel
    Exfoliator: N/A
    Moisturizer: Still looking
    Eye Cream: N/A
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: Proactiv Toner followed by lotion
    Mask: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Kiehls
    Cleanser (bar): Oil of Olay
    Scrub: Wylde Ivy scrubs
    Lotion/Body Cream: B&BW Body Cream/Body Butter or Aveeno Moisturizing Lotion
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Aveda Rosemary & Mint
    Conditioner: L'Oreal Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Nurturing Creme
    Conditioning Treatment: SILK ELEMENTS MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
    Leave In Conditioner: SILK ELEMENTS MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: SILK ELEMENTS Foam Styling Lotion
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: Still looking
    Foundation: MAC SPF Select 15, MAC SFF, Bare Escentuals
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: MAC
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: MAC Blot Powder
    Powder Blush: MAC, Nars
    Cream/Gel Blush: Smashbox Skin Tint, MAC Cheekhue/Blushcreme
    Highlighter: MAC MSFs, Nars Multiples
    Bronzer: Nars Casino

    EYE
    Mascara: Cover Girl Volume Exact
    Primer/Base: MAC Paints, UDPP
    Eyeshadow: MAC, UD, Nars
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC Paints
    Liner (pencil): MAC, UD
    Liner (liquid): MAC liquid liner, NOT liquidlast liner
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Blistex Herbal Answer, Chapstick All Natural
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: MAC
    Lipstick: MAC
    Lip Gloss: MAC Lipglass/Lustreglass/Lipgelees, Smasbox

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC
    Eyelash Curler: Shu Uemura

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat: OPI
    Top Coat: OPI
    Polish: OPI
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NC45 or C7/normal to dry/relaxed not sure of natural state?

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Dove Beauty Bar, Target Face Wipes
    Toner/astringent: Clinique mild clarifying the one with no #
    Exfoliator: Manual--QHMJ scrub....Chemical Clinique Total Turnaround concentrate
    Moisturizer: MAC Moisturelush night---Dove sensitive skin day
    Eye Cream: Clinique gwp
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: NA
    Mask: N/A---looking for a moisturizing one
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Caress
    Cleanser (bar): Irish Spring
    Scrub: NA
    Lotion/Body Cream: Vaseline Int Care Moisturizing Lotion
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    WHATEVER my Stylist uses
    Styling Products: Wrap gel for night and African something grease for dry hair?
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: NA
    Foundation: Clinique Perfectly real powder in #144, Chanel Teint Innocence in Walnut
    Bronze--still looking for HG
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: MAC Select coverup NW40
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: MAC Blot Powder
    Powder Blush: MAC Raizin, NARS Taj Mahal
    Cream/Gel Blush: NA
    Highlighter: NA
    Bronzer: NA

    EYE
    Mascara: Cover Girl Volume Exact
    Primer/Base: UDPP, MAC Paint pot
    Eyeshadow: MAC
    Cream Eyeshadow: NA
    Liner (pencil): NA---looking
    Liner (liquid): NA
    Liner (gel): NA---looking novice here

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Whatever is lying around or Burts Bees
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: Clinique Automatic
    Lipstick: MAC--Charismatic, Honeyflower
    Lip Gloss:
    Tools

    Brushes: MAC---190, 129, 217, 224
    Eyelash Curler: NA

    Nails

    Whatever I decide when I go to the Salon I am a klutz at nails

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    Nw45/acne prone/4B transitioning from chemicals straighteners/twist outs

    Skincare

    Cleanser: AM: Arbonne Clear Advantage cleanser PM: black soap
    Toner/astringent: Arbonne Clear Advantage toner PM: Home Health Blemish Treatment Lotion
    Exfoliator: St. Ives Apricot Scrub
    Moisturizer: AM: Arbonne Clear Advantage Lotion PM: Mixture of olive oil, tea tree oil, and castro oil
    Eye Cream: N/A
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: Arbonne
    Mask: Indian Gray Clay
    Sunscreen: Coppertone faces

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Um...right now it's Caress Tahitian Renewal
    Cleanser (bar): I don't use bar soap
    Scrub: WalMart brand salt scrub
    Lotion/Body Cream: Lubriderm
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Cream of Nature
    Conditioner: Paul Mitchell (my partner's---I would use V05 but she insists on using P.M.)
    Conditioning Treatment: Um....I would have to ask my partner.
    Leave In Conditioner: N/A
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: N/A
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: Becca Mattifying Primer
    Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: MAC concealer palette NW 45
    Loose Powder: Becca Loose Powder
    Pressed Powder: MAC
    Powder Blush: MAC
    Cream/Gel Blush: MAC
    Highlighter: Depends
    Bronzer: Nah...

    EYE
    Mascara: Prescriptives False Lash
    Primer/Base: UDPP
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows
    Cream Eyeshadow: Oh no!!! I would have serious creasing
    Liner (pencil): MAC
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Mary Kay Lip Treatment
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: MAC
    Lipstick: MAC
    Lip Gloss: MAC Lustreglasses, Lipgelee and Lipglass

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC
    Eyelash Curler: Kroger brand???---Grocery store...I forgot I had it.

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream:
    Base Coat: Clear Calcium
    Top Coat:
    Polish:
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    Bump...I would love to hear more

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NW45/pretty good skin--sometimes dry
    Natural nappy 'bout to be loc'd up hair---ALWAYS dry.

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Black soap or Aveeno's daily wash.
    Toner/astringent: N/A
    Exfoliator: N/A
    Moisturizer: Shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil (I'm into the natural thang...)
    Eye Cream: N/A
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: N/A
    Mask: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Dove, Johnson&Johnson Lavendar Wash
    Cleanser (bar): Jergens
    Scrub: Swiss ---"somethin"....they make a good one.
    Lotion/Body Cream: Oh my...many from Vicky S, baby oil and sometimes shea butter.
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: Whatever has SPF 50 and up! I go to the beach/pool pretty often.

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: N/A---I do the no-poo method.
    Conditioner: Whatever I create myself from oils or Suave.
    Conditioning Treatment: N/A
    Leave In Conditioner: N/A
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: N/A
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: Studio Fix
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: N/A
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: N/A
    Powder Blush: N/A
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: N/A
    Bronzer: N/A

    EYE
    Mascara: Loreal HIP
    Primer/Base: UPDD
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows, Loreal HIP, Isa Dora, Milani
    Cream Eyeshadow: N/A
    Liner (pencil): Revlon ColorStay
    Liner (liquid): Milani (pretty terrible, too. I need somethin' new)
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Burt's Bee's or Cocoa butter
    Primer:
    Lip Liner: Jordana....CHEAP!
    Lipstick: N/A
    Lip Gloss: Sometimes lip gelee...

    Tools
    Brushes: Target.....art stores
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: Burt's Bee's
    Base Coat: N/A
    Top Coat: N/A
    Polish: OPI
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    N9/Good & Very Oily/Natural Since 1989-Kinky Fro

    Skin

    Cleanser: Guanian Black Soap
    Toner: N/A
    Exfoliator: The Refining Facial - La Mer
    Moisturizer: Night Cream - IMAN
    Eye Cream: Eye Defense Cream - IMAN
    Blemish Treatment: N/A
    Mask: Purifying Mud Mask - AHAVA
    Sunscreen: Melanin

    Body

    Cleanser: Ylang-Ylang Myrrh Foam Bath - Bath & Body Works
    Cleansing Bar: Guanian Black Soap
    Scrub: Angel Exfoliant - Thierry Mugler
    Lotion/Body Cream: Nivea Essentially Enriched, Angel Body Creme
    Hand Cream: Angel Hand Cream - Thierry Mugler
    Foot Cream: Angel Body Cream | Lavender F/C - L`occitane
    Sunscreen: Melanin

    Hair

    Shampoo: Aveda Sap Moss
    Conditioner: Aveda Sap Moss
    Conditioning Treatment: Sebastian Collection Potion 9
    Leave In Conditioner: Aveda Elixir | H2 - Elasta QP
    Scalp Treatment: Sulfur 8 Light
    Pomade: Gensing Miracle Wonder 8
    Styling Products: Frizz-Ease Extra Strength Serum, Secret Weapon
    Home Hair Color: Clairol Textures & Tones - Light Golden Brown

    MAKE-UP

    FACE

    Skin Primer: My concoction - Mix of Ponds Vanishing Cream with Milk of Magnesia applied with foundation brush or hands.
    Foundation: Second to None Cream to Powder in Earth 4 - IMAN
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Conceal: Bobbi Brown Creamy in Chestnut | MAC Studio Finish NW45
    Loose Powder: Smooth Finish in Medium - Milani
    Pressed Powder: Milani Honey Amber
    Powder Blush: Taos - NARS | Breezy - MAC | Peace - IMAN
    Blush Creme: Blush Stick #1 - IMAN | CheekHue in Velvet Elvis - MAC
    Highlight: Silver Dusk - MAC | The Multiple in Cannes - NARS


    EYES

    Brows: Earth Brown Pencil - Prestige | Stud - MAC
    Base: Sublime Nature, Structural Brown, Base Light - MAC Paints
    Shadows: Pandora, Star Sailor, Divine - NARS Duos | Carbon, Beauty Marked, Rose Blanc, Deep Truth, Swimming, Gesso, Embark, Phloof!, Passionate, Rule, Pink Venus - MAC
    Liner: Carbon Shadow, Graph Black Pencil - MAC
    Lashes: Dense Black Flutter - MUF | Dramatic Kit - ELF | #3, #7 MAC
    Mascara: Cils Design Pro - Lancome | Intense XXL - Maybelline

    LIPS

    Prime: Lip Fix - Shu Uemura
    Lip Liner: Prune - IMAN | BBQ - MAC,
    Lipstick: Tanarama, Paramount, Icon - MAC | Citron, Lava - IMAN
    Gloss: Lip Glass Clear - MAC | Insolent Peach - Dior

    Beauty Tools

    Brushes: Laura Mercier, SmashBox, MAC, Bobbi Brown, @design

    Eyelash Curler: Tweezerman Precision

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: Pure Shea Butter
    Base : Firoze`
    Lacquer: Shirelle - MAC | Black Magic - Milani | Birthday Babe - OPI
    Top : Firoze`

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...


    • NC43, clear, well-behaved skin most of the time. Occasional breakout in response to something, generally treat as sensitive.


    • "Wash and wear" hair, naturally wavy/curly, color treated. I always treat as DRY/CHEMICALLY TREATED.

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser
    Toner/astringent: (Good old fashioned) Seabreeze -- sensitive skin formula
    Exfoliator
    : Either of Burt's Bees: Peach & Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub or Citrus Facial Scrub
    Moisturizer: Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer (Day) and Night of Olay (Night)
    Mask: DHC Mineral Mask; Queen Helene Mint Julep
    (I had to add this -->) Makeup Remover: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil


    Body Care

    Cleanser (liquid): Dove Sensitive Skin
    Cleanser (bar): All from Nubian Heritage: Shea Butter Soap with Lavender and Wild Flowers; Body Butter Soap; Olive Butter Soap; Coconut and Papaya Soap (I LOVE their various soaps, there are more)
    Scrub: DHC Pacific Rim Salt Scrub
    Lotion/Body Cream: Pure, unrefined shea butter
    Hand Cream: Pure, unrefined shea butter
    Foot Cream: Pure, unrefined shea butter

    Hair Care

    Shampoo: I use a little bit of everything but consistently use Dove, for extremely dry hair (dark blue packaging)
    Conditioner: Same as shampoo, above
    Conditioning Treatment: Same as shampoo and conditioner, above
    Leave In Conditioner: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-In
    Styling Products: Again, a little bit of everything. Notably: Dove Define & Shine Control Gel


    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: DHC Velvet Skin Coat
    Foundation: MAC Studio Fix, Prescriptives Any Wear
    Loose Powder: MAC Select Sheer/Loose
    Pressed Powder: MAC Blot Powder


    EYE
    Mascara: Loreal Telescopic
    Primer/Base: UPDD
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows mostly
    Liner (pencil): MAC Softsparkle in Nightsky or MAC Teddy (Edited to add that I am now smitten with MACs Kohl Power pencils, also!)
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines, Prescriptives Perfect Every Line

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Burt's Bee's
    Lip Liner: MAC Chestnut is my HG
    Lipstick: Mostly MAC, some Iman
    Lip Gloss: Lipglasses/Lustreglasses

    Tools
    Brushes: MAC, and some I've seen in Target

    Nails

    Top Coat: Sally Hansen Mega Shine
    Polish: OPI and China Glaze

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NW45 or NC50 - pretty good skin, combo/oily T-Zone/Thick Coarse Hair that is relaxed/highlighted.

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Mary Kay Time Wise Combo, MAC Wipes
    Exfoliator: Mary Kay Formula 2
    Moisturizer: Mary Kay Formula 2
    Mask: Mary Kay Formula 2

    Body Care
    Cleanser (bar): Irish Spring/Lever 2000
    Lotion/Body Cream: Palmers Cocoa Butta, Avon Moisture Therapy Oatmeal

    Hand Cream: Same as Lotion

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Mizani Intense
    Conditioner: Mizani Moisturizing
    Styling Products: Kera Kare
    Hairspray: Kera Kare Oil Sheen and Holding Spray

    Makeup

    FACE
    Foundation: MAC NW45 Studio Fix, NC50 Studio Finish, MSF Dark
    Concealer: MAC Select Cover up/Studio Finish

    EYE
    Mascara: MAC Pro Lash, Cover Girl Lash Exact
    Primer/Base: MAC CCB, Paints, Fluidliners
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments, L'Oreal HIP Shadows
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC Paints
    Liner (pencil): MAC
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: MAC, Avon
    Lip Liner: MAC Chestnut, Mahogany, Currant, Nightmoth
    Lipstick: MAC Honeyflower, Meltdown, Fluid and more
    Lip Gloss: MAC Lustreglasses (Instant Gold, Sinnamon & more)

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat: Sally Hansen
    Top Coat: Sally Hansen
    Polish: OPI
    Sassy in Chucktown

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NC40 - combo skin (greasy on my nose, dry on my cheeks), thick, curly/wavy hair

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Garnier Nutritioniste NutriPure
    Toner/astringent: N/A
    Exfoliator: N/A
    Moisturizer: The Body Shop Vitamin E
    Eye Cream: N/A
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: Tea tree oil
    Mask: N/A
    Sunscreen: Fair & Lovely

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): N/A
    Cleanser (bar): Some soap I stole from some hotels, I have a shoebox full of them.
    Scrub: N/A
    Lotion/Body Cream: St. Ives Vanilla, VS
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: VS skin silkening body lotion (Vanilla Lace)
    Sunscreen: Fair & Lovely

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Suave professionals biobasics
    Conditioner: (same as above)
    Conditioning Treatment: Dabur Amla oil
    Leave In Conditioner: N/A
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: Organix Coconut Milk Split Ends remover
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Active Light, Neutrogena Mineral Sheers
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: Physicians Formula Concealer Duo in Beige/Green
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: N/A
    Powder Blush: Clinique cupid, Prestige Raffia, MAC plum foolery,
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: L'oreal Blush Delice in Strawberry Tart
    Bronzer: N/A
    EYE
    Mascara: Lancome L'Extreme (my absolute favorite)
    Primer/Base: L'oreal decrease
    Eyeshadow: MAC, Physicians Formula Baked Sweets, NYC eye2eye in plum heather, Lancome,
    Cream Eyeshadow: N/A (greasy lids)
    Liner (pencil): UD 24/7, Prestige automatic pencils
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines
    ** Brow stuff: MAC Brow shader in soft charcoal/maple

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Burt's bees
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: Loreal automatic lip liners
    Lipstick: MAC Prolongwear in Alta Moda (perfect base for any of my red lipsticks), MAC Red, Besame Cherry Red, Estee Lauder Double Wear in Eterna Plum
    Lip Gloss: Laura Mercier Liquid Crystals Lip glace in Pink Quartz, MAC Hothouse lipglass

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC, but since I'm a poor college student, Sonia Kashuk
    Eyelash Curler: Revlon, Tweezerman

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat: Total Nail Rx (the pink one)
    Top Coat: Seche Vite
    Polish: Revlon Colorstay, Loreal Top Speed
    It's not makeup, it's warpaint...

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    Senior Member oracle1's Avatar
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NC45 - Normal/shiny T-zone/hair:relaxed, dyed hair worn in every style imaginable

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Cetaphil, Clean & Clear Morning Burst , LUSH Coal Face soap
    Toner/astringent: Witch Hazel
    Exfoliator: Neotrogena Blackhead scrub
    Moisturizer: Clinique Gel (the yellow one)
    Mask: Queen Helen
    Sunscreen: Avon

    Body Care

    Cleanser (liquid): Dove
    Cleanser (bar): Dove, Lever, Irish Spring
    Scrub: Lush Ocean salt, Lush buffy the backside slayer
    Lotion/Body Cream: Palmers Cocoa Butter, Johnson's Baby Oil, Coconut Oil
    Hand Cream: Avon Silicone Glove
    Foot Cream: Any
    Sunscreen: Avon

    Hair Care

    Shampoo: Creme of Nature(old school), others as well
    Conditioner: any
    Conditioning Treatment: 10 en 1, Dr. Miracle
    Leave In Conditioner: Motions
    Styling Products: CHI, Pink Oil(yeah, I know) Pro Con Gel, Vatika Coconut oil, olive oil, Mane & tail detangler(staple)
    Hairspray: Spritz, Pump it up
    At Home Dye: Bijen (the asian powder mix) or jet black rinse
    Professional: A lovely Brazilian lady does my hair sometimes. Really only go to the salon for trims, otherwise i style it myself

    FACE MAKEUP

    Foundation: MAC
    Concealer: MAC Studio Finish
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: MAC blot powder
    Powder Blush: MAC & NYX blushes
    Highlighter: any
    Bronzer: elf & wet n wild

    EYE

    Mascara: Lash Stiletto
    Primer/Base: UD primer potion
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments, & NYX
    Cream Eyeshadow: N/A
    Liner (pencil): MAC & NYX
    Liner (liquid): MAC
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines
    Brows: MAC Mystery & Cork e/s, Clear Brow Finisher, Spiked, Mixing Medium & a highlight

    LIP

    Chapstick/Balm: Carmax, ,Bonne Belle Orange Pop
    Lip Liner: MAC
    Lipstick: MAC Nudes & NYX Nudes....any nudes lol
    Lip Gloss: MAC Nudes & NYX Mega Shines

    TOOLS

    Brushes: MAC
    Other: Tweezer, , sharpener


    Nails
    Have a million and one polishes
    Oracle1
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    Senior Member PolyphonicLove's Avatar
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    Skincare
    Cleanser: Biore Pore Refining Wipes.
    Toner/astringent: Biore's Blackhead astringent.
    Exfoliator: until I invest...baking soda and a lil soap. works like a charm!
    Moisturizer: usually, Clean and Clears Oxygenating Moisturizer.
    Eye Cream: n/a
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: n/a
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: Olay Dermapods!
    Blemish Treatment: usually Clean and Clear's Blackhead stuff.
    Mask: Queen Helen's Mint Masque!
    Sunscreen: n/a

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): my fav is Netrogena's Body Scrub! Been using that Caress stuff tho.
    Cleanser (bar): Dove!
    Scrub: same as the liquid cleanser!
    Lotion/Body Cream: my fav is by St Ives! that whipped cream stuff.
    Hand Cream: n/a
    Foot Cream: n/a
    Sunscreen: n/a

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Neutrogena's Triple Moisturizing Shampoo.
    Conditioner: Neutrogena's Triple Moisturizing Conditioner.
    Conditioning Treatment: Neutrogena's Triple Moisturizing Deep Conditioner.
    Leave In Conditioner:n/a
    Volumizer: n/a
    Styling Products: Ampro Pro Styl hair gel...a classic! and almost anything by Softee.
    Hairspray: any sheen/holding spray by Pink.
    At Home Dye: n/a

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: n/a...I'd like to invest, though!
    Foundation: CG Trublend Liquid Foundation in Toasted Almond.
    Tinted Moisturizer: n/a
    Concealer: n/a, planning to invest!
    Loose Powder: CG Loose Translucent Powder.
    Pressed Powder: Revlon's ColorStay with SoftFlex in Medium/Deep.
    Powder Blush: honestly, Ive no idea the brand, sorta stole it from a friend. :]
    Cream/Gel Blush: n/a
    Highlighter: CG Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable.
    Bronzer: n/a...my last brozer passed away in a fatal bathroom accident.

    EYE
    Mascara: CG Lash Exact in Waterproof.
    Primer/Base: n/a
    Eyeshadow: Hot Topic's Rebel brand in Red.
    Cream Eyeshadow: Hot Topic's Eyesmudge in Red. Dries to a GORGE matte finish.
    Liner (pencil): Maybelline's Unstoppable liner. Barely smudges.
    Liner (liquid): Physician's Formula Eye Definer Felt Tip Eye Marker.
    Liner (gel): I usually go for Hot Topic's Black Eyesmudge for that.

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: anything my Lipsmackers or Avon.
    Primer: n/a
    Lip Liner: a semi-nude colour I got in a makeup set.
    Lipstick: Busted, by MARK. wonder if they still make it!
    Lip Gloss: Sally Hansen's Plumping Glosses! the clear will knock you out.

    Tools
    Brushes: a brush set I snagged at Claire's and this one set I got for free with a magazine I bought!
    Eyelash Curler: me mum's...haha.

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: n/a
    Base Coat: Sally Hansen.
    Top Coat: Sally Hansen...
    Polish: Sally Hansen!
    check me out on Blogger and YT!

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    Senior Member gitts's Avatar
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NC45 - Sensitive: pretty good skin, a little shiny on Tzone, Relaxed Hair: black/dark brown

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Clinique Liquid Soap Mild
    Toner/astringent: Clinique Clarifying Lotion
    Exfoliator: St. Ives Medicated Apricot Face Scrub
    Moisturizer: Clinique Super Defense
    Eye Cream: Clinique All About The Eye Cream
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:Clinique Turnaround Visible Renewer
    Blemish Treatment: Clinique Night-time Ance Treatment
    Mask: Biore Self-heating Mask
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Dove Body Wash
    Cleanser (bar): Dove
    Scrub: N/A
    Lotion/Body Cream: Prescribed Cream
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock 45

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Motions Lavish Conditioning Shampoo
    Conditioner: Motions Moisture Plus Conditioner
    Conditioning Treatment: Motions CPR Treatment
    Leave In Conditioner: N/A
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: Motions Styling Foam and Hair Sheen
    Hairspray: Motion Light Hold Hair Spray
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: Clinique Superbalance Makeup
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: N/A
    Loose Powder: Clinique Blended Face Powder - Transparency 6
    Pressed Powder: N/A
    Powder Blush: MAC - Sweet as Cocoa, Raizin, Format
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: MAC Mineralized Skin Finish - Shimpagne
    Bronzer: MAC Mineralized Skin Finish - Deep Dark

    EYE
    Mascara: CG Exact Lash - Very Black
    Primer/Base: N/A
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows
    Cream Eyeshadow: N/A
    Liner (pencil): Bonne Belle Eye Definers
    Liner (liquid): Maybelline Liquid Liner - Black
    Liner (gel): Clinique Gel Liner - Black

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Blistex
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: Bonne Belle Eye Definers
    Lipstick: MAC lipsticks
    Lip Gloss: CG Wet Slicks

    Tools

    Brushes: Body Brushes from UK
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat: N/A
    Top Coat: N/A
    Polish: N/A
    I wear NW50 Mac Studio Fix

  16. #16
    Senior Member MiCHiE's Avatar
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NW45 (who's not?), oily skin; porous, fine, relaxed hair.

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Biore Pore Minimizing Face Wash (night), Thalgo Pure Freshness Cleansing Gel (morning)
    Toner/astringent: Neutrogena Clear Pore Astringent/ Thalgo Pure Freshness Astringent
    Exfoliator: N/A
    Moisturizer: Thalgo Ultra Matte/ Somme A-Bomb
    Eye Cream: N/A
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: N/A
    Mask: N/A
    Sunscreen: Somme

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): No Pref.
    Cleanser (bar): No Pref.
    Scrub: N/A
    Lotion/Body Cream: Jergens
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: Kerasal
    Sunscreen: No pref.

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: KeraCare Hydrating, Detangling Shampoo
    Conditioner: KeraCare Leave In Conditioner
    Conditioning Treatment: KeraCare Reconstructor
    Leave In Conditioner: Same as "Conditioner"
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: CHI Straight Guard, Kerasilk Flat Marvel
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: N/A
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: N/A
    Loose Powder: MakeUp Forever Super Matte Loose Powder #12
    Pressed Powder: N/A
    Powder Blush: NARS Outlaw, MAC Sweet As Cocoa
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: N/A
    Bronzer: MAC Metal Rock MSF

    EYE
    Mascara: Cover Girl Volume Exact
    Primer/Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments, NARS
    Cream Eyeshadow: N/A
    Liner (pencil): Urban Decay 24/7, MAC
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Burt's Bees
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: N/A
    Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam VI
    Lip Gloss: MAC Lustreglass, Tendertones

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: SolarBalm
    Base Coat: Creative Toughen Up
    Top Coat: Seché Vite/PNC's Voila
    Polish: OPI/Essie/Creative

    Your turn!

  17. #17
    Senior Member KeshieShimmer's Avatar
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NW45 - horrible acne ridden skin (working on it), shiny, pigmentation
    Hair relaxed, no color, 4b I think

    Skincare

    Cleanser: M.D. Fonte' Glycare Cleansing Gel, Neova Herbal Wash
    Toner/astringent: N/A
    Exfoliator: Neova Microdermabrasion Scrub
    Moisturizer: Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF 15
    Eye Cream: Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: none
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: same as eye cream
    Blemish Treatment: M.D. Fonte' Glycare Perfection Gel, Differin Cream, antibiotics
    Mask: N/A
    Sunscreen: see moisturizer

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Bath and Body Works Black Rasberry Vanilla and Sheer Fresca
    Cleanser (bar): Irish Spring
    Scrub: Victoria's Secret Intensive Body Scrub
    Lotion/Body Cream: Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Butter Lotion
    Hand Cream: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Aveda Damage Remedy
    Conditioner: Aveda Damage Remedy Reconstruction Conditioner
    Conditioning Treatment: Silk Elements Mega Silk Conditioning Mayonnaise
    Leave In Conditioner: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: CHI Silk Infusion, Organic Root Stimulator Lotion
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
    Foundation: SFF NW 45/ Bare Minerals dark
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: MAC Studio Finish NC 50
    Loose Powder: Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
    Pressed Powder: MAC blot powder deep dark
    Powder Blush: MAC Breezy, Bare Escentuals Compassion
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: Milani Luminous, MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder
    Bronzer: Black Radiance Radiant Glow

    EYE
    Mascara: Smashbox that's a wrap mascara in black
    Primer/Base: UDPP
    Eyeshadow: MAC- carbon, beautyburst, moth brown, nocturelle; BE pussycat, pure spice, peacock, praise, true gold, beautiful lisa; Milani shock, java bean
    Cream Eyeshadow: n/a
    Liner (pencil): Styli-style black, MAC Carbon e/s
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): Smashbox jet set liner in black

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Carmex
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: N/A
    Lipstick: MAC Vivacious
    Lip Gloss: MAC Pinkarat, Smashbox stuff

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC 129SE, 190SE, Pout Air Brush (187 dupe), BE eyelash comb, BE heavenly liner blending, Face Secrets (sally beauty brand) smudge, Sonia kashuk blending, Smashbox #21 (bent eyeliner), essence of Beauty smoky-wide double ended brush
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat: N/A
    Top Coat: Sally Hansen
    Polish: N/A
    If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
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  18. #18
    Senior Member doniad101's Avatar
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NW45 - oily/acne prone skin w/ a few acne scars///naturally curly corsed hair and highlighted.

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Olay Daily Facials Clarity Cloths
    Toner/astringent: N/A
    Exfoliator: N/A
    Moisturizer: Olay Complete w/ SPF 15
    Eye Cream: N/A
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: N/A
    Mask: Peter Thomas Roth Oxygen Detoxifying Masque
    Sunscreen: Olay Complete w/ SPF 15

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): N/A
    Cleanser (bar): Philosophy Amazing Grace
    Scrub: Victoria's Secret Smoothing Body Exfoliator
    Lotion/Body Cream: Johnson & Johnsons Baby Oil and Baby Lotion
    Hand Cream: Neutrogenas Norwegian Hand Cream
    Foot Cream: Same as above
    Sunscreen: Banana Boat Kids w/ SPF 50

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Pantene Relaxed and Natural
    Conditioner: Pantene Relaxed and Natural
    Conditioning Treatment: Pantene Relaxed and Natural Conditioning Mask
    Leave In Conditioner: same as above
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: Jam and Water
    Hairspray: Motions Hair Spray
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: Revlon Colorstay w/ Softflex or Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Cream Foundation
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: N/A
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: Covergirl Outlast Pressed Powder
    Powder Blush: Milani blushes (all except pink craze), MAC Desert Rose and Ambering Rose a few Smashbox blushes and Anabelle blushes
    Cream/Gel Blush: NARS Turkish Red
    Highlighter: Milani Luminous
    Bronzer: Physicians Formula Multi Colored Bronzer (Sometimes)

    EYE
    Mascara: Covergirl Lash Exact or Volume Exact
    Primer/Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
    Eyeshadow: MAC eyeshadows and pigments, WnW e/s trios, Milani e/s etc.
    Cream Eyeshadow: N/A
    Liner (pencil): N/A
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): L'oreal HIP cream liners

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Carmex or Chapstick Moisturizer
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: N/A
    Lipstick: None Really
    Lip Gloss: Way To Many to name, but favs are: YSL Golden Gloss #2 and The Balm Lip Plump

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC, Sephora, Sonia Kashuk etc.
    Eyelash Curler: New York Color and Shu Umera

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: Sally Hansen Vitamin E Cuticle Oil
    Base Coat: Sally Hansen Double Duty Base and Top Coat
    Top Coat: same as base
    Polish: OPI, Essie, China Glaze, NARS, Chanel etc.


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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    Caramel complexion, golden undertones. Very oily skin, hyperpigmentation is an issue. Hair is unrelaxed, naturally wavy/curly, usually heat styled

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Ole Henriksen On The Go cleanser
    Toner/astringent: Witch Hazel
    Exfoliator:Peter Thomas Roth Botanical Buffing Beads
    Moisturizer: Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation
    Eye Cream: Caudelie Contour Creme
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster
    Blemish Treatment: DermaDoctor Ain't Misbehavin'
    Mask: DDF 10% Sulfur Treatment
    Sunscreen: Peter Thomas Roth Ultra Lite Oil Free SPF30

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Philosophy 3-in-1s
    Scrub: Philosophy Hot Salt Scrub
    Lotion/Body Cream: Philosophy Body Butter
    Hand Cream: L'Occitane 25% Shea Butter hand creme
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: Peter Thomas Roth Ultra Lite Oil Free SPF30

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine
    Conditioner: ^^
    Conditioning Treatment: ^ Leave In Conditioner
    Leave In Conditioner: ^^
    Volumizer: Jonathan Silky Dirt
    Styling Products: Silky Dirt, Frederic Fekkai Beach Waves
    Hairspray: Jonathon Finish Hold
    At Home Dye: Garnier 100% Color

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: Make Up For Ever All Mat
    Foundation: Make Up For Ever Face & Body
    Tinted Moisturizer: LORAC ProtecTint
    Concealer: MUFE Lift Concealer
    Loose Powder: MUFE Super Mat Loose Powder
    Pressed Powder: MUFE Duo Mat foundation powder
    Powder Blush: NARS
    Cream/Gel Blush: NARS
    Highlighter: NARS
    Bronzer: NARS

    EYE
    Mascara:Laura Mercier Thickening & Building, MUFe Volume Mascara
    Primer/Base:Urban Decay Primer Potion
    Eyeshadow: MAC, NARS, MUFE, Urban Decay
    Cream Eyeshadow: Urban Decay
    Liner (pencil): MUFE Aqua Eyes
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): Stila Smudgepots

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Jack Black lip treatment
    Lip Liner: MUFE Aqua Lip
    Lipstick: NARS
    Lip Gloss: MAC Lipglass
    Tools

    Brushes: MAC, Sephora Platinum
    Eyelash Curler: Shu Uemura

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: Boscia Jujube Salve Stick
    Base Coat: OPI
    Top Coat: Sephora Lacquer
    Polish: OPI Dulce De Leche

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    nw 50 w/ relatively clear skin.

    Skincare
    Cleanser: Cetaphil for oily skin
    Toner/astringent: neutrogena
    Exfoliator: na
    Moisturizer: neutrogena healthy skin
    Eye Cream: na
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: na

    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: na
    Blemish Treatment: na
    Mask: na
    Sunscreen: coppertone sportblock/waterproof

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): bbw sensual amber (new fave!)
    Cleanser (bar): fresh's lemon
    Scrub: na
    Lotion/Body Cream: cetaphil sensitive skin treatment
    Hand Cream: aquaphor
    Foot Cream: mary kay refreshing mint
    Sunscreen: na (bad girl!)

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: tea tree oil shampoo
    Conditioner: na ( dreadlocks, but when loose i loved pantene hydrating curls)
    Conditioning Treatment: na
    Leave In Conditioner: Aveda damage remedy
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: na
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: na
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: mac studio fix nw 50
    Loose Powder: na
    Pressed Powder: na
    Powder Blush: na
    Cream/Gel Blush: na
    Highlighter: na
    Bronzer: na
    EYE
    Mascara: l'oreal voluminous
    Primer/Base: wnw cream eyeshadow as base
    Eyeshadow: mac, mary kay, black radiance, black opal
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC ccb
    Liner (pencil): Eye Khol
    Liner (liquid): na
    Liner (gel): bobbi brown espresso
    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: aveeno medicated
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: MAC currant
    Lipstick: MAC media
    Lip Gloss: mac desire
    Tools

    Brushes: sonia kashiuk
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
    Base Coat: na
    Top Coat: Sally Hansen hard as nails
    Polish: essie nude beach

    Your turn!

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    Would love to hear more about what everyone's staples are!
    MAC is like crack.
    MAC Artist, NW43

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    Member Violet*'s Avatar
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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NC42 - Dry to combination skin, sensitive, clear but I get breakouts from time to time.
    Wavy to curly hair, dry, colored

    Skincare

    Cleanser: QV wash
    Toner/astringent: Rose water
    Exfoliator: St. Ives Gentle Apricot scrub
    Moisturizer: Neutrogena oil-free moisture for sensitve skin
    Eye Cream: Clinique All About Eyes Rich
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: N/A
    Mask: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): The body shop vanilla shower gel
    Cleanser (bar): N/A
    Scrub: Clinique sparkle skin body exfoliator
    Lotion/Body Cream: Johnson's Baby Oil, Clinique deep comfort body butter
    Hand Cream: Dobe body silk cream (comes in a small bottle)
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Kerastase oleo-relax shampoo
    Conditioner: N/A
    Conditioning Treatment: Kerastase oleo-relax smoothing treatment
    Leave In Conditioner: N/A
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: Kerastase oleo-relax serum, Lancome hair sensation nutrition intense smooth & shine treatment.
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: Laura Mercier primer
    Foundation: GA hydra glow foundation
    Tinted Moisturizer: Clinique moisture sheer tints
    Concealer: MAC Select Cover up
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: N/A
    Powder Blush: Lotsa MAC & Nars blushes
    Cream/Gel Blush: MAC creme blushes
    Highlighter: MAC lightscapade MSF, Benefit high beam(i think thats the name :P)
    Bronzer: H&M bronzer

    EYE
    Mascara: Diorshow mascara, clinique high impact mascara
    Primer/Base: MAC paint pots
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments
    Cream Eyeshadow: Clinique touch tints for eyes
    Liner (pencil): MAC
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): Bobbi Brown long-wear gel eyeliner

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Cherry Labello
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: N/A
    Lipstick: Mac lipsticks
    Lip Gloss: MAC lipglasses & lipgelees

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat: N/A
    Top Coat: N/A
    Polish: MAC

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    Skin:Thin,oily,aging,poreless,smooth,golden olive color.Problems w/melasma,loss of elasticity,undereye puffiness,Eurasian features.

    Cleanser: Any good cream/glycerin based cleanser. Usually was Za,but since its no longeravailable,Olay,Japanese brands or Garnier.

    Toner: not necessary for me. Sometimes an alcohol pad.

    Exfoliator: Of prime importance to me. I generally use a washcloth or a facebrush. Before bed I use a whitening gel with hydroquinine and kojic acid in a glycolic or salcylic acid base. That's enough chemical exfoliation for me.

    Moisturizer: Unecessary for oily skin

    eyecream: eyecream makes my bags puffy. I use preparation H gel. I was working in an OR with a plastic surgeon who used it under his eyes! It temporarily shrinks and tightens.

    Wrinkle/antiaging cream: Nothing in a jar will prevent wrinkles. If I have a dry spell, I look for products w/hyralauronic acids-it temporarily fills lines.

    Antiaging eye: Sunglasses
    Mask:I love mud masks!!!!

    Sunscreen: I don't wear. If you can't replace it every two hours,its degradation brings a number of free radicals down into the pores,doing more harm than good.

    Body care:

    I use a bath brush and an abrasive sponge,I replace these atleast once a month. I use dial and also NARS bodywash in the same shower time-and I scrub like a madwoman.

    Lotion: Calgon mmmmarshmallow

    Hair Care:

    John Freida or Pantene shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair twice a day.

    Leave in Conditioner: Neutrogena

    Hair dye: Feria and Clairol's No Brass a few days later

    Makeup

    Primer: Smashbox....or RoC Retinol (it is full of dimethicone-the ingrediant in sucessful primers. If it's got -cone on the end,it tends to be a soothing ingrediant. Just like simethicone soothes stomachs,dimethicone soothes skin ,and so do products like cyclomethicones,etc)

    Foundation:NARS oilfree. (I use blotting tissues and build)Very good yellow and green undertones in most of their foundations,they never streak or run in tropical weather.

    Concealor: Becca or Neutrogena

    Loose Powder: NARS Beach

    Powder Blush: NARS

    CRreme blush: the Multiples,usually Maui or Riviera

    HighLighter: NARS

    Bronzer: I don't use bronzer,I don't need contour. If I need a skeletor look, I use ST Barts multiple or Casino Bronzer

    Mascara: Estee Lauder (Its so long and silky it doesn't look like a product is on,all their mascaras never clump or look garish)

    Maybelline XXL for outrageous lashes that touch my eyebrows

    Eyeshadow powder and creme: NARS

    Liquid Liner: Wet and Wild waterproof,NARS,Max Factor

    Pencil Eyeliner: MAC Kohl/Kajal,Sephora No one tops MAC's pencils,IMO.

    Lips

    Balm: Alba's Hawaiian pineapple. Using this for years

    Liner: Sephora or Estee Lauder

    Lipstick: NARS

    Mattifier for lips: Make up Forever

    Gloss: Smashbox

    Tools: Lash curler:Revlon

    Brushes: Sephora Professional

    Brush wash: John Freida (color treated)-its gentle,conditioning

    Blotting Papers-various Japanese brands or NARS (they are powdered)
    Russian /Chinese, from planet NARS, age 46, year of the Rabbit,pale gold skin, can't live without lipstick.

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    Skin Lightener is Peter Thomas Roth. It exfoliates and takes care of the melasma and dark spots. I forgot to name it under "exfoliator". Its done a great job of evening out my skin tone.
    Russian /Chinese, from planet NARS, age 46, year of the Rabbit,pale gold skin, can't live without lipstick.

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NW 45, no acne problems, not oily, very thick permed and dyed hair

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Dudu Black Soap
    Toner/astringent: N/A
    Exfoliator: N/A
    Moisturizer: Carol's Daughter Face Butter
    Eye Cream: MAC Fast Response Cream
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: N/A
    Mask: MAC Scrub <ask
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Dove Original
    Cleanser (bar): Dove and Ivory
    Scrub: Oigins Salt Scrub
    Lotion/Body Cream: Palmers Cocoa Butta (I put this everywhere)
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Kera Care Dry & Itchy Shampoo
    Conditioner: Kera Care Dry & Itchy Conditioner
    Conditioning Treatment: Kera Care Reconstructor
    Leave In Conditioner: Kera Care
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: N/A
    Hairspray: Mizani
    At Home Dye: Bigen

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: N/A
    Foundation: N/A
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: MAC Select Cover up/Studio Finish
    Loose Powder:N/a
    Pressed Powder: MAC
    Powder Blush: MAC Coppertone, Ambering Rose, & Sweet as CoCoa
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: N/A
    Bronzer: MAC

    EYE
    Mascara: MAC Zoomlash
    Primer/Base: MAC
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC Paints, Shadesticks
    Liner (pencil): N/A
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Vaseline
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: MAC
    Lipstick: MAC
    Lip Gloss: MAC C-Thru & Early Bloomer (2 of my favorite)

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC
    Eyelash Curler: Target Brand

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat: whatever the nail tech uses
    Top Coat: whatevr the nail tech uses
    Polish: French Manicure always

    This was fun!
    Classic Beauty...
    When I grow up I wanna BE YOU!!!

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    NC45 - oily skin with dry patches right around my nose. Sisterlocked hair. Colored - blonde tips.
    Skincare

    Cleanser: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin, Purpose Gentle Cleanser, Philosophy Purity Made Simple
    Toner/astringent: Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner
    Exfoliator: Paula's Choice Beta Hydroxy Gel, Neutrogena Oil-Free Scrub
    Moisturizer: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 15
    Eye Cream: Bobbi Brown Overnight Eye Cream, Olay eye something or other
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: Avon Anew Ultimate Age Repair Cream
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product:
    Blemish Treatment: Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Treatment
    Mask: Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Mask
    Sunscreen: See above. In summer, I use Paula's Choice Sunscreen with SPF 30.

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Dial Mandarin something or other
    Cleanser (bar): Ivory
    Scrub: Bath and Body Works scrub in Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Lotion/Body Cream: Palmers Cocoa Butter, Johnson's Baby Oil Gel (lavendar vanilla), Carol's Daughter Body Butter in Jamaican Punch and Almond Cookie
    Hand Cream: N/A
    Foot Cream: N/A
    Sunscreen: I like Banana Boat spray-on

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
    Foundation: BareEscentuals Foundation in Warm Tan, MAC MSF in Dark, MAC Studio Mist in NC45, MAC Studio Fix Fluid/Powder in NC 45
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Golden
    Loose Powder: BareEscentuals Tinted Mineral Veil
    Pressed Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Dark
    Powder Blush: MAC Sweet as Cocoa, Plum Foolery, Raizin; NARS Exhibit A, Torrid, Taj Mahal; CARGO BeachBlush in Coral Beach; CARGO Laguna, Mendocino, Rome, Gotham; Bobbi Brown Plum, Coral, Apricot, Clementine, Peony, French Pink
    Cream/Gel Blush: Tarte Cheekstain in Tickled, Natural Beauty; NARS The Multiple in Maui, Orgasm
    Highlighter: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Strip, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz
    Bronzer: CARGO Medium or Dark; Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Waikiki Strip

    EYE
    Mascara: MAC Zoomlash, MAX Factor 2000 Calories, L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
    Primer/Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC Paint Pots
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC Paint Pots, particularly Indianwood and Rubenesque
    Liner (pencil): MAC Eye Kohls and Kohl Power Pencils
    Liner (liquid): Maybelline Ultra Liner
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidlines

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: Smith's Rosebud Salve, Brambleberry Lip Balm; MAC Lip Conditioner; Sugar Lip Balm
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner:MAC Lipliner in Cork, BBQ, Currant, Mahogany, Brick; MAC Cremestick Liner in Velvetella
    Lipstick: MAC Sashimi Mimi, Velvet Teddy, O, Dubonnet, CB 96, Ruby Woo
    Lip Gloss: MAC Lustreglasses (particularly Instant Gold, Love Nectar); Mally Beauty lipglosses, KLS Fabulosity Glossamers

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC or Sonia Kashuk (Target)
    Eyelash Curler: N/A
    You need a little lipgloss in your life!

    Come visit my blogs: The Life of A Ladybug and Makeda!

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Neutrogena face wash with salicilic acid
    Toner/astringent: N/A -- a waste IMO
    Exfoliator: St Ives Medicated Scrub
    Moisturizer: Johnson and Johnson
    Mask: ...lord i have not done a mask in a min. but when i do always clay -- i have oily skin
    Sunscreen: moisturizer has it

    Body Care

    Cleanser (liquid): Dove
    Cleanser (bar): Dove
    Scrub: Dove, Victorias Secrets, Whole Foods, BBWs, any sugar scrub that smells yummi!
    Lotion/Body Cream: Nivea -- ALWAYS! love this stuff
    Hand Cream: bbw pearbeary
    Foot Cream: any
    Sunscreen: coppertone...but i don't wear it much

    Hair Care

    Shampoo: i don't shampoo my hair. only my wigs!
    Conditioner: miss keys 10 en 1 super, silicon mix, cantu shea butter leave in. i only co-wash
    Conditioning Treatment: see above -- i leave on for a few hours. i also make my own concoction with eggs and ors hair mayo
    Leave In Conditioner: dominican product...goodness, can't remember the name!
    Styling Products: natural hair: glycerin and s curl (don't sleep on this naturals)
    Hairspray: only on lace wigs: dove hairspray for color treated hair
    At Home Dye: never dyed my natural hair. have used a black rinse though
    Professional: none. i do my own hair. only go to salons to get layers put in my wigs.

    FACE MAKEUP

    Foundation: rarely...
    Concealer: i have a stick by black opal but don't use it much
    Loose Powder: i used to use bare minerals...but lately it seems as though it makes my face look ashy!!
    Pressed Powder: cover girl queen collection
    Powder Blush: limited edition revlon blush. looks so good on my skin. this in rose rapture: http://www.revlon.com/ProductCatalog...&P roductID=4
    Highlighter: a limited edition revlon highlighter i bought during the christmas holidays last year. looks great on!
    Bronzer: victorias secret. this one (#3 i think): http://www2.victoriassecret.com/comm...537&pn=fal se

    EYE

    Mascara: Maybelline
    Primer/Base: UD Eyeshadow primer potion
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments, Mizani & NYX, La Femme -- I'm ordering some of this soon. Picked up some Belle Pierre in the mall (kiosk lady attacked me) -- pigments. they are really good quality.
    Cream Eyeshadow: don't really use them
    Liner (pencil): MAC
    Liner (liquid): wet and wild
    Liner (gel): don't use yet -- ordering some through la femme
    Brows: custom brow power i get from the lady that does my brows.

    LIP

    Chapstick/Balm: organic chapstick
    Lip Liner: MAC
    Lipstick: mac mostly
    Lip Gloss: nyx

    TOOLS

    Brushes: ...let me go and order some new ones RIGHT NOW -- my sonia k's for target are almost DEAD!
    Other: Tweezer, sharpener


    Nails
    pedi at the salon. mani - a waste of money at the salon so i do them myself. i use opi or sally hensen hard as wraps. her new acrylic and nylon polish makes my nails look like i got them done at the salon.
    beauty is as beauty does...
    MAC me up!
    www.lovelylocs.com
    need a premium lace wig?
    beautiful hair and makeup -- now that's hot!

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    C40/combo, not too oily though/naturally thick-wavy-curly, usually flat-ironed straight except for this past summer when I decided to embrace my natural hair

    Skincare
    Cleanser: Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser
    Toner/astringent: Aveeno Positively Radiant Toner
    Exfoliator: Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
    Moisturizer: Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer w/ SPF 15
    Eye Cream: MAC Fast Response Cream
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: Clean & Clear Invisible Blemish Treatment
    Mask: N/A
    Sunscreen: Coppertone Oil Free Faces Lotion SPF 30 (only use this in the summer)

    Body Care

    Cleanser (liquid): Dove Deep Moisture Beauty Body Wash / Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash
    Cleanser (bar): Dove Sensitive Skin Bar (only one that doesn’t make my skin dry!!)
    Scrub: Dove Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Body Wash
    Lotion/Body Cream: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion / Lubriderm Unscented Moisturizer (which I only bought to moisturize my tattoo when I first got it done but I haven’t finished the bottle so I still use it occasionally)
    Hand Cream: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
    Foot Cream: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion (haha I use it everywhere!!)
    Sunscreen: Coppertone Oil Free Lotion SPF 30 (only use this in the summer)

    Hair Care

    Shampoo: Bumble & Bumble Gentle Shampoo
    Conditioner: Bumble & Bumble Super Rich Conditioner
    Conditioning Treatment: Bumble & Bumble Deeep
    Leave In Conditioner: N/A
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: All Bumble & Bumble: Prep, Styling Lotion, Thickening Spray, Brilliantine, Sumowax, Defrizz, Straight, Curl Conscious Curling Cr&#232;me for medium to thick hair
    Hairspray: Bumble & Bumble Does It All Styling Spray
    At Home Dye: N/A


    LOL, as you can tell my other fav brand besides MAC is Bumble & Bumble!!!

    Makeup

    FACE

    Primer: MAC Prep & Prime Face
    Foundation: MAC Studio Fix C40
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: MAC Studio Finish NW35 & NC42 (I layer the two to get the perfect colour)
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: N/A
    Powder Blush: MAC Blush in Peaches & Dollymix, Cargo Blush in Sienna & Gothham
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: L'Oreal Glam Bronze All-over Loose Powder Highlighter
    Bronzer: Cargo Bronzer in Dark / L'Oreal Glam Bronze Bronzing Powder in Dazzling Sunlight

    EYE

    Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Very Black / Great Lash Clear for my brows
    Primer/Base: MAC Prep & Prime Eye and Lash / MAC Bare Canvas or Sublime Nature Paints
    Eyeshadow: MAC eyeshadows / L’Oreal eyeshadows (only when I’m going to work cuz I don’t want to waste my beautiful MAC colours!!!)
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC Paints
    Liner (pencil): Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner (various colours)
    Liner (liquid): Maybelline Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
    Liner (gel): N/A

    LIP

    Chapstick/Balm: Chapstick Lip Moisturizer
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: N/A
    Lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous (various colours) / Cargo Lipstick in Fez
    Lip Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous (various colours) / Rimmel Clear Lipgloss

    Tools

    Brushes: MAC 168, 129, 239, 222, 269, 219 / a few L’Oreal brushes – all purpose eyeshadow and powder & blush ones
    Eyelash Curler: Sephora EyeLash Curler

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat: Revlon Top coat & Base coat in one
    Top Coat: Revlon Top coat & Base coat in one
    (sorry can’t remember the exact name as I hardly ever wear nail polish anymore … if I have to go somewhere special I usually get gels otherwise I just buff them, put on some cuticle oil and leave ‘em naked!)
    Polish: Revlon Nail Enamel (various colours)

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    I came out of lurk mode to post in this thread. I love reading these lists!

    Me: Bobbi Brown Golden or GA LS 9 (I don't do MAC foundations so I don't know what I am), combo skin, shoulder length 3c hair worn naturally


    Skincare

    Cleanser: Bliss Sleeping Peel Cream Cleanser
    Toner/astringent: DDF 10&#37; Glycolic
    Exfoliator: Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Face Scrub
    Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
    Eye Cream: Origins No Puffery
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product: Clinique Total Turnaround
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: Kinerase
    Blemish Treatment: Clean & Clear
    Mask: Fresh Rose Face Mask
    Sunscreen: Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 (summer only)

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba Oil
    Cleanser (bar): Dove Sensitive Skin
    Scrub: Neutrogena Energizing Sugar Body Scrub (smells so good!)
    Lotion/Body Cream: Kiehl's Creme de Corps
    Hand Cream: Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
    Foot Cream: Bath and Body Works Shea it Isn't So
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Nexxus Therappe
    Conditioner: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    Conditioning Treatment: Fresh Meadowfoam Cream Treatment Conditioner
    Leave In Conditioner: Nexxus Humectress
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: A/G ReCoil, Paul Mitchell Gel
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: Clairol Natural Instincts

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: Philosophy The Present
    Foundation: GA Luminous Silk #9
    Tinted Moisturizer: Clinique Almost Makeup in Deep 2 (discontinued ... boo!)
    Concealer: Bobbi Brown Cream Concealer (under eyes), Maybelline Greatwear (for blemishes)
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: Laura Mercier Powder Foundation
    Powder Blush: Nars Sin
    Cream/Gel Blush: Nars Waikiki Multiple, Tarte Cheekstain in Sunkissed
    Highlighter: Revlon Skinlights
    Bronzer: Nars Casino

    EYE
    Mascara: Maybelline Lash Stylist
    Primer/Base: MAC Paint in Bamboom
    Eyeshadow: BECCA Eye Color Powder in Brocade, Milani Quad in Touch of Brown
    Cream Eyeshadow: MAC Paints
    Liner (pencil): Elizabeth Arden Smokey Eyes Powder Pencil
    Liner (liquid): N/A
    Liner (gel): MAC Fluidline in Dipdown

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: MAC Lip Conditioner
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: Clinique Sheer Shaper for Lips
    Lipstick: Vincent Longo in Kiss and Chica Mokita
    Lip Gloss: Nars Positano, Lancome Juicy Tube in Sun Bronze
    Tools

    Brushes: MAC, Trish McEvoy
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails

    Cuticle Cream: N/A
    Base Coat: N/A
    Top Coat: N/A
    Polish: Essie Jackie Oh My

    Your turn!

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    Re: "The Best Of" for Women of Color...

    I am NC 42-43 with normal to oily acne-prone skin and relaxed hair that I usually keep short of medium length.

    Skincare

    Cleanser: Clean and Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser
    Toner/astringent: N/A
    Exfoliator: N/A
    Moisturizer: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF-15
    Eye Cream: Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
    Wrinkle Cream/Anti-aging face product:N/A
    Wrinkle/Anti-againg eye product: N/A
    Blemish Treatment: Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10
    Mask: Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Body Care
    Cleanser (liquid): Bath & Body Works Creamy Body Wash (Freshwater Cucumber), Bath & Body Works Shower Gel (Exotic Coconut or Japanese Cherry Blossom),
    Cleanser (bar): Pre de Provence (Linden), Alchimia (White Musk)
    Scrub: N/A (I just use my exfoliating gloves with soap.)
    Lotion/Body Cream: Bath & Body Works Body Butter (Freshwater Cucumber or Exotic Coconut)
    Hand Cream: Savannah Bee Beeswax Hand Cream
    Foot Cream: Bath & Body Works Toe the Line Foot Cream
    Sunscreen: N/A

    Hair Care
    Shampoo: Elasta Shampoo for Relaxed Hair
    Conditioner: Elasta Intense
    Conditioning Treatment: N/A
    Leave In Conditioner: N/A
    Volumizer: N/A
    Styling Products: Carol's Daughter Some of Marguerite's Magic, Lottabody Setting Lotion
    Hairspray: N/A
    At Home Dye: N/A

    Makeup
    FACE
    Primer: Occasionally, MAC Prep+Prime
    Foundation: Studio Fix, Studio Tech, Studio Mist
    Tinted Moisturizer: N/A
    Concealer: MAC Studio Finish
    Loose Powder: N/A
    Pressed Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
    Powder Blush: MAC Format, Sunbasque, Style, Peaches, Mocha, Petalpoint
    Cream/Gel Blush: N/A
    Highlighter: MAC Vanilla pigment
    Bronzer: N/A

    EYE
    Mascara: Maybelline Define-a-Lash
    Primer/Base: MAC Bare Canvas paint
    Eyeshadow: MAC shadows and pigments, HIP eyeshadows
    Cream Eyeshadow: N/A
    Liner (pencil): Maybelline Unstoppable (black)
    Liner (liquid): Maybelline Ultra Liner (black), L'Oreal Voluminous (black)
    Liner (gel): N/A

    LIP
    Chapstick/Balm: MAC Lip Conditioner
    Primer: N/A
    Lip Liner: MAC lipliners and Cremestick liner
    Lipstick: MAC (Honeyflower, Shitaki, Oolong, Photo, Coconutty, O, Media, Desire, Smoove, Carnal, Viva Glam I, New York Apple), HIP Charming
    Lip Gloss: MAC Lustreglasses (Ornamental, Beaux, Instant Gold), MAC Lipglasses (Atmospheric, Moonbathe, Desire, Russian Red, Bare Fetish, Languish)

    Tools
    Brushes: Sonia Kashuk
    Eyelash Curler: N/A

    Nails
    Cuticle Oil: Bath & Body Works
    Base Coat: Milani
    Top Coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dry
    Polish: Finger Paints, Sally Hansen Salon, OPI
    Love and lustreglass!

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