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The Top Ten BB Creams for Black/Brown Skinned Beauties

4 months ago with 511 notes

Okay so, for us with deeper skin tones we might be late to the BB cream train, when the craze came to the U.S. around 2012 there were VERY little options for us. Now that the craze has become full circle( Kind of out of style, CC cream is the new craze) there are a few more brands hoping on the train, knocking on our doors, and inviting us to the party. But before you put your freakum dress on lets review what a BB cream is at first.

“BB creams (short for “beauty balm” or “blemish balm”) has been a complexion-perfecting secret among Asian women since the 1980s, but it was first introduced during the ’50s in Germany as a postoperative treatment to heal and protect skin. But like many of the foundations, concealers and powders on the market, brown girls like myself have only recently been able to try this “fix-everything” cream thanks to brands like Smashbox, Maybelline and Garnier.” -Dana Oliver from Huffington Post (really good article!)

BB creams include SPF, which despite popular belief deep skinned people need! It also is light coverage and good for an everyday face.It’s similar to tinited moisturizers but offers protection and evening to the skin as well as ‘skin helping properties’. 

Side note!: Although BB creams have SPF in them please use a daily face moisturizing SPF anyways (Ambi and CeraVe make ones with SPF30 and don’t give dark skin that ashy look)

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1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
Retails at $7.49-$8.99 

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2. Garnier Skin Perfector BB Cream
Retails at $9.99-$12.99

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3. E.L.F. Studio BB Cream SPF 20 
Retails at $6.00

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4. Kiss New York Aqua Beauty Balm
Retails at $7.99

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5. Iman Skin Tone Evener BB Cream
Retails at $19.99

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6. True Complexion Black Radiance BB Cream SPF 15
Retails at $5.99

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7. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
Retails at $39.00

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8. Sleek Beautiful Blemish Beauty Balm
Retails at $13.49

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9. Aj Crimson BB+D Cream
Retails at $38.00

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10. Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35
Retails at $44.00

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1 year ago with 1727 notes

sancophaleague:

SanCopha League most definitely supports women with natural hair:) We’re back again with another style of natural hair. Again we LOVE all forms of braids and how they look on Women. Specifically, “Yarn Braids” also known as “Genie Locs” are a creative affordable style that is very sexy especially when worn well. Genie Locs are an excellent protective hair style being that the winter season is approaching. Yarn braids are relatively cheap to buy. “You can buy 1 or 2 packs of acrylic yarn not the wool one ( this can dry out your hair) and have enough to complete your whole head for anywhere between $5 to $7 or perhaps even less.”  Yarn Braids are becoming very popular amongst natural hair women.. You can get yarn twists, genie locs, or yarn braids they all look fine!
 
The beauty of African hairstyles is that they are so diverse and creative. Historically Africans were very proud of their hair Pre-Slavery/Pre-Colonization era. Furthermore many Africanisms and cultural practices have been maintained over the years, hairstyles like yarn braids/Genie locs are style that are influenced by the motherland. “Your natural hair, and your soft skin, and your big ayyyee in that sundress (oooh!) ”

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1 year ago with 362 notes

kosisochukwunnebe:

Eze Nwanyi (Queen of Women)

Eze, Nwanyi (Queen of Women) is an Igbo mask representing a wealthy and well respected woman—the embodiment of the ultimate feminine ideals of strength, wisdom, beauty, stature and dignity. This series is a part of a personal exploration of what it means to be an black woman in modern day society.

Most people have seen the video of the little girl who, faced with a variety of dolls in a range of skin tones, chooses the lightest one as the most beautiful and the darkest as the ‘bad’ one. Throughout my childhood, I found it hard to find beauty in any aspect of my appearance as features like mine (dark skin, broad nose, big lips) were not often represented in a “positive manner” –I never saw them in fashion magazines, in movies, etc. I remember one instance where my friend’s mother, upon seeing my mother and I for the first time, exclaimed “elles sont très belles pour des noires” (they’re very pretty for blacks). A beautiful black woman was something rare and unique.

On the other hand, when my looks were commented on by others my age, it was to ask why I didn’t look like the “black girls in the music videos” (this actually happened in the 6th grade). Even then, there was a constant pressure to dress more provocatively than my peers and to act more scandalously. The implications of what I’m trying to say are more or less obvious in day to day life – the black woman is one with the potential for enormous sex appeal, but does not have the same pure beauty as her white counterpart. In other words, there is a certain exotification/objectification of the black woman, wherein her beauty is viewed in mostly sexual terms, whereas that of her counterpart is classic and of more esthetic value.  

This series is really about me trying to fix the biased and normalized view of beauty that had been forced upon me by the media, by magazines and by social interactions (if others find meaning in the series, then that’s a bonus). From a woman who has been proven as less attractive by recognized academics (http://bit.ly/jS1xSK), or who is regularly turned into an object of lust, I wanted to create a work of art. I wanted to take the black woman, strip her down to nothing and reclaim her image –take an image of her that could easily be made into something overtly sexual, and instead portray it as pure art, and thus let the black woman become beauty incarnate. 


At the same time, I wanted to highlight the innate elegance of the African woman. There is a vast richness within African cultures that often goes ignored as we tend to focus more on the negative aspects. I turned to my own heritage, and found inspiration within it. The Eze Nwanyi mask as well as the titles of the pieces are all of Igbo origin, and highlight a royal representation of women.

Beautiful, dignified, bold –this is my vision of the black woman, this is the African queen.

The pieces are partly based off of photographs by Herve Haddad and Julia Noni. 


Kosisochukwu Nnebe is a 19 year old Nigerian-Canadian artist based in Montreal, Canada. All of her works are online at http://www.kosisochukwunnebe.com.

Prints can be purchased online: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kokonnebe.

Like her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/KosisochukwuNnebe and share!  

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1 year ago with 2545 notes

ninuile:

Starting to realize how infinitely beautiful people with dark dark dark skin are… its like they are just pure and almost perfect… really dark skinned people that is (The word dark is not being used as a euphemism to refer to all people of African descent)

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