6 make-up products every girl of colour should know

Samantha Minott, Youthlink Writer

It's not easy to find make-up products that complement our diverse, beautiful skin tone. However, even though products that suit darker hues are harder to find and more costly, here are some that Youthlink has ranked as the top five make-up products for darker complexions. 

1. Sleek Face Contour Kit

 Considering that contouring is extremely popular nowadays, girls with a darker skin also want to be able to achieve that contoured look. This product is perfect because it comes in multiple shades and is from a less-expensive brand, so contour away!

2. Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation

The best thing about this foundation is the fact that it comes in dark tones, plus it is highly pigmented, so one application can last the entire day. Along with this, Black Opal products are made to provide natural-looking coverage.

3. Black Radiance lipsticks 

Apart from being extremely cheap, Black Radiance lipsticks actually are amazing in quality. The colours range from vibrant to nudes and are fantastic, especially when it comes to darker skin tones. The only downside is that it can be thick when applied, but it also lasts for hours.

4. Plain Jane Beauty concealers

With products made from all-natural and organic materials, Plain Jane Beauty is the perfect brand for dark-skin girls with sensitive skin. Their concealers are fan favourites because they actually work for dark skin as well as give a natural and glowing finish, once applied. Sadly, the scent is not the most pleasant, but the natural ingredients will help the skin. 

5. Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder

Another make-up movement that everyone seems to love is matte products. This powder from Queen Collection is made to last, with an air-like finish and comfortable wear. The affordable price seems like a cherry on top ,too. 

6. Black Up Perfect Nude Lip Balm

People often forget how important moisture is for lips. The Black Up Perfect Nude Lip Balm is an amazing product that will add a great nude colour while keeping the lips soft and moisturized. The only downside to this product is the price. At such a high price, we can ultimately live without it, until we beg for it for Christmas or birthday present.