I noticed that there was never anything on the market for ethnic skin growing up, when I would go to drugstores the foundation and colour options were very limited. It went from very fair to tan and even the tan seemed off in tone. Luckily now in 2016 we have a lot more brands that cater for ethnic women.
One of the brands that has stood out to me for a long time is a British brand that goes by the name of Sleek Cosmetics, It started off small so only certain people would hear about it. Growing up around beauty and makeup I did hear about it early and saw the brand evolve. I am so in love with this brand because it is MADE for ethnic women. From the rich tones of their shadows the the pigments of their loose shadows!
We heard they are releasing a cream contour kit and we are so excited to tell you all about it. Whether you are a deep skin tone person reading this or a makeup artist you have to check them out. It was quite difficult for me to find a contour powder that was darker than someone that's a nc45/50 (MAC shade)
Sleek Cream Contour in Light
Sleek Makeup is a British Brand as well as Barry M, both have catered so much for ethnic skin tones the past few years and I feel like they haven't had enough recognition considering how great quality their products are and for such a reasonable price, you don't have to break the bank to get a contour palette.
Sleek cream contour kit in Medium
Always remember that contours are meant to be COOL tones, I've explained this in a few blog posts, they mimic the natural shadows of the face. So many Instagram brands that release their contour kits are always too warm and the formulas are drying and hard to blend (trust me i've tried them all and I am very honest with my reviews) I will not hype a brand because it has a huge following and everyone is promoting it, it could be a small brand that Sephora doesn't stock. I'm more about quality over what is over hyped.
Sleek cream contour kit in Dark.
Creamy consistency, easy to blend with a brush or beauty blender, best results over foundation. no need to mix anything with it to help it blend. The colour range goes from fair to dark and comes with a highlight colour.
Powder contour by Barry M Cosmetics
When I swatched the Dark palette I was in awe! The pigmentation to the tones! insane quality and for the price you are paying. The powders are like butter and blend really well without having to go over and over with a brush to perfect your sculpting.
I really hope these brands are available worldwide, You guys have to try these out to know what i'm talking about. I'm glad that there's brands like this that think about women of colour. We can all be chiseled to perfection with these. Whether your'e a cream or powder girl you can try both because they're super affordable.
I hope you enjoyed this post and try my recommendation!