Hey beauties! With school beginning again or even job interviews coming up, every girl should have the perfect foundation to make her skin look flawless. But at the same time foundation can bring about many questions. Standing in the makeup section staring at the numerous cosmetic brands and types can be extremely overwhelming if you’re not sure what to look for. Honestly speaking, I have tried everything when it comes to foundation. From paying over 70 dollars for advice from a department store clerk, to trying the commonly practiced “inside of the wrist” foundation test, I’ve done it all. Eventually, I took the task of finding the right foundation into my own hands and learned what brands and types work best with my skin. For example, I do not wear liquid foundation too often because it’s too heavy for MY skin. Even though some formulas are advertised to be “light as air”, it took several breaks outs and brand changes for me before I figured out it was not for me.
Aside from trial and error, a big help in my quest for foundation has been the wonderful world of YouTube and its enlightening beauty bloggers. One of my favorites is Jackie Aina also known by her YouTube name Lilpumpkinpie05 (her videos are amazing please subscribe). Her video on finding the right foundation is very informative and can help make shopping for foundation less stressful. This video even taught me why using the inside of my wrist for color matching is a huge beauty no-no. So, for our first topic in the new Makeup 101 series we will cover foundation as well as give you more tips and tricks to add to you beauty bag in the near future!
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The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl - Episode 9
Wow I wasn’t able to catch any of the videos since they’ve been made private but this is what someone had to say about Tyra’s offensive videos targeted towards African American females on her channel, TypeF
Stephanie (@stephyy0 on twitter) asked: I think at this point we all know its not easy growing up a dark skin girl, and sometimes the negative things people may say can bother us. The question i want to ask you ladies is what and/or who inspired or opened your eyes in embracing and loving your shade of brown?
Answer: Hey Stephanie ! Great question! The thing is we never really full out decided that we hated our skin complexion. We always for the most part felt comfortable in our skin until that one comment or incident, or advertisement would pop up that would shift our mood and thinking into just “Why”. Why did people see dark skin as less attractive,” Why did this guy or girl refer to my complexion as a negative thing.” “Why don’t I see girls like me in more advertisements”?”Why doesn’t this or that guy like me?” Why is my having dark skin a “flaw”? It would just be up and down feelings .. of highs and lows. We finally decided that we were fed up with being made to feel insecure or even allowing ourselves to accept those feelings. It hurt us to see each other so upset because we care about each other and to see other girls going through the same thing. Then we decided to create our YouTube Channel and Blog. As empowering and uplifting as this blog has been for you guys, it has had the same effect on us. It has reassured us even more that dark skin is indeed beautiful & that we need to harness and own that beauty so that no one will be able to take that away from us again :)
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