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Skin and Makeup Must-Haves from Essence

By January 27th, 20214 Comments writes:
Skin and Makeup Must-Haves from Essence
With so many new products on the shelves, revamping your makeup bag for fall can be a tad overwhelming. Ladies, we went straight to the top for answers! Here, super-famous celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff (Keri Hilson, Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys are devoted clients) gives us her picks for the top ten makeup and skincare products every Black woman should have in her arsenal this season. Hope you’re taking notes!

Smith’s Rosebud Lip Salve
Smith’s Rosebud Lip Salve ($6) is an old-time favorite,” says Sheriff. “It adds instant moisture and helps soothe chapped lips and elbows. “Plus, when I dab it on top of eye shadow, it gives a gorgeous, glowing affect.

Cover Girl Queen Natural Hue Pressed Power
“Cover Girl Queen Natural Hue Mineral Pressed Powder ($8,) is affordable but gives great results,” says Sheriff. “The shade match for women of color is awesome, it’s long-lasting, and it controls shine up to 30 percent better than leading brands.”

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  • BargainClipper says:

    I think Sam Fine uses "Black Opal Foundation" sticks. I wanted to try them, but can't find them anywhere! Walmart used to stock the line, but now they are always changing. I miss seeing more lines for women-of-color (makeup is for every shade because non-WOC can use darker shades as bronzer and contour and the pigmented eyesghadows and blushes are always appreciated) readily available. They are dropping the ball on some of us!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love Smith's Rosebud Salve!!!! great on my cuticle,elbows and knees. Gotta love a multi purpose product. I have yet to try it for acne…even though it list as being one of the uses….the jury is still out on that one. Has anyone tried it on your face/acne?

  • Anonymous says:

    I love Smith’s Rosebud Salve!!! I have 4. 1 mint- it’s on my night stand and has great tingle, 1 strawberry- I keep it on my desk at work for that not too glossy nude look, and 2 original rosebud salves- ones in my purse the other is on my car.

  • beadgyrl says:

    I bought Smith's rosebud salve after I read an interview posted a while back by Amel Larrieux, because she is a fan of this product. So I thought, 'What the heck, I'll try it." I did NOT like it. In my opinion it's like flavored vaseline. It did nothing significant as far as moisturizing my lips, and it was not cheap as I purchased it from Sephora. I am not a lipstick or gloss wearer. I usually just use a clear lip balm, or cocoa butter on my lips. But to each his own, if you are a Smith's fan, more power to you. It's just a case of 'to each his own'. :)

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