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Tamara Bickley Makeup
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Scottsdale, Arizona, US


I find that especially with my African American clients/models, most blot powders show up as too cool-toned or too ashy. The foundation looks great, but as soon as I put the powder on, it's not an exact skin match. I think the worst has been MAC's Blot Powder in Dark! I'm looking for a variety of dark tones for oily skin, preferably pressed, no SPF or talc, or anything that will bounce back off flash photography. Thank you!
Aug 21 13 10:37 am  Link  Quote 
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Makeup Hair by Dani B
Posts: 746
Los Angeles, California, US


Ben Nye makes a Mojave pressed powder palette that has lovely tones for darker skin tones. I stick it in my set bag and use it for touch ups when working with clients of darker colors.
Aug 21 13 11:04 am  Link  Quote 
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Tamara Bickley Makeup
Posts: 41
Scottsdale, Arizona, US


Thank you!
Aug 21 13 09:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Haley Moffitt MUA
Posts: 9
Ripley, Mississippi, US


Hi,Tamara!  Are you familiar with Motives by Lala?  Lala Anthony partnered with Loren Ridenger on her line Motives and it is absolutely perfect for women of color.  Click here to see the product offering:  http://bit.ly/17dmV0o

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Haley@MotivesProArtist.me
Aug 27 13 02:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Haley Moffitt MUA
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Ripley, Mississippi, US


Aug 27 13 02:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Chicchowmein
Posts: 14,477
Palm Beach, Florida, US


I have used my Ben Nye Banana powder but it is not pressed

I have also used a Cargo pressed powder that works great on women with darker skin tones
I'd have to look in my kit to see the exact shade.
Aug 28 13 07:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Leighthenubian
Posts: 2,952
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Tamara Bickley Makeup wrote:
I find that especially with my African American clients/models, most blot powders show up as too cool-toned or too ashy. The foundation looks great, but as soon as I put the powder on, it's not an exact skin match. I think the worst has been MAC's Blot Powder in Dark! I'm looking for a variety of dark tones for oily skin, preferably pressed, no SPF or talc, or anything that will bounce back off flash photography. Thank you!

Best source in know of for ethnic skin products: http://www.imancosmetics.com/

Aug 28 13 08:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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Maria Vittoria B
Posts: 57
London, England, United Kingdom


Ben Nye Topaz
Aug 29 13 12:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Makeup by Aviva Leah
Posts: 113
Brooklyn, New York, US


Is MUFE high definition powder too ashy for dark skin tones? I've been using it but fairly cautiously.

Edit: I have the white one, but realized they might have various tones.
Aug 29 13 05:40 am  Link  Quote 
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JM
Posts: 8
Houston, Texas, US


my secret is AVEDA translucent powder! it makes ALL skin tones glow! its my makeup kit sample! It's my setting powder grail!
Sep 04 13 11:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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JM
Posts: 8
Houston, Texas, US


JM wrote:
my secret is AVEDA translucent powder! it makes ALL skin tones glow! its my makeup kit sample! It's my setting powder grail!

ps. its does not appear lighter or ashy in photos or with flash!

Sep 04 13 11:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tamara Bickley Makeup
Posts: 41
Scottsdale, Arizona, US


I ordered the Ben Nye Mohave palette. Love it! I am familiar with Motives, but I don't plan to sell products at the moment. Thank you!
Sep 07 13 11:32 am  Link  Quote 
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Makeup by Maya Angela
Posts: 8
Chicago, Illinois, US


I really like Bobbi brown's sheer finish pressed powder in golden brown and warm chestnut. You could even use golden orange to add warmth or highlight.
Sep 07 13 08:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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Beauty by Tay
Posts: 8
Burbank, California, US


Third or fourthing the Ben Nye loose powders. A lot of others leave that odd cast that makes us look ashy.

Banana Powder is nice, but can be way too yellow sometimes - its great for really punching highlights though since ebony skin can really handle that. For an all over, try Olive Sand, Chestnut and Ebony.

~ Tay ~

Edit: Realized as I submitted that my post's a little late. Glad you found something smile
Sep 08 13 09:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Michelle Laino
Posts: 24
Provo, Utah, US


For sure use Black Opal.  You can find it online.  I learned about this product from a makeup teacher I had that worked mainly in NYC (news anchors mostly).  He swore by it and now so do I.  It really is the best. 

Good luck!

http://www.blackopalbeauty.com/
Sep 10 13 10:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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KhaDijah
Posts: 4
Liverpool, New York, US


Black opal or Ben Nye Mojave powders are good.
Sep 21 13 07:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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