I guess this post is to moan a little bit and to let you know what I have dealt with in London/Europe as a woman of colour with a deeper skin tone looking for foundation.
MAC was really and truly one of my first introductions to foundation, although having said that my auntie worked in Fashion Fair in the 90s which at the time was great to play around with the lipstick shades were great.
I realised i could no longer afford MAC and one of my favorite foundations by MAC EVER ‘the mac studio stick’ foundation was discontinued !!! I didn’t like any of the other ranges in my shade, i feel like you need to add a lot of other MAC products to make your skin look half great, in the long run that is expensive so I only began to indulge in their lipsticks, liners and Nail Polishes.
By MAC coloring i am about an NW 48-50… i get darker in the winter and lighter in the summer, I believe I have bronzed undertones and I am pretty much the colour of chocolate. Unfortunately all that means in the United Kingdom is VERY limited shades.
I tried Sleek revive foundation in hot chocolate and hated it.. it dried out my skin and my undertones were ashy that is any WOC worst nightmare trust me!
The problem is especially in the united kingdom many companies for some reason ignore dark or deeper skin women exist which is a bit unfair… many of my best foundations have been discontinued which is frustrating it feels like sometimes companies simply cannot be bothered to go too deep or maybe shops don’t go into their budgets enough to go darker, its really perplexing to me.
I literally have to go on eBay to find a brand like say L’Oreal and find the foundation in my shade in america when i live in Europe.. where L’Oreal is from? Its crap if you ask me.
so this me sharing my foundation woes I’ve made it a point to hunt down foundations that not only matches my skin colour truly but really really work as a great base to make my skin look beautifully flawless I will document my findings as much as I possibly can, ill probably do some reviews so you can see my big lovely face.