About This Blog

I’m a black woman who was unable to find a one stop source for makeup tips and techniques for African American woman. This blog allows me to share the great information I’ve found and tips I use with sisters looking for the same.

If you have any recommendations or want to suggest a topic, let me know in the comment box below.



20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lady E
    Mar 21, 2009 @ 18:11:15

    I need clarification on selecting the right blush in terms of the best brands, types (cream or powder)and appropriate shades for darker skin. For instance, I was told that darker-skinned black women should avoid blushes with pink/red tones and stick with the browns. However, I have seen and used some very pretty berry colors that I felt were attractive.

  2. Kharon Shelli
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 21:35:32

    Hello! I really enjoyed you posts and definitely think ANYTHING regarding African-American women is a topic is hard to come by in the web! I’ve started a blog addressing issues regarding African-American Mothers and Daughters using my own personal relationship with my mother and I definitely think make-up would be a great topic (because we have a hard time finding it in our shade)! I’ve subscribed to your site and will direct my friends here and if you feel compelled to do the same that would be wonderful (but definitely not expected)! I’m glad to see someone’s thinking of us!

  3. Mocha
    Jan 28, 2010 @ 09:24:12

    so glad i found your blog! i’m clueless when it comes to finding QUALITY makeup to match my complexion, especially for concealing/contouring purposes. i’m a dark “lauryn hill” brown, and haven’t had much success. i’m especially curious in learning tricks dark-skin celebrities use to make their skin “glow.” is it bronzers?

  4. sista
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 22:06:50

    Hi Mocha,

    The glow comes from a number of places. Bronzers are great, but nothing makes the skin glow like great skin care and a quality moisturizer. When the skin is properly moisturized, you won’t be overly oily or dry. Your skin will be a beautiful canvas with a natural glow. A smile also helps too.

  5. sista
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 22:14:57

    Hi Kharon, I’ve added you to the blogroll

  6. sista
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 22:21:48

    Lady E, You can do pink and red if you have those undertones in your skin. It’s all about undertone. Blush is tricky. You have to go to the counters, wearing the foundation you usually wear, and try on some options. Start with browns…but those may have pink, red, orange, or yellow undertones that don’t work with your skin. You want to look fresh…not rosey. You want the skin to look flushed with color, not painted.

  7. TJ
    Apr 09, 2010 @ 13:01:24

    Please keep this blog active. I am a dark skinned woman and I want to learn how to apply my own make up. This blog is very informative and I feel I can at least try some of the tips given on your blog. Again keep this blog active and thank you for the information.

  8. sista
    Apr 09, 2010 @ 18:29:57

    Hi TJ, Thank you so much for the encouragement. I will keep it up. Blessings.

  9. Wande
    Apr 24, 2010 @ 13:11:17

    Hi Sis

    My name is Wande, and I am a beauty and lifestyle blogger for only DARK SKIN women,

    I was hoping that you could include me on your Videos: Makeup Tutorials section. http://www.youtube.com/wandesworld.com.

    I also have a blog where you can see products that I know or have tried on my skin

    Thank you sis


  10. sista
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 11:30:16

    Wande: Sure, Sis!

  11. Sweetpea
    Jul 03, 2010 @ 09:29:57

    I was wondering are you a dark-skinned african american woman? what is your skin tone? and undertone? it would be alot of help knowing when I’m reading your blog post about products that you’ve bought, it would help me be able to select the same or similar products! thanks!!! keep up the gd wrk!!!!

  12. nicole blake
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 11:38:09

    Flomoe cosmetics is new cosmetics line. It is full of life and energy. It specializes in bringing back pretty beauty. All the products are filled with vitamins and antioxdiant protection. The foundations are minerals and all are oil-free dye-free, talc-free, fragrance-free. If you are a MAC users or Mary Kay or Avon or any department store brand. Flomoe Cosmetics will give you more for your money!

  13. Robynne Denise
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 16:59:34


    Im so glad to have found this blog. Im an esthetitian and makeup artist in the Chicagoland area. I am absolutly estatic about skincare and make up for darker skintones. I will continue to check in on your post!

    Thanks Sista!

    Robynne Denise

  14. Mia Green
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 19:10:20

    Hi Sista,

    I am a multi-media makeup artist and I specialize in ethnic skin. I do live makeup tutorials every Monday night at 7:30pm est so if you or your readers need help you can watch my tutorials live or on youtube or on my facebook fan page.

    Beautifully Yours,
    Mia Green


  15. gem
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 23:05:14


    Have you heard of Black Up? It is THE BEST luxury cosmetics line for women of color. It’s based in Paris and is sold in Europe and Africa. Deeper skin tones are definately accommodated in this line. It has dozens of fine quality foundations types and textures. It puts Estee Lauder to shame!

    Check it out!


    P.S. what do you think of Iman Cosmetics? (She’s nothing compared to the above though).

  16. Cynthia
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 08:19:39

    Can you add me to your email listings. This is a very informative site.

  17. Cynthia
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 08:23:51

    I am a black woman starting to wear make up again. Where do I go to get the perfect foundation. Do I go to the Mac counter and say hook me up or go to sephora where they have different cosmetic lines. I am not a patient person, I need to go to one place and get it done right the first time. I just can’t see going place to place for one thing.

    thanks for any ideas

  18. sista
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 11:29:03

    Hi Cynthia,

    If you’re in a city where there is a large Black population, I say go to MAC and speak with someone. If not, you may have to visit more than one place to get what you need. The issue is more that if the people helping you aren’t used to matching black skin tones, this is more of an issue than the product lines available. The great thing about Sephora is that they carry so many brands. So they will save you time. I would say you should make MAC and Sephora your two stops. Finding what really works for you is worth the time. Makeup is expensive and you don’t want to waste money along with time.

  19. Shari
    Nov 28, 2010 @ 17:29:11

    love love love this blog. great idea and keep up the good work 🙂

  20. sista
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 15:40:59

    Thanks Shari!

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