Coloring your blackboard: Makeup ideas to enhancing your amazing dark skin

For some of us, makeup enhances what is already in place. I think it is important that we take care of our inner being as well as our physical appearance. Even though it is only recently that I started wearing makeup because I focused more on my intellectual gorgeousness, I find the art of body beautifying exciting.

Amongst African Americans and other diasporans I understand that dark skin women are often told to avoid  bright colors. For example, when I was an undergraduate in Texas, my mixed race Caribbean roommate would always highlight the fact that I was “charcoal” black and discouraged me from wearing bright colors. Her “warnings” did not have much of an effect on me, however, I was intrigued. After years of studying and life experiences in the diaspora, I concluded that our brothers and sisters are sick. This serves as a motivation for me to contribute in the healing process. Ladies, our dark skin is like a blackboard, it complements any color of chalk. I find inspiration from other women, and I hope these images awake your creativity.Color that board hunny!

Kenya-Moore

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Yoknyam Dabale aka professor Dabale

Tiwa-Savage

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6 thoughts on “Coloring your blackboard: Makeup ideas to enhancing your amazing dark skin

  1. I loved this piece and similarly share in your experience of previously not wearing make-up. I too only started wearing it about a year ago after – like you – an adulthood of focusing on my innerness and intellectual prowess. More power to you! Us dark women can wear any colour. Absolutely anything! Blessed ND

    • Sis Nadia,

      Asante (thank you) for sharing! I think it is very important for our youth to understand that makeup does not make you, like the clothes that they wear.

      Girls should focus on building their career before getting into makeup-ing life. That said as a grown woman, it is certainly thrilling “dolling” up🙂

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