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 ($6, sephora.com) 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 Mineral Pressed Powder ($8, CVS.com) 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.”
“Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Sorbet Creme ($56, macys.com) is my favorite moisturizer for normal or combination skin, which many women of color have,” says Sheriff. "It plumps, softens, smooths and gives a red carpet radiance that’s truly amazing.
“Palmers Olive Butter Formula with Vitamin E ($6.99, walgreens) is my go-to product for instantly hydrating my clients’ skin.”
“Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For Platinum ($115, amazon.com) gives you dense, gorgeous lashes in as little as 8 weeks,” says Sheriff. “I even saw changes on some of my clients in a month! It’s a once-a-day treatment, so use it at night before bed.”
“LipFusion InFatuation Liquid Shine gloss ($18, amazon.com) gives you the luscious, plump lips of a goddess…without the surgery,” says Sheriff.
“Black Opal Foundation Stick gives great, buildable coverage, from light to heavy,” says Sheriff. “I use it for quick touch ups or to mask dark circles. The matte finish makes it awesome for all day wear.”
“Tarte Glam Gams Leg Bronzing Stick is a true green product that’s paraben and chemical-free…but more importantly, it gives an amazing tropical glow!”
“Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara ($15, marykay.com) is marathon tested,” says Sheriff. “My clients have performed concert tours with it on..and I’ve worn it through Bikram Yoga! It adds amazing length and fullness to lashes.”
“Girlactik Beauty Lip Gloss in Stunning is a universal flattering on all women of color,” says Sheriff. “It’s great for day…and for night, just add lip liner to make it more bold.”