Are Cosmetic Brands Making the Grade When It to Women of Color?

Are Cosmetic Brands Making the Grade When It to Women of Color?

From BB Creams to Foundation are the popular upscale cosmetic brands offering shades for women of color?   We ask  are they even up to the Grade?

Are Cosmetic Brands Making the Grade When It to Women of Color

We have taken a look at 8 Popular Cosmetic Lines and given a grade.  Our grading scale is based upon what product each company offers for women of color. This grading scale is not based on the quality of the makeup .  We mainly keep the grading scale focused on face products like foundations , powders  and concealers  ect.    Lip color and eye products are somewhat universal meaning a woman of color can use almost any mascara , shadow or even lipstick if blended with another color, or use of a darker lip liner.  Some brands may offer certain product while others may not. If this is the case you will see we simply marked N/A for non applicable.

Grading Scale: 

A = 4.00 grade points
A- = 3.70 grade points
B+ = 3.33 grade points
B = 3.00 grade points
B- = 2.70 grade points
C+ = 2.30 grade points
C = 2.00 grade points
C- = 1.70 grade points
D+ = 1.30 grade points
D = 1.00 grade points
D- = 0.70 grade points

TOO FACED Cosmetics

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Name

Face Products

Grade

Foundation    Amazing Face Oil-Free Foundation: (5): Colors: Warm Nude,Honey Beige,Warm Honey,Coco Beige,Warm Coco       B
Powder Amazing Face Powder Foundation: (1)  Color: Honey,       D
BB Cream Air-Buffed BB Creme Complete Coverage Makeup: (1) Nude Glow C+ Grade is for even having a BB Cream that a woman of color can use     C+
Primer Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup: Colors: (4) Cream Glow,Linen Glow,Nude Glow- and Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup:  Colors: Beach Glow       C
Concealer Absolutely Flawless Concealer: (1) Color: Honey Tan       D

 

Total Grade Point Average: 1.86  Final Grade C-

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Philosophy Cosmetics

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Name

Product

Grade

Foundation   No Foundation found that a woman of color could use.        F
Powder The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas spf 15: (3) Colors, Rich toffee,Light Bronze,Honey,        C
BB Cream Hope in a Jar a to Z Cream: (1) Colors:Tan to Deep. C+ Grade is for even having a BB Cream that a woman of color can use.      C+
Primer No Primer found that a woman of color could use.        F
Concealer No Concealer found that a woman of color could use.        F

 

Total Grade Point Average: 0.86  Final Grade D-

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Name

Product

Grade

Foundation HD FOUNDATION Invisible Cover Foundation: (2) Colors: 185 Ebony,180 Brown,178 Chestnut,177 Cognac,175 Coffee,173 Amber,170 Caramel,165 Honey Beige,160 Golden Beige,155 Medium Beige,153 Golden Honey,150 Pink Beige,145 Neutral,       A
Powder VELVET FINISH Compact Powder: (6) Colors: 20 Chocolate,16 Caramel,14 Butterscotch,12 Camel,10 Suntan Beige,5 Golden Beige       B
BB Cream N/A   N/A
Primer HD PRIMER Microperfecting Primer: (2) Colors: 4 Caramel,6 Apricot (2 out of 7 available colors a women of color can use)       B
Concealer HD CONCEALER Invisible Cover Concealer: (8) Colors: 370 Ebony,365 Coffee,360 Amber,355 Honey,350 Apricot Beige,345 Dark Beige,340 Sand,335 Medium BeigeExtreme Camouflage Cream(8) Colors: 20 Ebony,18 Chocolate,14 Fawn,12 Dark Beige,10 Golden Beige,8 Beige,7 Sand, (7 out of 12 available colors a woman of color can use)     A+

 

Total Grade Point Average: 3.5  Final Grade B

 Website

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LANCOME PARIS

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Name

Product

Grade

Foundation TEINT MIRACLE Lit-From-Within Makeup:(8) Colors: Suede 0N,Suede 1 (N),Suede 2W,Suede 4C,Bisque 420 (C),Suede 450 (C),Suede 460 (W),Suede 470 (C)       B
Powder TRANSLUCENCE Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder: (7) Colors: Table 550 Suède,500 Suède,450 Suède,400 Bisque,350 Bisque,300 Bisque DUAL FINISH All Day Wear Versatile Powder Makeup (7) Colors: Table 550 Suède,500 Suède,450 Suède,400 Bisque,350 Bisque,300 Bisque     C+
BB Cream N/A   N/A
Primer LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer Smoothing Effect – Oil Free:  (1) Color: Clear Gel       B
Concealer MAQUICOMPLET Complete Coverage Concealer:  (5) Colors: Suede,Dark Bisque,Caramel,Bronze,Deep Suede     C+

 

Total Grade Point Average: 2.65  Final Grade C+ 

Website

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DOLCE & GABBANA

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Name

Product

Grade

Foundation PERFECT LUMINOUS LIQUID FOUNDATION: (8) Colors: Soft Sable 180,Golden Honey 170,Soft Tan 160,Almond 150,Amber 148,Bronze 144,Rose Beige 140,Caramel 110,Sable 160,Almond 150,Bronze 144,Tan 140,Honey 130,Cinnamon 120,Caramel 110,       B
Powder PERFECT MATTE POWDER FOUNDATION: (8) Colors: Soft Sable 180,Golden Honey 170,Soft Tan 160,Almond 150,Amber 148,Bronze 144,Rose Beige 140,Caramel 110,Sable 160,Almond 150,Bronze 144,Tan 140,Honey 130,Cinnamon 120,Caramel 110,       B
BB Cream N/A   N/A
Primer N/A   N/A
Concealer PERFECT LUMINOUS CONCEALER: (2) Colors: Soft Sand 4, Honey 3       C

 

Total Grade Point Average: 2.83  Final Grade B- 

 

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Smashbox Cosmetics

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Name

Product

Grade

Foundation LIQUID HALO HD FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 (7) Colors: Natural deep cocoa ,Dark golden tan,Natural tan,Golden Medium beige ,Warm Medium beige,Golden beige        B
Powder HALO HYDRATING PERFECTING POWDER:(4) Colors: Dark,Medium Dark,Medium,Light Medium        C
BB Cream SMASHBOX CAMERA READY BB CREAM BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 35: (5) Colors:,Medium,Light Medium,Medium,Light        C
Primer Multiple Primers Available for women of all colors Total (8)       A
Concealer CAMERA READY FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER:(4) Colors: Deep beige,Golden beige,Light beige,Medium vanilla        C

Total Grade Point Average: 2.6  Final Grade C

Website

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Stila Cosmetics

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Name

Product

Grade

Foundation All Day Foundation: Colors(11) cocoa,deep,maple,warm,tan,dark,caramel,medium,        A
Powder Sheer Pressed Powder: Colors(2) dark,medium        D
BB Cream Multiple Primers Available for women of all colors Total (3)        C
Primer Multiple Primers Available for women of all colors Total (7)        B
Concealer CC Color Correcting Stick with SPF 20:Colors(4),tan – 08,dark – 07,warm – 06,rich medium – 05        A

 

Total Grade Point Average: 2.8  Final Grade C

Website

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Chanel Cosmedics

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Name

Product

Grade

Foundation VITALUMIÈRE MOISTURE-RICH RADIANCE SUNSCREEN FLUID MAKEUP BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 Colors: (3) NATUREL,40 BEIGE,30 CENDRÉ,20 CLAIR       C
Powder DOUBLE PERFECTION LUMIÈRE LONG-WEAR FLAWLESS SUNSCREEN POWDER MAKEUP BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15  Colors(11) AMBRÉ,74 AMBRÉ,80 BEIGE,60 BEIGE,40 BEIGE,30 BEIGE       A
BB Cream N/A   N/A
Primer LE BLANC DE CHANEL SHEER ILLUMINATING BASE Color(1)Sheer       D
Concealer CORRECTEUR PERFECTION LONG LASTING CONCEALER Colors(3) 42 BEIGE GOLDEN,40 BEIGE SANTAL,30 BEIGE PÉTALE,       C

Total Grade Point Average: 2.25  Final Grade C

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