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Bella Brand: Big Girl Cosmetics

Did you know that some makeup brands don't make their formulations in darker shades? Unfortunately, as any woman of color can tell you, finding foundation can be a formidable task. Big Girl Cosmetics, a small company from Chicago, is trying to change that by offering products in hard-to-find shades.

The preservative-free line includes body scrubs, lip glosses and eye shadow, but the big draw is the foundation. Depending on whether you're looking at powder or cream foundation, there are between five and 19 shades, at least half of which will flatter African-American, Asian and Latina complexions. And the packaging is very urban-chic, too! To see some of my favorite picks from this multicultural line,

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Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 5 years
 @BlackGym Love Chicago — such a great town. I haven't checked out Big Girl in a while, but I hope they're still going strong. 
BlackGym BlackGym 5 years
Obviously I'm a day late and dollar short but glad I found this blog. I can't find any makeup for my skin AT ALL. Yeah, and I'm in Chicago. I will go to the website or stop in if storefront! Thank you Jesus!
loveyoulots loveyoulots 9 years
I'm glad to see a company that is catering to darker skin tones how they make it really big. I'm 23 and just now starting to experiment with make up and I really see how hard it is too find make up for African-American women this is nice I'll have to check them out.
drkiley drkiley 10 years
Yes, we make shades for the super pale sisters to the chocolate ladies of the sun. Check out the site www.biggirlcosmetics.com We cater to ALL Sistas!! Mention this blog and get free shipping :-) Kiley Owner, Big Girl Cosmetics
leylh leylh 10 years
this is pretty cool
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Thanks Bella! I'll go look it up. :)
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 10 years
I feel you sticky! I have tons in common with Casper the friendly ghost! This is a good product if they are trying to have a wider range which is great for those who can't find what they are looking for!
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Specialksgurl and Colormesticky, have you tried Becca? They make foundations in something like 30 shades, including some very fair ones. I'm pretty pale myself and I've had good luck with Becca.
specialksgurl specialksgurl 10 years
I hope they start making shades for the super pale, since healthy pale skin is in. It's extremely hard to find a foundation that matches.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Awesome, I hope they do day-glo white. Talk about hard to find!
butterfly7 butterfly7 10 years
I think that is great. I don't care for the brand name though.
diesel51 diesel51 10 years
Glad to be part of this site. Easy to use and interesting things to read.
diesel51 diesel51 10 years
Glad to be part of this site. Interesting things to read and easy to use.
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