For women of color, finding a flattering range of beauty products that is unique to your skin tone and hair texture can be a challenge. I say so as a woman of color myself. Many brands have struggled to provide dark-skinned women with the proper pigments, highlights, and undertones that are truly unique to their various complexions.
While it probably hasn't always been an easy trip down the beauty aisle for black women, 2016 was an exceptionally progressive year for us in that department. Mass-market and cult-favorite brands provided incredible (and effective!) hair, makeup, and skincare products to cater to needs specific to brown girls.
From Instagram-approved foundations to curly-hair products at the drugstore and trendy complexion correctors, some of the best beauty products of the year were definitely created with brown girls in mind. Ahead, I've rounded up a selection of my favorite 2016 launches for women of color. Scroll through to shop them all and cheers to 2017 providing even more beauty options for gals of all complexions!