— Makeup For WOC (@MakeupForWOC) March 16, 2018
Aside from foundation, sunscreen ranks pretty high up on the list of things that women of color are forever struggling to find. It either casts a gray tint on skin, makes your face look like it's covered in chalk, or is filled with chemicals that even if it blends in, no one wants to put on their skin. Thanks to a discovery by 16-year-old influencer Tiara Willis, brown skin can get the coverage it needs just in time for summer. The blogger behind the @MakeupforWOC handle on Twitter shared a pic of a sunscreen called Black Girl Sunscreen ($19), which she gives a 10 out of 10 rating.
Willis wrote in her post that she tried the sunscreen, and it doesn't leave that weird gray cast that many other formulas do. She also thinks that it's not too oily, which is a win for acne-prone skin. The brand itself boasts an oxybenzone and paraben-free formula that dries to a clear finish. It's also made with natural ingredients like carrot seed oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado, and shea butter. So it will keep skin moisturized while it protects.
What's even better is that you don't have to pay a premium for a product that will actually works on darker skin. It's only $19, so there's literally no excuse to not slather yourself in it all Summer (and beyond!).