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    10 Borderline Genius Beauty Products Every Dark-Skinned Girl Should Own

    “The darker the berry…”

    1. Your Everyday Red Lipstick: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Amsterdam

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    The muted red will amp up the natural burgundy you have going on on your puckers. It's not a nude, but it will give you a dash of color without the over-the-top vamp that a bright red lipstick will give you.

    This is how it looks on me.

    Get it here.

    2. Your Blacker Than Black Kohl Liner: Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

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    If there's one thing you can definitely depend on Indian beauty brands for, it's kajal. This isn't one of those half-assed kohl liners that barely shows up on your skin and magically disappears in a few hours. This baby delivers the punch you've always wanted. Get it here.

    3. The Go-To, Must-Have, Everything-You-Need-In-One Eyeshadow Palette: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

    You can't think about makeup for brown and black girls without thinking about the legendary Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Sure, the shadows look good on a variety of skintones, but never before has Urban Decay whipped up an entire palette perfect for women with darker skin. Rose-hued perfection, worth forking out the dough for. Get it here.

    4. The No-Primer-Needed Liquid Foundation: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation

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    This foundation will give you an inhumanly poreless finish with a glow and it comes in a massive range of shades. Plus, there are adjusters for you to lighten, darken, or add more red to the foundation, which means you won't have to buy a whole new shade whenever you get some sun. Get it here.

    5. Your Own Bespoke Skin Serum: Skin Inc My Daily Dose

    Dark-skinned women are predisposed to some skin conditions that our lighter-skinned counterparts may not have to endure. Getting ashy easily, and more obvious hyperpigmentation are just a couple. Sometimes, you just need to step up your skincare a notch, and Singapore brand Skin Inc lets you concoct your own skin serum according to what your skin needs. Just fill out a quiz online and they'll help you figure it out. Like chemistry class, but way more fun. Get it here.

    6. The Cheek Stain for People Who Can't Blush: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks

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    Some days, you just need a dewy touch of color on your cheeks and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks in chocolate cherry does just that. Don't go overboard, just a smidge will do. This is how it looks on me. Get it here.

    7. The New Argan Oil: Pure Marula Facial Oil

    Olive, coconut, and argan oils have all had their time in the spotlight, and it's now marula oil's time to shine. If you haven't been using oils for your skin, you should definitely try because their small molecular size lets them penetrate the skin's top layers. Like a lot of oils, it is multipurpose and marula is best known for its hydrating effects. Used over time, it can help calm redness, heal acne and scarring, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and dark spots. It seeps into the skin quickly without leaving the skin oily, and it's great for eczema patches as well! Get it here.

    8. The Sun-Kissed Glow Without Being Under the Sun: NARS The Multiple

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    Fake sun-kissed skin with the help of NARS The Multiple. If you can find the shade Palm Beach, buy multiple of The Multiple because it has been discontinued. Otherwise, South Beach works too.

    Use it where light would naturally hit your face, like your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. Get it here.

    9. The Little Pot of Magic: Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

    10. The Under $10 Product To Battle Ashy Skin: Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum


    Ashy limbs are the bane of any dark-skinned person's existence, and this drugstore product you've probably scoffed at for something more expensive will soon be on your beauty pedestal. This balm feels light to touch, but is incredibly hydrating and leaves you skin all soft and plump.

    Get it here.