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31 Amazing Beauty Products People Of Color Should Try Right Now

Clear out your makeup drawers ASAP.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the best makeup brands and products for people of color. And here is the full roundup of beauty lines that may change your makeup game forever!

1. The Black Opal line of cosmetics, which is full of spectacular shades and perfectly pigmented products that are formulated specifically for women of color.

“I was just introduced to Black Opal products and I am so in love with them!” —Banana Anna

You can check out the full line of products at Black Opal Beauty.

2. Beautie Bakerie EyesCream, which comes in beautiful waterproof shades you can buy in their gorgeous palettes or as individual eyeshadow pans. / Via Instagram/Beauty Bakerie

"I really like Beauty Bakerie products, and their liquid lipsticks are my favorite formula!" —Maggie O. Lopez

Get them from Beauty Bakerie: Individual palettes for $38+ or individual EyesCream Pans for $16 each.

3. The Lip Bar Lipsticks for moisturizing lippies that are also vegan. / Via Instagram/The Lip Bar

"I love The Lip Bar’s 'Bawse Lady' and 'Savage'. But what I love even more is that the line is available at Target!” —I Am Karen Michelle

Get them from Target for $12+ (available in 29 colors).

4. L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation, which is extremely affordable and offers long-lasting coverage. / Via Instagram/Loreal

“L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation is an amazing drugstore makeup option for people with darker skin.” —Schmelendez

Get it from Amazon for $9.38+, Jet for $10.97 (available in 12 shades), or Walmart for $10.97 (available in 12 shades).

5. Becca’s Skin Perfector Highlighter, to give your favorite features a high-shine finish. / Via Instagram/Becca Cosmetics

“Becca highlighters are beautiful and don’t show up gray on your skin!”—Vietgoddess

Get it from Sephora for $38 (available in nine shades), Jet for $29.99, or Walmart for $29.99.

6. A magnificent set of Lena Lashes, which will make your gorgeous eyes stand out even more. / Via Instagram/Lena Lashes,

"Lena Lashes are extraordinary!" —Made Fernandez, Facebook

Lena Lashes come in numerous options — including natural, flare, and flutter — to give your the perfect look. And they are designed to be worn more than one time!

Get them from Lena Lashes for $24.99+.

7. The Urban Decay Naked Palette to create some lovely eyeshadow looks that'll be true standouts. / Via Instagram/Urban Decay, / Via Instagram/Urban Decay

“Urban Decay’s eyeshadow palettes' pretty colors actually show up on darker skin tones.” —Kiara T

Get it from Sephora for $54.

8. Milani Baked Blush and Color Statement Matte Lipstick, which both feature highly pigmented shades that offer great color payoff for people of color. / Via Instagram/Milani, / Via Instagram/Milani

“Milani’s blushes show up perfectly on dark skin!” —Vietgoddess

Get them from Target: Blush for $6.99 (available in seven shades) and matte lipstick for $4.99 (available in

9. Black Up Cosmetics Contouring Powder Kit, which is a beloved palette that offers highlighting and conturing shades that work well with darker skin tones., / Via Instagram/Black Up Cosmetics

"I had previously purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. But, I have to admit, I've forgotten about it since buying this Black Up one. I especially like the highlighting shade. For a more dramatic nighttime look, I layer this over the Anastasia Beverly Hills one. But for daytime, this kit is fine by itself. And with the right brush, you can't go wrong!” —LABridget

Get it from Sephora for $45.

10. EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation, for a foundation that provides buildable coverage and features light diffusers that work to match your skin tone. / Via EX1 Cosmetics

"EX1's range works especially well for Asian skin tones. I’m of Indian-Chinese decent, so I always have a hard time finding foundation that has the correct undertone that is still in the medium to medium-dark range — depending on how tan I am. I currently wear the shade 7.0, which I find is just the perfect base shade. It’s also definitely a buildable foundation, offering you the option to go from a medium to full-coverage look. —Nishad

Get it from Beauty Expert for $16 (available in 14 shades) or Asos for $19 (available in eight shades).

11. The magical Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes — like the Masquerade, Nubian, and Nubian II — which are packed with luxurious colors that look stunning on dark skin tones. / Via Juvia's Place, / Via Instagram/Juvia's Place

“Juvia’s Place eyeshadows are extremely pigmented and very beautiful. I also love the design of the packaging!” — Michelle, Facebook

Get them from Juvia’s Place: Masquerade Palette for $30, Saharan Palette for $20, Nubian Palette for $20, and Nubian II Palette for $25.

12. MDM Flow Liquid Lipstick, a line that features moisturizing shades that will make for some divine matte lip moments.

“MDM Flow’s semi-matte and matte lipsticks are moisturizing and last all day.” —Essence Gant

Get it from MDM Flow for $23.37 (available in 9 shades).

13. Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, which offers a wide range of options for women with medium and dark skin tones.

“Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation is great for skin with yellow undertones.” —Schmelendez

Get it from Kat Von D Beauty for $35 (available in 30 shades).

14. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette and Sun Dipped Glow Kit, a duo of palettes that are must-haves if you love neutral shadow and highlighter shades. / Via Instagram/Anastasia Beverly Hills, / Via Instagram/Anastasia Beverly Hills

"Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes and glow kits are so great, especially the Modern Renaissance Palette and Sun Dipped Glow Kit."—Ashlyt

Get them from Sephora: Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette for $42 and Sun Dipped Glow Kit for $40.

15. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation, which is a longwear oil-free foundation that includes SPF 15 — to keep those pesky UV rays away. / Via Instagram/Lancome

“Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Foundation is everything and more!” —Latoya Lundy, Facebook

Get it from Lancome for $47 (available in 27 shades).

16. A ColourPop BFF Lippie Pencil 3, for a lip pencil that'll help make pastel pink lip colors better complement darker skin tones.

"ColourPop’s BFF Pencil 3 can transform any ashy pastel pink into a nude." —Vietgoddess

Get it from ColourPop for $5.

17. Maréna Beauté Blush in "Chocolat," to give your face a glamorous shimmer you can rock all day long., / Via Instagram/MarenaBeaute

“The “Chocolat” blush from Maréna Beauté is absolutely beautiful and gives you a lovely glow.” —Bissou

Get it from Maréna Beauté $37 (available in six shades).

18. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation, which is a long-lasting matte foundation made with a light-diffusing complex to avoid white casts in photos. / Via Wet N Wild Beauty

“Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation is awesome for people of color.” —Ashlyt

Get it from Walmart for $4.68 (available in 20 shades).

19. The Black Radiance line of cosmetics, for lovely lip, eye, and face products you'll be more than obsessed with. / Via Instagram/Black Radiance

“All of Black Radiance’s products blend perfectly with my skin. Plus they have a lot of oil-free options, seeing that women of color often have oily skin. And the line also won't break the bank.” —Alexise

You can check out the full line of products at Black Radiance Beauty.

20. NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer, which is waterproof and infused with coconut oil — for a hydration boost that'll give your makeup extra staying power.

“NYX has several concealer shades that are great for darker skin tones. They work really great for me!” —Constellations

Get it from Target for $5.99 (available in 7 shades) or NYX for $6 (available in 12 shades).

21. Bare Minerals Warmth Bronzer, for a face powder that'll give you an epic glow.

“I’ve been using Bare Minerals Warmth Bronzer since high school. It’s magic on darker skin tones.” —Schmelendez

Get it from Sephora for $21. Available in five colors.

22. The legendary Iman line of cosmetics, which includes basically every product you need for your fiercest face yet — including the amazing Iman Luxury Concealing Foundation. / Via Instagram/Iman Cosmetics, / Via Instagram/Iman Cosmetics

“Iman Luxury Concealing Foundation is amazing. I loved the sample so much that I brought it immediately. It's one of the best foundations I’ve used, and it leaves your skin glowing!” —This Divas Life

You can check out the full line of products at Walgreens or Iman Cosmetics.

23. Bobbi Brown’s Stick Foundation, which is made with skin tone-correcting pigments to give you a flawless look every time. / Via Instagram/Bobbi Brown

“Bobbi Brown's stick foundation is awesome! I have a very funny undertone, so a lot of foundations look too red or too ashy on me. But Bobbi Brown is perfect for people with subtle yellow undertones. And the stick foundation feels very lightweight!” –Miss Osuamkpe, Facebook

Get it from Bobbi Brown for $46 (available in 31 shades).

24. Morphe eyeshadow palettes are a hit among makeup lovers of color — especially the glittering Copper Spice and Bronzed Mocha editions. / Via Instagram/Morphe

“Morphe’s limited edition Copper Spice and Bronzed Mocha palettes are phenomenal!” —Ashlyt

Get them from Morphe: Copper Spice palette for $18 and Bronzed Mocha palette for $18.

And you check out Morphe for the company's full line of palettes , which start at $15+.

25. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, for a full-coverage matte foundation that is lightweight and formulated with skin-protecting SPF 15.

“Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation is really amazing!” —Kiavar

Get it from Sephora for $39 (available in 23 shades).

26. Este Edit Bronzer in “Medium Deep," to give you a luminous glow you’ll adore.

“The Este Edit’s Bronzer in 'Medium Deep' is magical.” —Ashlyt

Get it from Walmart for $29.99.

27. Black Radiance BB Cream, which expertly covers acne scarring and other blemishes. It also includes SPF 15 to fight against additional skin damage from UV rays.

“Black Radiance BB Cream has saved my life! I used to have really dark acne scars, and I’ve tried every skin care product known to man. The BB cream’s coverage lasts all day, and my skin has improved so much.” —Bernieo

Get it from Black Radiance for $5.99 (available in five shades).

28. The Dose Of Colors line of makeup products and tools, for a brand that may become your new beauty fave — and they even offer numerous vegan makeup products. / Via Instagram/Dose Of Colors

“Dose of Colors is a black-owned business with high-quality makeup products I really like.” —Sarah H

You can check out the full line of products and makeup tools at Dose of Colors.

29. Maréna Beauté Flawless Foundation, which provides luminous coverage and blends effortlessly with darker skin tones., / Via Instagram/MarenaBeaute

“Maréna Beauté foundation offers great coverage and it matches my skin perfectly.” —Bissou

Get it from Maréna Beauté for $43.

30. Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint and Lip Lacquer, for the only answer you need to reach pout perfection. / Via Instagram/ColouredRaine, / Via Instagram/KilPrity/Coloured Rain

“I am hooked on these lip lacquers! They have gone above and beyond my expectations. I didn't think they'd be so pigmented and was surprised there was no stickiness to it. I'm determined to get them all now!” —Leanna

Get them from Coloured Raine: Matte Lip Paint for $10+ and Lip Lacquer for $15.

31. And finally, the budget-friendly ColourPop highlighters, shadows, and lippies, which will be a welcome addition to your makeup collection — especially the beautiful KaePop collection by Karrueche Tran. / Via Instagram/Colour Pop

“ColourPop's highlighters, shadows, and lippies all work well with darker skin tones.” —Ashlyt

Get them from ColourPop: Highlighters for $8+, Shadows for $5+, and Lippes for $5+.

You can check out the full KaePop collection at ColourPop.

So snag some of these makeup greats and continue to slay all day! / Via MTV/House Of Style

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