Celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine says that the biggest mistake a Black woman can make is going without makeup.

In a recent interview, the Fashion Fair Creative Makeup Director shared that women of color lose the opportunity to enhance their beauty by not participating in the makeup process.

“And I think a lot of [women of color] are scared that makeup is going to make [them] look fake, ‘It’s not gonna look like me, they’re not going to have my color,’ Fine explained.

Fine later added that Fashion Fair is closing the gap on limited shades for Black women by adding 19 shades to their liquid foundation this July.

“And if you look at that, that’s not a range that’s broken up for general market vs. African Americans. So you really are getting a wealth of coverage options and colors,” Fine said.

The makeup guru provided 5 simple must-haves for women who are not fans of having a full face of makeup.

“Pressed powder, mascara, and lip gloss, because I think those things aren’t intimidating,” Fine stressed.

Fine also emphasized the importance of coverage for problem areas.

“A concealer, or a foundation that you can use as a concealer. Underneath the eyes is the thinnest area of skin, so you really want to make sure that any redness or discoloration can be covered,” Fine explained.

Fine stressed the use of powder as an added necessity so that the concealer can last longer.

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