The amazing hairstyles - be it curly afro, braids or twists, and the radiant skin complexion - these are just a few of the many things that make black women standout. And as the saying “beauty is pain and pain is beauty” goes, women really go through a lot of struggles in maintaining their great appearance like finding the perfect skincare product, getting an amazing hairstyle for a change. Here are some of the beauty-related problems that any black woman could have already encountered in every woman’s quest to beautifying herself. If you can relate to these, yes! We’d love to talk to you.

Your Hair Is So Amazing, People Can't Help the Urge to Touch It

Your friends, acquaintances or some people you just met often get amazed by your hair and probably, questions like “Is your hair real?”, “Can I touch it?”, “How do you maintain your hair?”, have been asked for a million of times you already have a memorized answer with you. Although you know that these questions were asked straight out of people’s amazement and curiosity, you might have days when you feel like rolling your eyes on them and letting out a loud sigh but since you get asked these questions all your life, you already have found a number of ways to deal with it.

The Quest for the Perfect Make-Up to Match Your Skin Tone

While this is a common struggle of every woman since no make-up is one-size-fits-all, it may be extra difficult for you. First, given that companies use white ladies as models, it is such a pain to find out if their makeup shades work for you. Second, it is as difficult as winning the lottery to find a concealer and a foundation that blends well with your skin, and when you do, you almost buy all of its stock so you never have a hard time looking for it again.  But you know, this is not the struggle that will bring you down, it only made you a pro in mixing those different shades of makeup. Hah! How cool is that?

Vaseline Is There When Other Lotions Turn Their Backs on You

One of the most annoying things is when you spend almost 20 minutes of everyday applying lotion but it still ends up being ashy by lunch! So this is when Vaseline saves the day with its ability to work well on your skin even on problematic areas such as knees and elbows. So when in doubt, use Vaseline.

Not Every Salon Is Your Go-To Salon

Not all salons can handle your hair’s complexity. It is a dreadful experience to be coming in and out of a salon because no hairdresser can do something for your hair. The quest to a go-to salon for your hair is never-ending but once you find one hairdresser who can do your hair right, it’s like finding a treasure in the treasure hunt. So be sure to be BFFs with that person.

When That “Nude” Is Not Your Nude

Finding the right nude for you is often easier said than done. Be it a bodycon dress, bra, lipstick, or hosiery, neutral shades most of the time can be the hardest to match your skin. So you just go for darker shades and if you are really lucky to find one that works for you, you protect it with all you’ve got since it’s not everyday that you find one that matches your skin tone.

There Is Nothing Trickier Than Finding the Perfect Shade of Lipstick

While there is a wide range of beautiful shades to choose from, choosing the perfect lipstick for your skin tone can be more than overwhelming. Some lipstick shades look really cute and attractive for their color but once you try them on, you realize that this shade does not just look good on you. While wondering which color will flatter the skin tone is another common struggle of every woman, it is more challenging on your part. You have to learn what shades complement the undertones of your skin since it affects how that lipstick will make your lips pop. You can find this guide helpful in your quest for the best lipstick color.  

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