Bridal Beauty Must-Haves for Women of Color

Former model turned celebrity makeup artist, Kim Baker, shares her favorite products for women of color!

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Foundation

"This foundation leaves the skin radiant even though it is an oil-free base. While they don't have a wide array of colors, you can mix Caramel, Almond and Coco to find your perfect shade. And since it is only $6 per bottle, you can buy a couple of colors and still end up saving money."

e.l.f Studio Flawless Finish Foundation, $6, EyesLipsFace.com

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Concealer

"I am big fan of Maybelline's concealer for brides because they have a nice range of colors and the texture of the concealer allows it to go on so smoothly, so there are no visible lines and creases!"

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Café, $5, Drugstore.com

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Loose Powder

"Bobbi Brown foundations have a wide range of colors and gives off a fresh and flawless look. Warm Beige and Warm Natural works for olive and medium complexions. Honey and Golden are a great color matches for darker woman like myself."

Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder in Pale Yellow, $36, BobbiBrownCosmetics.com

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Eye Shadow

"For colors to really pop on darker skin tones, you’ll need an eye shadow that is highly pigmented. MAC has an amazing array of colors that are also incredibly rich. Also remember in order to make your eye color really stand out, always use a primer under your eye shadow."

MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters, $15, Nordstrom.com

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Blush

"For brides with an olive to medium skin tone, I like to suggest a blush with a peachy orange undertone, like Orgasm by Nars. Brides with with darker complexions will love Crazed by Nars."

Nars Blush in Orgasm, $28, NarsCosmetics.com

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Lipstick

"A universal lip color for all complexions would be Chanel's La Fascinante. This red shade has a blue base, which means it will compliment almost ever shade of skin from porcelain to the richest ebony."

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante, $33, Chanel.com

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Sunscreen

"I can’t believe that I am saying this but after trying everything on the market I really like Mary Kay's skincare line. My grandmother used it and you really see results. I would recommend using their TimeWise Day Solution Sunscreen no matter what skin tone you have!"

Mary Kay TimeWise Day Solution Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35, $30, MaryKay.com

> Read up on more bridal beauty tips!

Kim Baker’s Glam 4Ever Makeup Studio is located in Union, N.J.

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