She's Bey's bestie, one third of Destiny's Child, and a Grammy Award-winning singer. But now she's adding beauty entrepreneur to her ever-growing resume, and we couldn't be more excited. Kelly Rowland is creating a makeup line for darker skin tones, and we couldn't be more excited. Here's what we know so far.
At an event sponsored by Claritin and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Monday, Rowland spilled the beans on her latest project. "My makeup artist Sheika Daley and I are actually starting a makeup line we’re making sure we make, well, we’re starting off with lashes and then we’re going to have it grow for all women," Rowland told Essence. "But definitely making sure we have our chocolate girls covered. Gotta get the chocolate girls in there! We have to have that, you know. I think Iman has done a beautiful makeup line and I want to do it too!"
Rowland is determined to make sure her line is inclusive and serves women of all skin tones, especially women of color. While beauty brands have expanded their color selections to include every area of the skin tone spectrum, there is always a need for greater diversity at the beauty counter.
We don't know when the line will launch or what store will carry Rowland's creations, but I can't wait until she starts sharing more information about the exciting new line.
In the meantime, here are some of my favorite beauty brands for gals with darker skin tones.
Glossier Stretch Concealer in Rich, $18.00, glossier.com
Glossier has beautiful skin products for every color of the skin tone rainbow. They have medium, deep, and very rich shades for the darkest of beauties.
2. IMAN Cosmetics
IMAN Cosmetics Luminous Foundation, $16.00, imancosmetics.com
This line was created by one of the most iconic models of all time who knows exactly what it's like to glam it up as a "chocolate girl." She knows what she's doing, and this line proves it.
3. Black Up Cosmetics
Black Up Contouring Stick, $42.00, blackupcosmetics.com
This luxury Parisian brand is great for all skin tones. They not only offer a wide range of colors, but also skin products to combat some common skin issues, like oil control and texture.
4. CoverGirl Queen Collection
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer, $7.05, drugstore.com
The Queen Collection is a full range of products for dark girls, and is available anywhere.
5. Laura Mercier
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $35.00, lauramercier.com
Laura Mercier is celebrated as being an amazing inclusive brand, with a wide range of products for everyone.
6. MAC Cosmetics
MAC Cosmetics Studio Conceal & Correct Palette in Dark, $40.00, maccosmetics.com
MAC is an international, timeless beauty powerhouse for a reason. There's something for everyone, and they know how to package shades together in palettes so you can get the most for your money.Want more fashion and beauty tips? Check out the video below and subscribe to Bustle on YouTube!