There is definitely no harm in spending that little bit of time in the morning to make ourselves feel and look good for the day. However, we might find it a little bit of a challenge in scoring certain make up products, in certain shades for certain skin tones. So, let’s take a look at these recommendations for Indonesian women of colour!


Revlon Colorstay Foundation


The Colorstay line from Revlon gifts us with an array of shades to compliment a diversity of skin tones (IDR 198,000). Not only that, the line also understands our skin types. Recommended shades are #320 True Beige, #330 Natural Tan, and #370 Toast.


Wardah Exclusive Liquid Foundation in #5 Coffee Beige


Not to fret, Wardah gives us an affordable alternative, with outmost quality. This light foundation is embedded with UV protection, Vitamin E, Macademia oil and is incredibly easy to apply (IDR 78,000).


BB Cream

The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream in 03


This BB cream is not only moisturizing, but will also find itself adapting to our skin color. If you find yourself snoozing through your alarm one morning, the All-in-One will definitely spare you the fuss (IDR 249,000)



NYX Above and Beyond High-Coverage Concealer in Tan


NYX’s little pot of joy will smoothly fix our problem areas like dark circles and blemishes (IDR 185,000). A little goes a long way with this concealer and despite its size, it’ll be your companion for months!

Inez Concealing Stick in Medium


With just a swipe and a few dabs, it will blur the much needed areas of our face for a smooth canvas (IDR 48,000)



Emina Cosmetics Bare With Me Mineral Loose Powder in 04 Ebony


As a new, upcoming brand, they specialize in adorning our faces with youthful colors with their lipsticks. Yet, they seem to keep women of color in mind with this loose powder (IDR 49,500). Say goodbye to cake-face, because its light consistency still does the job of both maintaining coverage and a silky, natural finish.

Make Over Perfect Cover Two Way Cake in 03


A blend of foundation and powder, use a couple of dabs for instant coverage and a shine-free look that will last throughout the day. (IDR 139,000)


Red: Revlon Matte Lipstick in 009 Fabulous Fig


In the rise of liquid lipsticks, we tend to forget the classics. With Fabulous Fig, its brownish undertone compliments darker skin while still staying on the lines of a statement red (IDR 65,000).

Nude: Purbasari Matte Lipstick No. 81


This year, the Purbasari mattes are definitely on the hype among Indonesian women (IDR 36,000). And they certainly have lived up to it. This particular shade is somewhere in between a light, orange-nude to a darker brown nude for a balanced look.

Berry: Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Color in Plum Perfect


A moisturizing berry lipstick can add glow to darker skin tones compared to matte counterparts (IDR 90.000). This plum shade is highly pigmented and is velvety to the lips.

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