Monday 4th of December 2023

Nairobi, Kenya

Tips for right Concealer for Dark Skin 

When your skin tone is on the darker end of the color spectrum, finding a hue that suits you can require a good amount of research and a whole lot of swatching.

Here are a bunch of tips that can come in handy when you’re doing just that.

How To Choose The Right Concealer For Dark Skin

  • Pick a concealer shade that not only matches your skin tone but also suits your undertone. Most medium-to-dark skin tones fall under the warm undertone category. However, you can double check with the store attendant before picking a shade.
  • Don’t forget your skin type while choosing a formula. If you have oily skin, use a mattifying concealer. If your skin is dry, opt for a hydrating formula. Creamy concealers work well on normal skin types.
  • It can be hard to find the perfect shade match for dark skin tones in drugstore beauty labels as there aren’t a lot of options. Be ready to splurge a bit more on premium beauty brands as it is essential to find the right shade. It’s an investment you won’t regret.

Content courtesy of Style craze & Nairobi fashion hub

Best Concealers For Dark Skin

A concealer or color corrector is a type of cosmetic that is used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. concealer is an indispensable element of your makeup bag, A few swipes of it on all the right places (like your blemishes, uneven spots, and dark under-eye circles) are enough to give you a flawless, radiant, and even toned base.

With too many options available, finding a perfect concealer that also suits your skin type can be quite a task. If you’re a dark-skinned gal, here’s a round-up of the best concealers you can find in the market right now. These unsung heroes also happen to be makeup artists’ favorite formulas! Read on to find out more.

Concealers For Dark Skin ” Melanin ”

  1. MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
  2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
  3. Fenty Beauty Stix Matte Skinstick
  4. Tom Ford Concealing Pen
  5. Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer
  6. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
  7. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer
  8. Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer
  9. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
  10. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer
  11. LA Girl HD Pro Conceal
  12. Glossier Stretch Concealer


1. MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

This rich and creamy baby from MAC is all you need to last through a long day of working and running around. It provides discreetly opaque coverage and leaves your skin looking fresh and natural. Its formula is super concentrated, and just a little dab of it can correct and conceal a whole bunch of imperfections. It is also rich in antioxidants that absorb excess oil while nourishing your skin with derivatives of vitamins A and E. SPF 35 is an added bonus that protects your delicate skin.Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Water-resistant
  • Fragrance-free
  • Non-acnegenic



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A Slay Queens Guide To Being With A Slay King

It’s tough making sure that make-up is on point &  high heels compliment your outfit. The recent unpredictable rain has thrown in a new dimension.

Photo credit: Rugged Motorbike Jeans


Girls need to do what’s necessary.

It’s better having one slayer in a relationship that way he can focus his attention & his wallet on you. Money makes the world go around. Manolos Blahniks just don’t fall out of heaven.

So your boyfriend is a slay king.

It means that from time to time that I’ll compete against him about who wore it better but no stress. Men just don’t have the same assets as women. So let him win once in a while let him feel good because you’re the real prize in that relationship. Besides, it’s easier to catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

He might love going for mani-pedis, facials & spa dates so that he always looks good no matter what. I’d go with him if I were you. Sometimes your schedule is open for a spa day but you just can’t get a hold of your BFF to go with you.

If he loves traveling or his job means that he needs to be out of Kenya a lot then push him to take you with him. If not, let him buy you stuff. I mean the stuff that he finds in shops abroad can’t compare with the Toi market even though foreigners also go there. Fashion is about staying ahead of the curve

Make sure he takes you places & you take lots of pictures for Instagram. Since he’ll always dress sharp then I’ll never worry about cropping him out of pictures or being made fun of.  Isn’t it always alluring when beautiful people are photographed together? #BaeGoals #MyBaeIsBetterThanYours. Let your girls turn green with envy.

Slay kings love living lavish lives and spoiling themselves. That money also deserves to get you so never let him keep you on a leash. I mean a budget for a what! He found you at Kempinski so carry on with him like that & always insist on money for Uber. Why let your heels get worn out because you were trying to cross the road from Delta Place, Waiyaki just so you could find transport home?

Indeed, find out if the slay king is funding his lifestyle or other forces at work. It’ll help you estimate the lifeline of that situationship/relationship. If he’s being blessed then let that nigga go when you’re done with the ride because he’ll never really maintain you. However, a criminal mastermind would tap into the real source of power instead.

I mean don’t you want a sports car with your initials on the number plate?

Don’t give up all your beauty secrets to your slay king. Maybe you battled with acne-prone skin but now you look like a fresh newborn baby whilst he’s still fighting mini-volcanoes on his face. Let him suffer because you never know when he’ll drop you & turn petty.

Never agree to share your apartment with him because you aren’t about to waste time playing housewife with him. What if his make-up takes up more space than yours? Or worse, he starts using your Lancôme products.

Tip to the wise never fund a slay king because slay queens aren’t about that lifestyle.

Photo courtesy of Rugged Motorbike Jeans





Herbal Beauty Tips for Skin Growth and Care

Glowing skin is a craving that all we women suffer from! Such is our madness that we try every product that claims to give us glowing skin. We completely ignore the fact that glowing is an indication of our skin being healthy. And healthy skin is the only sure lasting way to have glowing skin. Packaged products work on our external features alone and they chemically active which Is definitely not good on the long run. So, go herbal! These herbal beauty tips for glowing skin are products that you can make yourself using the stuff in your kitchen! And they work wonders in the long run. Lasting results and inexpensive, what more can you ask for

Herbal Beauty Skin Care

1 . Grapes
To add glow to your face, take a few grapes and rub on your face. Or, make it into a pack by mashing the grapes.

2 . Cucumber juice, glycerine and rose water
Mixing together cucumber juice, glycerine and rose water is very effective. Use it before stepping out in the sun and after returning.

3 . Sandalwood, turmeric and milk:
Make a fine paste of sandalwood powder, a little turmeric powder and milk. Apply this on face, leave on for a few minutes, and get natural glow and freshness.

4 . Honey and cream
Mixing honey and cream is a great way to keep the skin soft and glowing, especially during winters.

5 . Fresh milk, salt and lime juice
Take some fresh milk; add a pinch of salt and little lime juice, it cleans and opens skin pores.

6 . Tomato juice
Tomato juice, mixed with lemon juice helps keep face soft and glowing.

7 . Turmeric powder, wheat flour and sesame oil
Make a paste using turmeric powder, wheat flour and sesame oil.Apply this on your skin to remove unwanted hair.

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Content Courtesy Of  Style Craze  & Nairobi Fashion Hub

Suzie Beauty Cosmetics 

Put a dark-skinned woman and the African sun together, throw in some grossly overpriced, often counterfeit make-up brands into the equation and what do you get – a recipe for disaster! Multiply that and you have a population of fashion police’s most wanted, not to mention a host of unsightly skin reactions.

This was the inspiration that led Suzie Wokabi, International Relations degree holder, to pursue her passion and create her authentic, affordable, high-quality African make-up brand. This revolutionary line is Kenya’s first make-up/ beauty brand and a global trailblazer in creating a bespoke product for the African woman, by an African woman. Soon after graduating from University in the U.S, Suzie dove right into the fashion industry.

She was trained by MAC Cosmetics and completed an intensive Media Make-up certificate course at the Award Studio Make-up School in Los Angeles.

She worked in New York within the fashion and beauty industries from 2001 until 2007, when she returned to her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya. Suzie is now one of the top local make-up artists whose extensive industry experience runs the full gamut from Print Media to Television, Film, Video, Commercials, Runway, and Bridal. She began creating her make-up/ beauty brand in early 2009 and officially launched it in December 2011.

The hallmark of SuzieBeauty products is affordable, great quality, tailor-made for the unique needs of women living in the African climate.

To date, Suzie’s work has been featured in the Italian Vogue L’Uomo magazine, as well as countless local glossy magazines. She has graced the covers of Passion for Life, Prestige Magazine, and True Love Magazines. Since 2008 she has worked with Kenyan-fashion veterans such as Ann McCreath of Kiko-Romeo and the illustrious annual FAFA show (Festival of African Fashion and Arts), which draws several international heavyweights in support of its noble cause.

One of her major clients throughout her artistry career has been MNet, through which SuzieBeauty’s work has been seen on various TV Shows like IDOLS, The Patricia Show, Catwalk Africa, Face of Africa, and Coke Studio. She has led SuzieBeauty backstage through 4 seasons of the biggest regional TV Show, Tusker Project Fame. SuzieBeauty sponsors most major fashion events including Fashion & Beauty Expo (FAB), Nairobi Fashion Market, Samantha Bridal Expo, Miss World Kenya, and Kenya Fashion Week.

Suzie has been featured in vibrant design and lifestyle hubs including the blogs Fashionnotebook, Fashionforensic, Dressupnation, and Kenyanstylista. Interviewed by world-renowned journalists like Jeff Koinange and featured in the New York Times, Suzie was named one of the Five Fashion icons of 2012 by Nairobi’s Capital FM radio station. A devoted wife and a mother, her story has been profiled on all the Kenyan TV stations (Citizen, K24, NTV, KTN, KBC, CNBC Africa), Radio stations (BBC World Service, Kiss FM, Capital FM, Easy FM), and National Newspapers (Business Daily, The Nation, The Standard, Financial Post, The Star).

She was featured as one of Kenya’s leading business people in 2013 in Msafiri Magazine (Kenya Airways Inflight) to tie in with Kenya’s Golden Jubilee of Independence and was awarded the Msafiri Business Award for Health & Beauty. A great compliment was paid to the brand by Oscar Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o when she wore SuzieBeauty’s Zamba lipstick to her appearance on the Queen Latifah Show and posted it on her social media.

In 2013, Suzie received a finalist award for the Most Influential Women in Business & Government in Africa. Under her able leadership, the company SuzieBeauty won 2nd runner-up in the Trade category of the 2013 Africa SMME (Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises) Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has now won twice in the 2014 Most Influential Women in Business & Government Awards in the Wholesale & Retail Category for Country and Region and was a finalist in the Transforming Kenya Awards 2014 in the Manufacturing category.

In March 2015, Suzie attended a Gala in Paris to honor African women who are impacting the African Continent one way or another (Gala des femmes Africaine ‘GAFA’). She was nominated in the Entrepreneur category. Suzie traveled to Boston, USA in February 2015 as a Distinguished Panelist at the Harvard Business School – Africa Business Conference with the Panel Title of “Localizing Product and Business Models”. Again in 2015, she is a nominee for the Most Influential Women in Business & Government Awards, as well as a nominee in the Kenya Fashion Awards – Make-up Artist category.

SuzieBeauty has also been nominated for the Jumia Kenya Glamour Awards 2015 in the Brand of the Year category. For the GES Kenya 2015 attended by President Obama, Suzie was selected to speak on a high-level panel taping in the Fashion & Beauty forum.
Suzie is invited to be a Speaker at the Retail Congress Africa in Cape Town, November 2015.

SuzieBeauty products are readily accessible online and in retail outlets in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, and even in Kampala, Uganda, Addis Ababa, and Cote D’Ivoire, and soon in Nigeria and South Africa. Additionally, the company plays a key role in the fashion, beauty, media, and bridal industries and has established a seasonal school where aspiring local make-up artists can learn this valuable skill.

Here is Suzie Beauty Product Tutorial

Suzie Wokabi is the Founder and CEO of SuzieBeauty Ltd

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