When I first started wearing makeup, it was a struggle to find bronzers and contour powders deep enough for my complexion. Especially if I didn’t want to pay an arm an leg for one. And I didn’t. I was just getting the hang of this whole contouring thing so the last thing I needed was some fancy ass bronzer I really had no idea how to use.
So I set my sights to Google to search for an affordable drugstore bronzer that would be deep enough to contour my brown skin. All roads led to CoverGir’s iconic Queen Ebony Natural Hue Bronzer from Queen Latifah’s Queen Collection for WOC. It’s a deep warm bronze with a hint of shimmer that works very well for deeper complexions.
I was a little worried about the glitter when I first glanced at Ebony but the glitter doesn’t really seem to translate to the skin at all. Instead, it gives Ebony a very subtle sheen that keeps it from looking too flat and powdery — which I love. The texture is a little dry making Ebony a bit sheer but it’s still easily buildable and blendable so it works for me. Plus, the sheerness helps you from over-applying since Ebony can get a little dark.
It’s not a bronzer I’d recommend for lighter complexions but I think gals with a medium dark to deep complexion absolutely must add CoverGirl Ebony Queen Bronzer to their collection. It’s great for beginners and pros alike and it’ll only set you back $7. Can’t beat that!