by Antoinette Childs @TheFancyFriend
Brown girl friendly blog and Instagram page Cocoa Swatches has launched an app that every brown girl is going to want on her phone! The app is an extension of the blog which describes itself as "a platform showcasing original and curated makeup related content, serving as a source of inspiration and information for beauty enthusiasts. Cocoa swatches has a strong focus on complexions that are underrepresented in communications from the beauty industry. Through its high-quality content and careful curation, Cocoa Swatches provides access to the latest makeup swatches on various skin tones, beauty inspiration, and informative tutorials."
Once you get into a particular swatch section, it shows a number of posts about different shades. For example, the nude category gives reviews of classic and new shades like MAC's Velvet Teddy, Colourpop's Ultra Matte and NYX's Beauty mark among others. The app goes beyond just swatches and gives a short review and a number rating for each swatch based on longevity, pigmentation, authenticity, packaging and melanin friendliness.
The app also curates weekly YouTube video lists so you won't miss the latest upload from your favorite vlogger. And it also is a resource for discovering new beauty gurus to obsess over.
If you haven't downloaded the app, do it now! It will save you the time and hassle of buying the wrong nude shade. You can find Cocoa Swatches on their website, Twitter and Instagram for more melanated beauty goodness!