If you've been on the hunt for a great pressed powder foundation for African American women, search no more black ladies! IMAN's Luxury Pressed Powder matches your skin tone, removes shine and provides full even coverage for your black skin.

Hello Classy Black Ladies! I am very pleased to provide you with this review of IMAN's Luxury Pressed Powder.

I have been searching high and low for a pressed powder foundation that will not only match my skin tone but also *not* make me look like I just stepped out of Michael Jackson's thriller video shoot! I like my dark skin tone with its golden undertone and I want it to look that way whether I have foundation on or not.

It seems that I visit the beauty section of my local pharmacy every month looking for a new pressed powder. I've tried powder foundations by L'Oreal, Maybelleine and all the major brands, but they do not match my skin tone and do not provide even coverage.

I've also tried liquid foundations, like Maybelleine's Dream Liquid Mousse (my last brand) but they just made my face look greasy and uneven.

About a month ago I was sorting through my foundation options in the beauty section of my pharmacy yet again, and picked up a new powder press foundation by one of the majors. I sighed, knowing that it would probably not work out, as I walked toward the register.

Then, like a beacon of light, I happened to look back toward the beauty section and saw a display for IMAN cosmetics. I'd never seen her beauty products in my pharmacy before.

I went over and picked up her Luxury Pressed Powder in Earth Dark. It came with a free promotional item—her IMAN Luxury Lip Shine lip gloss. The entire product package cost about $15.

I went home and immediately tried on both the foundation and lip gloss….. the results??

WOW! I was truly amazed. The color didn't seem like it would match my skin tone when I looked at it in the case, but when I put it on my face it blended perfectly. The pressed powder provided full coverage over my skin and didn't make me look like a Black Zombie! Yay! It looked like my own natural skin tone. Here is a snippet of what my skin looks like with the IMAN Luxury Pressed Powder on (along with the Lip Shine):

IMAN Luxury Pressed Powder results (absolutely no airbrushing done to this pic)

I applied the Lip Shine and thought that I had just stepped out of a magazine shoot. I mean Ms. IMAN has really outdone herself with these fine products. Simple yet beautiful and affordable.

The Verdict

So I have finally found a pressed powder foundation that I can call my own. If you've been on a similar quest, try out IMAN Luxury Pressed Powder. They offer Earth Dark, Earth Medium, Clay Medium/Dark, and Clay Medium for the variety of skin tones of black and brown women.

The fact that this product is manufactured, sold and advertised by a black woman is just the icing on the cake! Support black businesses whenever you can.

I would love to hear your own reviews of IMAN Luxury Pressed Powder—post your review in the comments area below.

Love Tabby



  1. Anonymous On July 22, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    The old iman luxury pressed powder really worked for me it so sad I can't get it anywhere to buy becos of the so called new iman powder and this so called new improved iman luxury pressed powder really sucks


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