Call me stupid, but I just realized you were Black. If it were me, I'd probably check into some makeup that's a wee bit darker than your skin tone. I forget which cosmetic comany has a line of darker shades, but there's one at the department stores that has a good coverage (Dermablend, I think) that would probably work way much better than tanning solution for you. And it "comes off" easier..... I don't tan at all. ICK! I look horrid with a fake-o tan. And I'm as pasty as I can be under the lights! I just go 2-3 shades darker on my face, LOL!