Showing posts with label Foundations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foundations. Show all posts

November 10, 2016

Swatches | Chanel Le Tient Ultra Tenue Foundation | Video Demo

Chanel Le Tient Ultra Tenue Foundation

I was searching for a new foundation so I decided to research Youtube and see what I could find that was lightweight. I picked the Chanel Le Tient Ultra Tenue foundation in 121 Caramel because most video reviewers that I watched said it was very lightweight and soft on the skin. I don't like a full coverage or really thick foundation because it just slides off due to the fact that i'm in menopause and could break out in a sweat at any given moment! So I normally don't wear a lot of foundations because of that and also that I'm retired and have no reason to wear it daily. But I like how my skin looks in photographs when i'm doing fashion post so I thought it was worth the investment. 

January 14, 2016

Beauty ~ YOUNGBLOOD Mineral Cosmetics Review & Swatches #ybcosmetics

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Today I bring you some swatches and my thoughts from the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics line. These products were created in the early 90's out of necessity for products that were pure and free of parabens and fragrances that are known to cause havoc on our skin.  At present, you can only purchase these product online from the company's website, unless you were lucky enough to have experienced them at one of the many upscale med-spas that are currently using them. Until now, they have been exclusive to industry professionals and spa venues, but the demand for such quality products has the company venturing in new directions.  I personally have known about this brand for quite sometime so I was excited for the opportunity to try a few products and see how they preformed.

December 19, 2015

Beauty ~ Luminess Air | Airbrush Makeup System Starter Kit Review

 Luminess Air | Airbrush Makeup System

There are a few times in a women's life when she yearns for that perfect finish.... unlike any other makeup application she's ever had.  For some of us those special events comes around once in a lifetime and for others they want that flawless finish on a day to day basis. Luminess Air Airbrush Makeup System is a timeless system that provides numerous waysto create a flawless finish in the privacy of our own homes with their "easy to follow" step by step tutorial system.

December 18, 2015

Beauty ~ My Thoughts on the #marcbeauty Remarcable Full Coverage Foundations Lacking Shades for Women of Color


When I first saw the thread in one of the makeup groups that I belong to on FB, I initially took the stance of feeling omitted and neglected by yet another high-end makeup line.  I was feeling like so many of the others in the group that felt left out and a little bit hurt that out of 22 shades, there were only 3 for us to select from.

November 1, 2015

Swaches ~ Fashion Fair Cosmetics Foundations, Powders and Lipsticks for Brown Skin + Video



I have been loyal to the Fashion Fair Cosmetics Brand for about 30yrs. They were the first cosmetics company for woman of color to hit the major department stores.  There were a few others back then but they weren't nearly as hugh as Fashion Fair.    I've seen this company dwindle down to the bare minimum over the years and has since totally lost their competitive edge with the major mainstream cosmetic companies.   These are all of the Fashion Fair Foundations that I own and I use them lovingly.

September 7, 2015

Swatches ~ MUFE Duo Mat HD Powder Foundation on Brown Skin + Video

MUFE Duo Mat HD Powder Foundation

I am in love with this foundation! I know... I said the same things about Mac, Nars, Chanel, Lorac... etc. but there's something a little different about this one.  The MUFE HD powder foundation can be applied wet or dry and it doesn't get real chalky once you wet your sponge.  This foundation applies very evenly without streaking or looking powdery. The foundation comes in a double compact with a sponge in the bottom half that's well ventilated with holes so it can dry between uses.

February 4, 2015

Swatches ~ Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Oil Free Foundation on Brown Skin


Lancome Foundation Swatches on Brown Skin

I've been loving the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Oil Free Foundation lately!  After uploading my latest post on all the Lancome powder foundation, concealer, primer and mascaras found HERE, I decided that I needed a liquid foundation to compliment the powder foundation.  The powder just didn't give me enough coverage using it alone so found the perfect match to compliment it.

January 20, 2015

Swatches ~ Lancome Dual Finish Foundation, Concealer, Skin Perfector & Mascara on Brown Skin

Lancome Dual Finish Foundation, Concealer & Skin Perfector

I picked up a few Lancome products recently to try.  My intentions was to pick up a liquid foundation and do a full makeup look using these products but I really wanted to try them while I was on my vacation over the MLK weekend. 

December 5, 2013

Swatches ~ Bobby Brown Oil-Free Even Finish Foundation in 6.5 Warm Almond on Brown Skin

 Bobby Brown Oil-Free Even Finish Foundation in 6.5 Warm Almond
It's no secret that Bobbi Brown is one of my favorite foundations, she has absolutely knocked it out of the ball park with her range of foundation for women of color.  I have never been disappointed with any of her products from lipsticks to concealers.

I've been wearing her Oil-Free Even Finish Foundation in 6.5 Warm Almond for over a year now.  I still wear her liquid foundation and stick foundation but I prefer the compact because it's so easy to apply.

April 16, 2013

Swatches ~ Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere Powder Foundation / Brown Skin

Chanel Foundation

I was at my local Macy's picking up a few things and I just happened to stop by the Chanel counter. I asked the SA what she thought about the Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere Powder Foundations and if she could give me a match.  She was more than happy to work with me and we picked this very beautiful color in #74 Ambre as a match.

April 8, 2013

Swatches ~ MUFE Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector on Brown Skin

MUFE Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector on Brown Skin

I ordered this based on reviews and swatches I had seen on the internet.  I thought the #20 was going to be the perfect color for me but I was wrong, it's too light.  In a lot of the photos I'd seen the #20 looked much darker.

April 1, 2013

Swatches ~ Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Foundation in Warm Almond on Brown Skin

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Foundation in Warm Almond

It's no secret that my favorite foundations are from Bobbi Brown and Fashion Fair, this is because their colors match my complexion perfectly and always gives me a flawless finish.

I love Bobbi Brown's stick foundations which I reviewed here, my colors are warm almond and almond.  When I wear Bobbi Brown, I use their Illuminating Finishing Powder to set my foundation because I like the hint of shimmer it contains, not too much but just enough to give my skin a very beautiful glow.

January 8, 2013

Swatches ~ Stila Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup and Illuminating Concealer on Brown Skin


Stila Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup and Illuminating Concealer
 Stila Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup (discontinued) is definitely a hidden treasure in the world of foundations.  This particular natural finish oil-free makeup is being discontinued so I decided to post my recommendations just in case you wanted to try it while it's marked down to half price on the Stila Website. Update: This foundation has been replaced with the Aqua Glow Serum Foundation.

December 17, 2012

Swatches ~ Bobby Brown Foundations, Illuminating Powder and Corrector on Brown Skin

Bobbi Brown Dark Peach Corrector
All month i've been wearing foundations by Bobby Brown and I absolutely love the creamy consistency of all of them.

November 13, 2012

Swatches ~ Fashion Fair Chic Cinnamon True Finish Mineral Foundation on Brown Skin


Fashion Fair Chic Cinnamon True Finish Mineral Foundation

The Fashion Fair Chic Cinnamon True Finish Mineral Foundation it's a lightweight mineral foundation that i've come to love, it glides on very smoothly and gives a really great coverage, it's not an extended wear foundation because it's so lightweight and it actually reminds me of a BB cream.  You can wear it alone or apply a powder foundation over it for more coverage. Since I live in California where the weather isn't that dry, I can just wear it as is. 

May 24, 2012

Swatches ~ Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder on Brown Skin

Bobbi Illuminating Finish Powder in Warm Almond 6.5

I've never tried any products from Bobbi Brown so when I saw this  Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder (discontinued) for half price at my local CCO, I couldn't resist.  It's a beautiful lightweight finishing powder to wear over your favorite foundations to give your skin a flawless finish. This particular powder is discontinued but check out her latest formula here.

January 24, 2012

Swatches ~ Makeup Forever HD Foundation #175

Makeup Forever HD Foundation #175

I wonder why I never had a foundation match with MUFE because this Makeup Forever HD Foundation #175 is such a beautiful foundation that matches my skin perfectly. I love everything about this foundation, it's creamy, light as air, smooth, and so beautiful on my skin!

September 15, 2011

Swatches ~ Guerlain Foundation | Terracotta Bronzing Powder | Transparente Setting Powder

Guerlain Foundation, Terracotta Bronzing & Transparente Setting Powders
I absolutely love Guerlain. This foundation is very lightweight and blends perfectly with my orange/reddish undertones.  I usually have to mix colors to match my skin tone but with Guerlain I have to say it was nearly perfect, almost as perfect as my all time favorite Tawny by Fashion Fair. My color in Guerlain was #25 Dior Fonce' and this foundation cost $57 for 10 fl ozs.

February 19, 2011

Beauty ~ My Foundation Collection | Brown Skin Foundations

My Obsession with FoundationsMy obsession for finding the right foundation came when I discovered I had orange undertones. Needless to say having orange undertones is less common than someone with yellow undertones and having an endless array of foundations to choose from.  So as my journey began, I enjoyed stopping by many beauty counters testing a variety of colors and taking home a variety of samples as well.