Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation Review. The Make Up For Ever HD foundation was something that I could not wait to get my hands on. Created to give you a flawless and natural finish since it is also known as the invisible cover foundation. This little baby comes in 25 different shades ranging from the fairest to darkest shades.
What Make Up For Ever Says It Does:
An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life. Creates a soft-focus effect, designed to meet the coverage concerns of those in the spotlight. It creates a complexion that looks flawless, even in bright or harsh lighting.
What I Say It Does: To be honest I'm still on the fence about this foundation. My skin tends to be on the oily side in the summer and on the dry side in the winter. Which makes it really hard for me to find a good foundation sometimes. It's crazy. I tested this product originally in the summer time and my face looked so shiny its not even funny. I thought maybe since its oil free It would be fine but I was wrong. Also the color matches are kinda off. I find that with Make Up For Ever the shades for African Americans are all wrong. They put way too much yellow in the yellow shades and way too much red in the red shades. Maybe more shades with neutral undertones would work. They need more of a better shade choices like Mac. I find that Mac offers the best shades hands down for African American complexions.
On the other hand I do find that I can get away with wearing shade number 177 for yellow undertones only when wearing the number 4 Make Up For Ever Primer. Since it brings more warmth to my skin. (to read more about that click here) Overall its looks okay and Its been nice wearing it as the weather gets colder and my skin gets dryer. Since this foundation offers a bit of moisture to the skin. It would be nice if they offered more shades for the in between. As far as the Hd part it does hide imperfections well but when I look in the mirror it still looks and feels like I'm wearing makeup.
Make Up For Ever Hd Primer Review. The new Make Up For Ever Hd Primer is great to use with the Hd Makeup. (For the review on the Make Up For Ever Hd Makeup click here) I originally purchased the primer because Its the first primer that I have ever seen personally that offers a range of coloring shades for different problems. Its a correcting primer at its best to give you the finish your lust after.
List of Shades and What Each Does
0 Neutral-Adds natural luminosity to the complexion
1 Green-Minimizes redness
2 Mauve-Counteracts sallow undertones
4 Caramel-(Make Up For Ever needs to learn to count, what happened to three?)-Combats ashiness in medium to dark skin tones
5 Blue-Adds radiance to fair skin and reduces minor imperfections
6 Yellow-Lightens dark complexions
8 Pink-Brightens the complexion and counteracts sallow undertones
What Make Up For Ever Says It Does:
HD Microperfecting Primer deeply nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. Creates a protective layer on the skin allowing foundation to glide on easily and last longer.
What I Say It Does: Let me first start by saying I purchased number 4that combats ashiness in medium and dark skin tones. The reason being sometimes in the winter my skin can get a bit dry which I hate. So I wanted something to give me a brighter appearance. I'm so glad that I brought this. I also purchase number 6 because I wasn't sure which one would work for me. My suggestion is that if you are African American or a woman of color if you have more yellow undertones get number 4 and if you have more warm or red get the number 6. (The 4 will darken/warm you a bit while the 6 will lighten you up.) The bottom line with this product is this, it warms up my complexion while adding a little bit of coverage. I like to use it on my neckline and my chest (decolletage) so that my face and neck look more cohesive. This product also last all day and holds my makeup well so it isn't running off my face by the end of the day. It also gives you a bit of a glow and if you are looking for a bit of moisture this will give you a tad for those cold winter days.
- Flourish Frosty mid-tone red (Frost)
- All Mine Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Frost)
- Marque Soft light neutral pink (Frost)
- Status Symbol Warm mid-tone reddish brown (Frost)
- Posh Life Mid-tone bright pink with gold pearlized pigments
- Identity Pale baby pink with gold pearlized pigments
- Distinguished Sheer yellow beige with gold pearlized pigments
- Monodramatic Bronzy brown with gold pearlized pigments
Sheerspark Pressed Powder
- Commemorate Frosted pale gold with gold pearlized pigments
- Keepsake Frosted pale pink with gold pearlized pigments
- Personal Touch Frosted light peach with pink pearlized pigments
- Old English Frosted light bronze with gold pearlized pigments
Sheer Mystery Powder
- Light Medium Pale ivory
- Medium Plus Tan beige
- Dark Secret Deep caramel
Brushes (Not available internationally)
- 129 Monogram SE Brush Full, round-edge brush with ultra-soft, extra fine, luxe fibres and special decorated handles
- 224 Monogram SE Brush Full, tapered brush with smooth, extra fine, luxe fibres and special decorated handles
- Air of Style
- Glossy patent clutch in midnight red with red and gold monogram plaque/closure
Friday, November 14, 2008
A set of travel must haves
for a 'fresh from the spa' glow
wherever you go.
Bliss You Look 'Spa'-velous ($62 Value) You Look 'Spa'-velous
The ultimate holiday collection of deluxe spa favorites.
Caudalie Spa In A Box ($105 Value) Spa In A Box
A luxurious set of rich, naturally formulated body butters.
LAVANILA The Healthy Body Butter Trio
Oogle over two of the brand's bestselling shadows, plus a
double-dose of Urban Decay's
wildly popular Primer Potion,
super-sized for the first time ever.
Urban Decay Urban Essentials
An indulgent collection of rich,
lightly scented creams for
the entire body.
Sephora Brand Island Body Butter Gift Set
An ultra-decadent bath and
body gift set.
Philosophy Warm By The Fire
A collection of three classic
recipe-flavored, 3-in-1 shampoo,
bubble bath, and shower gels,
as well as recipes to bake the
Philosophy The Recipe Box
A festive-flavored lip shine trio.
Philosophy Under The Mistletoe Ornament
A collection of six classic recipe-flavored, 3-in-1 shampoo,
bubble bath, and shower gels.
Philosophy The Holiday Cookbook
A skin-repair system that
counters the signs of aging
Tanda Regenerate Anti-Aging Starter Kit ($385 Value) Tanda Regenerate Anti-Aging Starter Kit
A kit packed with all your
Tarte beauty essentials.
Tarte The Vanity Limited Edition Palette ($494 Value) The Vanity Limited Edition Palette
A palette of sixteen eyeshadows:
eight best-sellers and eight exclusive new shades found
only in this palette
Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Palette
A kit filled with all you need to
look like a silver-screen siren.
Too Faced World Domination Tour All Access Backstage Beauty Collection ($150 Value) World Domination Tour All Access Backstage Beauty Collection
An eyeshadow octet palette composed of Sephora Brand's
best-selling single shades.
Sephora Brand Luxe Noir Eyeshadow Palette - Gold
A croc makeup case filled
with beauty essentials.
LORAC Croc Case - Full Face Collection ($250 Value) Croc Case - Full Face Collection
A couture-inspired palette
featuring six eyeshadow shades
Dior Chic Palette
A palette of eight eyeshadow
colors from tattoo artist
Kat Von D.
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Metal Orchestra
A festive-flavored lip shine trio.
Givenchy Couture Makeup Palette
A fabric box filled with
CARGO Holiday Nights Collection
Stila's revolutionary 4-pan
palette that not only includes
the four shades you need to
create a smoky eye, it literally
talks you through each step.
Stila Smoky Eye Talking Palette ($72 Value) The Platinums
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