Find your perfect shade with these tips!
Finally find your perfect shade match by following these tips! Is your foundation the perfect match? Maybe the color is off a little or maybe you even have to mix shades. After working as a color artist at sephora, I’ve got foundation matching down to a T! Keep reading for my tips. 𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐓𝐎𝐍𝐄𝐒 What is your undertone? Are you cool toned, warm toned, or a mix of both aka neutral toned? Do you look more yellow or pink? 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙚: Take a look at your veins on your wrist or where you can see them show through. If they appear 𝘽𝙇𝙐𝙀 then you are a cool tone. If they appear 𝙂𝙍𝙀𝙀𝙉 then you are a warm tone. A mix of 𝘽𝙊𝙏𝙃 green & blue is a neutral tone. NOW take a look in the mirror and lets identify what type of warm, cool, or neutral tone you are. In the mirror look at your neck and collarbone/chest area. What color do you see? Cool tones look for: PINK, RED, PEACH, BLUE & VIOLET. (violet for our deep skin babes) Warm tones: YELLOW, ORANGE, GOLDEN, OLIVE (olive can be warm or neutral) Neutral tones tend to be right in-between. You may see some yellow, but also some pink or other cool tone..etc. I am medium to tan warm olive! I often have a hard time finding my shade due to the lack of warm olive undertones in foundations. 𝙁𝙊𝙐𝙉𝘿𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉 Most of us know that there is not always an inclusive shade range in a lot of foundations, but it is improving with brands like Fenty, Rare, Uoma, and many others. When picking a foundation read what type of undertone it is (check my photos above for examples) Since you’ve figured out or have an idea of your undertone, follow these steps to make sure your foundation matches as precise as possible. ① Swatch on your neck and bring it down towards your chest. ② let the swatch set a few minutes to make sure it doesn’t turn colors on you or oxidize. ③ does it match pretty well? Apply it to your face and see how it does for the rest of the day! 𝙁𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨: UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation
Medium deep skin
Foundations for cool undertones
Foundations for olive skin
Foundations for medium skin tones
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YESSS SELENA 👑💚
I was definitely late to the Rare Beauty parade, but I was not disappointed! I picked up the Rare Beauty - Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation and Rare Beauty - Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer from Sephora during the VIB sale 💰 This foundation provides light coverage, with a natural finish, and buildable base. You need to make sure you shake the bottle before using it, or else I comes out a little streaky.. The second photo is a close up of the foundation with the JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS - Magic Star Luminous Setting Powder on top. Let me tell you she's flawless!!! I appreciate how wide the shade range is for this product, but do hope in the next line of foundations they change the packaging. The applicator is cool but I don't see all of the foundation being able to get out of the container with the wand applicator. Will I be repurchasing - I love the way this foundation feels and looks, so yes! It's a decent price and though I have concerns about getting all product out w the wand.
Rare Beauty - Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation Finally got to try Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation by Selena Gomez! Weightless and breathable ✅ Medium to full coverage ✅ Looks flawless on skin ✅
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I have oily skin and about 20 foundations 🙃
right now these two are my favorites! They have a nice finish, keep my oil in check and last all day 🙌🏾 ok so the biggest difference for me is FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is more matte. Like if I want virtually no shine I go with this! CLINIQUE - Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer has a more natural matte finish, so there's some shine but it looks like skin. The color match on this one is SUPER BOMB for me 🙌🏾 I use COVER FX - COVER FX Mattifying Primer , then COVER FX - COVER FX Matte Setting Powder and finish with MILANI - Make It Last Prime + Correct + Set Setting Spray with both of these and I'm good to go! What are your go to products for oily skin?
I Always Wanted To Do This Hair Flip!💁🏾♀️
i tried this style the other day and I was in LOVE, this is a upart wig I made with some hair i had from a previous wig. It was originally a 20in then i did a job cut and tapered the ends so it wasn’t so blunt. Then I used my REVLON - Salon Advanced Copper + Ceramic Curling Iron to flip the ends of my hair, then used a edge brush and some #TGIN - Smooth & Hold Edge Control[products]#[FiveStars] to lay my edges, i gave it 5 stars for now because I just got it. So far so good so It’s 5 stars for me. I did dye this hair blue black trying the dip dye method to try and match my hair since 1dyed mine blue black as well.
Brands with inclusive shade lines!
These brands win at a big shade ranges. Hi 👋🏽 I have way too many foundations, but that’s okay haha. These are my favorite foundations with a large foundation range that is inclusive to fair skin, medium skin, tan skin, and deep skin. ➊ UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation + 51 shades + various undertones and skin color categories. ￼￼￼￼cool, neutral, and warm. ￼￼￼￼Dark brown skin, brown skin, rich tan skin, olive, fair, and very fair. + Weightless + Adjustable coverage + Long-lasting. 12+ hr wear in my experience. + matte finish, with blurring effects + Hydrating + Biomimicry Pigments mimics the skin for a flawless finish + Formulated without parabens, talc or D5 +Vegan and cruelty Free ￼￼￼￼$39 1.0 oz MY FAVORITE EVER AND PERFECT MATCH! ➋ PAT McGRATH LABS - Sublime Perfection Foundation + 36 shades. + 5 shade categories ￼￼￼￼light, med/light, medium, med/deep, deep. ￼￼￼￼pink, peach, neutral, red, yellow, olive. + sheer to medium coverage + satin finish + long wear + vita-serum complex fights wrinkles and aids hydration. + $68 1.18 oz/ 35 mL ➌FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation + 50 shades + 4 shade categories ￼￼￼light, medium, tan, deep ￼￼￼cool, warm, neutral. Pink, yellow, olive, red, golden. + medium to full coverage + hydrating with natural finish + long wearing + skin smoothing + sweat and humidity resistant. $35 1.08 oz / 32 mL ➍flesh - Pure Liquid Foundation + 40 shades ￼￼￼cool, neutral, warm ￼￼￼Golden, yellow, peach, violet, pink, red. + medium coverage + natural finish. + all skin types (dry-oily) + hydrating + water based + long lasting + fragrance free, cruelty free, and vegan. * has the deepest and better dark shades with violet undertones + $32 1.oz / 32 mL
GOT SOME NEW GOODIES!
So 2 of the 4 products I REPURCHASED & the other 2 products are NEW for me! REPURCHASED: 1. Heritage Store- Black Castor oil. THIS MAKES MY EYEBROWS AND EYELASHES GROW BABY. I am 24 and when I was 13 I made the mistake of literally plucking off both of my eyebrows till there was like 3 hairs left. I didn’t know what to do in order to regrow them besides take biotin. But I discovered this baby at my local grocery store and every night for like 5 years I just put this on my eyebrows and I have the fullest nicest brows!!! I re purchased it because I want even FULLER brows now. I haven’t used this oil in like 2 years but I know once I get back on my regimen my brows are gonna grow!!! I will eventually put up my brow growth journey pics on here! 2. MAYBELLINE - Instant aye rewind concealer. This is a great drugstore concealer and has been around FOR YEARS! My mom introduced me to this baby. Great for under the eyes or a QUICK touch up on the go but it’s not some holy grail ultimate 25/8 coverage concealer. But again this is amazing for a brightening affect under your eyes and if you have a little blemish you want to just cover up real quick in the car because you only have 5 mins to do your makeup. NEWBIES: 3. FLESH- Pure Flesh liquid foundation. I hope I like this product!! I purposely bought a darker shade for the upcoming summer months. It was on sale at ULTA ONLINE ONLY from like $35 to $16 so I said “why not try it out?!” I will give y’all a review of this product after a few uses. 4. HOLIKA HOLIKA- Aloe 99% soothing gel SO EXCITED 4 THIS ONE !!! I dermablade my face and I saw a video of a woman putting a light layer of aloe before dermablading and it causes less irritation and acts like a soothing barrier for your face and the blade. Also, 99% Aloe is AMAZING FOR FADING ACNE SCARS!! And I have acne scars that need a little TLC. All brands online that basically carry 99% aloe gel were sold out so I could only find this like 2oz bottle on ULTA for $4. I won’t use this everyday so hopefully it will stay with me for a while. ALWAYS EXCITED TO TRY NEW MAKEUP AND SKINCARE PRODUCTS YAY !! 🎨💕🆒
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Colourpop Gets It Right (Again)
TULA SKINCARE - Smoothing Primer Gel UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation in T1N COLOURPOP - Grandeur Eyeshadow Palette These colors were easy to work with, wore well with little fall out, and beautiful to wear. PAT McGRATH LABS - Dark Star Volumizing Mascara OG HG COLOURPOP - Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Out of Quart ( which Was fincky and didn’t give me the color I thought it would) layered under CLINIQUE - Cheek Pop Blush in Melon Pop which gives my cheeks a GLOW. Thanks Cherie for the rec!!!!! I wore too different lip colors in these pictures. In the first, I am wearing SIGMA - SIGMA BEAUTY Liquid Lipstick in Venom with COLOURPOP - Lux Gloss in Renaissance over. I thought this color was too deep and too matte for me but ymmv. In the second picture, I am wearing BECCA - Ultimate Lipstick Love in Ruby which wore so well and gave my face a glow even if it didn’t go with the rest of the look. In conclusion, I really like the Becca lipstick and the Colourpop palette but not together. I think I will wear the palette during the holiday dinner. It is that fantastic.
A Weekend Warm Toned Look For $
Some of the products mentioned here are pricey (the mascara for instance but they can easy be switched out for your favorite drugstore dupe). I’ve never done a warm toned look before so feedback is appreciated! Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer Moving on TULA SKINCARE - Smoothing Primer Gel UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation in T1N. COLOURPOP - Nude Mood Eyeshadow Palette The palette is a great starter/basic palette. The pigments were intense, creamy and easy to work with. I will definitely be using this palette often this falll/winter. Plus, thanks to points, I only paid 4 dollars for it. I would rec this palette especially to anyone whose nieces or nephews were just getting into makeup. It would make a great present for them. PAT McGRATH LABS - Dark Star Volumizing Mascara OG HG Makeup. MAKEUP BY MARIO - Master Mattes Brightening Eye Pencil I melted the tip by warming it between my fingers and it definitely helped with brightening my eyes. It took a while to get the angle right but once I did, it applied without tugging. PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer in Light Bronze. If you don’t own this lit from within bronzer, run to ulta and pick it up. I got it for 50% off. Best 7.50 I ever spent on makeup. COLOURPOP - Lux Velvet Liquid Lip in Fatale. This performed beyond my expectations. It applied smoothly and stayed in place once applied. It is a little drying but the color is gorgeous and for $8 it is hard to complain about that. I love this formula and look forward to buying more colors in this formula.
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My Combo Skin Foundation Solution!
Finding the perfect foundation can be a struggle. If you weren’t blessed with perfect skin you know the struggle is actually real and sometimes it really sucks. My t-zone can be an oil slick while my cheeks are dry as a desert. I sometimes deal with drastic weather changes in my area so what my skin needs one day can be quite the opposite the next day! Now, everything starts with a solid skincare routine, then you need a good primer, but today we are just talking about foundation. Catch me later for the other topics 😉 I have tried so many foundations and have been so disappointed until I just realized that I am going to have to mix two different formulas. It’s actually smart to have a few different formulas on hand for different needs and climates. I don’t know why for so long I thought I just needed one foundation. I feel like Goldilocks when it comes to foundation because one will be too matte and another one melts off my face. It’s already a struggle finding a color match, so finding the right formula can make the battle even worse. Here is what I did! NARS - Soft Matte Complete Foundation recently came out and I had to try it. In the summer this will be my go to! But, for fall/winter I really needed something just a little more hydrating. NARS - Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation was perfect for the job. The shades in each formula are practically identical so that made things easy. I mix 1/3 of the Natural Radiant and 2/3 of the Matte and at the end of the day my makeup is still in place and I don’t look too dry or too oily in any areas. It also holds up fantastic under a mask as long as you use a good setting powder and spray. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps with your combination skin battles! ❤️😘
makeup of the day - to the polls! 🇺🇸🗳🎉
wore some of my current favorite products to get out and vote today! of course i wore my mask (i love this rifle paper pattern!), but i still felt cute, lol. if you are able, please exercise your right to vote! here’s what i’m wearing! NARS - Soft Matte Complete Foundation :: macao benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel :: shade 4 Rare Beauty - Soft Pinch Liquid Blush :: grateful COLOURPOP - Super Shock Highlighter :: parasol EYLURE - ProMagnetic Magnetic Eyeliner & Lash System :: no. 7
My Birthday Beat 🥂🎂🎊🎁♌️
It’s July 31! Black is Kng has released on Disney+ & TODAY IS MY MOTHERlLUVIN BDAY ( que horns) It’s still a PaNdEmIc 🥴 so the plans i thought i had in the beginning but i’m happy to have a birthday and i got some amazing presents from friends and family. Today i was feeling E X P E N S I V E today and use my more higher end products i mean why not it’s my birthday 🎂 E Y E S: PAT McGRATH LABS - Mothership Eyeshadow Palette with Deep Shade in my crease & VR Pink all over my lid F A C E:MAYBELLINE - Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation in the shade Mocha - e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer in Deep Mocha & NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealer in Amande -COLOURPOP - No Filter Loose Setting Powder under my eyes to set the concealer. I use the shade Banana & laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Medium Translucent -MORPHE - Glamabronze Face & Body Bronzer in Trailblazer & ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer in Mahogany -BLACK RADIANCE - ARTISAN COLOR BAKED BLUSH Toasted Almond & MAC - MAC Powder Blush in Beauty Mark & FENTY BEAUTY - Limited Edition Diamond Bomb II All Over Diamond Veil as my highlighter L I P S: wet n wild - Bretman Rock Lip Gloss in Freaky
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer
Bronzed and glowing makeup! Summer vibes
Amp up your glow up with liquid highlighter! Here’s how to do it. My favorite way to add a gorgeous glow to skin is by using liquid highlighters with your foundation! 1. Mix a liquid highlight into your foundation on your hand and then apply your foundation like you normally would. This will add an enhanced glow to your foundation, but not give you a oily look. 2. Apply your foundation like you normally would ( or like above) and take some liquid highlighter on your ring finger or sponge and tap it on to the high points of your face! 3. Lastly for even more glow, you can use an illuminating setting spray or setting powder. NARS - NARS Illuminator COVER FX - COVER FX Illuminating Setting Spray laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder #cheriepartner
COVER FX-COVER FX Illuminating Setting Spray
old Hollywood glam inspired makeup
This makeup and hair was inspired by Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina.” I have always loved Audrey’s simple yet sophisticated makeup looks, and her trademark bold, straight eyebrows. “Sabrina” is one of my favorite films, just for the gorgeous costumes and makeup looks alone. I completed this look using : ciaté - Editor Palette - New England Eyeshadow Palette tarte - Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara wet n wild - Ultimate Brow Micro Brow Pencil URBAN DECAY - Stay Naked Weightless Foundation L'ORÉAL - Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation Kaja - Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush wet n wild - Perfect Pout Gel Lip Liner tarte - Sea Color Splash Lipstick Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip PrimerBECCA - Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder Too Faced - Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer #cheriepartner
Too Faced-Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer
Euphoria/Y2K Inspired Lewk #CheriePartner
I was born in ‘97 but the ‘00s trend is really picking up these last couple of years. Euphoria came out last year & a minimal but unique makeup looks started trending. Pop of color liners & eye looks with light coverage face & some sort of rhinestone on their face! I always feel like my makeup style is full coverage but my eye looks are always pretty simple but unique. My cousin let me borrow her ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette & that palette is BOMB, idk why I haven’t purchased it yet 🤔. This look is pretty simple but the three rhinestones just makes it a lil more Y2Kish & very on trend for the Euphoria girls out there. Eyes: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette Dollahs in the Crease, & Trust Issues on the lid Face: YVES SAINT LAURENT - Touche Eclat Blur Primer & MAYBELLINE - Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation , NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealer In Amande & ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer Blush: BLACK RADIANCE - ARTISAN COLOR BAKED BLUSH in Toasted Almond & MAC - MAC Powder Blush in Beauty Mark Lips: NARS - Velvet Eyeliner & wet n wild - Bretman Rock Lip Gloss in Freaky
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer
SUMMER! Anyone in the mood for ice cream? 🍦🍫🍒
MORPHE - The James Charles Palette bh - Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder bh - Contour & Blush 6 Color Palette FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter FENTY BEAUTY - Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color Coty AIRSPUN - Airspun Translucent Extra Coverage Loose Powder
Coty AIRSPUN-Airspun Translucent Extra Coverage Loose Powder
No Filter! Flash Photography Approved Lewk!
I was playing around with my camera today ( for those wondering i have a Nikon B500 got it @ Best Buy ) and i wanted to see if my makeup is flash proof. So today I did my beat and put my skills to the test! As you can see from the pics, i have a pretty solid foundation routine. I’ve literally been trying to perfect the best foundation routine FOR ME for years! I’ve been into makeup now for 7 years and this is the BEST my makeup has looked ever, i’m finally confident in my makeup and feel like i’m pretty good at what i do. I’m a strong believer in doing and wearing makeup that looks good and works for you, not all makeup trends and styles are for everyone, but that’s a lesson that others will realize later on in there journey 🥴. On my face i used MAYBELLINE - Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation and then i highlighted with both NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealer & e.l.f. - 16HR Camo Concealer to conceal under my eyes then set with the COLOURPOP - No Filter Loose Setting Powder in the yellow translucent color then i used laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder i’m medium deep all over the face to set it. I used two bronzers, one was the MORPHE - Glamabronze Face & Body Bronzer & ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer . The blush ofc is optional and so is which ever highlight you use. One day i’ll do a dedicated video on how i do it step by step. I gotta get accustomed to making videos lol
e.l.f.-16HR Camo Concealer
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