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 warm undertones
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New to the Collection!!!
Grabbed a few goodies from Sephora. To say I’m obsessed with skincare is an understatement. Will review once I’ve tried everything but I went ahead and gave the rare beauty foundation three stars off the bat because the color match is fantastic and the consistency is nice and light which I’m hoping is perfect for everyday. Ttys my lovelies. Follow me for more content and comment if you have already tried these products!
high end foundations comparison PT 2
I wanted to continue my foundation post, bc there's more to compare, like coverage, price, and finish. So let's get to it - ✨COVERAGE: ￼medium: rare beauty, too faced, armani, dior ￼full: beautyblender, charlotte tilbury, hourglass, estee lauder ✨FINISH: ￼natural: rare beauty, too faced, armani, beautyblender, dior, hourglass ￼matte: charlotte tilbury, estee lauder ✨PRICE: ￼armani - $64, beautyblender - $40 ($20 on sale at Sephora and BB.com) charlotte tilbury - $44, dior - $40, estee lauder - $43, hourglass - $46, rare beauty - $29, too faced - $40
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✨✨Fenty Foundation Wear Test ✨✨
FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation trying out this new foundation sample by fenty. Kept me nice and matte for majority of my wear. A touch of oil did start to peak through but that was with about 8hrs with of wear. It oxidized a touch so I think I’d get a shade lighter to try out. NYX - Epic Wear Eye & Body Liquid Liner love this liner. It’s dark and easy to apply. A little hard to remove, even with my professional products. But I do love it benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer this was my go to after I ran out of my Mac brow pencil. I like that it has a little more length to the pencil so I can hold it better. I wish the product was a little firmer so I’m able to make more defined hair strokes. laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder love this setting powder. Sometimes I’ll use a powdered foundation if I need a little more coverage but I typically set my whole face sigh this powder. I don’t bake since power dries out my under eye area but this powder keeps my skin smooth. It also blends well with my contour powder and my highlight powders.
Am I enough?
I doubt myself. I doubt my skills. I sometimes don’t think I’m beautiful. I find myself questioning if I’m feminine enough or intelligent enough. I break myself out of this by focusing who I am and who I am meant to be. I say my affirmations, pray to God for clarity and move on. I also do my makeup to cope with everything. It may not be as physical as yoga and not as thorough as therapy but it’s my own form of thereapy. With every stroke of the brush, I say to myself that I am beautiful. I am feminine. I am smart and no one can doubt my skills! I am enough. So are you! Makeup used: Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation L.A. Girl - HD Pro Concealer - both highlight and contour FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder NARS - NARS Blush benefit - Magnificent Brow Show Full Size Eyebrow Value Set NYX - Eyebrow Cake Powder URBAN DECAY - Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette URBAN DECAY - Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Ultimate Glow Kit URBAN DECAY - Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray MAC - Mini MAC Lipstick
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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Black Owned Makeup Brands 🖤✨
Happy Black History Month ✨✨ & #makeupmonday In honor of black history month here are some of my favorite black owned (even currently) makeup products. Juvia's PLACE - Juvia’s PLACE Shade Sticks Juvia's PLACE - I Am Magic Concealer Juvia's PLACE - Tropical Lip Balm 5-Pack Juvia's PLACE - The Nubian Glow Palette Thanks @RedheadSkincarefor the gift 💝 ACE BEAUTE - Blushed In Paradise #Ace Beaute - Nostalgia Eyeshadow Palette[products]#[FiveStars] UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation UOMA BEAUTY - Boss Gloss Liquid Marble BLACK RADIANCE - True Complexion Contour Palette Beauty Bakerie - Breakfast in Bed Eyeshadow Palette FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder This makes up most of my collection and I have ordered plenty more✨ Stay tuned for a look ✨ Just a reminder supporting black people is more than financial. It’s a mindset and there are plenty of allies. BHM is a celebration of our power and strength that we have exemplified and endured throughout history. To be an ally, it’s simple just be true to yourself and understand your fellow blacks in your community and beyond. Nobody asks for sympathy, just understanding and compassion. Silence is compliance in this day and age. What’s in your collection ? ✨
Red Lipstick? That’s Where The Drama Begins
UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation T1N. Easy to apply and stays even without setting powder or spray. COLOURPOP - Going Coconuts One of Colourpop’s better palette’s easy to apply and the colors are nicely pigmented. A good neutral palette for everyday wear. HOURGLASS - Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara Worst Mascara Ever. #Sydney Grace - Paris Skies[products]#[ThreeStars] Very pigmented and deeper than I expected. It eventually blended out but it took work. COLOURPOP - Lippie Stix Goldie. They were not fulling around with the red of this pen. It is intense. I topped it with COLOURPOP - Lux Lip Gloss in Renaissance which was a mistake. Should have left the matte lip intact. Next time I will pair Goldie with a sparkling metallic eye to tone down the intensity factor.
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From blah to bomb
I miss being done up and since I’m at home I have really played in makeup to make a natural makeup look great for video interviews as I look for work. My focus is skin which I used my Nars foundation with a moisturizer to sheer it out, a nice nude lip and warm browns on the eye. Instead of pencil liner I opted for eyeshadow to soften the look. The joys of makeup!
My Sephora haul this weekend!
These are the items I got from Sephora this weekend! I know it’s a lot but I am so excited to try all these! I am a little nervous about the nars foundation! If anyone has any opinions on any of these products I’d definitely appreciate it! 💕
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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