I am back, it has been too long but I have recently got some new goodies to start up my freelancing within the next year.
So first thing I bought is the Ben Nye matte HD foundation palette of olive-brown skin. They also offer it in an essential palette (color range from fair to light, ordered also will discuss in a separate post once I receive it!)
- I purchased this from Camera Ready Cosmetics for $60.00 (USD). Click here to see the site
- Fast 3 day shipping (for $2.00)
- This palette is refillable and they retail for $8.00 (USD) a pieces
- Product size of each pot is .14 oz/ 4gm
- The product comes in a silver tin, has a thick plastic sheet that goes on top of the foundation, plus a foam piece that goes on top of the plastic sheet so the founation is constantly protected.
- Coverage can range from full to sheer depending on application method.
- Great for combination and oily skin. Dry skin users can use this palette as along as they use a hydrating moisturizer and primer.
As you see from the swatches, this will work on those who have olive undertones and women of color with golden undertones also.
I have tested this foundation out for myself and I absolutely love it. It lasted all day, I did have to touch up because I have really oily skin but it lasted all the way until 1:30 am when I got off work. I received tons of compliments on this foundations and it photographs amazingly!
Ben Nye offers this foundation in a bigger size, 0.5oz/14gm, yielding 35-60 applications for $12.00 a piece. 86 shades. Literally from the fairest of skin to the deepest of skin. They have available. Check it out here. Also you can order samples from Camera Ready Cosmetics for $2.99 (USD) if you are unsure of what shade you would be. To see the samples click here
Here is a look I did using the Ben Nye Olive-Brown Matte HD palette
See how amazing this is!!!!
Face: Coca Sorbet + Mojave Bronze
Highlight: Golden Spice
Contour: Semi-Sweet + Espresso Bean
Let me know in the comments below what you think of this foundation palette! If you want more details on the look, let me know and I will do a whole post with the break down of everything I used for this look.
Until next time!!
I am back with another review and this time it is the new Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector in ‘DARK’. This product was a part of my monthly gratis allotment from my job.
What it does (excrept from Sephora.com)
Instantly blur imperfections and even out skintone, and achieve gorgeous skin that appears effortlessly perfected. With Urban Decay’s Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, you’ll reap the benefits of skin treatment and SPF 20 protection with the coverage of a sheer foundation. There’s no need for foundation—one step and you’re done. The innovative, lightweight formula provides more coverage, hydration, and optical blurring than a BB or CC cream. It transforms the look of your skin with light-diffusing spheres so that flaws seem to disappear. Over time, pores appear smaller and skin looks noticeably firmer and more radiant. With a range of shades to cover a wide spectrum of skin tones, this oil-free formula is infused with nourishing ingredients (including peptides, vitamins and moisturizers). Sourced from the wu zhu yu plant, Gatuline® Radiances improve the look of radiance, tone, and texture.
All that is true! Definitly evened out my skin tone and blurred any imperfections I have, a total plus for me. In my opnion its feels like a cross between a BB/CC cream and a lightweight foundation. Perfect for those no makeup makeup look days.
There is one con, the color that was selected for me was not exactly perfect. The product contains a fair amount of zinc oxide + octinoxate. Obviously, the combonation of these items makes me look way lighter than I actually am. I may pick up a sample of ‘deep’ to compare the two shades and see which one would be a best fit.
These photos were taken indoors, in front of a window with a fair amount of natual light. No flash, no front cam, iPhone 6S.
Great thing though, I can mix the product with my Cover FX custom color drops to make it much more wearable.
I love Urban Decay products, I truly do, but typically I stay away from their facial products. It’s always hard for me to find the right shade without mixing two shades together.
Have you tried the One & Done complexion perfector? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below!!
Until next time!!