Last week, Sephora had it’s biannual sale for all it’s Beauty Insiders. Since I am VIB status, I was able to get 15% off of my entire purchase. If you don’t know what the Sephora Beauty Insider programme is, check out this link. It is basically a rewards programme that allows you to accumulate points to redeem samples of new or popular products. I am #TeamSkincare as they say ‘black don’t crack’, but you still have to put in the work and I am trying to stave off the effects of aging as much as possible! So I have a Sephora haul and even did a video about it!!
The Style Setter is described as having superior hydrating, thirst quenching coconut water and aloe vera juice combined with tropical butters to deeply penetrate and provide maximum moisture and shine. This is an all-natural product, with a short ingredient list that also includes coconut oil, and a number of fruit extracts. It’s a white cream that melts easily into the hands and hair without feeling greasy. It also has a light coconut scent, but a real coconut scent that is not overpowering or prominent.
I actually created a video review on this product. Check it out below, but I have some additional thoughts on the product.
Lipsticks are back! So I decided to pull together a list of my favourite purple lipsticks that are great for the fall/winter. As a matter of fact, they are great all year round! I have a preference for matte lipsticks so they feature prominently in this list. They are at different price points, so there is something for everyone. And these all look amazing on women of colour – from dark skin to light – I even added a bright or too.
So check out my list below, and definitely look at my video, where I have tried them on!
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
I don’t wear foundation about 99% of the time, but when I do, I look for something that helps me even out my skin tone and that feels like it is almost not there.My philosophy, at least when it comes to foundation is, less is more. I know that everyone right now is about that full coverage….but I’m not here for that.I want my skin to look flawless…but like I was born like that. Enter the Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation on dark skin.
Make Up For Ever has already established themselves as the leaders in both waterproof makeup and products that have amazing performance under the newest video technology.Over the past few years, MUFE has be reformulating their entire line to get ahead of the changes in TV and film.They have already brought out an entire new line of gel-textured eye shadows, which by the way, are mind-blowingly good!
This is an update to their original HD foundation, and this time they have made it even lighter in weight and added hyaluronic acid which helps make it suitable for all skin types.It aims to give flawless, next best thing to skin coverage when viewed in 4K and 8K technology.So what are 4K and 8K? Right now standard HD video is 1080p, and basically 4K is four times better than HD and 8K is 8 times. So it’s called UHD (Ultra HD).So if you think you can see every pore and wrinkle now, wait until UHD becomes more common!
Back to the review.So the existing line was reformulated and the colour range was also expanded to a fantastic 40 shades! 4…0 shades! There are few companies out there that boast of so many.If you find a line with 20-25 shades, you would consider that luck.They have also renumbered and broken the line up into Y(yellow based) and R(red based) shade.If you look at some of the bottles, they have also included the corresponding shade number from the older line.I picked up shade R530 which is shade 180 from the old line.I love that they have not forgotten us darker ladies and have given us such a selection.
My shade: R530=180
Love the pump top!
The UHD comes in a cylindrical, plastic bottle with a pump top and it contains 30ml of product which is pretty standard.This makes dispensing much easier to control and you won’t run the risk of wastage from having to decant or breakage of the bottle.The pump works quite well and dispenses a small amount of product.
By the way, check out my video review or keep reading below the fold for more!!
According to NARS, this new Audacious Mascara will replace all their currently existing mascaras and they have removed them from stores and counters.
NARS Audacious Mascara
For the Audacious Mascara:
The wand, exclusively designed with over 200 molded bristles and lengthening hooks evenly grips and coats lashes from root to tip while simultaneously separating, lengthening, and amplifying with every stroke. Our first-to-market formula is long-wearing and stays soft and flexible, lending itself to maximum buildability.