Image via NARS PR. The look: Creatures of the Wind FS. That hair too!
All info via PR
“I was inspired by a young Hispanic girl in New York. She’s really confident and likes herself – she doesn’t entertain all the makeup tricks “contour, foundation & powder” she goes straight for a strong lip. This is a sophisticated update on the heavily-lined lip from the 90’s. I played with the color and application on the lips, kept the rest of the face clean and bare, and brushed gloss through her brows to keep it young. It’s beauty with attitude.”
—Mark Carrasquillo for NARS Cosmetics
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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!!
The Zoya Focus Collection features six strong, solid shades that anchor a look for fall as stand-alone shades. The densely pigmented cream formula features a unique, micro-grind pigment that allows for extra-smooth, streak-free application.
Charli(ZP807) – a dusty taupe cream with a hint of green, a perfect neutral.
Desiree (ZP806) – a classic sable brown cream that has just enough gray to keep it cool in tone.
Hannah (ZP805) – a clear, classic red cream with a balanced (neutral) undertone.
Janel(ZP804) – a deep red cream with a rich warm undertone.
Lidia (ZP803) – a rich eggplant cream with a blackened purple base and just a hint of red resulting in a color that is wearable for most skin tones.
Sia (ZP802) – a true, royal blue cream. NOTE: This is a highly pigmented shade – make sure to apply a base coat to prevent staining.
This product junkie has been made very, very happy! I am sooooo excited!
Vivrant Beauty is a brand new boutique that opened about 3 weeks ago. Located on 121st and St. Nicholas, Vivrant curates skincare, haircare and cosmetic products that cater to all skintones and hair textures.
This upscale, gorgeous beauty oasis is bright but calming and peaceful and is nothing like your typical beauty supply store. Vivrant’s owner Desiree Verdejo has carefully selected brands that are black owned or carries an extensive colour range. Many of these brands or sold online or in a limited number of brick-and-mortar stores. Some of them I had never heard of.