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Friday, 3 February 2012

Brand Review!

Hi everyone,
Every woman or 'man' has a makeup brand that does the trick for her. Here is a few of mine below. Truth of the matter is, for a MUA (makeup artist) no one brand does the trick. we always have to mix and match to get what we want.

here is a few of my favorites and i will tell you why (in my own opinion o). so lets have some fun together. Name your brand and tell us the trick it does for you.

BASING
       For primer i use the Nos 7 primer from Boots (UK)
I particularly love this primer because it sucks up the excess oil on your face and leaves the skin dry and matte. I always advice my Naija sisters (especially if you have an oily skin) to go for an oil control primer/shine free primer because of our weather. If you live in a cold climate and your skin is dry you might want to go for a moisturizing primer.
The drawback of this primer is, if not well blended or if you apply too much, it leaves a white residue on the face especially if you use in ac (air conditioned room)





      For Foundation, I have tried all sort. Marykay foundation does the magic for me and it works well for this weather. It comes in different shades and you can mix 2 or more shades to get your exact color. There is a popular question people usually ask. 'is bronze 600 lighter than bronze 607?' if you swipe the two shades at the back of your hand, you will find that 600 has a brown or cool undertone, while 607 has a red or warm undertone. it doesn't mean 600 is lighter than 607. its just the undertone that differentiates the two. most of us in this part of the world have a warm undertone. if you want a shade lighter than 607, just mix 607 and a bit of 507, you should get a perfect match. Always test the shade of foundation in daylight before buying.

      for powder, i love a couple of brands. i love mac mineralize powder, iman, milanni, bobbi brown, tara powder pallet...... all these brands works for me, whether in loose or compact form, as long as you get your foundation right, powder shouldn't be a problem. you can even choose to use a white powder on your foundation for a matte look. 

    Brands listed in this post are solely my views and opinions gathered over my years of experience in the field. no one paid me to talk about them. i am ready to hear your opinions too,  i would like you to introduce me to the brand that does the magic of a smooth flawless skin we all want!

25 comments:

  1. Lovely Post dearie, my Clinique Moisture Surge Moisturizer is a Must-Must for me as well as my Urban Decay Pore Perfection Primer *wink wink*

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  2. Thanks pretty K, would like to try the urban decay. Heard so much about it.

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  3. Lovely Write Up; Always proud Of U Chica!

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  4. Mary Kay TimeWise Foundation Primer does the trick for me. It makes my foundation easy to apply and it stays on for a long time.

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  5. Way to go, well written! Mary K, 607 is an angel in disguise, though sometimes I worry that constant use would cause the skin to stretch. What say u?

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  6. Tara's powder also do the magic for me,setting the foundation is place

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  7. I absolutely enjoyed reading your blog.
    Right on point!
    Bring it on girl!

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  8. Thanks for your comments guys.....@ tonia, I love 607 I mix it with all the colors it's just a perfect shade of warm foundation. I try not to wear foundation or makeup everydaym so as to allow the skin some time to breathe.

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  9. Hmmmm....loving this blog like crazy.
    I personally have a phobia for foundation, either I don't know how to apply it well or it's just not working for me...it makes my face feel heavy and over done. So I simple do powder. The old Iman did the trick for me ,always looked smoothe and natural, not until I tried on the new one and stopped feeling it, it made me look darker. But I found a new love in sleek, works so well for my dark skin.
    With make up I dont mind going on adventure ....so eyes on u Ewar, keep the record spinning.

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  10. Toyin Opatunji (glint studio)13 February 2012 at 20:35

    I'm soo loving this page boss! Ʊ r so on point with d foundation issue, I've tried so many too n i strongly bliv d@ MK is just d right one a lot of us here in naija! I equally love d new MK oil matfier it totaly sucks up oil on d face all day long! Still love ♏Ɣ MAC face primer though, might try d No7 heard a lot about it! IMAN n Tara powder pallete still hv ♏Ɣ heart!(•͡.̮ ~͡

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  11. Nice blog,i av extremely oily face and make up does not stay long on my face. am dark skinned.pls,recommend a good primer and foundation for me.thanks

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  12. Am new on ur blog, but am sooo loving ur tips. Am also a MUA and i use the boot No7, very good. I also love black opal mattifying gel, its very nice too. i use mary kay foundation, but sometimes i feel it does not cover well especially with serious spot on the face, so i use flori robert crm 2 pow foundation or black opal stick found. keep up the good work dear.

    funmi

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  13. Am soooo in love wit u Ewar,go gal u rock ma world#trueconfession#u r ma role Model.the sky is ur starting point

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  14. I use Mary Kay foundation cos its oil free and it doesn't block pores and as such I can get away with using it anytime am going out. It protects d skin frm a lot frm environmental damages (dusts, carbon monoxide, etc)

    Also I use Mary Kay sunscreen spf 25 day solution n night solution. And of course moisturise, Mary Kay velocity. Am sorry am just addicted to MK nd it works for me.

    For my eye shadows, I use sleek. I still find it quite difficult to blend in my eye shadows well tho! Hopefully I'll learn here

    And yea I use mac studio fix powder :) lemme stop here

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    1. Wow; we love virtually same tinz. My MK timewise Miracle set is a must. & I'm addicted 2 Mk too. U'l love dir Sunny Citrus lipstick, go get 1; dats if u don't av alrdy. Lol

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  15. I love marykay liquid foundation a lot n I use shade 507 which is sooo perfect for my skin color bt d prob am avin is ds: d full coverage last longer on my face bt bcos I av oily skin it tends to be too heavy n cause zits on my nose. I got the medium coverage, not too oily bt doesnt last like the former. I dont knw if its bcos of the one I got (grey lid) or its d nature of d medium covrage nt to last.Am planning on geting the purple star m/covrag cos I've bn told it last longer dan d grey lid. how true is dis? I need to knw otherwise I'll stick to my full coverage.

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  16. Hello u hv a lovely blog here.i jst want to ask which mk foundation is d original d one wit grey lid or d one with pink?

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  17. Hello u hv a lovely blog here.i jst want to ask which mk foundation is d original d one wit grey lid or d one with pink?

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  20. Nice suggestions. Havev learnt one or two things from this blog. Plz I will like anyone to put me through on how to open a blog. Am a makeup artist and will like to have a blog. Thanks in anticipation.

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  21. Pls which shade of iman face powder will blend with marykay bronze 607,

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  22. Thanks Ewar, I use Maryk 607, what shade of Mac studio fix can I use. Thank you.

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  23. hi. I use mary kay foundation 507 medium coverage. so much loving it. recently I used tara powder 42 on it and someone said its dark. pls what other tara is lighter than 42? thanks.

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