The Three Pretty Brown Foundations
So my Sephora order finally came in...yay
Now in the order I had the Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 180 and the Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation in 85. I also ordered a hair conditioner and mask, but I'm going to hold off on writing about those to see how they work in the long run. I get really excited about foundation. You don't hear much about foundation for brown women, so I'm hoping to put in my weight to help change that.
In preparation for my new liquid foundations I picked up The Body Shop foundation brush.
BE Mineral Foundation SPF 15
I use deepest deep and I love this foundation. It is nicely pigmented for darker skin and it is my go to foundation. I ordered the free sample kit form Everyday minerals and although they had a huge range for white people they only had two shades for dark skin and even with the two dark shades neither was rich enough to look natural on me. I looked ashy with both, so so far BE is the best. I must say, as I'm sure most of you guys know, mineral make up is nothing without a good brush meant for loose powder. Mineral foundation is not like liquid. With liquid everyone has a preference, hands, sponge, brush, but with mineral foundation the difference between a bad brush and good brush can make a world of difference in your experience. With BE I skipped the starter kit because I didn't like the brushes and bought the foundation and tinted mineral veil alone. The brush I use is the Sephora Natural Rounded Powder brush. It huge, pretty, great and fast. Because the head of the brush it so big I use a slower smaller swirl, then tap, so there it less mess. With proper moisturizing an priming BE last all day and sits in a very uniform way over your skin. I always feel great and natural wearing it. Oh it also lasts for ever...I must check exp dates.
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation
I never thought my skin color was pretty , but staring at this container I swear I wanted to eat it it was so pretty. The HD shades come in so many color. When I saw dark skin with peach undertones, I wanted to go "Yeah, that's me!" I tested in the store, but it wasn't until I got it home and put it on with my brush that I realized just how awesome it is. This foundation reminds me of the BE foundation, but in liquid form. It isn't heavy, it wears all day and a little goes a long way. I was afraid that after wear mineral foundation that I would find the application of liquid foundation hard and tedious, but this went on very easy and smooth. I just dabbed it on all over my face and then brushed it in. I wish I had more blemishes to better report, but for my skin the coverage is great and natural. Definitely a great winter option. It feels very creamy and soft. I look forward to it not drying out my skin.
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
Addictive...seriously. The sane part of me understands that this is too heavy for everyday use, but it blends so well and is very lightweight and who wouldn't want to look flawless everyday. Honestly you probably could wear it everyday, but I prefer to look a little more natural. No need to wear concealer with this foundation. It goes on smooth and dries mat. The finish is very much like a powder. It's perfection, you achieve that perfect movie look.
I was going to put them all on, but with flash you couldn't see much of a difference. I don't have sensitive skin, so I can't say much about that. I used BE Tinted Mineral Veil over everything and it went fine over liquids, which makes me ridiculously happy cause I love that stuff. Anyways I wasn't sure what you guys would want to know about these foundations that you don't already know, so if you have questions please ask . I never thought I would have so many options. I have still yet to try Cover FX (well I tested some in the store), Becca, Prescriptives, and Pure Minerals...maybe in six more months. I'm really happy with what I have, but I am curious and it's not hard to test all of the brown foundations...the list just isn't that long.