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Category Archives: Cover FX
“Bronzers for dark skin?”
“But we’re already brown/bronze?”
“Why would I need bronzer?”
Many moons ago I, too, did not get the whole bronzer thing (well, I understood bronzer—just didn’t see it as for my skin tone), but back then not very many brands were making bronzers deep enough to make a difference on darker skin tones. But also many moons after that, I got my hands on some that did come deep enough and have been a bronzer fan since. I thought now would be an amazing time to do another bronzers for dark skin post because with it being winter and all, many of us can use a little extra glow.
Welcome to the first TSABD Edit! If you missed my post on changes to how I’ll be blogging going forward, make sure you read it here. TSABD Edit is my new review series where you’ll still get the same authentic reviews you’re accustomed to, but they’ll be grouped by a theme. So instead of me doing say 20 individual reviews, I’ll instead do these once a week or once every two weeks and cover a group of products in one post. If a very popular limited edition product comes out and is available for me to get, I’ll get those out as quickly as possible and likely in its own individual post, but for the most part TSABD Edit is where you’ll now find a majority of the reviews on this site going forward—you can still check out past reviews here. You can expect to see TSABD Edit posts here on Tuesdays—make sure you subscribe to the blog to get email alerts about all new blog posts!
January is the PERFECT time to go through your makeup stash and get rid of anything that’s not going to slay your routine. Get rid of those old, crusty foundations, eyeshadows you know good and well that you’re not going to use, and trash those lipsticks that make you look like Tyrone Biggums. Trust me, doing this will make your life 1000% easier and I bet you’ll be less likely to buy more crap you don’t need this year.
I received the new Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops way back when they first launched about a few months ago. I was excited about them upon arrival and even started testing them out right away. But then life got in the way: I had an event in Atlanta, I started a Summer Beauty video series, my nephew came to visit for three weeks (ahhhh, I miss him!) and I played auntie taking almost everywhere he wanted to go, then I gallivanted around Europe for almost three weeks, came back home for a short week, then flew to Georgia for a family wedding. AND IT’S SUMMER so I, of course, want to make sure I’m maximizing the heck out of it. So I have been trying to play catch-up with so many things for months.
It seems A LOT of new products came out after January—I STILL have a box full of products to photograph, swatch, test, and review. But because I was getting a bit backed up on featuring some of them, I decided it’d be a good idea to use as many as I could in a makeup video: NYX Cosmetics Cream Highlight & Contour Palette in Deep, Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette in #40 and #50, and a few other things.