Category Archives: concealer

Sephora Pantone Universe Correct + Conceal Palette Review & Swatches Dark Skin

Sephora Pantone Universe Correct + Conceal Palette medium dark

2016 seems to be the year of color correcting though it has always seemed odd to me that this is a “trend” since not everyone will need to color correct. Even those of us with some discoloration (dark spots can be the worst, yo) can cover them with our regular foundations and/or concealer without needing to add extra products or steps to our routine. But alas, I feel like it is within my beauty blogger-ing duties to test some of the products that hit the market. Today it’s the Sephora Pantone Universe Correct + Conceal Palette in Medium/Dark.


$2 Nicka K HD Concealer Review + Swatches on Dark Skin

nicka k hd concealer dark skin 3

So before we even get into this Nicka K HD Concealer post please note that while these concealers go in numerical order, the shades don’t go in order from light to dark. I’m also missing the first four shades which may not actually be the lightest shades these come in. There also seems to be a discrepancy in how at least two of the shades are numbered and labeled—on the concealers I have “Fallow” is listed as NCL010 but on the Nicka K site “Fallow” is NCL003 and NCL010 is Coffee. CONFUSING.


NYX Gotcha Covered Waterproof Concealer {Dark Skin}

nyx gotcha covered waterproof concealer dark

NYX Cosmetics has been churning out some cool, new products and I’ve been busy buying and testing them. There’s more where this came from of course, but today we’re talking NYX Gotcha Covered Waterproof Concealer.


NYX Full Coverage Orange Concealer vs LA Girl Orange Corrector

nyx full coverage concealer orange corrector la girl orange corrector

Color correctors can be awesome products, BUT do understand that most people likely don’t need them. There have been many advancements in concealer shades as well as improvements to full coverage foundation formulas (many are now SO much lighter in feel than their predecessors—check out the BECCA Ultimate Coverage foundation for instance) that many folks won’t have a need for a corrector in your makeup routine. But as someone who takes her job of testing beauty products VERY seriously (haha), I’m pretty open to being the guinea pig trying stuff and reporting back on my thoughts.


My Updated Foundation Routine {Dark Skin}

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Makeup by Andi Yancey

When I was a makeup artist it was important to take classes to brush up on skills and learn more from other artists. Though the only face I beat these days is my own, I still love to learn different ways to do things when it comes to my makeup. After having my makeup done by makeup artist du jour Andi Yancey for our Face Flawless Skin photo shoot, I HAD to have Andi show me some of her secrets. So we booked a session together and I learned a few things that I now use in my makeup routine. I now contour differently because of Andi and I wanted to share a few things I learned.


Eye Cream: Stay Ready So You Don’t Have to Get Ready

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Here’s the thing with eye cream: you gotta use it before you need it. By the time you NEED an eye cream, it might already be too late for them to make any drastic changes over time. You should obviously still use an eye cream because that part of the skin is very delicate and needs all the moisture it can get—plus many eye creams have great ingredients that can help diminish the look of wrinkles, dark circles, etc. But there’s a certain point where an eye cream can do all it can do and your saving grace is a polite trip to the derm.