Category Archives: Makeup Swatches

TSABD Edit: Black Radiance Creme Contour Palette + Blushing Bronze Palette on Dark Skin

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I typically only post ONE TSABD Edit a week on Tuesdays, but I’ve been summer vacaying (or at least trying to—I’ve still been working) and had a bit of a build-up on products that both came in and that I purchased myself, so I figured I might as well churn them out so I don’t have piles of makeup looking at me every time I walk into my office :x

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TSABD Edit: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation + Medium Deep Translucent Powder on Dark Skin

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Another day, another foundation review! I ain’t mad though—I love trying new foundations. I need to know what’s out there so I can report back to you fine folks. I was recently sent NEW Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation for review consideration and gave it a whirl.

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NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Review + Swatches on Dark Skin

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In “OMG F-I-N-A-L-L-Y” news, NARS has entered the liquid lipstick world. Except of course a name like “liquid lipstick” isn’t enough of a name for a brand like NARS. Nah. NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is definitely more fitting.
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Urban Decay Naked Heat on Dark Skin + an $18 Dupe?

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Despite not needing any more eyeshadow palettes and also thinking I could pass because of the underwhelming swatches that Allure magazine’s Instagram account put out, I wound up biting the bullet and bought the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette anyway. I could have waited to see if the palette would arrive in my blogger mail, but nah—I let thirst get the better of me…lol.

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TSABD Edit: Danessa Myricks Beauty Vision Cream Cover Foundation Review + Swatches on Dark Skin

danessa myricks beauty vision cream cover foundation

I’ve reviewed probably hundreds of foundations over the last ten years I’ve had this blog (we’ll be officially 10 in November—sheesh, NO clue what I should do to celebrate). But today’s review is very special because I’ve known the creator and brand founder for yeaaaaars. I used to be a makeup artist and one of the things one does to network as well as further your education is to work with more established artists. About 6 or 7 years ago I drove to DC to work a makeup event that Danessa Myricks coordinated and I learned so much from that one experience. Danessa is not only an amazing makeup artist who has consulted many of our favorite makeup brands, she’s an educator, she’s a photographer, and she’s the head of her beauty empire. AND on top of all of this, she’s the sweetest person EVER. (OK and she’s incredibly gorgeous to boot) I was honored when she sent over her range of the Danessa Myricks Beauty Vision Cream Cover Foundation to test out.

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TSABD Edit: Holographic Makeup on Dark Skin (BECCA Prismatic Amethyst, Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza, Sigma Lip Switch)

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Heyyyy! Welcome to yet another TSABD Edit!

Holographic makeup has been making its way through the beauty world and if you were wondering if the “intergalactic unicorn” look was for your dark skin, you need to keep scrolling through this post, boo! I’ll be going over some holographic makeup on dark skin :)

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