Posts Tagged ‘foundation’

Veil Cosmetics Sunset Skin Foundation

Introducing Sunset Skin Foundation, an airy, whipped foundation that reveals flawless skin.

Available October 15thSunset Skin Foundation ($59.00 SRP, is specially engineered to give an effortless blend and soft focus finish that helps skin appear smoother and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines. Hydrating, soothing and plumping benefits from Water Lily and Cinnamon Bark give skin a natural looking glow.


Available in an impressive range of 12 shades from Porcelain, Light, Medium & Tan with either pink, neutral or gold undertones.         

About Veil Cosmetics

The LIGHT INFUSED COSMETICS Brand, VEIL products impart instant illumination and brighten the complexion with their treatment benefits. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed celebrity makeup artist Sebastien Tardif, Veil Cosmetics was inspired by Tardif’s passion for skin and fresh take on superior makeup textures. Veil sets out to modernize the traditional approach to makeup by revealing gorgeous skin, not masking it, with multi- tasking, skin care cosmetics.


Vegan Makeup: Osmosis Goji Berry Liquid Foundation


Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics is proud to launch their Long Wear Liquid Foundation Line for all skin types. Featuring 8 shades, these incredible foundations give light to full build able coverage while gliding on smooth for an even, flawless complexion. A true long wear formula, each Osmosis Colour Long Wear Liquid Foundation is water resistant and will never make skin appear oily or too dry. Instead, each foundation provides a semi dewy finish that’s sure to last all day.
After each use, skin will look natural, luminous and lifted. What makes it so is the Goji Berry Blend Extract (lycium barbarum fruit extract) as it is a powerful antioxidant and skin conditioning agent. Goji berry extract includes amino acids and proteins to aid skin cells in regenerating. These orange-red berries, also referred to as wolfberries, are considered by some to be a veritable fountain of youth.
Shades: Fair, Golden Light, Golden Medium, Honey, Natural Light, Natural Medium, Beige Dark and Olive.
Price: $45

Mother’s Day Necessities

Gifting the most important women in your life

with a present that shows how much you care has never been simpler!

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Here are some recommendations from us, give her the best gifts ever!


FOR THE NATURAL BEAUTY LOVER: Tata Harper Natural Glow from Head to Toe ($115 at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and

Rejuvenate, restore and revitalize the look of dull winter skin with this luxurious body collection, designed to deliver a natural, beautifully healthy glow from head to toe. This collection polishes, perfects and deeply hydrates every inch of the body while calming and comforting dry, irritated skin. First, smooth and polish the skin with our award-winning Smoothing Body Scrub; follow that with softening, strengthening and nourishing moisture delivered by the Revitalizing Body Oil, Fortifying Body Lotion and Redefining Body Balm. Finally, the Rejuvenating Hand Cream restores comfort and glow to one of the body’s most exposed areas. This Set makes the perfect indulgent winter gift.

Set Contains:

  • Smoothing Body Scrub (full size)

Spa-strength exfoliation and moisture

  • Rejuvenating Hand Cream (full size)

Intensive moisture treatment

  • Redefining Body Balm (15ml)

Stretch-mark minimizing elasticity treatment

  • Revitalizing Body Oil (15ml)

Antiaging body treatment

  • Fortifying Body Lotion (15ml)

Corrective tissue treatment


FOR THE AT-HOME SPA EXTRAORDINAIRE: NEW! Tata Harper Purifying Mask ($65, 1 fl. Oz, or 30ml. at

Fight visible aging effects caused by environmental exposure and pollution, while flushing away impurities from the surface of the skin with this probiotic-powered deep cleansing mask that protects from harmful environmental aggressors, without stripping or affecting the skin’s natural balance. Containing 23 high-performance ingredients, including yogurt probiotics, broccoli extract, brown algae, prickly pear seed oil, sandalwood seed oil, white clay, Turmeric, Fennel, Ginger, Clove and Silver Fir essential oils, this powerful product supports the natural detox process, while helping energizing the skin for a firm, lifted and more youthful appearance. Suitable for all skin types.


FOR THE ONE WHO HAS IT ALL: Artis Elite Smoke Collection ($32-$350 at and

The newest introduction from Artis, this luxury line of game-changing brushes revolutionizes cosmetics application with its trademarked CosmeFibre® technology and an ergonomic handle for effective and exceptional application, not to mention the aesthetic design is one you might find at any high-end design store. Created by one of the makeup industry’s innovators and a former MAC Cosmetics Senior Executive, Matthew Waitesmith focused on the challenges of makeup “self-application” and delivering superior cosmetic performance, while taking inspiration from how he would draw a human face.


FOR THE ONE WHO LOVES THE PERFECT CURL: NEW! The Beachwaver Co. BEACHWAVER S.75 Ceramic Rotating Curling Iron ($129 at

The upcoming addition to the Beachwaver family, this iron boasts a thinner barrel width, created for women of all hair types and textures to achieve gorgeous tighter curls. The new Beachwaver® S.75 offers the same high-quality professional results as the Beachwaver® Pro, with the same user-friendly features from the S series. Key benefits include a heat range of 290° – 490°, lighter 5.5” ceramic barrel length, .75 barrel width, arrow button for rotation control, 8 foot swivel cord, ergonomic handle, beveled no-kink clamp, fast/slow speed switch and a home button.


FOR THE ONE THAT LOVES THE SLEEK LOOK: The Beachwaver Co. Coast Pro Titanium Styling Iron ($229 at

The Coast Pro® Titanium provides professional quality results in minutes and is perfect for curly, coarse and thick hair. The titanium evenly distributes heat, resulting in even faster styling and maximum frizz reduction. Touch Sense technology monitors the iron to reduce heat during non-use and automatically returns to previous temperature when touched. Includes small size removable Blow Out Attachments for a blowout finish.


FOR THE AT-HOME HAIR EXPERT: Bosley Professional Strength Healthy Hair Strengthening Masque ($38.95, 7oz. at

This revitalizing deep conditioning masque provides strength and volume to limp, damaged, or weak hair. Biotin and vegetable proteins strengthen, while chamomile and jojoba extract help to condition the hair. Strengthening Masque contains LifeXtend complex to help nourish hair and ColorKeeper complex to help prolong and protect color.


FOR THE WHO NEEDS ULTIMATE PROTECTION: NEW! Dermaflage ScarScreen SPF 30 ($25, 2 fl oz./60g at

So, what’s different and exciting about this SPF product? Dermaflage is a sunscreen especially for scars! Scar tissue is fragile and particularly susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun, which is why Dermaflage developed ScarScreen SPF 30, the perfect protection for scars’ sensitive skin. Ideal for use following cosmetic procedures, doctors recommend sun protection for minimizing a scar and preventing hyperpigmentation. This dermatologist-tested, non-irritated and hypoallergenic product contains no synthetic chemicals, is fragrance free and is specially formulated to work with Dermaflage topical filler (or without it)!


FOR THE MAKE-UP GURU: NEW! Dermaflage Made In The Shade SPF 26 Foundation ($24 at
This very water-resistant, long-wear, mineral-powder foundation provides a luminous glowing complexion, with the added benefit of sun protection and antioxidants for your skin. Specially formulated to work with Dermaflage topical filler (or not!), this cosmetic product is offered in eleven options of life-like shades and was created in Hollywood special effects.


FOR THE WHO LONGS FOR HAIR-HYDRATION: PHYTO Ultimate Hydration Travel Set ($25, 1.7 oz. Phytojoba Intense Hydration Brilliance Shampoo, 1.7 oz. Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Mask, 1 oz. Huile Soyeuse Lightweight Hydrating Oil at

An essential three-piece travel kit to help hair stay hydrated while locking in moisture for luminous, healthy-looking hair. This trio is your answer to conditioned, smooth, healthy-looking hair. The hydrating, fast-acting shampoo restores moisture to dry hair without weighing it down. Jojoba oil combined with mallow and cornflower extracts (40 percent) instantly replenishes hair with moisture while restoring its natural protective barrier. Hair regains its softness, elasticity, and shine. Ideal for all hair types, the deep hydrating hair mask helps restore softness and luster. It’s enriched with nourishing jojoba oil and melts into a luxurious hair softener to deliver intense hydration and weightless detangling. A unique concentration of angelica seed extract (78 percent) and sweet orange essential oil imparts brilliance and vitality. The ultra-lightweight, beautifying treatment oil delivers serious hydration to dry, fine hair with incredible softness. The 98 percent natural, silicone-free formula can be used prior to blow drying or as a finishing touch to soften, control, tame flyaways and frizz, and add extraordinary shine.


New @Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam

I have been using Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse foundation for a very long time. Being a beauty blogger, I have to opportunity to use and try a ton of products and foundations and this Maybelline seem to work best for my skin type and looks the best in photos. The texture it gives my skin is flawless, matte with a soft glow. Having a ‘go-to’ product makes your beauty routine and packing when traveling much easier!

When I saw the new renditions of this product like the liquid and now the foam I had to test it out. The Dream part is definitely real but this foam business is another story. You must work really quickly as soon as you pump it out of the bottle. Or the air will make it a sad blob. It comes in 12 shades to get 2 or 3 just to be safe.

As you can see the coverage is sheer and it looks extremely natural and blends easily into your skin without looking ‘fake’. I use the Honey Beige (darker) in the summer and the Pure Beige (lighter) in the winter. It is lightweight enough for you to wear over your moisturizer or even a primer.

It is a cool product once you get the hang of how to use it!  I got it for under $12 at a drugstore so it is definitely a steal.


The Face Saver at @Findation

One of the best things about shopping online is the number of options available. But unless you are buying a product you have tried before, you can make the mistake of getting the wrong shade foundation.  With beauty products like nail polish and lipstick sold online – It is not so bad if the pink is more pearl or shimmery than you thought or that the purple nail polish is not how you thought it would be.  But when it comes to foundation – A mismatched shade could mean wasted money and product.

Kelly Rowland has mismatched foundation on – you can see that the skin on her chest and her face do not match. It is a bit ashy.

This is a common mistake and it sucks when you are photographed with mismatched foundation.

But good thing!  A new website called – It is a website that can help you find your matching colour in ANY foundation. How do they do that? You input the brand and shades that currently match you and it finds other brands that are similar. Pretty cool right? is a global project (currently in beta), creating the world’s largest usable database of matching foundation shades. uses an algorithm to recommend similar shades, based on the matches entered by other foundation users. That means we need lots of people to tell us what foundations they use to give the best shade recommendations possible.

Check out my matches:

Save your face from mismatch foundation on

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Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics (@ybcosmetics) Product Review

I recently tried out a couple products from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, which I definitely suggest adding to your “must try” list!

I’m a fan of mineral based makeup because it tends to be gentler on the skin. Youngblood was created by a licensed medical aesthetician, Pauline Youngblood, specifically so that patients would be able to use it on their super-sensitive skin after dermatological procedures. If that isn’t gentle, I don’t know what is!

I tried the Mineral Primer, Liquid Mineral Foundation and Lunar Dust…



I love a good primer, but unfortunately, a good primer is often hard to find. Many times, they’re feathery or too thick, and that completely defeats the purpose. However, I’ve used the Youngblood Mineral Primer several times, and each time, it goes on smooth, providing a weightless base for my makeup. My skin can be a bit on the oily side, and this primer keeps my makeup on all day.



Just like the Mineral Primer, the Foundation is incredibly lightweight and absorbs very quickly. It goes on evenly, provides natural coverage, and doesn’t wipe off, which is a problem I’ve had with some liquid foundations (another common issue with oily skin). The Deep Sea Hydrating Complex helps hydrates the skin without making is greasy or sticky.

I got the foundation in “Barbados”, which is the darkest shade, however I probably should have gone one shade lighter with “Caribbean”. I was able to wear it for about a week, thanks to the glow I had from my Miami trip, but once my skin settled back into it’s dead-of-winter color, I had to stop using it because it was a bit too dark. No worries–I’ll be able to able to wear it after the next time I get a little sun in my life!

On a related note, it would be great if Youngblood had a better selection of darker colors. With “Barbados” being the darkest shade, many women of color aren’t going to be able to find the correct match.



I love this. The fine, light-reflecting minerals provide a soft, luminous glow. I used “Dusk”, which was the perfect color. Definitely one of the best bronzers I’ve come across.



Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics are available at spas and online at