Who doesn’t love a good Nude Lipstick? We seem to be constantly looking for our perfect match. Sometimes they are too pink, too brown, don’t look right for our skin tone ect but when you find the one or few you love it is worth celebrating lol! I wear nude lipstick a lot and own a ton from multiple brands that I use and do adore. However these 6 are the ones that are the most loved and the most reached for.
For reference I am light / medium in skin tone and my skin runs a bit neutral. I prefer a more brown tone nude lipstick with a bit a of pink at times. That is my personal preference. Like I have said on my Instagram many times, nudes are very personal. Us Makeup lovers take them very seriously lol I also think it also depends on what shade of lipliner you use with it. You can always change the shade up too with adding in a darker/lighter liner. Just play around and have fun with what you have! But if you are looking to buy a new nude or add to your collection you can not go wrong with these 6 below. Especially if you are close to my skin tone and have similar preferences!
Nude Lipstick Favs:
Swatches Top to Bottom – Click on the name to shop!
BLANKETY: Soft Pink Beige (amplified) – $18.50MAC COSMETICS This is the nude I consider my perfect nude. Its not too pink and not too brown. I do prefer a bit more brown these days but I still reach for this over and over. Sometimes pairing it with MAC Stripdown gives it that push of brown I may be looking for depending on my makeup that day.
NUDE KATE: Light Pink Tone Nude (satin) – $34.00Charlotte Tilbury I know her products can be pricey but almost everything I have tried and used is beautiful. I wanted to try her lippies and saw this shade on a wedding tutorial for a perfect nude lip and knew I had to have it. Its perfect!
GOOD TIMES: Warm Beige Nude (velvet matte) – $27.00NARS Cosmetics This came in PR and I was instantly drawn to this shade. Its my most recent nude find and to be honest I have not stopped using it since it arrived. This formula is amazing! Matte yet creamy and lasts!
TIP TOE: Cool Toned Nude (Cream ) – $7.50 Colourpop Cosmetics My affordable wonder!!! This nude is a perfect blend of pink and brown and this formula is to die for. Soooo buttery and creamy. Do not sleep on Colourpop they not only offer so many products at an affordable price but they have tons of NUDES!!!!
STARK NAKED: Light Nude – (comfort matte) – $19.00Urban Decay I received this in PR as well and I knew I wanted to wear it immediately because Melissa Alatorre loves it and her makeup style is so similar to mine. Been using this since I got it over a year ago!
CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE: Dusty Nude Pink (comfortable matte) – $22.00 MAC Cosmetics ON SALE FOR $13.20 (see more Liptensity swatches HERE) Another one Melissa Alatorre made me fall in love with! Kept watching her use it so I bought it! The liptensity line is perfection! The formula is extremely pigmented and so creamy!!! For the first release I received the shades and love sooo many nudes and reds from this line. The 2nd release of shade extensions I did not receive in PR but I knew I needed Clouds In My Coffee and I am as happy as can be with this purchase!
Are any of these nudes in your collection? Any that you want to add in after this post? I truly hope this helps if you are looking for some new nudes. Each and every one of these are loved deeply! Like I said I use tons of different nudes from multiple brands but these 6 are in constant rotation and reliable for many looks. What are some of your top nudes you wear daily? I would love to hear what you are loving so I can try them myself!
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Is anyone else obsessed with concealer like me? Even when you find one you love it seems you still want to keep buying and trying more? If you are like me you want to also buy every MAC concealer they have lol As I was organizing my beauty products I realized I own all the MAC Concealers except for one (except for palette and corrector) They had a sale and well here I am. A BPAMC MAC Concealer guide so you can find your perfect match or two or three! With so many different finishes and coverage abilities it can be overwhelming. I get tons of questions on my Instagram what my favorite concealer is (Hint one of MACs is in my top 2 of all time lol) However have a handful that I use all the time for different things.
I understand my role as a beauty blogger I have a concealer stash that most women may not have. So I wanted to break it down so you know what MAC Concealer may work best for you. I also encourage you to head to your local MAC and play! The artists are always so wonderful and helpful! Go with no makeup on and start trying the different concealers to see what may fit your daily needs. You will want to think about these questions…
What do you want concealer for?
Is it just under your eyes? For your face to spot conceal (break outs, redness, sun spots ect)
Do you like a matte finish?
Do you want a more natural finish?
Do you want a natural coverage?
A full coverage Concealer?
Are your under eyes more dry or more mature?
Needless to say there are a ton of things to think about when buying concealer. The same goes for foundation! There is no right or wrong!! It is strictly a preference as to what you want. Makeup is personal.
MAC Concealer Guide: (click on concealer name to shop)
Studio Fix 24 Hour Smooth Wear: “This lightweight fluid concealer provides seamless coverage, blurs imperfections and offers all- day comfortable wear” MACCosmetics.com
I am going to start with my #1 choice. Not only is this my number 1 within the 7 MAC Concealers I am going to talk about today, it is in my top two concealers from my entire collection. I use this one and NARS Radiant Creamy the most. I love Studio Fix because its a natural matte finish so its perfect for everyday! Its not too matte that my undereyes look dry! Yet matte enough o coverage imperfections on my face. It’s not too thin and its not too thick. So the coverage is very natural. However I absolutely have worn it for events or days I go for more coverage because it is buildable. Also this concealer comes in 33 shades!!! Some MAC Concealers do not offer this shade range so I will always circle back to this one for others to try if they can not find their shade in other options. Especially if you do not like a super matte finish and looking for everyday wear.
I find that NW 25 is my perfect shade because it blends seamlessly into my skin tone. I use to wear NC 20 but now I find that is too light for my under eyes and if I want to spot conceal its too light for my face too! I have my full review and swatches of the entire line 33 shades HERE. When they announced this launch I could not wait and it exceeded my expectations.
Full Buildable Coverage (I would say this is more medium coverage but it can be built up)
Natural Matte Finish
Mineralize Concealer: “Enriched with minerals and nourishing botanicals, this creamy, easy-to-blend concealer covers and perfects while nourishing and moisturizing the skin” MACCosmetics.com
After my son was born my under eyes took a hit lol My whole body did lets be honest! My skin was so dry and my under eyes were a mess. I was at Nordstrom with my sister in law and went to MAC. I was explaining to the artist my skin changes and how Pro Longwear Concealer was too dry for me. She suggested I try Mineralize Concealer. I played with the formula at the store and I loved it! If you are dry and don’t need a ton of coverage and you want something simple for everyday this is the one for you! One downside is the number of shades.
Select MoistureCover: “A luxuriously hydrating and creamy liquid concealer that delivers a natural finish” MACCosmetics.com
After I used the Mineralize Concealer I wanted to try Select Moisturecover for the same hydration but with a bit more coverage. That is exactly what this does! Offers medium coverage with hydration. This also is good for redness or blemishs because the coverage can be built up without caking.
7 Shades (another downside again if you do not find your shade here next best thing is Water Weight or Studio Fix
Instant and long term hydration
Studio Water Weight: “An ultra-fluid formula with medium-full buildable coverage and a natural finish. While it hydrates and gently diffuses the appearance of imperfections – eye circles, dark spots and discolouration” – MACCosmetics.com
This stuff is magic! It is witch craft lol I have a full review here. This is so thin it is legit like water yet it has crazy coverage. I do not know how they did this! The application can be tricky bc its a dropper which is different for a concealer. I do not wear this as much because I was sent three shades and I have to mix ect. But I will be purchasing this in NW 25 at the next MAC sale! This offers 16 shades and hydration as well so this is a great one to try if the others don’t have your MAC shade and you are looking for more natural finish.
Reduces appearance of undereye circles, dark spots and discolouration
MAC Concealer Guide:
Studio Fix Perfecting Stick: “A chubby twist-up concealer pencil that hides dark circles, blemishes and other skin imperfections thanks to its precise rounded tip and propel/repel abilities” – MACCosmetics.com
Years back when I was just starting with makeup a MAC artist suggested I try these concealer sticks they had. To use on my redness, a little under my eyes ect. I did not need anything full coverage ect because I was a lot younger. I loved them and still have my stubs lol I do not use them but have them because they were discontinued and I was not throwing them out HA!! Now they are in my Makeup Museum. HAHA!!!
Here is where the Perfecting Stick comes in! Its a newer version of what I was using years back and immediately purchased it! Its perfect for touch ups, fast makeup days and its easy since its a stick! I work full time and have two kids. Some days in the morning I just draw on where I need coverage use my fingers to blend it in add some mascara and call it a day! However this is a great concealer to have in your makeup bag for easy touch ups.
Natural Matte Finish
Studio Finish SPF 35: “An emollient-based lightweight and creamy concealer that provides discreetly opaque coverage” – MACCosmetics.com
My newest MAC Concealer purchase. This top selling concealer is a highly concentrated coverage concealer. I have friends that use this under their eyes and love it! It serves as a full coverage under eye concealer with a natural finish. However its perfect for the face as well because the coverage is full. It also controls oils so if you need to use it on your face and you are oily this is a great option! I found this as a fabulous concealer for my redness on my face (around my nose, I get some on my cheeks and have some sun spots too I cover) I tried this under my eyes and it works well for me too! My eyes are no longer as dry as they once use to be. I also prep them well with eye cream ect to have the concealer go on seamlessly.
A little goes a long way
Pro Longwear: “A lightweight, fluid concealer that provides full coverage with a comfortable matte finish ” – MACCosmetics.com
Last but certainly not least! The ICONIC Pro Longwear MAC Concealer. This is an oldie but oh such a goodie and a top seller for a reason. This is full full full coverage lol! I use to love this but again after my son I could not use it anymore. I can now but just love studio fix so much I don’t reach for this like I use to. However I can start with a thin layer of this to really conceal and then layer a more hydrating concealer on top. This is very easy to work with because its not a thick full coverage concealer. I know everyone loves Tarte Shape Tape but it was so thick and was not flattering under my eyes. I also prefer for makeup to look natural on my skin and pro longwear does that even with it being full coverage. Most MAC products just work for me tbh!
Reduces appearance of undereye circles, dark spots and discolouration
That conclude the BPAMC MAC Concealer guide! I hope you all find this helpful if you are looking to buy a MAC Concealer. Again Studio Fix has the most shades and offers so much that I do think a lot of people will find it to be fabulous! Especially if you are looking for that perfect everyday concealer!
I would love to hear the MAC Concealers you love as well as your top concealers from other brands! Always on the hunt to try more! lol
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Ok let me start off by saying this. I made a huge blogger mistake. I did not take before pictures or pictures during my balayage experience. In my defense I was so nervous my palms were sweating. Some of you may say OMG Vanessa dramatic lol! However I have never dyed my hair. Years back I did a semi permanent with my stylist to go darker and it was only for a year. Washouts in my opinion don’t count lol my natural hair color came back with no issues. This time I was going permanent and lighter! Can we say huge step?!! HA! When I was a teen the striped highlighting craze was sooo in and I was never interested. I consider my style very natural and plain Jane in a way. Going bold with highlights didn’t excite me.
In recent years I have found myself needing a change. As I have gotten older and with the balayage trend still going strong I was ready to take a leap of faith. I will go into detail on what balayage is, what to expect and how to maintain it!
I pulled a picture from my amazing experience with Alex Brown (see that post HERE) to show you a before shot of my hair. Oh and my after pictures are from Instagram stories, not nicely focused pictures. Again I failed but I wanted to write this post because I am in love with my hair!
What is Balayage?
Balayage is a french word meaning sweeping. It is a technique for highlighting hair in which the stylist will free hand the dye on in such a way to create a natural lightness towards the end of your hair. You want to go to someone you know and trust. Someone who understands your style, how you frame your hair to your face. For an in depth read on this technique and know the differences between balayage, highlighting and ombre go here. I did a ton of research before I decided on this and talked with my stylist. My stylist and I have been together since I was 21. That is 17 years! I knew she would be the only person I would trust to dye my hair in this way. I showed her this inspiration picture and we discussed options.
I explained I wanted it subtle but noticeable. She suggested to use caramel and not blonde since my hair is brown and she wanted it to look as natural as possible. As you can see above she NAILED IT! It was very noticeable to all my friends and family because they never saw me with lighter hair. However it was perfect. It was like I have been on vacation and I felt amazing! I felt like I looked fresh and younger dare I say. My mom said that too so it counts lol I absolutely love that she framed my face with the lighter shade a bit so its was not just light more towards to bottom. The balayage looks seamless and that is exactly the look you want!
So what should you expect?
After talking about how I part my hair and going over again how I style my hair (which side do a part it ect) she went to get all the mixing in. She used two different shades of caramel. One was lighter that she used for the bottom and for framing my face and one that was darker (I had some grey hair she covered). I do not have grey hair at my roots just yet Thank God so I did not have to do any initial root dye. Every hair stylist will have their own methods but the basics will remain the same. Balayage is a free style technique where your hair stylist will paint on the color. See a video of the technique here. It is is done on dry hair, then its washed, blow dried, cut and styled! She used some foils in my hair towards the top and then wrapped it with a balayage specific plastic clear wrap. I waited for about 15-20 minutes until the color started to lighten. She also had me sit under those cool looking chairs at the salon to speed up the process a bit.
Here is when I truly started to sweat lol As I was sitting a piece of hair by my eye was getting lighter and seeing it freaked me out. I thought omg what if I hate this? What if I look unnatural? It was all just so new to me I had no clue what to expect. Once it was washed (she added a glaze and toner in this process to help make the color pop and to keep it shining) we went the chair for my trim, blow out and style. The more and more I saw it coming to life I was falling in love.
How to maintain Balayage:
This is by far the most low maintenance way to dye your hair. This is another reason I went with Balayage. The price can be a bit costly up front however you can do it once every 9-12 months. WIN!!!! However you have some maintenance to do! First in order to maintain your color you want to go with a sulfate & paraben free shampoo and conditioner. Sulfates can dry out your hair and strip away the colors. You all know I love a good drugstore beauty product so I am using The Signature Shampoo and Conditioner by Kristen Ess. Find them for $10 at Target.
You will read or hear a lot about toning or your hair turning brassy looking. Sometimes your color can turn brassy and will need some maintenance. There are products on the market called Purple Shampoo. This will help turn those blonde / caramel shades back to life! However my stylist said she can glaze and tone it anytime! I have not purchased a purple shampoo at this time because I plan to go back for a trim, glaze and tone at the end of May before we have a big family wedding. However if I see my shade going a bit hay wire I will try a purple shampoo.
Another thing suggested for maintenance is to not wash your hair everyday. So you will want to test out those dry shampoos! I love this one from Dove and Amika! You will want to take care of your hair with some good hair masks (love this one from Amika) and scalp products! I really want to try this scalp purifying shampoo. Its on my next target order list!
I hope this helps if you have been thinking about trying balayage! Again I am sorry for my blogger fail with more pictures lol but I think the pictures although not perfect 100% showcase the beauty of my caramel balayage. I feel naturally sun kissed and feel like a whole new person! After having my kids I have really felt the need for a change and my hair has given me more motivation to keep working on my self care on my levels!!! If you have balayage or decide to do it please tag me on Instagram! BPAMC wants to see it!!!
“Richly pigmented and highly buildable, the beautiful matte and shimmery shades of Milani Baked Blushes are the perfect cheeky pop of color for every skin tone. Sunbaked on Italian terracotta tiles, the warm finish adds a radiance that is the very essence of beauty. Shape, contour and highlight your best features” – Milani Cosmetics
When a product is under $10 and performs I am going to shout from the rooftops about it! Milani Baked Blushes are one of the best, if not THE Best at the drugstore! I would say I have 3 top blushes I love from the drugstore and Milani Baked Blushes are number one. The others are from Wet N Wild, the color icon blushes and Burts Bees (see them HERE)
With an array of shades with mattes and shimmers you cant help but to find more than one to add to your collection. Luminoso is the most popular shades. Thanks to being loved by so many beauty bloggers and social media influencers for its peachy shimmery goodness. However so many other shades get left in the dark and Milani just released two more. With the count now at 12 shades I had to talk about them again. This is a drugstore beauty product that everyone should own! See my previous Milan Baked Blushes post HERE.
Whether you are looking for a sheer wash of color on your cheeks or something a bit more bright Milani Baked Blushes will give it to you! The two new shades just make me excited for more to come! For $7.99 its easy to have more than a few 😉
Here are the swatches with shade names attached so you can Pin for future reference! Happy Shopping Beauty Lovers!
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“A PALETTE OF SIX UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING SHADES ENCAPSULATED IN A BREAKTHROUGH NARS FORMULA THAT DELIVERS THE PUREST PIGMENTS FOR UNRIVALED COLOR” – NARSCosmetics.com
When it comes to blush, its my weakness. I have always loved it and always will. There is something about blush that finishes off the makeup look. NARS Exposed cheek palette gives you everything you can ever want in a cheek palette. The formula in this palette is very unique. Its sheer but can be built up but will never look chalky or heavy on the skin! No one wants to look powdery especially when you are a bit older! Another fun feature on these blushes and formula is you can apply them wet or dry! When wet they you will get a more high impact glow and dry its more like a second skin on your cheeks!
The two shades Now or Never & Give it Away have been my go to for nudes! I also love that there is a more highlighter type of shade in this palette. It compliments all the shades and is a universal shade! What are your thoughts on the palette? Do you prefer just buying one blush or do you enjoy cheek palettes? Sound off in the comments below! Happy Spring!!!!
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“Urban Decay changed the game with the original Naked Palette – now rethink neutral with the Naked Reloaded Palette. These 12 universal eyeshadows are flattering for any age, gender, and skin tone. The four outer pans are bigger for the shades you’ll use the most. A bright peach hue stands out among warm and cool mattes, metallics, and iridescent micro-shimmers.” – Ulta Website
When I first say Urban Decay Naked Reloaded on Instagram I was in awwwww. As you guys know I am so basic with my eye shadow and love a good bronzy metallic shade. When this arrived at my door I gasped when I opened it. This palette may seem boring to some but to me it was a neutral palette DREAMMM!
The Urban Decay Naked Reloaded palette at first may seem not so exciting in the pan (unless you are me lol) but once you start to apply them and use them you see how well these shades perform! They are buttery, easy to use and blend very well! If you are new to makeup this is the perfect palette to start with. I love that it offers some punch of color as well with the shade Retro. This palette is also perfect for younger girls who are just getting into makeup as it can offer very easy day looks but can be used at night for a bit of a smokey eye! The shade End Game will transform any look to night! Its the perfect shade to smoke out your look.
I recently traveled with this palette to a weekend in MI with my family and it was the perfect palette to have for multiple looks. Whether you are new to makeup, a younger girl just starting makeup or a makeup lover this palette should go on your list! In person its even prettier and I believe you wont be disappointed!
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Inspired by Pantone color of the year living coral, the ColourPop Spring 2019 Collection will have you ready for sun and flowers! If you are new to ColourPop they are a brand that sells quality makeup that performs like High End but with a very very affordable price tag. Everything in made in LA! Some of the brand is sold at Ulta Beauty in store and online. This is a brand to check out if you have not already! For the new and the fans this is a collection not to miss out on! It launches today and I have all the swatches and details for you. Caution you may want to buy it all lol!
ColourPop Spring 2019 Swatches:
Sweet Talk Palette
Finishes: New Pressed Glitters, Matte, Satin and Super Shock Shadow.
If you were anything like me and wanted the perfect Nude Lip like Kim Kardashian back in 2006 you rushed out and got NARS Lip Gloss in shade Turkish Delights. Since then, I have been using NARS glosses as the perfect glossy topper for matte lipsticks. NARS has officially extended their Lip Gloss shade range and I have all the details for you!
“Lips are as sexy as it gets …. Lip glosses can be applied with your fingers or a brush. For effect, use just a dab of gloss on the center of your bottom lip. This will make your entire lip look shiny without becoming messy.”- Francois Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
Information: Everyday neutrals to bold bright colors to suit all your lip gloss needs! There is a shade for everyone. Maybe even two or three lol You can pop these on alone for a sheer wash of color or they can be layered with your favorite lipstick. I personally love to top Matte Lipsticks off with glosses, especially in the spring and summer!
Lip Gloss is the perfect addition to your makeup wardrobe for spring and summer. NARS has done it once again with these shade extensions especially with these bold shades! Lip Gloss will forever be a beauty staple of mine. What is yours? Are you a lip gloss person? Let me know in the comments below.
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It is no secret I love a fab find especially when its under $10 and from the drugstore. BPAMC is all about quality products and just because its from the drugstore does NOT, I repeat does NOT mean you wont find it when a product is “cheap” Out of this list only 3 products that are over $10 but trust me they are worth it! On my Instagram I love to show products that are $10 or less because lets face it, there are some gems at the drugstore. When it comes to must have drugstore products, these are tried and true, always in reach and in rotation. To see other must have drugstore products I love click here.
Drugstore Product List: (click product to shop)
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer: PRICE: $14.99 This bronzer is making the list again for me because that is HOW AMAZING IT IS!!! If you have not tried this yet what are you waiting for? Best part? It now comes in more shades!!! This bronzer will warm up your face and sculpt it while smelling like you are in the tropics! The name is true to its formula because its extremely buttery, blends like a dream and I can say this is a pretty darn close dupe for NARS Laguna Bronzer.
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer: PRICE: $7.99 Take your lashes to the next level with this primer! There are so many expensive options out there and just like most mascaras there is absolutely no need to pay big bucks! Pair this with L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara and you will get all the length and volume you will ever want for your lashes!
Maybelline Dream Brightening Concealer: PRICE $5.99 Quick and easy with a luminous finish to give your under eyes a more awake appearance! If you are into easy makeup that is not too heavy this is a conceraler to try! Also if your skin is a bit more mature as its not drying at ALL!
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss: PRICE $5.00 UGHHH I love this gloss but its so hard to find now! So if you ever find it grab it and dont look back. Its a dupe for sooo many high end lip glosses out there! If you can not find it you can always go with the NYX Butter Glosses!
6. Burt’s Bees Blush: PRICE: $ 9.49 One of my newest loves in the drugstore department are these blushes. Smooth, buttery and pigmented! They perform like a high end blush for a fraction of the cost. The only downside is there are only 3 shades available. See swatches and shades HERE.
7. ColourPop Eye shadow Palettes: PRICE: $16.00 Colourpop has been a brand I have just fallen in love with. Whether you find them at Ulta or on the Colourpop websitethere is something for everyone. With lauches happening non stop you sometimes cant keep up but the eye shadow palettes are work every penny! The color scheme options are endless. They blend beautifully, are very pigmented and have a variety of finishes in each palette to maximze your looks. I am not huge on eye shadow because I am not fancy with it so to spend a ton of money on eye shadow is just not my thing. However for $16 and sometimes cheaper I am all for it!
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8. Milani Color Statement Lip Liners: (Shades: Nude, Spice & All Natural) Price: $4.99 If you want dupes for MAC lip liners well then here you go! Three perfect nude shades that go on smooth and are super pigmented! It is simple, you got to try these!
10. Colourpop Lux Lipstick in Shade Tip Toe: PRICE: $7.00 The lux lipstick range has multiple finishes and tons of shades to choose from. This one specifically is a more cool toned nude and it has been my GO TO!!!
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11. L’Oreal Glotion: PRICE: $14.99 Last but certainly NOT least! If you follow me on Instagram you will consistently see me posting about this! I use it as a glowy base, I mix it in my foundation and moisterizer! You name it I have used it for any way to glow! It comes in 4 shades and is worth the higher drugstore price tag. TRUST ME! See swatches HERE.
The next time you are strolling through your local drugstore, Target or Ulta I hope this post along with my first DRUGSTORE post helps you find some new drugstore products to love!
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Who doesn’t love concealer?!! It’s the one beauty product we expect magic from yet when we find one we love we still keep trying more lol! Am I right? Fenty Concealer dropped and once again the beauty community freaked out because they released 50 shades! Yes you read that correctly. They released 50 shades! Best part about the shade range is they made it easy for you to find your shade because the concealer number matches your Fenty Beauty Foundation shade. However if you do not use the Fenty Foundation like myself its a bit overwhelming to be honest. Do not get me wrong I am not by any means complaining about the shade range. Brands being inclusive is very important to me and one of the reasons I love Fenty. I searched for swatches online and reviewed the shade descriptions like I was preparing for a thesis. Here are my results lol
FENTY CONCEALER SWATCHES:
As I reviewed the darker side of the light shades and the lighter side of the medium shades I wanted to try at least four that were on the more warm/neutral side as that is typically my shade with other brands. I grabbed shades 190, 210, 230 and 240.
210 ended up being my shade match and I was a bit surprised as its more warm but I was convinced 230 would have been my match but its sooo much lighter than 210. 190 ended up being more of a closer match to me than 230 as it was close to 210. I spoke with fellow bloggers and they had the same issues with finding a match but 210 was my perfect match from these 4. Do I love it? Yes but no.
FENTY CONCEALER DETAILS:
50 Shades with multiple undertones
Its super creamy and blends beautifully into your skin however it dries down pretty matte. When something is too matte for me it sits on my skin and accentuates my lines and makes me look older. If you have been following me long enough you know I prefer for my makeup to sink into my skin and look natural. Do I think others loving this Fenty Concealer is crazy? Absolutely not! The coverage is very opaque and covers the dark circles. This is what we want in a concealer. But when it comes to the finish of a concealer its a preference. My personal preference is natural and or dewy. I used this a few times on very moisturized prepped skin and its looks absolutely beautiful but if my skin is not super hydrated/prepped it sits there instead of blending in. But dont mistake that for not blending well, because it blends wonderful and I only used the beauty blender for my applications.
NARS and MAC are my go to concealers that I use regularly. I wanted to take those out along with others in my collection in hopes to help you out there find your match if you are close to my skin tone. I consider myself Medium (sometimes a tad lighter) with neutral undertones. If you are interested in this concealer or already have the foundation and love it I highly suggest you trying it! There is a beautiful thing out there called returns. Please do not be shy to return makeup that turns out not being your color, or you dont like it or maybe you got a reaction from it! Most retailers here in the US accept returns on makeup no questions asked.
In the meantime if you are around the shades below I hope these swatches help you find your match! I would love to know your Holy Grail concealer(s) and if you are planning on trying this one!
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