Showing posts with label Cosmetics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cosmetics. Show all posts

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

How To | Make Foundation More Yellow [Video]

Overly pink foundation is my biggest struggle when it comes to finding makeup which suits my skintone but I know I'm not alone. I've already written a post on but what happens if you have something that isn't perfect?

I'll always mix up my own shade when a bottled one won't do. The foundations I use are all from  and whilst they are all suited to warmer/neutral tones there is a stark difference between the different types of foundation on offer. For example the has always matched my skin perfectly in shade and undertone (in NC40 & NC42). However my skin is far too oil-prone for this foundation to stay put so I reluctantly looked to alternatives. The  suits my skin type perfectly but the colour is so off. The NC tones which work so perfectly with the Studio Sculpt Foundations are just too pink for me with the Pro Longwear Foundations.

I've seen a few videos on using yellow food colouring, yellow eyeshadow and even turmeric to adjust foundation which is too pink but I really wanted an actual product made for altering foundation shades. Cue the in Yellow (£12.95). I purchased it from  and this tiny (pricey) bottle is a life-saver. Makeup looks so much more natural when matched correctly and I'm hoping this will be the end of my too-pink foundation woes for good.

I've had no problems using the Make Up For Ever Chromatic Mix so far and have been using it to adjust my foundation for the last few days. I got the water-based version to work with the foundations I have but there's also an oil-based version. The texture of formula stays the same after being mixed though I've noticed it changes the scent to a paint-like smell. That's the only negative I've seen so far and this beauty works with concealers too.

YouTube videos on this particular product are virtually non-existent, which may be as this is considered a 'pro' product and it isn't widely available. I created a video on the exact process I've been doing for the past few days to mix my foundation (including making it a little darker) and I'll probably put together a full review on the Chromatic Mix when I've used it more in the next few weeks.

The Video: 

As ever, let me know if you have any questions or any suggestions for videos you'd like to see next.

Do you have to tweak your foundation shade to match your skin?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Review | L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick

I've really been loving Lipsticks lately, and in particular the Color Riche range. It's not perfect, but for me this is the most inclusive product range I've come across from L'Oreal Paris - I usually find their shades a bit too bright for my medium complexion.

I adore this Barely Golden shade from the Color Riche Collection Exclusive (£6.99), which was custom made to suit L'Oreal Paris spokesperson Eva Longoria. I wouldn't say I have the same skintone as Eva Longoria - we both have medium toned skin but she's a lot more golden and sun-kissed in colour. I'm feeling particularly 'pale' at the moment too where we're in the throes of winter. Somehow though this lipstick still works for me. It has a very subtle shimmer and tiny golden flecks which bring out the yellow undertones in my skin, making it appear less dull. I wouldn't say this shade is a nude tone for me but it perfectly complements soft, 'everyday' makeup looks or adds a nice pop of colour when I'm not wearing makeup.

I have a few Color Riche Lipsticks already, but I'd definitely buy a few more. I want to try the Color Riche L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipsticks next.

Have you tried any L'Oreal Paris Lipsticks?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Review | Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter [Brown Sugar]

I'm fast becoming a lipstick junkie. It's scarcely believable now that a few years ago I only had about 4 lipsticks in my possession. Though balm is my go-to lip accessory, I'm almost always applying a bit of lippie after too.

One of my latest loves is Revlon's ColorBurst Lip Butter in Brown Sugar (£7.99). Boy does the name say it all. The colour pay off is less than I was expecting, but of the reviews I've read so far most of the colours from this collection give a sheer coverage. I adore the tone, which looks nude on me. It's perfect for adding shimmer and it leaves my lips super soft. For me, it's like wearing a lip gloss without the stickiness.

Have you tried any lipsticks by Revlon?

Christine Stewart x

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Post updated & reposted 05/02/14