Monday, March 30, 2009


Hi again!

I seem to be on a roll today, thank god for the holiday!

Anyway, I am back again to continue my review of the foundations that would be great for the most encountered skin type out there in Trinidad, at least! Combo Skin....

I mentioned that Maybelline and Black Opal were my lets look at the others -
Revlon Colorstay and Loreal Mineral Foundation.

Revlon ColorStay is a liquid makeup that purports to be longlasting and smear-proof...personally I didn't really think it stood up to my personal requirements... My nose turns into Rudolf and its not Christmas!

However, to be fair, customers - especially the asian ethnicities, swear by it and I am glad that it can provide the coverage and longetivity that they are looking for.

Its application is pretty simple as its a liquid, don't use your hands as they have bacteria and can be very messy. Use a sponge or better yet a synthetic brush that will evenly distribute the foundation on your face. Afterwards, use the sponge to ensure its blended properly.

With regards to Loreal Foundation, I liked its shape and portability and ease of use. However, it was difficult to find my shade and as you can guess, did not get my exact shade. To me, I think its perfect for lighter skin tones.

Could be messy and a lot of foundation could be loaded on the brush and transferred onto the face, thus creating patches. Overall, I think its ok just wish that additional darker shades were available.

Hint hint to Loreal!

Next post I will be showing off my makeup and makeup box so people can see what I use and carry for jobs!

DAJ signing out!


Guys I am so sorry for the late post but I've had some other projects that I was working my expo appearance in Hilton Trinidad (that's on the 25 April) and coming up with designs for Point Fortin Borough Day (May 02).

I also want to do the Miss Point Borough Pageant, but we'll see - keep fingers crossed.

Anyway, I will get back to my last topic however, before I do that check out some of my samples I had done for Radical Designs Jouvert Band.

DAJ Signing out!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Foundations for Different Skin Types

In my experience, besides airbrush makeup, there is NO ONE type of over the counter foundation that can address everyone's needs of coverage and long lasting finish.

So, I will be reviewing a series of foundation makeup and I will suggest how best women can use the products and the little tricks that go along with them.

First up - Combination Skin
This consists of both oil and somewhat dry skin, where typically the T-Zone area is oily and the cheeks are dry.

I fall within that category and out of all the makeup that I have tried, I prefer maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse Foundation and Black Opal's Mousse Foundation.

Both of them are whipped like mousse and is extremely light on the skin and carries a lot of pigment, meaning that there's a ton of colour and you don't need to apply much.

It handles the combination skin really well and doesn't break down like the creams or create additional oils on top of our noses.

In addition, women of colour don't need to worry about finding their shade, the fairer and olive skinned shades can go with Maybelline and the warmer to darker skin tones with Black Opal.

To apply, you can use a sponge, its the easiest and cleanest way and just 'stipple' it on. This means to pat in and not smear on the skin. Set with powder.

They both give matte finishes and beautifully even out the skin tones without the cakey look.

Check them out, give them a try and let me know!

DAJ signing out!