Make Up For Ever Foundation Tutorials

Happy Monday!!!

Over the weekend, I did a a few videos showcasing one of my favorite brands ever, Make Up For Ever. All of the products are made to resist water and everything is made in Paris. After I created a video using High Definition Foundation, people started to tell me that they wanted to know more!!!

First up, Face and Body Liquid Makeup. This is a super sheer formula that evens out your skin beautifully. You can also apply it on your body to even out your skin tone. I wore it once with a teeny tiny dress, and it was amazing just how great my legs looked.

The other is Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation. If you want natural, matte looking skin, this is the foundation for you! If you have oily skin like I do, this is sure to keep you shine free!!!

Hopefully these videos will give you more insight on the tons of other foundations to choose from. I have packed away my MAC Foundations, and MUFE have certainly become my staple!

The Most Dewy, Sexy, Luscious Skin Ever

I didn’t realize that there would be such a hoopla over my look for the Billy B. contest. When I had over 20 requests for the look, it was time more me to do a tutorial! Guess which foundation I used? Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. This base is so absolutely ridiculously amazing, and can give you so many looks and finishes. I just can’t get enough of it! Billy B. inspired me to do this look, as well as his contest look, from all of the impeccable looks that he does to so many people around the world. I swear, the man is so bad!

I’m Wearing..
MAC Satin Taupe Eye Shadow
MAc Shadowy Lady Eye Shadow to line
MAC Feline Eye Kohl
Scott Barnes Luminizing Mist
MUFE All Mat
MUFE HD Foundation in 175
MAC Pro Azalea Blush
MAC Lily White Pigment
MAC #7 Eyelashes
MAC Clear Lipglass

As you saw in the video, I had went back and forth in my mind about how it compared with MAC Fix+. After analyzing the video, I realized that the Scott Barnes Luminizing Mist does make a difference. There was a slight glow on the skin, not a shimmery obnoxious glow, but a subtle, illuminating glow. Just wanted to add that side note!

MAC Foundations..I Think I’ve Moved On..

I never thought I’d see it happen, but I think I am over MAC foundations. I’ve tried every foundation that MAC makes. In my makeup collection, I own Studio Tech, Studio Fix, Fix Fluid, Full Coverage and Studio Stick, not to mention that I use Studio Finish Concealer as a foundation. But I can’t lie, ever since I bought my Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, I rarely use any of my MAC foundations anymore. It’s kind of sad, really. I’ve been so attached to my MAC foundations since I was 18 years old. Granted, I don’t wear foundation on a daily basis, but I do bust it out every now and then.

But there are quite a few other bases that I am curious about. First and foremost, you don’t have to have a ton of different foundations. The HD is all purpose, in my opinion. I’d love to try Mat Velvet, which I’ve heard is the most natural matte foundation on the market. Duo Mat Powder Foundation is apparently better quality than Studio Fix. I’ve heard that it is the ideal powder to have in your possession. After watching this clip on HSN, I absolutely must try Face & Body Foundation. It looks so soft and untraceable!

So, I won’t say that my MAC foundation days are over. But with the insane amount of foundations, concealers, primers and powders that MUFE has so offer, I’m sure they will be my number one pick for quite some time!

“All I Want Is Foundation That Matches” in New York Magazine

As an aspiring beauty editor, I love nothing more than reading what other editors have to say. What I love, even more, is to hear what Brown beauty editors have to say. Aja Mangum of New York Magazine has over 20 pages of archives to her name (via the net), and one particular article was all too familiar. “All I Want Is Foundation That Matches” is an article that really hit home. I went to a makeup store today, and as I jumped from brand to brand, I noticed the lack of foundations that worked for my skin. Granted, I have a pretty common tone that one wouldn’t deem exotic, it’s actually quite common. In reality, do companies think that Beyonce’s skin tone is as dark as it gets??? On another note, if we keep believing that the only brands that will work for us are Fashion Fair, Iman, or MAC, why should these companies feel the need to expand on their foundation range?? And honestly, there is no way that a company can produce every single shade of human skin in a bottle. There are so many factors, it’s crazy.

Aja does undercover work, going to different counters and getting frustrated by the lack of options. Isn’t that the worst?? Definitely be sure to check out the article, find out which counters were satisfying, and which companies left her out in the dark. Which brands have you noticed that don’t carry your brand??

Guest Review: Marco Pelusi Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner

Rated 9.5 by Editor Charli Schuler

It’s easy to see why Marco Color Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner with Collagen Color Guard is hairstylist Marco Pelusi’s signature product. Just one or two pumps miraculously detangle knots and tame frizz on all hair types. …More


Tutorial: How to Use Stick Foundation

I am an avid fan of stick foundation. I love how easy it blends, it’s convenient to carry around, and you can get any type of coverage out of it! I just bought my new one a few weeks ago, and since I am a sucker for doing makeup guides, I knew that using the stick would be perfect! I love how natural the skin looks after using this. No matter how much you use, it’s always natural, if you blend it! There are plenty of stick foundations on the market, this time I use MAC Studio Stick Foundation.

I also show you the infamous Make Up For Ever HD Powder, which is nothing short of phenomenal. It just makes the skin look so fresh, so beautiful, and it will last you forever! You only need the slightest little dusting of this to cover most of the face. You can try this at Sephora, and if you want to read all the details about the powder, check out Make Up For Ever‘s guide to the HD must have. Yes, the powder is white, but it instantly blends with the skin, leaving it completely colorless.