Dope Find: Make Up For Ever Chromatic Mix

Calling all makeup artists. There’s a new product on the market and you may want to add it to your kit for the new year. 

The new Make Up For Ever Chromatic Mix consist of six shades of liquid pigments that can be mixed with any type of water or oil based product to create your perfect color. This product is unique and innovative. According to the website, the chromatic mix can be used on any part of the body and are adapted to all skin types. The six colors available are white, yellow, blue, red, brown, and black. 

Use these liquid pigments in your existing formula: white to lighten, black or brown to deepen, yellow to brighten, red to warm, and blue to cool.

How to Apply

Mix a small amount of Chromatic Mix with liquid foundation to alter and customize colors. Use oil based chromatic mix with oil or silicone based foundations. Use water based chromatic mix with water based foundations. 

For more information on the Make Up For Ever Chromatic Mix, you can visit the website here. Each bottle retails individually at $14.

Product Review: MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Foundation

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MAKE UP FOR EVER just released their first new foundation in over four years called Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation. It is a unique multi-use compact foundation that is formulated to be applied wet or dry. When applied wet, it’s said to deliver a sheer, satin coverage and when applied dry it’s said to offer a full, matte coverage.

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The foundation comes in a circular compact with a sponge tucked underneath in a bottom compartment of the compact.

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My face is usually a lighter shade than the rest of my body, so when it comes to picking out my color of foundation, I tend to go a shade darker than my natural skin tone. I also do this because I like to look “tan” year round lol.

Words of advice when having to choose your color based on what is pictured online (like I had to do)…

-It’s safer to go with the darker choice. Especially since summer is right around the corner, you can “grow” into your darker shade.
-If you are ordering online, google image the color you want, and see if any pictures come up with complexions that are close to yours.
-Do a little research. Read reviews about the color and the way the foundation lasts all day. If you have dry skin and the foundation is matte, you may want to go with something has more of a dewy finish to add moisture back into your skin.


I chose a shade with a neutral/yellow undertone, #174 Neutral Saffron.

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Ok on to the review.

BEFORE picture with no makeup. Don’t go too hard on me lol. 

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I applied the foundation on half of my face using the dry sponge technique. It definitely gave me a matte finish. I usually prefer something that is a little more dewy, but the color is right on.

AFTER picture of the foundation applied to my entire face in addition to my normal makeup routine.

I like the new Pro Finish Foundation. It gave me the coverage I was looking for while still appearing “natural”. I didn’t care to apply the foundation using the sponge, so on the other side of my face I used a big fluffy powder brush which still gave me great coverage and didn’t come across as being so matte. I’ll try the wet sponge technique next time to see if it gives me more of a dewy finish.

Overall, Make Up Forever’s Pro Finish Multi-Use Foundation gets a thumbs up from me!

It comes in 25 different colors with neutral, pink, and golden undertones (so virtually a shade out there for everyone), and retails at $36 each. You can find the foundation at the Make Up For Ever counter at Sephora stores.
 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Launches First Ever Mobile Tour

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Have you ever experienced an event where an insanely popular makeup brand travels around from state to state just to teach you how to do your own makeup? And I mean, teaching you from the products in your own makeup bag? Well I havn’t, but I’m definitely in on the idea!

MAKE UP FOREVER is taking their Makeup School on the road, traveling to nine cities across North America. Will yours be one of them?

Here’s the scoop!

WHO: MAKE UP FOREVER Make Up School teamed up with actress Christina Ricci for a Make Up Bag Remix session.

WHAT: Book an appointment for a 30 minute one-on-one personal makeup bag evaluation, where a professional artist will go through your bag, provide a hands-on lesson explaining how to apply each of your products (no matter the brand), then show you how to use what you already own to create your most flattering look!

Not only do you get the 30 minute personal lesson, but you also get to walk away with a new makeup bag (pictured below), a custom face chart detailing how/where to use your products, and a professional photo of your “after” look which will be uploaded to the MAKE UP FOR EVER USA Facebook page.

WHEN: You can sign up to book your appointment to secure your Make Up Bag Remix session beginning January 23rd by visiting www.facebook.com/MAKEUPFOREVERUSA . Sessions are available Saturday, 12pm-8pm and Sunday 11am-7pm.

WHERE: Tour dates are as follows-

Los Angeles, CA: February 1st-3rd
San Francisco, CA: February 9th-10th
Las Vegas, NV: February 16th-17th
Dallas, TX: February 23rd-24th
Miami, FL: March 2nd-3rd
New York, NY: March 9th-10th
Boston, MA: March 23rd-24th
Chicago, IL: April 6th-7th
Toronto, ON: April 13th-14th 


This sounds like an awesome experience and opportunity for you ladies who live in the above cities! I wish MAKE UP FOR EVER was coming to Atlanta. Anyway ladies, don’t waste any time signing up. You can do it here

(above: The Remix make up bag you’ll be leaving with!)

If you go, be sure to comment below about your experience! I would love to hear about it! 

Lash 101

Here are some of my favorite lashes and brands right now! Steals for everyday wear and pricier ones for those special occasions:)

Lash Tips:

-For first timers, stick with a natural looking strip lash to test out for the first time.
-Take the strip (before you apply the glue) and hold it up to your lash line, make sure the length is correct. You may need to trim the ends to fit your natural eye shape.
-When applying glue to the lash band, the consistency should be a little tacky before applying it to the eye.
-It may be easiest to apply the lash from the outside corner of the eye and slowly drag it over the lid. The end of the false lash should meet the end of your natural lash on the outer corner.
-Use liquid liner to go over the lash band once applied to your eye, to give it more of a seamless look.
-Add plenty of mascara to the falsies & your lashes to fuse them together.

Forever 21 “Natural Beauty Lashes”: $2.80

MAKE UP FOREVER Lashes:$15 (at Sephora)

Sephora Collection Lashes: $8

 

MAC 2 Lash: $17

Best Lash Glue

Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Black: $6.50 (at Walgreens)