Product Awareness – Foundations (Part 1)

Hello people,

You know i have missed y’all right ? It feels refreshing to be back after my short disappearance from here.Thanks for all the calls, text and pings, i am indeed still very much alive , only had to take a break to get my sanity back ­čÖé  .I am pretty sure you are already catching the Christmas bug.

Earlier this week a friend of mine wanted clarification on what other types of foundation are available aside from Marykay and Black Opal stick foundation and i  told her i would write a post so everyone could learn a thing or two , as a makeup product junkie / addict, you know I love to share knowledge and my experiences.

I am constantly trying ankara escort out new products and brands , I enjoy shopping  and researching  for my personal  kit or for my client , i try as much as possible to eliminate trial and error methods, i sometimes follow reviews on YouTube but the truth is this isn’t always helpful  as some of the reviews have been paid for and there is even the difference in climate factor and skin tone.

According to Wikipedia, Foundation is a skin colored Cosmetic applied to the face to create an even, uniform color to the complexion, to cover flaws and, sometimes, to change the natural skin-tone’

It is very important to note that when shopping for foundation your skin type is ” Priority” and of course the climate you live in .For instance, if you have oily skin you need to buy oil- free foundation ,if you have Dry skin you buy Cream/ stick or Moisturizing foundation and if you have Normal/Combination skin you can buy foundation that will give you Medium to Full coverage.

Coverage is key, SHEER  makes your skin look like you barely have any foundation on since it’s not so pigmented you can have  LIGHT Coverage , MEDIUM coverage or FULL coverage.

To get a perfect and flawless finish apply with a stippling brush , beauty blender /makeup wedge, finger or airbrush machine.


Some of the Foundation on Display


L-R Covergirl, MAC Studio fix, Black Opal Even Tone, Makeup for Ever HD foundation, BMPRO, Kuddy Cosmestics, Akira, Kat Von D, Blackup Cream foundation, AJcrimson, Maybelline Super Stay, Tint HD Foundation, Marykay Medium Coverage,Blackup Fluid line Foundation, Maybelline Dream Mattte Mouse, Blackopal Stick Foundation,  William Tuttle IMG_1946

L-R Covergirl, MAC Studio fix Finish, Blackopal Even Tone, Makeup for Ever HD foundation, BMPRO, Kuddy Cosmestics, Akira, Kat Von D, Blackup cream foundation.IMG_1949

Maybelline Super stay, AJ CRIMSON,  Tint Foundation, Marykay Medium Coverage, Blackup Fluid line, Maybelline Dream Mattte Mouse, Blackopal Stick , William Tuttle.IMG_1988

Mary Kay Medium Coverage foundation is an amazing product . it has a medium coverage its also buildable to full coverage . It stays matte especially when you prime with anti shine for a ,longer periood.I will advise you buy directly from dealers to avoid buying fake.The undertone works perfectly for our skin tone and complexion.

IMG_1959AJ CRIMSON BB+D cream is a beauty balm that works as a foundation and it evens out the skin, Hydrates, brightens ,protects , Renew and has a great coverage as well.Perfect for Dry and combination skin . If you want light to medium coverage this is your Great.


William Tuttle Cream foundations works well for dry skin,it has heavy coverage , it can hide Pimples , Scars and black spots but its very oily.For best result Use a Mattiffier and Makeup Setting mist, Avoid the sun or even hot environment or else it will move. . Its perfect for Dry Skin and can be used especially for editorial for best result set with powder.

IMG_1983Tint Hi Def (HD) Foundation gives a semi matte finish and a medium coverage,It gives a natural finish . It beautiful for Photoshoot and TV.


Covergirl Queen Collection All Day Wear.Gives a Flawless natural finish as well, i it can be worn alone or set with lil bit of powder , very pigmented and covers spots..Long lasting and amazing for darker skin tones.

IMG_1980BMPRO Oil free foundation is best for very oily skin and combination skin , its a long wear, full coverage and oil-free ÔÇô this is one miraculous foundation with or without primer still works great.I love the pigmentation its so warm and rich, a little goes a long way.Hold well under the sun too.

IMG_1963Maybelline Super Stay is very effective for people who sweats a lot , it has Micro Flex formula that helps to keep the foundation matte for hours without smearing .I personally love Maybelline Dream Mattte Mousse. i loveee it! A Mousse is liquid makeup with air whipped in, making it lighter and smoother. So this makes the application blend in like a dream.great for oily skin and combination skin apply with a stippling brush for best result.I sometimes wear alone without setting with powder and kit still looks great.

IMG_1968MAC Studio Fix Foundation perfect for people with dry skin and combination skin .Gives a natural matte finish its buildable coverage and has  UVA/UVB SPF 15  helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother, more flawless look and finish .if worn alone it can become sticky after a while best works with a mattifier as a base and set with Powder.

IMG_1971Akira Satin foundation is best for very dry skin and would love light dewy coverage,Set with powder to give a fantastic finish. If not properly blended it can move and leave patches on the face.Bercause it has a Satin finish it looks a little bit glowy and can move easily if not set with enough powder.


Kuddy Cosmestics Foundation is waterproof , dries to a matte finish and has spf 15.Its a perfect match for someone who has oily skin.If you sweat alot you might also want to consider getting this product .its long lasting and it wont come off without using a makeup remover or wipe.

IMG_1974Black Opal Stick Foundations. This product is so thick that it can be used as a concealers as well. It gives heavy Full coverage . Black opal Even True Foundation which gives a Moderate to full coverage. Its Brightens,  Velvety-smooth, Fragrance free and its Oil free Foundation and is hydrating

IMG_1956Blackup Fluid line foundation gives a very natural and medium to full coverage , its builddable , moisturises ,covers spots .Blackup cream foundation gives a heavy and full coverage his new foundation hides the most severe imperfections to create a flawless complexion without caking. creamy texture perfectly conceals flaws and blemishes for a totally smooth looking skin.


Makeup forever HD Foundation gives a very flawless ,silky natural finish. Its an Oil Free foundation gives medium to full coverage and its very buildable.Its Perfect for TV. KatVonD  gives a fuller coverage and smooth finish ,stays all day (24hrs) on the face and doesn’t transfer or smear..A high-pigment foundation for full coverage with a long-lasting, beautiful finish.

The foundations vary in prices between N1300- N15,000 Each.Have you tried any of these foundations?  What is your favorite ?  IÔÇÖd love to hear your thoughts !

Till my next post,

Hugs and kisses,


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