Thursday, 8 January 2015

Black Up Creme to Powder Foundation


I followed my sister to the Mall a while back to help her decide which foundation to buy , then I saw myself on the makeup artist chair testing my shade. I didn't exactly need another foundation, but then again my sister offered to pay for it... who am I to say no to free stuff? I've used this foundation a couple of times, and as usual I decided to do a review on it.





What Black Up says: 

The One and Only!
This foundation is a true must have. When applied to skin, its unique creamy texture transforms into a stunning silky powder with an impeccable matte finish. Its formula is enriched with latest- generation matifying powders to get rid of sebum in the blink of an eye. The complexion looks smooth, radiant with a perfect velvety finish.

Its unique texture is very easy to apply with a sponge or a brush and is completely build-able, from a light powdery veil to complete coverage.

This improved formula is Paraben free, Oil free and Fragrance free, comes in 16 different shades and is totally dedicated to black and ethnic skin.

My Thoughts: 

As always I love to give my personal thoughts on every product I review.

This is the second Black Up foundation I have tried, and I most say with all honesty: I absolutely love it. Seems like Black Up can never go wrong in my eyes. A student of mine once used this to practice on herself in class, and I was so amazed at the coverage and finish. This product is wonderful, I love the matte finish it gives me. I got the shade NFC 06 and it suits me perfectly. I am used to liquid foundations, and most times I put the foundation at the back of my hand to warm it up , then use a brush to apply. With the Black Up Creme to Powder, I tried using the brush directly but that wasn't working well for me. I didn't try using the sponge either, I simply use my fingers, Yes my fingers. I get the best results using my fingers. I dab the product on my face and blend in. If need be, I could still using my buffing brush to finish it up. This is not your everyday product, and it shouldn't even be your "go to foundation". If you are the type that uses foundation all the time, if you do that with this product, it wont last o. Personally I use this on special occasions when I want to look my absolute best.

Overall: 

Black Up brand in general is a high end brand and can be a little pricey, but do not let that deter you. Believe me, it is worth every dime spent. Black Up foundation remains my best brand so far, but once I try something better than this be sure I would let you know.

Would I recommend this product? In a heart beat, yes yes yes sure I would recommend it.

Product: black Up Creme to Powder Foundation
Price: #7, 230
Where to buy: The Montaigne Place, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki Lagos.
                           On the website: www.blackupcosmetics.com for $41

So who else has tried this foundation , or any other black up foundation? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.

xoxo

11 comments:

  1. I have never used any of their products on myself but will be sure to try cuz I'm a sucker for full coverage foundation.

    Mercedes

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    1. You should try their foundations, anyone of them. I am sure you would love it. Thanks for stopping by Mercedes.

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  2. Haven't tried this but have tried their full coverage cream foundation that comes in a tube. Full coverage and nice too. Pricey, yea but worth it.

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    1. I have used the liquid in tube one for a client, it was actually hers..my goodness, it was also lovely. That's my next foundation to buy * covers face* . thanks for stopping by Aijay....

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  3. Halos, I'm a fairly new makeup artist and my first professional job is coming up next weekend. As the day gets closer I'm getting more nervous. is this normal? I feel like returning the money.

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    1. hello there, it's normal to feel nervous because you feel under pressure to deliver since you have received payment.What I can advice you is this: since the client trusts you enough to part with her money, you don't want to disappoint her, so i would say...practice before the day, just to get your mind ready for work, and relax your nerves , just breath... Ok. Goodluck...

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  4. Thanks so much for the reply. I'm very grateful

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  5. This should top my wish list this January, got their two way cake powder in December, but i have the feeling the shade is too light for my complexion

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    1. Sisi , what you can to to avoid buying a wrong shade is this: when you test the product,go outside under natural light and get someone's opinion.

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  6. I use this foundation and it's very nice,I apply mine with a stippling brush.

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  7. Hmmmmmm...love d comment am getting about this

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