When I want light coverage, I use Boots No 7 Tinted Moisturizer with a setting powder. Works pretty good for me, although my oily skin tends to eventually make my matte look dewy. I think I am going to try the aura Mercier Tinter Moisturizer when this runs out. I heard excellent reviews.
And a cheap primer fix is Monistat Chafing Gel lol. I know it sounds hilarious but it's pretty reputable for being a good, efficient, and inexpensive primer. I just cant fathom how someone figured that out..... Google it for more info on it.
Amy Sall, NY Editor, Lurve Magazine “I’m growing my hair out right now so I keep it in a little bun. I wash it every week at the hair salon. African American hair, it’s a process—you have to wash it once a week; if I washed it every day, it would fall out! So I go every week and get it washed, conditioned, and blown out. I go to a salon in the Bronx called Doris*—my hairdresser’s Doris—she is amazing. She’s been recommended to me by a ton of people. She assesses the situation and treats it from there. I get it relaxed every two to three months, otherwise it’s super curly. It’s not easy to manage when it’s curly! [Laughs] Anyway, it’s around $80 a week, but it’s worth it. I usually go to Ricky’s for hair products; I like this line called Mizani—it’s super moisturizing.
I’d always been afraid of experimenting with color because I have very dark skin, so it took me a while to get comfortable with adding a splash of color here and there. Now I’ll throw on a berry lipstick—I’ve learned that deep plum colors work well with my complexion. Like what I’m wearing right now—this is ‘Confession’ by Urban Decay. Normally I wear mascara, by Sephora or Givenchy. If something unexpected shows up on my face, I’ll use a little Makeup Forever concealer.”
*Doris Salon, 4641 White Plains Road, Bronx NY, 347-843-7407
Current look right now--trying to change it up a bit so I started doing the winged eye look. This was my first time so I'm going to keep on trying until it's PERFECT
I used some a cheap Drug Store eyeliner, can't remember which. Didn't like it though. It kept smudging and fading. Going to take a trip to CCS to see if they have Fluidline Blacktrack.
Foundation: Studio Sculpt SPF15 NC44
Blush: MAC raizin (it's way too dark for me; MAC Eversun (my favorite blush & wearing in picture).
Mascara: Maybelline Colossal.
Eyebrows: some cheap brown eyeshadow
Lipstick: Nyx B52, MAC Creme Cerise (discontinued...)
Nyx B52 is close to perfect, but not perfect enough. On an endless search for the perfect lipstick!