Last Friday, my girl Viki came over for a makeup play date. I recently ordered some goodies from Faceatelier and from Camera Ready Cosmetics that I wanted to test out: the HD Cream Blush palette from Graftobian, Faceatelier Foundation #1 and the Ultra Sheers.
I carry the evens in the Faceaftelier foundations in my kit and I wanted to know what the odd foundation shades looked like compared to the colours that I mix. As you can see in the picture above, Viki is really pale and it can be quite difficult to find a good foundation match for her. I took out my sample of Faceatelier foundation in #1 as well as Zero Minus in case I needed to make it lighter. I was very surprised and excited that I didn’t need to lighten the foundation; it was a really good match. I was also really impressed with the HD Cream Blushes from Graftobian. They are so creamy and blend out really easily. A little bit goes a long way with these babies.
Here’s what I used:
Embroylisse Lait Creme Concentre
Nurturing Force Blot Out Offensive
Faceatelier Ultra Pro Foundation #1
Faceatelier Ultra Sheer in Champagne
Graftobian HD Crem Blush Palette – Vienna Rose
MUFE HD Powder to set
MAC Blush in Melba
MAC Paint Pot in Fresco Rose
MAC e/s in Seedy Pearl, Fig 1
Urban Decay e/s in Flash
Loreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in Black
OCC Lip Tar in Grandma
OCC Lip Tar in Hush
Since taking a makeup class for mature skin back in December, I’ve been looking to add some cream blushes to my kit. I’ve been checking out the blush creams at MAC but didn’t want to another large palette to my already heavy kit. I came upon this blush palette while checking out camerareadycosmetics.com and decided to order it.
(L-R: Cherry Glaze, Autumn Breeze, Raspberry Wine, Vienna Rose, Peach Blush) Like the foundations that I had tried out last summer, these cream blushes are super soft and pigmented. They also blend and sheer out easily. I really like the dewy-ness that you get from using a cream blush and for longer lasting power, I like to layer a similar toned blush over top with a duo-fiber brush.
Do you use cream blushes? If so, I’d love to know which ones are your favourites!
I’ve been testing out the samples of Graftobian Hi Def Glamour Creme Foundations (that was a mouthful) for the past few weeks. The first time that I used them was on my friend Viki who were going out to a cd release party with her friend Jen.
I’m not sure how well you can tell from the picture but Viki is very pale and it can be very tricky trying to match a foundation for her; Almay doesn’t make a shade for her she’s that pale! The foundation in Graceful Swan is a perfect match for her. I also bought a sample for me to try and it was also a perfect match. On the Graftobian website there is a link to a comparison chart that compares the Hi Def Creme foundations to MAC, Cinema Secrets, Visiora, Black Opal, Revlon Colour Stay and Shu Uemura. This is how I was able to figure out what colour would be a close match for myself.
~ Foundation is very creamy and was easy to spread and blend.
~ Foundation feels light-weight
~ Provides full coverage but can be sheared down if necessary
~ Good for most skin types*
~ Foundation is very pigmented.
~ I didn’t find any
I’ve worked with two other brands of cream foundation: RCMA and Yaby and out of the three, I find the Graftobian to be the easiest to use followed by Yaby and then RCMA. I find that using a powder puff is the best way to set this type of foundation; a powder brush won’t set this foundation completely.
A few weeks ago, I placed an order with Camera Ready Cosmetics for some samples of the Graftobian HD Cream foundations based on a conversation that I has with Christel over at Makeupper. Christel did a post on the Graftobian HD Super Pallet that contains 18 foundation shades. I am looking to minimize my kit but still be able to have a foundation for everyone that sits in my chair. Currently I am using the yellow foundation pallet by Yaby and while it is good, the shades are quite limited especially for women of colour. I got one of the lightest shades so that I can compare it to the one in my Yaby pallet, one for me so that I can test it out to see how it applies and one of the darker colours; I believe all three of these colours are in the warm pallet.
I can’t wait to give this foundation and brand a try, I’ve heard and read a lot of good things about it.