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Pretty Fair Enough

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Today, I ventured into the one of two department stores here in town. Belk, which corparate offices are out of Charlotte NC, has a small level store here. It only has THREE makeup counters, Estee Lauder,Elizabeth Arden and Fashion Fair. I went specifically to play in the FF after reading a post about the FF fashion show on I Like Her Style. I can't tell how many of those I've been to! But anyway,I wanted to research to see what FF has been up to. So many times, chicas of color tend to forget our beauty roots. Yeah, we give props to our grandmothers and aunts and mothers but what about the companies that keep us beautiful.FF was and still is one of them. They were one the first companies to make a array of foundation specifically for our skin tone and colors to compliment us. I love MAC and Cargo and Loreal and Bobbi Brown and Queen Collection but lets give FF some props. I actually had fun playing in the colors and new products they had. Now my Belk's didn't have some of the newest, like Finishings, a long wearing lip color but the oldie but goldies with the new were there. Here's what I found:

FF Special Formula Lotion-my cousin Shonda introducted to me after I was complaining that water on campus was like clorox and drying up my skin. She said worked for her when she live on the campus on SCSU. To me the scent alone is divine.

FF Beauty Highlighter in Golden Light- a high intensity light bronze that I need soon!

FF e/s in Toast and Metallic Sable- Toast is a gorge champagne gold and sable in dark shimmery bronze that was beautiful in the crease of my eye.

FF True Finish Liquid makeup SPF 7 in Sheer Espresso- One of their new formulations of foundations had no scent and blended immediately into face.

FF l/s in City Life( a mauvey pink), Cafe Monte Carlo( a pretty gold bronze), Plum Passion ( my fave! a blue red matte) and Forever Cocoa( a sheer brown)- will be getting all four!

Check out the website for more products!


Mini Review: Revlon ColorStay Soft & Smooth Lip Color

I purchased Revlon ColorStay Soft & Smooth Lip Color after seeing the beautiful Halle Berry wearing it in an ad. In the ad she is wearing Ruby Rapture which is what I got. When I put it on, the color went on smooth and was pretty moisturizing but like alot of long wearing lipsticks it dries up. ColorStay took a little while to dry( maybe about 2 minutes). It's a great color but to get the intensity in the ad and big color, you have to let it dry and reapply. About two hours later and no loss of color I ate lunch, a grilled chicken salad. When I went to check on the color all what was left was the outline of my lips in the Ruby Rapture. It doesn't have the staying power I thought it would but I'm keeping it because I really like the matte drydown. I suggest buy it but don't get you hopes up on wearing a lipstick for eight hours with it still intact!


Rave! mark.Babylash mini brush mascara

Like alot of my fellow beauty junkies,I'm obssessed with perfect mascara.Unlike everyone else I've given up the fight. I've long curly lashes that are mixed with staright renegade ones. I've found a little solution, mark. Babylash mini brush mascara in black. I put on my regular mascara,I 've got about five depends on their mood after morning coffee:) and then I light layer the Babylash on. It gives a light extention to my lashes without being clumpy. I give it a "buy it girrl"