Foundations for Dark Skin

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It’s no secret I love makeup and all things beauty. It’s just who I am! But the biggest reason behind Fancieland was to be a reference for women who looked like me. There are millions of beauty bloggers all over the world but there are so little who really understand the needs of women of color. Especially those of us with a little bit more pigment. It’s like we get overlooked in the beauty world. Not anymore! When I first started wearing makeup I struggled picking out foundations so I hope my foundation collection will help ladies like me find that perfect shade.

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Best of 2013: Concealer

I don’t wear concealer daily but oddly enough it was tricky picking out my faves for this category! I’ve discovered some pretty amazing formulas this year and I try to rotate them to get more use out of them. But I noticed no matter what concealer I tried to toss into my usual routine these babies held their place!

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Finally! I’ve Hit Pan!

I know some of you are confused wondering, “What the heck is hitting pan?” So let me clear that up! Whenever you finish a product it’s called hitting pan (or jar, tube, etc) in the blogging world. Once I started building a large stash I notice hitting pan would take more work. I’m always buying shiny, new products so I often forget about my old favorites. But I’ve actually been using up some of my stash!
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Finally! I’ve Hit Pan!

I know some of you are confused wondering, “What the heck is hitting pan?” So let me clear that up! Whenever you finish a product it’s called hitting pan (or jar, tube, etc) in the blogging world. Once I started building a large stash I notice hitting pan would take more work. I’m always buying shiny, new products so I often forget about my old favorites. But I’ve actually been using up some of my stash!

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Ulta Haul

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I’ve been on a massive liner kick lately! It started with just eyeliners but now it’s spread to lip liners too. Whether I’m rocking a dramatic smokey look or a simple winged liner I love adding a pop of color to my waterline! After trying out the MAC Pearlglide pencil (which I LOVE!) I just had to get my hands on some more vibrant eyeliners. I picked up:

  • NYX Teal eye pencil
  • NYX Aqua Green retractable eyeliner
  • NYX Turquoise Blue retractable eyeliner
  • NYX Lime Green retractable eyeliner
  • NYX Deep Blue retractable eyeliner
  • NYX Purple retractable eyeliner

While hauling it up at Ulta I decided to pick up some NYX lip liners too. I just love wearing them under my MAC lipsticks. They make wonderful bases! I was hoping to find more of their purple and coral shades but the selection was mostly nude and pink. I ended up with:

  • NYX Mahogany lip liner
  • NYX Nutmeg lip liner
  • NYX Prune lip liner
  • NYX Plush Red lip liner
  • NYX Burgundy lip liner

I’m a huge fan of the Maybelline Fit Me foundation and concealer so I decided to finally try out the matching powder. I’ve only swatched it but it feels and looks pretty nice. I’m a little nervous about the color though. It seems to be much lighter than the foundation. I think this might be a nice setting powder for my concealer rather than an all over powder. Hopefully I’ll like it! Stay tuned for swatches and reviews!

Ulta Haul

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I’ve been on a massive liner kick lately! It started with just eyeliners but now it’s spread to lip liners too. Whether I’m rocking a dramatic smokey look or a simple winged liner I love adding a pop of color to my waterline! After trying out the MAC Pearlglide pencil (which I LOVE!) I just had to get my hands on some more vibrant eyeliners. I picked up:

  • NYX Teal eye pencil
  • NYX Aqua Green retractable eyeliner
  • NYX Turquoise Blue retractable eyeliner
  • NYX Lime Green retractable eyeliner
  • NYX Deep Blue retractable eyeliner
  • NYX Purple retractable eyeliner

While hauling it up at Ulta I decided to pick up some NYX lip liners too. I just love wearing them under my MAC lipsticks. They make wonderful bases! I was hoping to find more of their purple and coral shades but the selection was mostly nude and pink. I ended up with:

  • NYX Mahogany lip liner
  • NYX Nutmeg lip liner
  • NYX Prune lip liner
  • NYX Plush Red lip liner
  • NYX Burgundy lip liner

I’m a huge fan of the Maybelline Fit Me foundation and concealer so I decided to finally try out the matching powder. I’ve only swatched it but it feels and looks pretty nice. I’m a little nervous about the color though. It seems to be much lighter than the foundation. I think this might be a nice setting powder for my concealer rather than an all over powder. Hopefully I’ll like it! Stay tuned for swatches and reviews!

July Faves of the Month

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I’ve been having so much going on lately that I’ve been slacking on writing posts but things are slowing down a bit and I’m totally getting back into the groove of things. This is pretty late but I wanted to share my faves with you guys anyway! I still haven’t been wearing much makeup but I managed to rack up a lot of faves this month anyway. Check it out!

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