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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Maybelline Truffle Tease Color Sensational Lipstick Review

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I’m more of a bright lip kind of gal but that has never stopped me from hoarding nudes too. I may not opt for a nude lip often but I think finding the perfect nude is so important! You never know when you’ll want to super smoke those eyes so it’s nice to have a good nude lip ready to balance the look, right? I wouldn’t call Truffle Tease my perfect nude lipstick but it comes pretty close!
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LORAC PRO Palette Review

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This review is so long overdue! I hauled the LORAC Pro Palette last year for my birthday and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since! Naked who? I almost completely abandoned my original Naked palette because the PRO palette is soo good! I’ve already made dips in several shades and actually hit pan on shadow. It’s become my go to palette!

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The packaging is simple yet chic. The PRO palette comes in an incredibly slim magnetic casing with silver accents. It’s very lightweight and easy to travel with. The LORAC PRO palette is one of the few eyeshadow palettes I pack with me for EVERY gig! It’s so portable and versatile! Inside you’ll find a nice sized mirror and 16 neutral eyeshadows in a variety of finishes from shimmer to matte. The top half of the palette is completely matte while the bottom half contains the more shimmery shades. I’m completely impressed with the color selection and the fact that there are just as many mattes as shimmery shadows. I prefer to keep the shimmer to my lid (and maybe brow bone) so it’s refreshing to have a palette that isn’t overrun by glitter.

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Now here’s where all the magic happens! All of the eyeshadows in the PRO palette are very pigmented, buttery and blend very well. Including the mattes! They’re some of the best matte shadows I have ever tried! Although the shadows are buttery soft I don’t get much fallout and they don’t feel powdery. Each shade is silky to the touch and easily picked up with both natural and synthetic hair brushes. Without primer I easily get over 8 hours of wear before I notice any fading. I do have drier lids though so oily gals will probably fare much better with a good ol’ primer underneath! On top of primer, these shadows have carried me through a long night and the next morning! LORAC definitely knows how to do eyeshadows! I honestly can’t think of one bad thing to say about the LORAC PRO palette. It has 6 more eyeshadows than the Urban Decay Naked palette and is $10 cheaper ($42). I just hate that the brand is being phased out of Sephora so it’s no longer available there. But there’s always Ulta and Nordstrom!

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White, Cream, Taupe, Light Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso and Black

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Nude, Champagne, Gold, Light Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple and Slate

Fancie’s Faves

I’ve fallen in love with so many different products so many times but this time it just feels different. Like this is it! Lol I’m kidding. I can never commit when it comes to makeup! But these beauties have definitely put a spell on me that won’t be wearing off anytime soon. Check it out!
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Fancie’s Faves

I’ve fallen in love with so many different products so many times but this time it just feels different. Like this is it! Lol I’m kidding. I can never commit when it comes to makeup! But these beauties have definitely put a spell on me that won’t be wearing off anytime soon. Check it out!

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Fancie’s Fall Lipstick Picks

It’s been rather warm here in Michigan lately but it’s still fall! Fall has to be one of my favorite seasons. I just love the warm rich colors and cozy weather! My signature look is usually bright bold lips but I’m swapping my bright pinks for some vampy fall lippies. Dark lips are so in right now!
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Fancie’s Fall Lipstick Picks

It’s been rather warm here in Michigan lately but it’s still fall! Fall has to be one of my favorite seasons. I just love the warm rich colors and cozy weather! My signature look is usually bright bold lips but I’m swapping my bright pinks for some vampy fall lippies. Dark lips are so in right now!

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