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: Face

It’s so hard to believe that it’s New Year’s Eve already! This year has been an amazing one for Fancieland but I’m glad to see it go. I’m ready for new beginnings! I have so much in store for you guys in 2014 that I’m already giddy with excitement! But before I jump into all the new year goodness I want to celebrate 2013 one last time with a round up of faves. Enjoy!

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Nars Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer Review

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I don’t wear foundations or tinted moisturizers regularly but I find myself reaching for my Nars Pure Radiance tinted moisturizer pretty often these days! I don’t have any scars, blemishes or discoloration really so I try to opt for lighter formulas with natural finish and this tinted moisturizer is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It feels very light on and gives the most flawless yet natural finish. It doesn’t even look like I’m wearing anything when I have it on. It’s amazing!

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The formula is very creamy and light yet buildable and covers pretty well. Although it suits my problem free skin just fine I think it would work great for ladies who need more coverage too. It won’t be able to replace your favorite full coverage foundation but it’ll definitely give you the coverage you need especially when paired with a nice concealer! Pure Radiance lasts me all day without fading and it’s formulated without parabens (and other harsh chemicals) so it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. My skin is more on the dry side so I’m not too sure how it would work with oily skin gals but I assume with a nice setting powder it should be fine. Plus it protects your skin from harmful rays with SPF 30!

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Along with the amazing formula and finish Nars Pure Radiance also comes in a pretty large color range. You’re bound to find your match! Polynesia Dark 1 is a PERFECT match for my skin tone! Although it’s a bit pricey at $42 the quality is certainly well worth it! Nars definitely delivers quality!

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10/10

Nars Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer Review

 photo 20130331_105553_zps40e16289.jpg

I don’t wear foundations or tinted moisturizers regularly but I find myself reaching for my Nars Pure Radiance tinted moisturizer pretty often these days! I don’t have any scars, blemishes or discoloration really so I try to opt for lighter formulas with natural finish and this tinted moisturizer is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It feels very light on and gives the most flawless yet natural finish. It doesn’t even look like I’m wearing anything when I have it on. It’s amazing!

 photo 20130331_105607_zpsbc938cb3.jpg

The formula is very creamy and light yet buildable and covers pretty well. Although it suits my problem free skin just fine I think it would work great for ladies who need more coverage too. It won’t be able to replace your favorite full coverage foundation but it’ll definitely give you the coverage you need especially when paired with a nice concealer! Pure Radiance lasts me all day without fading and it’s formulated without parabens (and other harsh chemicals) so it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. My skin is more on the dry side so I’m not too sure how it would work with oily skin gals but I assume with a nice setting powder it should be fine. Plus it protects your skin from harmful rays with SPF 30!

 photo 20130331_105733_zps127629f4.jpg

Along with the amazing formula and finish Nars Pure Radiance also comes in a pretty large color range. You’re bound to find your match! Polynesia Dark 1 is a PERFECT match for my skin tone! Although it’s a bit pricey at $42 the quality is certainly well worth it! Nars definitely delivers quality!

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10/10