Thursday, 14 May 2015

Review | Black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation

For over two years, I fuxxed with Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Caramel and my skin loved it, it was perfect...Until one day, my skin just revolted, it started looking orangey, patchy and streaky no matter how well I blended it. I finally accepted that my deep relationship with Revlon was over! :( I don;t know if they changed the formula or if my skin tone changed but yeah #notwerking

So I have been on the hunt for a new foundation and it has been a struggle to say the least...I decided to chronicle this on the blog so first up is Black Up's Matifying Fluid Foundation. 

So I went into the Black Up store in the Palms because I had heard so many rave reviews about it. I got matched to the shade 07 and I went along my happy way....

What Black Up says about this foundation: "Historical reference of the brand, it keeps all its benefits: a fluid texture that stretches easily, a medium coverage that adapts to skin with blemishes and a very natural finish! Moreover, this new formula ensures an immediate matte effect. Enriched with sebum-regulating and astringent active ingredients it rebalances combination to oily skins, smooths and provides more comfort to the skin"

I will keep it simple- I am not getting along well with this foundation at all! Here's why-

  • I think the MUA matched me to a wrong shade because it still gives me that orange man look..Hate it! 
  • It claims to be matifying but this product gives me more oil than I have on my face on a regular day
  • Black Up claims that the product is "Long lasting, the make-up remains bright and homogeneous all day long"..err no its not! On my face at least...By midday the foundation is all over the place
  • I find that the formula is a bit difficult to blend, it just doesn't sink into the skin easily 

More Pictures and Swatches

Swatched at the back of my hand

Blended in on the right
So yeah, this one is not for me I'm afraid. I know a lot of people, MUAs included who swear by this so maybe the wrong shade is the genesis of my problem with it but there are so many other things that don't work for me so I'm not going to bother trying another shade.

Where to Buy and Price

Where: Black Up Stand in Montaigne Place in the Palms Mall, Lekki
Price: I think it was N7500

Can you guys recommend any good foundations I can try out? My hunt for the perfect one continues....

Peace and Love, 


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