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Old 07-30-2007, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Blush shade rec's for a black woman

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I am looking for a blush recommendation...the shade. I have visited a few makeup counters and haven't been happy with their suggestions. The universal shade mapped for most black women is a plum color. Plum tends to have more of a blue undertone that is not flattering on me. I have a reddish golden undertone. I want to glow and have a natural rosy look. I am probably equivalent to Kelly Rowland's (from Destiny's child) complexion. My natural flush in cold weather is a reddish/pink. Trying to find a blush color similar is hard because I tend to look like I have a rash on my cheeks or like a clown LOL. I have tried the red/brown blushes as well but they just kinda evaporate into my skin. Currently I am using my bronzer or a bit of gold applied with a fan brush. Both are actually very nice and provide the glow I am going for but now I would like a sheer, yet pop of color. Maybe the trick is to apply the pop of color and tone it down with bronzer or gold...that just seems like a lot of work .

Any rec's? This question is for anyone, regardless of racial background. For other black women or medium/dark ethnic women that read this post, which shade(s) are you using?

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:27 AM   #2
 
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I tend to like a really natural blush look also, and the color that seems universally flattering is red, the color of blood, which is what a natural blush is anyway.

This is the truest red blush I have found...they call it No. 1, and it's available in a sample size so you can try it without investing a whole lot of money:

http://evansgarden.com/mineral-rouge-color.php

This blush is extremely pigmented though, and care must be taken on application to only use a few grains at a time. This fiberoptic brush makes it possible to apply just a small amount:

http://www.essentialbeautysupplies.c...lver-80-4.html
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nik! long time no see! how have you been?

what about NARS? pricey - but apparently the colours stay true on darker skin tones. Crazed is raspberry red, Mounia is cinnamon coral and Taos says it's "desert rose".

or the Tarte gel cheek stain in Tickled.
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I find a more "true-pink" shade of blush more flattering to my own darker skin than something "peach" or "plum."
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:10 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your rec's!

Hi Rou! I know its been a while. I'm good, thanks for asking. You? I'll check out your rec's.

Msjanani, do you have a "true pink" blush to recommend?

Thanks!
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I've tried E.L.F. "natural radiance blusher" and what I was thinking of were the shades "shy" or "flushed" (I've liked shy better, myself)

the good thing about ELF is that all the stuff is just $1 so you can try different things pretty cheaply!
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i like ablaze and loverush by mac.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:38 AM   #8
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I would suggest that you try Loreal true match; they have a website that you can go to. Once you answer the questions, the computer will determine your shade (ie warm, neutral or cool and the corresponding number) once that's done all you have to do is buy the correct match; I'm W7, and all of the colors have been perfect very natural; I use their pressed powder and blush in W7
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I would suggest that you try Loreal true match; they have a website that you can go to. Once you answer the questions, the computer will determine your shade (ie warm, neutral or cool and the corresponding number) once that's done all you have to do is buy the correct match; I'm W7, and all of the colors have been perfect very natural; I use their pressed powder and blush in W7
are mac and loreal owned by the same parent company? i think this was sort of discussed before by i can't remember.

i recently bought the hip eyeliner by loreal and they are good, very silimar to mac.

doc do you know what color you are in mac foudnations?
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no, MAC is owned by Lauder along with Clinique, Prescriptives and Bobbi Brown among others.
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I would suggest that you try Loreal true match; they have a website that you can go to. Once you answer the questions, the computer will determine your shade (ie warm, neutral or cool and the corresponding number) once that's done all you have to do is buy the correct match; I'm W7, and all of the colors have been perfect very natural; I use their pressed powder and blush in W7
are mac and loreal owned by the same parent company? i think this was sort of discussed before by i can't remember.

i recently bought the hip eyeliner by loreal and they are good, very silimar to mac.

doc do you know what color you are in mac foudnations?


I actually don't use mac foundation. For foundation I use Maybelline dream matte mousse in caramel (dark 2)
I do use a concealer by Mac in NW 40; it's the studio finish concealer in the little round pot.
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[quote="luvmylocs"]
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are mac and loreal owned by the same parent company? i think this was sort of discussed before by i can't remember.
L'Oreal and Lancome are owned by the same company. Many L'Oreal products are direct "knockoffs" of Lancome products. L'Oreal can definitely be a few steps down in quality, but they're generally as competent as Lancome products. Aside from the jasmine scent and wider range of colors in the latter, there's virtually no difference between Lancome Juicy Tubes and L'Oreal Colour Juice (note the similar names). There's a much greater discrepancy between the brands' foundations. The TruMatch line does not have a shade that's yellow enough or light enough for me, while I can (and do) wear Lancome foundations. There's also a gap in the quality of the foundations.
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are mac and loreal owned by the same parent company? i think this was sort of discussed before by i can't remember.
L'Oreal and Lancome are owned by the same company. Many L'Oreal products are direct "knockoffs" of Lancome products. L'Oreal can definitely be a few steps down in quality, but they're generally as competent as Lancome products. Aside from the jasmine scent and wider range of colors in the latter, there's virtually no difference between Lancome Juicy Tubes and L'Oreal Colour Juice (note the similar names). There's a much greater discrepancy between the brands' foundations. The TruMatch line does not have a shade that's yellow enough or light enough for me, while I can (and do) wear Lancome foundations. There's also a gap in the quality of the foundations.
thanks...that helps!! i did the little test on the l'oreal site and they basically boil all the mac shades into 7 shades...wow! i will probably stick to what works on foundation but for the liners the l'oreal are pretty good.
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I finally found a blush that actually looks right on me.... Dame powder blush, by MAC
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what is the name of the shade curlyarca?
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:42 PM   #16
 
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lol sorry about that.
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Razin powder blush by MAC. I'm about Kelly Rowlands complection. I love that blush..
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I like Nars Crazed, Taos, and Lovejoy; MAC Margin, Dollymix, Sweet as Cocoa, and I've been eyeing Breezy (it'll probably be my next purchase).
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:11 PM   #19
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Its funny you mentioned Razin. I went to MAC over a year ago and that is the color they matched me with. I bought it but decided I didn't care for it for but after your post I decided to give it another try and I love it. Its funny how it is exactly what I was looking for. I'm probably very similar to your complexion. I had to buy another one though because the one I had was almost a year and a half old. THanks.
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