high coverage but make it natural

for those days when I want to cover more stuff, there’s an old technique and type of product I resort to.
after my latest laser treatment for my melasma, I had a couple of days when I had some social engagements and work when I felt like covering the post-treatment marks. as someone who doesn’t have all the time in the world for pin-point covering each and every mark but also doesn’t feel like slapping on a full coverage and call it a day, revisiting this technique and achieving pretty dang good (long-lasting) results in such a short amount of time spent in front of a mirror, I thought it would be nice to share how I do it in case someone out there finds it useful.

products used:

(please remember the main thing is to find a good colour match for your skin tone and a more elastic-creamy foundation, no need to run and buy everything I used!)

Danessa Myricks Vision Cover Foundation in TYO2 (the yellow brightening shade) and N4.5
KVD Lock It Setting Powder (any loose powder that isn’t too caked will do)
Natasha Denona My Dream Trio Cheek Palette (absolutely optional, but these products don’t lift my foundation)

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

the names in these things don’t even leave room for the rest of the title…

this is an Up Close and Poresonal, my friends! where I do a thorough wear test, show you how the complexion product performs on my face with regular check-ins and no filters (should go without saying, but ’tis what ’tis), and at the end of the day compare the product’s performance against its claims.
I’m the only test subject, so it’s as subjective as it comes, but if you have tastes and concerns similar to mine, maybe you can infer some useful conclusions.

more info this way

new make up in my life

I’m not a big fan of haul-type videos, but over te past several months my make up focus has been slowly changing, and I’ve been looking into so many fun and (to me) off the beaten track products that I had to share (stay calm, I still threw some Lisa Eldridges and Natasha Denonas in the mix).

If you want an in-depth video with swatches, comparisons, or how I incorporate these products in my life, just let me know.

click for the products list

new makeup loves

where have I been burning my moneys lately?

on these:

*you can get a discount on any purchase on YesStyle (<— affiliate link, the ones above are not) by using my affiliate discount code FREEVOLOUS10

Danessa Myricks – does it crease, though?

Independent, female-owned, black-owned brand. YES!
(also vegan and cruelty-free)

Danessa Myricks is a make up artist – have you SEEN her Instagram? — and her brand is proudly her, with full-on approachable editorial vibes and products that actually cater to her signature looks and creative needs (loads of cream products, face and eye glosses, multi-taskers and all the colours of the rainbow). 

The brand screams inclusivity, innovation and creativity and sports a smile as a sign of strength – also because it hasn’t (until now) been tainted and shrivelled to an empty shell by the Super Greedy Evil Mega Corps™ of this world.

Sporting unapologetic pizazz and fierceness, all glossy lids and dishevelled hair, high heels and neon eyeliner, patent leather pants and juicy cheek bones… In my mind, I’m thinking…

– But does it crease, though?

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