Holiday Haulin: Black Radiance
One of the things I love about visiting my family is having access to products and brands geared more towards woc and that aren't sold where I live. One of these brands, Black Radiance looked really promising, and the prices weren't too rich for my bank account, so picked up a few items.
So far I have:
Complexion Perfection Concealer in Light to Medium
Artisan Baked Eyeshadow Mint Julep
Artisan Baked Eyeshadow Rum Spice
Baked Blush in Toasted Almond
Baked Bronzer in Gingersnap
Prismatic Lipgloss in Diva
Shimmering Lipgloss in Mocha
The concealer is dual ended, with one side a liquid and the other a creamy stick. I wore the stick side yesterday and it faired really well, not creasing under my eyes and covering my dark circles. I did notice that the liquid side is slightly darker in color and may be better for my blemishes.
The eyeshadows aren't as gorgeous on as I thought they would be. Mind Julep looks mostly like a plain gold on me and Rum Spice looks like more of a bronze. They're both rather sheer unless applied wet.
The blush is my fav of the bunch. The color is highly pigmented and blends beautifully into my skin. The bronzer is also pretty good. It works better as a highlight since it does have glitter in it.
The glosses are also good. I love the texture, its smooth and not too sticky. Diva is a gorgeous pinky-gold thats sheer but buildable and very flattering on brown skin. Mocha is a more pigmented dark brown color with tiny, tiny flecks of gold and green (yes GREEN) glitter in it. I know that sounds weird for a lipgloss, but the overall effect is really pretty.
I have closeup pix of the blush, bronzer and lipglosses, but blogger will only let me upload 5 pix in this post, can anyone tell me how to change that?
A brown-skinned beauty addict with a love for old-style glamour and sophistication. Amateur makeup artist and full-time student. Have a question? Email me! Beautyandthebrowngirl at gmail.com