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Make Up For Ever: Foundation Nation Event

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I was so happy when I saw the invite for Make Up For Ever's Beauty Blogger brunch event. As a woman of colour, I know how hard it is to find the perfect foundation. I honestly feel like it's always a never-ending battle but that is slowly starting to change.  

Most women of colour have to deal with skin issues such as discolouration. Which can make it difficult to find a good foundation.  When you have five different tones on your face,
 which tone do you match to?!

Did you know that 73% of women have problems with finding right foundation. 
That means that more than half of us are walking around with the wrong foundation!

At the event, we had the opportunity to speak to the amazing Troy Jensen about our skin issues. Troy has worked with many celebrities to give them their signature look. 

Like Kim Kardashian's smoky bedroom eyes. 

Troy gave me tips on how to get the perfect skin tone as a woman of colour. 
Guess what the secret is!! 

Colour correctors. 

Not specifically the ones the greens and lavender(for me) but one that has an orange in it! 

After the event, there were make up artists there to give us our own private foundation makeover. I loved the fact that I was given my own skin profile card to take with me! The skin profile card went over crucial things such as my skin type, my skin tone, my skin undertone and camouflage options (if I needed). 

For anyone that's interested, 
I was recommended the MUFE 5 Camouflage Cream Palette- No. 4 - for dark skin tones.

Each cream corrector was labelled by number. 
Here is what was specifically used:
  • 20 under my eyes
  • 22 like darker areas like around my lips
For the whole face- Pro Finish in 177 was used.

I should also add that this look was done with their new artisan brushes! 
Which are so soft. I will have a separate post on them soon.

Do you have a Sephora store near you?
If so, stores cross Canada are holding educational events from September 19 to October 6 to help you solve your biggest foundation challenges.Experienced make up artists will be on hand to give you a complementary 15 minute foundation lesson to empower you to put your flawless face forward.

For more info on Foundation Nation: or follow us on Twitter @MAKEUPFOREVERCa


  1. This is awesome, yes as a woman of color I have a hard time finding the right foundation for me. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Its always great when you learn something new that helps out with your specific skin issues/tone/type. I've actually always contemplated buying one of those since the first imats i attended, but never have...maybe this year :p


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