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    You did a great job. Those foundations are super yellow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajigglin View Post
    You did a great job. Those foundations are super yellow!
    Thanks! If I ever get to visit a counter in person, I want to get properly matched. Maybe the two way cake or cream to powder foundations would work better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosha010 View Post
    Swatches from black up blushes
    These blushes are to die for!!! Omfg

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    They sure are. I want them ALL!!

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    I have been been using Black Up foundations and powders for years. It provides great coverage with minimal transfer in comparison to other high-end brands. The products are strongly pigmented and rich in hard to match olive, yellow-orange undertones. I would recommend that anyone interested in the product order the inexpensive samples (packs of 3-shades) and play with the colors. Their return policy is fair and they compensate for their errors to my satisfaction. The liquid matte, cream to powder as well as the cream foundation (in a tube) do exactly what they are designed to do as long as they are applied accordingly. A little does go a long way with this product but you can layer on an as need basis.

    My skin tone is one that can be a bit of a challenge in that I have a yellow - orange color with a tinge of an olive undertone. I currently wear their matte fluid 07, cream to powder 07, cream I can wear 05-06 pending on season. The colors I have worn most comparable to Black Up -- Naomi sims Toasted Almond-Beautiful Sienna (highlighting combo) which I wore perfectly, MAC NC 45 which gave an ash unnatural look, the original MAC C6-c7 combo, bobbi brown 6-6.5 combo which did not always oxidize to my preference, or Black Opal truly topaz (a lil to yellow -olive. I can wear IMAN Clay 2 and 3 powder combo (transfers a bit much), antelope by prescriptives used to work for me as well but again most of these eventually oxidize with some sort of ash undertone. I would say Black Up is the closest foundation combination I have worn comparable to I am accustomed to mixing from my years as a professional make-up artist. I have found that this company produces colors more true to women of color and the colors oxidizes to my preference. I use bobbi brown golden orange loose powder with black up foundations or ben nye mix of banana & topaz (not new to me either).

    Keep in mind some companies change formulas for their foundations, therefore, you must ask prior to purchasing and a well informed rep should tell you the differences between products as they change. Black up reps were knowledgeable about such changes and thus advised whenever I should adjust my shade purchases.


    I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mink1920 View Post
    I have been been using Black Up foundations and powders for years. It provides great coverage with minimal transfer in comparison to other high-end brands. The products are strongly pigmented and rich in hard to match olive, yellow-orange undertones. I would recommend that anyone interested in the product order the inexpensive samples (packs of 3-shades) *and play with the colors. Their return policy is fair and they compensate for their errors to my satisfaction. *The liquid matte, cream to powder as well as the cream foundation (in a tube) do exactly what they are designed to do as long as they are applied accordingly. A little does go a long way with this product but you can layer on an as need basis. * My skin tone is one that can be a bit of a challenge in that I have a yellow - orange color with a tinge of an olive undertone. I currently wear their matte fluid 07, cream to powder 07, cream I can wear *05-06 pending on season. The colors I have worn most comparable to Black Up -- Naomi sims Toasted Almond-Beautiful Sienna (highlighting combo) which I wore perfectly, MAC NC 45 which gave an ash unnatural look, the original MAC C6-c7 *combo, bobbi brown 6-6.5 combo which did not always oxidize to my preference, or Black Opal truly topaz (a lil to yellow -olive. *I can wear IMAN Clay 2 and 3 powder combo (transfers a bit much), antelope by prescriptives used to work for me as well but again most of these eventually oxidize with some sort of ash undertone. *I would say Black Up is the closest foundation combination I have worn comparable to *I am accustomed to mixing from my years as a professional make-up artist. *I have found that this company produces colors more true to women of color and the colors oxidizes to my preference. I use bobbi brown golden orange loose powder with black up foundations or ben nye mix of banana & topaz (not new to me either). * Keep in mind some companies change formulas for their foundations, therefore, you must ask prior to purchasing and a well informed rep should tell you the differences between products as they change. Black up reps were knowledgeable about such changes and thus advised whenever I should adjust my shade purchases.* I hope this helps.*
    Welcome to Specktra and thanks for this post. You have actually given me an idea of where to start foundation wise.

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    You are welcome. I know what it is like to spend good money trying to find that right shade. It can be costly, but research and a few free samples do help eliminate wasteful trial and errors.

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    **pics already posted in the All Things Sephora thread** my order came and it's gorgeous! Sublime powder in 04 and Blush in 10. I ordered a gloss too which is a beautiful mlbb color that I love (it was the hardest price to swallow though). The blush is very reminiscent of Mac's Raizin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayjayy View Post
    **pics already posted in the All Things Sephora thread** my order came and it's gorgeous! Sublime powder in 04 and Blush in 10. I ordered a gloss too which is a beautiful mlbb color that I love (it was the hardest price to swallow though). The blush is very reminiscent of Mac's Raizin.
    So pretty! I ordered 04 blush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosha010 View Post
    Thank you for swatching these blushes! I want them all, lol! I'll probably try to pick up one or two during Sephora's upcoming semi-annual sale.

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    According to Sephora's website Black Up should be available at a mall near me. I'm going to give them a call tomorrow to confirm. If it's there I will be making the trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
    According to Sephora's website Black Up should be available at a mall near me. I'm going to give them a call tomorrow to confirm. If it's there I will be making the trip.
    Thank God I called. I was told that yes they will be getting Black up but No it's not available right now. The very friendly associate that I spoke to said it's definitely a part of their next animation (what ever that means in Sephora speak. I'm guessing the next reset). He told me around October 1st.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
    Thank God I called. I was told that yes they will be getting Black up but No it's not available right now. The very friendly associate that I spoke to said it's definitely a part of their next animation (what ever that means in Sephora speak. I'm guessing the next reset). He told me around October 1st.
    Really?!! Blackup's IG and The Style & Beauty Doc both said in store Sept 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissElle12 View Post
    Really?!! Blackup's IG and The Style & Beauty Doc both said in store Sept 15
    I'll check again closer to that date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajigglin View Post
    Their CC cream is where it's at. I haven't tried anything else from them. I've always wondered about their lipsticks.
    I agree, I went to place an order for the one I used up only to find that they are "reformulating it".
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    I just got my hands on some Black Up, and I love it actually.

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    I'm going to try my hand at their concealer palette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrittLuvsMakeup View Post
    Thank you for swatching these blushes! I want them all, lol! I'll probably try to pick up one or two during Sephora's upcoming semi-annual sale.
    lovely

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    Okay so I'm going to The Makeup Show here in NYC this weekend and Black Up will be there. What do I absolutely NEED to get my hands on? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosha010 View Post
    Swatches from black up blushes
    Definitely a couple blushes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by montREALady View Post
    Definitely a couple blushes!
    I have the Sublime Powders in #3 and #5 and they are lovely, so I would definitely check those out. Have fun!

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    I like the BlackUp matte jumbo lip pencil in shade 22M. It's a pretty caramel color that I wear with MAC cork lip pencil.
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