black|Up Cosmetics

LatteQueen

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Anyone on here ever try this brand of cosmetics geared to W.O.C.? IF SO, please do tell...their line looks so promising...thanks..

BLACKUP.COM is the website...

Mod note: Thread title edited, and another thread was merged into this one. ~shellygrrl
 

Goat Goat Etc.

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Wow, hasn't even touched the US.

IDK they're looking kinda Europe's equivalent to ladyburd-y.
 

spectrolite

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IMO the company name is a bit unfortunate but the range looks okay
It might be a hidden treasure like Sleek which I love and adore.
 

banana1234

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the cosmetics look interesting to me, even though i'm pasty pale, i found the name a bit funny!

i swatched some stuff and the pigmentation looked good, but i felt really out of place cos the stuff clearly wasn't meant for a pasty ass white girl like me!

i think its good though, because where i live there are a lot of people of many different colours and races, and religions, yet the only places where you could really get any darker/ different toned make up/foundations etc was mac, and its always good to have more choice, as i've heard some people say they arent keen on the mac foundations in the WOC thread. I like to read the WOC threads because if any of my mates want me to do their make up, which i do quite often, i feel a bit like a fish out of water, when their skin tone is different to my own, i just dont know what to do because i havent had any proper make up training, i've only learnt on myself. there's a shadow on the black up site that looks suspiciously similar to mufe 92, i may have to check it out
 

Soul Unique

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I spotted this brand in Debenhams several months back and cringed at the name, however I do recall them having really nice pigments and a variety of skincare products which the SA was trying to flog to me.
 

LatteQueen

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yeah the name is kind of um, err, well weird..BLACK UP..so good ratings for this brand...I can imagine this brand coming to the U.S and the name itself will get more attention than the products itself..thanks ladies'....
 

LatteQueen

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Originally Posted by Goat Goat Etc.
Wow, hasn't even touched the US.

IDK they're looking kinda Europe's equivalent to ladyburd-y.




Ladyburd-Y??? Cosmetic line I take it?
 

LatteQueen

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yeah the U.K. has a lot of different range of skintones so this cosmetic line will be great for them..u can always use the eyeshadows, lipsticks, glosses and primer's..Just because ur of a much more lighter skintone doesn't mean u can't use any of the other products..

I take it ur a makeup artist..u mean applying makeup to different skintones there's a different method of doing this? I know of course there's different shades, but the application is different? I can see if you're doing hair and the texture is much different from what u are used to working with, but makeup application? wow..I thought it was all the same..
 

crystrill

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Originally Posted by LatteQueen
yeah the U.K. has a lot of different range of skintones so this cosmetic line will be great for them..u can always use the eyeshadows, lipsticks, glosses and primer's..Just because ur of a much more lighter skintone doesn't mean u can't use any of the other products..

I take it ur a makeup artist..u mean applying makeup to different skintones there's a different method of doing this? I know of course there's different shades, but the application is different? I can see if you're doing hair and the texture is much different from what u are used to working with, but makeup application? wow..I thought it was all the same..


I don't think she meant it that way. I took it as... she's not sure what colours to use on her darker friends. I have the opposite problem. I often don't know what to use on my lighter skinned friends because I only really know what looks good on me.

But yeah back on topic... I don't like the name Black Up. Sounds dumb. I wouldn't buy it based off the name.
 

Missjailor

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Hello Ladies,

Here's a french specktrolite who needs some explanation. Black Up is a french brand and obviously, here in France, we don't know what it means and what makes this name so dumb...
Can someone explain it to me ?


Thanks !
 

HeavenLeiBlu

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Missjailor
Hello Ladies,

Here's a french specktrolite who needs some explanation. Black Up is a french brand and obviously, here in France, we don't know what it means and what makes this name so dumb...
Can someone explain it to me ?


Thanks !


Speaking for myself only, the name conjures up images of people applying blackface, which is quite offensive here in the u.s.
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Missjailor
Hello Ladies,

Here's a french specktrolite who needs some explanation. Black Up is a french brand and obviously, here in France, we don't know what it means and what makes this name so dumb...
Can someone explain it to me ?


Thanks !


It's just obvious in a non-catchy, tacky way. Black-Up! Like hey black folks, if you didn't notice, this makeup is for you, see, it's for brown people, so "Black-Up". It's not even a phrase as far as I know, so it really doesn't make any sense, it is just weird. I think of cosmetic names as either evoking an image, or the name of the artist whose line it is. So you can either have NARS, Estee Lauder, Laura Mercier, LORAC (just CAROL spelled backwards) etc. or you can evoke something, Black Radiance, Stila (a play on style), Urban Decay (because the shades are inspired by the dual grossness and coolness that is modern metropolitan life), and even Clinique sounds like I am saying "clinic" with a French accent, like something born from a lab which fits with their noncomedogenic and fragrance free products. But "Black Up" is just a mess, a funny mess. I'd maybe understand if the products were cheap, but they aren't...



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Originally Posted by HeavenLeiBlu
Speaking for myself only, the name conjures up images of people applying blackface, which is quite offensive here in the u.s.

My mind didn't go there, but I can see how one's would.
 

LatteQueen

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I don't think she meant it that way. I took it as... she's not sure what colours to use on her darker friends. I have the opposite problem. I often don't know what to use on my lighter skinned friends because I only really know what looks good on me.

But yeah back on topic... I don't like the name Black Up. Sounds dumb. I wouldn't buy it based off the name.

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LatteQueen

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i was going to say something more about the name but decided to skip it..that name wouldn't go over to well here in the states...just like Byotch Slap Cosmetics which is very offensive to me..Black up just sounds way off to me..
 

Kandi Lush

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I have no issues with the name at all. As it is a french brand as is MUFE. It could just be the person who created came up with the name and it sounded okay. It is just that when its used outside of France maybe people will take issues. If it was called Noir Up I dont think it would have the same effect. To me Black Up sounds more like a play on the term and phrase products we all call Make Up

Anyway its available online in Debenhams and I really do want to try it out. I have heard so many great things about this line of makeup which is easier to access than MUFE in the uk.
 

Blushbaby

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I had a negative experience with them (it's on my blog - quite easy to find if you use the tags), but managed to take pictures of one of the counters. Anyway, it resulted in me being sent some samples which I will be reviewing on my blog shortly.

Their matte foundation seems alright. I haven't had a chance to try anything else yet. Not cheap though ..
 

jamstar

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I'm using their foundation. The number rubbed off, but I think it's No. 7. It is perfect for me, looks like my skin colour. Bought it in February. this year. Haven't used any thing else since (have used MAC NC 50, MAC Mineralize Dark and Deep Dark, Nars Jamaica, Bare essentials Deeper? and MUFE -the water gel one- No.12), I hardly wore foundation before. I could never find a good match and it made my skin look dull/ flat.

I also bought and absolutely love the Embelliseur de Teint- like a luminizer/ highlight thing. I use it all over my face under, mixed with or instead of foundation. It's the golden bronzy one. Actually, usually I just use this on it's own. It's very subtle and I often get compliments on my skin (not my make up) when I wear it.


I had looked in Debenhams, Oxford Street and had the same super-unfriendly/ rude service as Blushbaby. The prices are high enough to suggest they're a high-end brand, but the service level didn't match. Both of the things I bought were around 27pounds.

I finally bought my items in Debenhams, Croydon. The assistant was nice enough. I was a bit dubious because she just picked up one colour and didn't mess about testing a couple of shades, but it looked so great, I just bought it. Also, looks really great in photos.

Their other make up colours were really beautiful and vivid. I don't live in the UK, so I wish more people would try them out, swatch and let us know what they think.

About the name? Yeah, it's really foolish! Someone should have done their homework.
 

Soul Unique

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Nice review Jamstar.

I'm using their foundation. The number rubbed off, but I think it's No. 7. It is perfect for me, looks like my skin colour. Bought it in February. this year. Haven't used any thing else since (have used MAC NC 50, MAC Mineralize Dark and Deep Dark, Nars Jamaica, Bare essentials Deeper? and MUFE -the water gel one- No.12), I hardly wore foundation before. I could never find a good match and it made my skin look dull/ flat.

I also bought and absolutely love the Embelliseur de Teint- like a luminizer/ highlight thing. I use it all over my face under, mixed with or instead of foundation. It's the golden bronzy one. Actually, usually I just use this on it's own. It's very subtle and I often get compliments on my skin (not my make up) when I wear it.


I had looked in Debenhams, Oxford Street and had the same super-unfriendly/ rude service as Blushbaby. The prices are high enough to suggest they're a high-end brand, but the service level didn't match. Both of the things I bought were around 27pounds.

I finally bought my items in Debenhams, Croydon. The assistant was nice enough. I was a bit dubious because she just picked up one colour and didn't mess about testing a couple of shades, but it looked so great, I just bought it. Also, looks really great in photos.

Their other make up colours were really beautiful and vivid. I don't live in the UK, so I wish more people would try them out, swatch and let us know what they think.

About the name? Yeah, it's really foolish! Someone should have done their homework.
 
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