Sacha Cosmetics

alle685

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Has anyone tried anything in this line? I've been hearing good things and want to try their Second Skin Foundation and their Buttercup powder...
Anyone have any feedback?
 

sagehen

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I have no feedback but they are a company I have been hearing more and more about lately. Based in the Caribbean, I think? I was surprised to see their complexion products on findation.com, which was helpful because, based on their online photos/swatches, I would have ordered the wrong shade. I find your post very timely, because I am messing around with a cart on their website now. It is a very slow process, fraught with coding errors. I will be listening for feedback.
 

JujuluvsMAC

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Yes based in the Caribbean. Here in Trinidad :) they do have some great products and back in the late 90s were the makeup company for the miss universe franchise.
 

sagehen

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Yes based in the Caribbean. Here in Trinidad :) they do have some great products and back in the late 90s were the makeup company for the miss universe franchise.
Ooh, I do see the Miss Universe logo on the site - cool. I am still having a difficult time with their site, but I just noticed a telephone number to call for help, which I might do. My sister raves about this product since going to a makeup show where they appeared. Why she didn't buy me any, I know not lol!
 

awickedshape

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I have only used their eyeshadows and lip balm, which are mostly well-pigmented. They have lots of shades, singles and little palettes. I think they have changed the style of them. A friend uses their blushes and they also seem well-pigmented and have a decent range of colours.
 

sagehen

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I have only used their eyeshadows and lip balm, which are mostly well-pigmented. They have lots of shades, singles and little palettes. I think they have changed the style of them. A friend uses their blushes and they also seem well-pigmented and have a decent range of colours.
Thanks for this post. Do you find that you use all of the shades in those palettes together? They don't seem well-curated to me, like I would need to use another shadow with some of them to complete a look. What are your thoughts? What are your favorites? What are some to stay away from, IYO?
 

awickedshape

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Thanks for this post. Do you find that you use all of the shades in those palettes together? They don't seem well-curated to me, like I would need to use another shadow with some of them to complete a look. What are your thoughts? What are your favorites? What are some to stay away from, IYO?
Hi As I said, I think they have changed the style of the eyeshadows so I can only tell you about these older ones. I had a couple of their loose single eyeshadows as well but I hardly used those. Actually, each palette was just enough for me to create a look. Easy to apply for the most part and so neat and tidy to toss in your purse/makeup bag. I was quite pleased with all except for the white in the top middle trio and the dark purple in the top right trio. They are extremely popular at home. (I had to scrape those two problematic shades but the purple was still pretty)
 

NicoleL

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I've tried the second skin foundation. Good quality, I have very sensitive skin and don't get any breakouts, Medium to full coverage depending on skin issues. I have some acne scars and hyperpigmentation and I feel like it did a decent job of covering without adding concealer. I often find that even foundations claiming to be more yellow in tone are not yellow enough for me and I did not seem to have that issue with this foundation. The color I use is Perfect Honey (swatches below). I did find that it transferred a bit more than I like. My skin leans to the dry side, so I do not set my whole face with powder only where I'm more prone to sweating and oiliness when its hot, so if you set your whole face that may or may not be an issue. If there is something specific I can answer let me know. I swatched the cream foundation tester kit but haven't actually worn that on my face so can't really speak on that, but I'll include the picture swatches for that as well. For reference I am Tobacco in Becca radiant skin foundation and the complete coverage creme, and I fall between MAC NC45 and NC50.









 

sagehen

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I've tried the second skin foundation.  Good quality, I have very sensitive skin and don't get any breakouts, Medium to full coverage depending on skin issues.  I have some acne scars and hyperpigmentation and I feel like it did a decent job of covering without adding concealer.  I often find that even foundations claiming to be more yellow in tone are not yellow enough for me and I did not seem to have that issue with this foundation.  The color I use is Perfect Honey (swatches below).  I did find that it transferred a bit more than I like.  My skin leans to the dry side, so I do not set my whole face with powder only where I'm more prone to sweating and oiliness when its hot, so if you set your whole face that may or may not be an issue.  If there is something specific I can answer let me know.  I swatched the cream foundation tester kit but haven't actually worn that on my face so can't really speak on that, but I'll include the picture swatches for that as well.  For reference I am Tobacco in Becca radiant skin foundation and the complete coverage creme, and I fall between MAC NC45 and NC50.
This was a helpful post - thanks. I got a sample from my mom of the Second Skin in Cocoa Beige and it was not yellow enough. It was strange going on, so light, yet so pigmented and had a slick feeling that went away as soon as I powdered (reminded me of MJ Genius Gel Foundation a bit). I used AJ Crimson Bamboo Powder, since I didn't have a Sacha powder corresponding to it. I didn't get enough wear time out of it. I oiled up pretty quickly, it transfers, and there is fading at hour 6 or so. To be fair, it is hot as heck and I am a hormonal middle-aged woman. I may give this a a whirl later in the year when it is cooler and I may go for Perfect Honey instead. I might take a shot at the Becca Tobacco in the Ever Matte formulation.
 

alle685

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@ NicoleL - You look to be the same complexion as me and I was debating between Coco Beige and Perfect Honey so I think I may try the Perfect Honey. I realllllllllllllllly want to try the Buttercup Powder and I heard that it is better than the Ben Nye Banana Powder!
 

MsKb

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Sacha was started here in Trinidad and they have some really great products. their eyeshadows are veryyy pigmented as well as their blushes. their lipsticks were repackaged and relaunced last year as well and they have some great colours although the mattes are drying. I haven't used any of their new foundations but in the past i've used the cream to powder foundation in the compact and it applied wonderfully and had really great staying powder especially considering the temperatures in the Caribbean. They cater to a wide range of skin tones and work really well on persons with yellow base skin tones. Their foundations have great coverage as well. I think the 'kamaflage' is supposed to be more transfer resistant.
 

NicoleL

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I might take a shot at the Becca Tobacco in the Ever Matte formulation.
I'm glad it helped. I agree that you get good coverage for how light the foundation feels. They have one of the better range of color options for women of color as well. They often have sales and promotions if you wanted to try a couple products at one time. When I ordered mine they were marked down 50% and then there was an additional promo code as well.
 

NicoleL

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@ NicoleL - You look to be the same complexion as me and I was debating between Coco Beige and Perfect Honey so I think I may try the Perfect Honey. I realllllllllllllllly want to try the Buttercup Powder and I heard that it is better than the Ben Nye Banana Powder!
Purely based on what you list your foundations as in your profile, I'd think cocoa beige would be too dark for you. Of course its always something that we all have to try on our faces to be sure it would work. I've been hearing the same good things about the Buttercup powder, let me know how it goes if you give it a try.
 

alle685

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Purely based on what you list your foundations as in your profile, I'd think cocoa beige would be too dark for you. Of course its always something that we all have to try on our faces to be sure it would work. I've been hearing the same good things about the Buttercup powder, let me know how it goes if you give it a try.
Ugh, I live in Canada and their shipping from their website to Canada is INSANE! ($40) so I'm trying to contact them to see if they have a distributor somewhere in Toronto and it seems like no one wants to answer me, which is quite annoying...
 

sagehen

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Ugh, I live in Canada and their shipping from their website to Canada is INSANE! ($40) so I'm trying to contact them to see if they have a distributor somewhere in Toronto and it seems like no one wants to answer me, which is quite annoying...
Don't call - they never answer. You know the "live chat" section on the site where they are never online? You can send them a message that way and every time I have done so they have responded. Be as detailed as you can because they don't tend to answer thoroughly.
 

alle685

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Don't call - they never answer. You know the "live chat" section on the site where they are never online? You can send them a message that way and every time I have done so they have responded. Be as detailed as you can because they don't tend to answer thoroughly.
After having to email and message through Facebook, I FINALLY got a response. Their shipping to Canada is 29.95 which I think is absolutely madness so I'm going to have to pass on this line. I got a list of their authorized re-sellers in Canada and not even one person responded to me. *shrugs* it seems like this is more hassle than it's worth.
 

sagehen

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After having to email and message through Facebook, I FINALLY got a response. Their shipping to Canada is 29.95 which I think is absolutely madness so I'm going to have to pass on this line. I got a list of their authorized re-sellers in Canada and not even one person responded to me. *shrugs* it seems like this is more hassle than it's worth.
Oh, I am sorry you have to go through that. $29.95 is no better than the $40 you were originally quoted. I hope one of the distributors responds and you can try it.
 

awickedshape

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I hope you get thru with the resellers. I don’t know about any other distribution centres but if they are shipping from Trinidad to the US, Canada or Europe, it will be costly for them so that may be why they're charging so much.
 

alle685

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I hope you get thru with the resellers. I don’t know about any other distribution centres but if they are shipping from Trinidad to the US, Canada or Europe, it will be costly for them so that may be why they're charging so much.
No I didn't - I emailed the three given to me and no one responded. Shipping to the US is 8.95, while shipping anywhere else is 29.95 so they say (it is listed as 39.95 on the website). From what the rep told me, they are shipping from the US so I don't know why it would be so expensive. *shrugs* I've already given up on it so its whatever I guess.
 
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