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Ben Nye Color Cake Foundation

Average Rating 4.1/5
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Review by Tamira

rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 12/5/2008 5:07:00 PM More reviews by Tamira

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Black

This foundation makes me look flawless and amazing. I do think that it might contributed to a recent breakout, but I also was about to start my cycle, so we will have to see. Generally speaking, stage makeup is NOT for everyday use - sadly, I am a peformer by trade, so it just is what it is for me...

I will say that this, with a coating of Ben Nye's Sweat Proof Powder (the white stuff) looks AMAZING - and even if there is a little breaking out if I wear it too long, it is totally worth it to look flawless and beautiful on stage. I can always just do really good pre-application and post wash care for my skin - and again, I am not even sure if this is the primary or only culprit if at all...and it was nothing major...

I mix Japonese and Tan Au Lait colors. One is too light but has the perfect undertone, the other too dark but adds the perfect amount of warmth. The two together are great! You'd think that a pressed powder foundation wouldn't blend well when mixing shades, but this blends beautifully. I've received so many compliments when I'm wearing heaps of this or just a little and it does NOT look caked on at all (sometimes I need extreme covreage if I am battling hyperpigmentation from a recent zit or several). People compliment my skin and not my makeup - so that speaks volumes.

I think anyone who thinks this looks caked on is either wearing the wrong color and does not know how to properly apply it. I use the same brushes I would for my mineral foundation (Alima and Tris McEvoy). I sometimes lightly dust on a darker shade with a powder brush if I look washed out or two pale with my mixing. And with this, I look airbrushed and natural.

Nothing wears perfectly all day, but this definitely will give you one hell of a run. I recently opened for Patti LaBelle and was sweating like crazy on stage (lights, nerves, etc.). I took tons of photos afterwards and I looked amazing! Enough said!

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