Saturday, 17 January 2015

Mini Black|Up Haul, Review and a FOTD!

Hello Lovelies!

Compliments of the new season to y'all. Hope you had lovely time

during the festive holidays. 

I been meaning to try Black|Up Cosmetics for a while so whilst in Croydon I popped over by their counter in Debenhams. There was lots of products I wanted to purchase but I limited myself to two because I have never bought anything from the brand before. What I really loved is that this brand focuses on women of colour. As a woc myself I have problems finding the right foundation. Some foundations are either too red, too orange or oxidise as the day goes by.

I am happy with the products I purchased and I will definitely go back to their counter for other item I want to try such as the Two Way Cake, Matte primer, Fluid foundation ,lip lacquers , illuminator and the contour stick

Black|Up Full Coverage Cream Foundation 

Dark spots, scars, flaws and blemishes… This new foundation hides the most severe imperfections to create a flawless complexion without caking. 

    Its innovative formula and creamy texture perfectly conceals flaws and blemishes for a totally smooth looking skin. 
    Enriched in extremely fine, micronized pigments, the Full Coverage Cream Foundation offers an even make up in extremely pure and vibrant colors. 

- You don't need a lot to cover you face (pea sized)
- great staying power
- oil free 
- blends easily
- non ashy
- full coverage
- easy to travel with as it's in a squeeze tube packaging
- fragrance free
- 15 shades to choose from

- transfers easily
- price as it's more on the high end side

I was matched to shade HC07 but I think I have to go up a shade during winter. The texture of the foundation is thick and creamy but it blends smoothly. The finish is beautiful and flawless. I have combination skin leaning towards oily it lasts throughout the day. I wore it for about 12hrs and only blotted my t-zone once. Although it is oil free I advise that you use primer and a setting powder especially  if you Have oily skin.One thing I did observe was that the foundation transfers, I had migraine around noon and decided to take a 2hour nap , when I woke up the foundation had rubbed off onto my hand and cushion I lay my head on though it was still on my face

Overall I think this is a very good foundation if you prefer full coverage foundations. It photographs well
It did not clog my pores or break me out. It feels very light on the skin. I will definitely repurchase it ❤️


    Black|Up Paris Lip Lacquer shade VL06
    A true UFO on planet make-up that combines all the advantages of lipstick and lip gloss. Fusion between intense color and extreme shine, lips are outrageously lacquered and sophisticated for a never seen before make-up result. Its creamy texture provides perfect coverage in one step, even on the darkest lips. The color is ultra pure and very intense with 10 gorgeous and unique shades saturated in pigments.

I bought the shade VL06 which is a blue based violet . It is so pretty and it reminds me of Mac Heroine lipstick.  The lip lacquer is glossy but highly pigmented.  It is non sticky and doesn't leave me with white gunk around my lips. Lasting power is about 4hours before you have to reapply but as it fades it leaves the most gorgeous tint. I love this Lip lacquer and I shall be buying more shades. 

Below I used the Black|Up Full coverage foundation and lip lacquer

Smashbox Photofinish Light primer
Black|Up Cosmetics Full Coverage cream foundation in HC07
Nars Radiant creamy concealer in Caramel
Nars Albatross highlighter

L'oreal Superliner Gel Intenza Pure Black
L'oreal Paris Miss Manga  Mega Volume Mascara in Purple

Black|Up Paris Lip lacquer in VL06

What do you guys think of my makeup?
Have you guys tried Black|Up Cosmetics?
What have you purchased recently?

Until next time
Have a wonderful weekend my Lovelies 
Stay Beautiful and Blessed
Much Love


  1. The foundation sounds quite good - but what I really can't get over is that lippie! What a gorgeous colour!

    1. The foundation is good and lip colour has taken a permanent place in my makeup bag!

  2. Love that lip color!

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  3. I wish blackup was available where I am.. the foundation looks good on u, love ur lip color too :D

  4. love your lip colour.

  5. I LOVE that lip colour on you :)


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