MAC Warm Soul Mineralized Blush is a favourite of many (lighter skinned folk). After years I was finally motivated to pick this colour up because Tiffany from MakeupByTiffanyD mentioned it once more. It looked especially promising as a very natural flush of colour based on the WOC I spotted on Google.


I recently stopped by the drugstore and was pulled in by the siren call of lipsticks on sale. Included in my haul was the highly recommended Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Sultry. While I’ve heard a lot about this colour I wanted to see how it would look on dark skin.

The popular comparison I see on fair skin is between BITE Rhubarb and Revlon Sultry. When I got home and swatched it I saw a similarity between it and MAC Captive. Continue reading to see how these ‘dupes’ played out on darker skin.

We’re bringing back an old “favourite” today, NARS Orgasm. I got this as part of the Sephora Superstars gift set last year and it’s been sitting on my shelf ever since.

When I started getting really interested in makeup in high school NARS was one of the brands I remember everyone touted (as they still do of course). The ‘must-have’ “universally flattering” product recommended to me, both online and by my fairer friends was NARS Orgasm. You can imagine young me’s disappointment when I went into Sephora, swatched it, and saw a mess of sparkly light pink.

It was one of my first realizations that there weren’t enough good recommendations for dark skin.

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