|Erica Wearing Iman Foundation|
My name is Erica and I have spent about 23 years wearing foundation. I learned from my ancestors, who didn’t have foundations formulated for darker complexions, that too light a foundation makes you look unnatural. I am always determined to get the right shade. My 17 year old daughter, has some discoloration from teenage acne. We wanted to get her a non-irritating foundation with medium to full coverage.The week prior I purchased an Iman Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick in Black Brandy. I always try a lipstick in a new line I am thinking about using. If I like it I’ll try something else in the line. The pigment was rich, just like a woman of deep skin tone would want, and it felt luxurious and moist on my lips. So I suggested we shop for a foundation from the Iman Cosmetics Line.
|Ankobia Wearing Iman Foundation|
I noticed the lady had discoloration from acne as well. She had very fair, oily skin. Her foundation didn’t diffuse the dark spots at all, it accentuated the hyperpigmentation because her skin was so shinythe blemishes were highlighted. It looked like she was using a liquid foundation, which doesn’t work well on oily skin, after a while, it can look like it’s melting off. Hence, we were purchasing a cream to powder foundation for Ankobia, who also suffers from oily skin. While looking at the makeup lady, I couldn’t ignore how her makeup looked. The whole scene was preposterous. I thanked her for her time, and we exited stage left.
I explained to Ankobia that she should never take beauty advice from a woman that doesn’t know how to look her best. I reflected on how arrogant the makeup lady was. She clearly knew nothing about her own skin and yet she spoke like an absolute authority to women about their skin. Now I have a different perspective on why so many women with darker complexions look ghostly. The local beauty superstores have untrained, overly confident makeup ladies on staff steering them in the wrong direction. Beware!
|Naphtalia Looking Beautiful|
What we did: Purchased the Earth-6 Creme-to-Powder Foundation, Perfect Mascara in Black, and Perfect Eyebrow Pencil in Blackest Brown from IMAN’s collection. When we returned home, we tried the foundation and it was flawless on Ankobia. I have the same skin coloring, and I use it, as well. It worked perfectly over my moisturizer and primer by other manufacturers, too. There was no caking and when the day ended I still liked how the foundation looked. The mascara didn’t clump. The eyebrow pencil went on nicely. The brush helped keep it natural looking and the color was very flattering on both our complexions.
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