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Review – Black Up’s *new* Mattifying Foundation

Now it’s no secret that I ‘stan’ for black UP cosmetics. I love almost all of their products and especially their foundation products. When I was first introduced to them the Black UP Fluid Foundation was my ‘GOAT’ (ie Greatest

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The Truth about me and daily moisturiser

So here is the truth. My sunscreen is my daily moisturiser. Yes I said it. I have very oily skin and often my sunscreen is enough to give me the moisture that I need during the day. Plus, with my

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How I use those white powders : Transparent powders

I think most make-up enthusiasts remember when transparent powders were hailed as the second coming of High Definition flawless faces. I think we also all  remember those photographs of celebrities which showed us how ashy and dry (Casket Couture!) this

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What we did on our Shopping Trip- Frances

Have you ever written a composition for Primary School ‘What we did on our summer vacation?’ You know, where you recount all the truly awesome things that you did while away from school. Well here I’ll tell you all the

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5 tips for surviving airline travel

Traveling can be rough on your skin. To counter the effects of substantial amounts of time spent breathing dry pressurised air I have a few tricks. 1. Suck down water like a dromedary in the desert for several days before

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BlackUp vrs Ren cleansers and moisturisers UPDATE

I found that my face wasn’t clean and that most of my eye makeup was still on even after I did as instructed twice!

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Review- Milk of Magnesia as a primer

Milk of Magnesia used as an oil control primer is the strongest oil control product I have encountered. I admit that I approach this primer with some trepidation but the truth is, it works! How to use: Take a cotton

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BlackUp Makeup in action.

“we made a video for you guys to enjoy. Do you have any BlackUp goodies? What is your favourite BlackUp “

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Black Up Fluid Foundation

UPDATE – This foundation formula has now been discontinued.  😦 October 9 2014 #rip The review for this foundation has been on my to-do list for quite sometime. I discovered this foundation about a year and a half ago at

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Black Up Cosmetics Launches at Cave Shepherd

“A high end, superior quality makeup artist brand focused on women of colour. How often have you heard that? My guess would be never! Unless, of course you are already familiar with the brand Black Up!”

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