Thursday, March 18, 2010

Iman Cosmetics: Product Review, Orange is not Cute!

So...I know I have tried every foundation under the sun.  No pun intended, but I want my skin but a little less blotchy.  Now, that picture is from IMAN and I had watched her do an application for a girl with brown skin and gold/honey undertones such as mine.  The women in the photo are as diverse as the women in the book and who modeled on the QVC show that I got sucked into watched.  I am a huge sucker follower of Iman as she was one of the first black women who appeared in campaign ads for cosmetics long before Queen Latifah, Hallie Berry, Eva Longoria, Rihanna, Beyonce, and Gabrielle.  So, being the fool consumer I am, I ordered a few products.  (Picture not shown for fear of humiliation) Decent price and the application lighting was superb.  Now, I have to send it all back.  I read that the acidic level of oily skinned girls is quite high so I asked about the titanium dioxide, talc, and other ingredients to ensure I was stoopid wise in my selection.  Absolute.Fail.Coming.
I got my box and was happy!  I had gotten bang on matches and in the mirror I looked good, I followed my morning routine, and when I got to work all was well.  I used the blot powder in med/light throughout the day making sure I blotted my face with tissue first so all the oils were blotted and it's simply cleaner than adding another layer of cakemix powder on your face.  I didn't like that this stuff seemed to transfer A LOT, but it's dark because, I'm dark.  I'd glance in the mirror and seemed to look cute so all was well.  So, after lunch, I went to the ladies room to wash up and retouch. *insert shrill* My face was ORANGE not darker, but ORANGE !!! I was mortified.  I know shit foundation oxidizes, I covered that with the bitch woman on the phone.  So... I walked back to my office *walk of shame* and stayed in my cubicle for the rest of the day.  I prayed I didn't get called into any meetings or have to attend a hearing at the Capitol.  What's more, I work with some arrogant good looking men who are well groomed.  When you look good you have swagger feel good, so I was in everyone's face.  Well God don't like me ugly.  So, I got what I deserved.  I didn't give this the six week run before posting, this happened yesterday and my feelings are hurt in tact.  I am sending it back.  I passed the Cover Girl Queen display and they ALL had red undertones, so I passed on those, so I'll continue throwing money away my search for a foundation but this one gets an "F" from me.

xoxo






6 comments :

Abby Q. said...

Your post cracked me up! Not the fact that you were orange though, that is not funny! I am sorry that it didn't work out, I wonder if the company realizes that they're selling an oxidizing product...

The Beauty Thesis said...

@abbyQ I contacted them, we shall see >.< ♥

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theBARBIEfication said...

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