BeautyFrenzyBlog Swatches #1 – Foundations, Concealers and Powders 

Makeup Swatches on dark skin

Hey guys, I know the struggle to find decent swatches on dark skin is real so I usually do a bunch of swatches on my Instagram and on individual reviews, but I thought it would be useful to sort of collect all the swatches in one place.

In this post I will be swatching foundations, concealers and powders. 

In another post I will be swatching eyeshadows, in yet another post, I will be swatching lipsticks, and so on and so forth.

If there’s anything you’d like to see swatched, let me know in the comments and I will try my best.

If you’d like to follow me on Instagram, click here.

I will be adding to this post whenever I get a new foundation/concealer, so feel free to bookmark it and keep checking back.

Also type in and enter ” swatches ” in the blog’s search bar and all posts with swatches should pop up!

First up, I have swatches of my current fave foundations. See all my foundation reviews here.

Foundation Swatches on Dark Skin
Top to bottom: Kat von D Lock It Foundation, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation, Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation, NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Black Up Mattifying Fluid Foundation
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Swatches

I've wanted to try the @maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation for a while now but I wanted the UK packaging, because it's less messy. I finally got some darker shades in the UK packaging and I've been testing it out. A proper review is coming sometime this week but for now here are some swatches. (Swipe for more) Top to bottom: ●Estee Lauder Double Wear Sandalwood ●Maybelline Shine-Free Stick Foundation 355 Coconut ●Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation (UK version) in the shades 350 Caramel, 352 Truffle and 355 Pecan respectively. ( I added Estee Lauder Double Wear Sandalwood and the Maybelline Shine Free Stick Foundation in Coconut as reference because I'm not sure these are the same shades as the US version) Everything swatched here is a little too dark for me aside from Caramel. Swipe through to see the swatches in different lighting. Want more foundation swatches? Check #bfbfoundationswatches

A post shared by Ijé (@beautyfrenzyblog) on

Next we have concealers and correctors

Next we have powders: 

As promised, here are swatches of some popular "banana" powders. Top: Kat von D Golden Brightening Powder. $25 for 8.1g Middle: Beauty Bakerie Yellow Flour (back in stock soon) $24 for 21g Bottom: Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder. $20 for 20g Even though there are variations in colour, all three look just about the same when worn on the face. They're very heavily swatched in this photo. FAQ: "Does the Beauty Bakerie Yellow Flour and the Kat von D Golden Powder cause flashback? " Answer: "No, I haven't experienced flash back with either of them but I rarely bake with banana powders, and when I do, I always make sure to sweep away the bake with a skintoned translucent powder. This prevents the baked area from looking unnaturally bright." Want more info? I have reviewed all three on the blog. Link is in my bio. (You can just search for the product names on the blog) #cocoaswatches #mmwoc

A post shared by Ijé (@beautyfrenzyblog) on

I have a couple more powders, foundations and concealers arriving soon and when they do, I will swatch them here.

In the meantime, you can see all my concealer reviews here.

And you can see all my powder reviews here
What swatches would you like to see next? Eyeshadows? Lipsticks? Blushes and Highlighters? Let me know in the comments.
Thank you for stopping by! 



Follow me: 

Instagram: @beautyfrenzyblog 

Twitter: @beauty_frenzy

Facebook: @beautyfrenzyblog

Tumblr: @beautyfrenzyblog

Google+: Beauty Frenzy

Pinterest: @Beauty_Frenzy

WIN FREE MAKEUP: Join the Beauty Frenzy mailing list here to stay updated about giveaways, blog sales, and new posts.

You can also follow this blog on Bloglovin’


And if you liked this post, please share it by clicking any of the social media icons at the bottom of the page. 

2 Replies to “BeautyFrenzyBlog Swatches #1 – Foundations, Concealers and Powders ”

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below! I read every single one and I try my best to reply as much as I can.