Black Up is a company that focuses on creating make up for women of colour. They have high-end, good quality make up and I have used quite a few of their products for a while now, and I am such a huge fan of the company. Today I will be reviewing one of my favourite products from them; the Two Way Cake
Black Up’s description: This is as a 2-in-1 compact pressed powder glides easily over skin to provide a flawless, natural matte finish.
Can be used as a foundation for medium, adjustable coverage or as a finishing powder over foundation for matte and perfected skin. Contains Vitamins A & E to help skin look smooth and naturally beautiful. Our colors are carefully chosen for ethnic skin tones for a stunning, natural look.
To use as foundation, apply with damp sponge for an even complexion with adjustable coverage
To use as a pressed powder, apply with a makeup brush all over face for a matte, velvety finish
Perfect for touch ups throughout the day
Includes sponge and mirror
What I think
It does exactly what Black Up states.
I use this in two ways:
One: I apply it as a setting powder using my Real Techniques Bold Metals Arched Powder brush. This combination provides the lightest, most natural looking coverage and sets my liquid foundations just right. It never looks cakey or uneven.
Two: On days when I don’t feel like using liquid foundation, I just conceal/colour correct problem areas and I use my Real Techniques buffing brush to buff this into my skin. It provides slightly heavier coverage than when I use the arched powder brush but it still looks natural and lightweight.
Update: I finally applied it wet (using a damp beauty blender) and I loved it! The finish was perfect. Definitely light coverage but it made my skin look so flawless, especially in photographs. Applying it wet is great for oily skin girls who don’t need much coverage. It should be noted that this really doesn’t do much for covering acne scars or hyper-pigmentation so spot-concealing and colour correcting will be needed if you have those issues.
This doesn’t oxidize. It has not broken me out. The undertones are spot on! And with 12 different shades you are sure to find one that suits you perfectly. It doesn’t give you that weird powdery look. I love it, and it’s my HG setting powder.
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