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 Lately, I have been a complete WRECK. I’m 6 months pregnant and my face has been constantly breaking out. It’s been hot as the dickens over the summer and more importantly my Mac makeup is almost gone! Thank you for listening to my rants today, but I do have a point to my endless ranting, so keep reading my loves.

All my makeup wearing life I have been a prime supporter of Mac Cosmetics. Not because I did my research on it or I loved the company for its outstanding products, simply because it was the most noticeable company at the mall when it was time for me to get me some coverage.

I wear Mac’s Mineralize Satin Finish SPF15 Foundation, Mineralize Skin Finish Natural powder and and their Mineralize Blush in Gentle. My problem, I keep hearing that Mac makeup isn’t designed for everyday use.

Today I Picked Up Salma Hayek's Cosmetic Line "Nuance" Offered Exclusively at CVS #MacCosmetics

They say Mac makeup was originally created to be studio make-up, which is the reason it rests so heavily on the skin. I’m sure this is NOT helping my pregnancy acne either! 

What is more interesting to me is how you cannot find any ingredient information on the Mac website, which makes me believe that their cosmetics do contain harmful substances to the skin.  In my personal opinion, companies that don’t have their product ingredients online or on the product itself, have something to hide. What do you think?

The Purchase

Initially, I did all this research on affordable all-natural cosmetics, which led me to Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin line, Physicians Formula’s Organic Wear and Almay’s Clear Complexion line. However, after being highly frustrated at not being able to find a true skin match, I found Nuance.

Today I Picked Up Salma Hayek's Cosmetic Line "Nuance" Offered Exclusively at CVS

After reading some reviews on my phone I decided to purchase the Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation, the front & center concealer and brightener, as well as the flawless coverage mineral foundation in the medium/deep color option.

Today I Picked Up Salma Hayek's Cosmetic Line "Nuance" Offered Exclusively at CVS

Ingredients

When I got home I decided to check into the details of Nuance’s ingredients and I was pleasantly surprised. 

I love that Hayek’s products are non comedogenic, hypoallergenic, fragrance free, paraben free and most importantly NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS.

The top ingredients within her line are:

  • Talc (good) – is a mineral that is the widely used substance known as talcum powder
  • Zinc Stearate (good) – a lubricant in cosmetics to improve texture
  • Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate – Skin conditioning agent and emollient
  • Dimethicone or polydimethylsiloxane PDMS (questionable)  – is a silicone oil that acts as a skin protectant and emollient.
  • Illite (questionable) – is a non-expanding, clay-sized, micaceous mineral
  • Apple, lentil and pearl extracts – helps promote hydration as well as a radiant finish

My Major Concerns

I’m still a little shaky as this is the first time that I will be using a drugstore cosmetics line deep breathes. I also don’t want to have that signature “ashy” look I see with most African American women who wear cheap makeup.

Stay tuned as I will be dishing on how the product line worked for me in a future article. We will see if Nuance lives up to their claims of a flawless finish. I surely hope it goes well and so does my pregnant acne face. Pray for ya girl…

Do you purchase your cosmetics at the drugstore or are you a Mac junkie like I was? Also, tell me if you’ve tried Nuance or have any information on the product line that you would like to share? Please don’t be afraid to comment!

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