As you know I have been working on my Drug Store Hauling series, today will be the first of a few posts on IMAN Cosmetics. I have been using IMAN's Second To None Stick foundation for about a month now & I want to share my thoughts on it. IMAN Cosmetics is one of the few drug store brands I have tried that make products that have a huge range of colors to fit most skin tones. Kinks you know I believe quality makeup can be found at the drug store if you look hard enough.
" Second To None Stick Foundation is oil-free makeup that easily creates a flawless complexion. Formulated with moisturizing jojoba esters nourishing antioxidant vitamins."
This particular product is available in shades Sand 2 to 5, Clay 1 to 5 and finally Earth 1 to 5. Sand is the lightest of IMAN's foundations and Earth is the darkest. The lower the number the lighter the shade in each set, so Earth 1 would be the lightest of all the Earth shades.
Descriptions of the shades:
Sand: LIGHT GOLDEN TAN TO WARM OLIVE
Sand skin tones are of the lightest of shades in the IMAN Cosmetics collection. Undertones can range cool pinks to warm yellows, or a mixture of both.
Clay: LIGHT BROWN TO MEDIUM GOLDEN BROWN
Clay skin tones are the middle range of shades in the IMAN Cosmetics collection. Undertones can range cool pinks to warm yellows, or a mixture of both
Earth: MEDIUM BROWN TO EBONY BROWN
Earth skin tones are the last range of shades in the Iman Cosmetics collection. Undertones can range cool pinks to warm yellows, or a mixture of both.
This foundation is very hard to work with, no beauty blender for blending if you want flawless coverage use your foundation brush ladies. Personally I use bareMineral's Precision Face Brush to give me that air brushed look every time. I recommend using a angled foundation brush or a flat top foundation brush if you do not have the bareMineral's brush. IMAN's Second To None Stick foundation is a full coverage foundation, I find that most drug store foundations need to be built up to full coverage while this does not.
Kinks setting this foundation is a must! I've wore this foundation without setting powder two things have happened I became a greasy and eventually patchy. If set properly you can get about 7 hours wear time before having to blot & put some pressed power to keep your face looking flawless. Using a good face primer can help with wear time as well as preventing grease spots, I personally use either MAC Prep and Prime skin or Benefit Professional to keep myself matte as long as possible.
Overall this is a good foundation I wouldn't call this my favorite foundation but it is a good full coverage foundation. I think If I could get longer wear time out of it could be my number one. What I love about this foundation is that even though it has full coverage it did not break my skin out.
If your like me and want to have alternatives to you high end foundation I would try this one out. You can find this product at some local drugstores & Target for about $15.79. For information on where to find IMAN Cosmetics by you check out their website. Another big plus about IMAN Cosmetics they have a tool to help you find the perfect foundation using one you already own! Just go on to the IMAN website & choose Meet Your Match.
3 Kinks out of 4 goes to IMAN's Second To None Stick Foundation:
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