It’s Not Always MAC

By Ms. Nycole

Vincent Longo

Vincent Longo is one of the best kept secrets that no one really knows about, unless you’re just in the know or behind the scenes. Vincent is known for working with the famous Naomi Campbell and has an array of color selections for all skin types, especially for women of  color.The colors range from the palest of pale to the richness of dark chocolate.  The Water Canvas Creme-to-Powder foundation line is oil free and has a real skin powder finish that actually mimics the flawless look of natural skin and hydrates the skin with a smooth creamy feel when applied. The foundation is enriched with vitamin E and has a SPF of 8.

Cargo Cosmetics

Cargo is another one that most don’t know about. This line is a favorite for many professional makeup artists. The Liquid Foundation is oil free, hydrates the skin, very natural looking and also has a wide range of color selections to match any skin type. This one is a miracle worker for the face that wants a complete natural look and feel without being overly done. This is one to die for!

Iman Cosmetics

Super model IMAN created Iman Cosmetics out of need. She experienced the difficulty of makeup artists not having the right foundations to match her skin during her fashion and photo shoot days. This led her to mix and create her own foundations. Iman also learned that other ethnicities were having the same issue, so she launched her very first cosmetics line in 1994.  It was a hit!

The Second To None Cream To Powder Foundation will give you maximum coverage that goes on creamy and when it dries, a silky powder finish. So many shades to choose from you can find the one that matches you.

Let ARTA know which one you tried and liked.

by Ms. Nycole