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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Makeup & Muses: Sephora Color IQ

Have you tried the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ yet? I saw an ad for it in my September issue and had an "OMG, where have you been all my life?" moment because I feel like I'm always wearing the wrong foundation. It either makes my skin look ghost-like or too dark for words.

I went to my local Sephora and had them get my Color IQ on. They place the matching device on three different parts of your face (since skin tone varies across your face) and then this number appeared on the screen: 1Y12. They put the number into the website and a bevy of foundations for my skin type popped up, including ones that work for dry skin.

After testing a couple on my hand, I went ahead with the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 in Seychelles. I love a good tinted moisturizer, especially one that matches my medium dark with golden olive undertones!

Then I was like, "Two birds with one stone, Cheryl" and had the Sephora beauty expert fill in my brows. I'm using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette, which is a brow pencil on one side and a brush on the other to even out the look. Also wearing Electro Baby Lips by Maybelline in Pink Shock courtesy of the giveaway I won on Style Through Her Eyes.
What do you think of the finished product?
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29 comments

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look awesome!! Really cool, I need to do that sometime. I think it would be loads easier to find products, instead of standing there trying to test them all. Super. Have a great day doll :)

oomph. said...

i used to always go too light, and you realize it when you see your pictures! this is a great tool, and i like that it gives a bunch of options!

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Pooja Mittal said...

I need to do this .,
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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

You look fabulous and divalish!
I need to head over to sephora, as soon as I find one that is.
The brows look so great too!

Stylish By Nature said...

You're a definite knock-out in this post !!

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Emmylou said...

You look so gorge, Cheryl! That Maybelline Baby Lips shade looks great. And I must have the IQ thing done on me.

Mademoiselle Mode said...

So cool and you look beautiful :)

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ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

I've never heard of this! It must be amazing :)



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BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You face looks flawless!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I mean your...not you. Ha!

FASHION TALES said...

I think they have a brilliant concept, I was just reading about this and would love to try it especially since it's most difficult for me to find exact shade matches for yellow undertones. Love the brows!

Georgina said...

Looking GREAT Cheryl! I may pop by and make sure I have the right shade (perfect excuse to try a new brand xo)

Kim Alston said...

I heard about this. They sent me an email. I need to get it done, because it definitely takes the guesswork out of finding the right shade.
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Erin said...

I am definitely going to get Color IQ'd today! You look gorgeous, as always, Cheryl!

xx

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Kashaya said...

You look great!

Sam said...

This is such a brilliant contraption, it will help all of us discover our best foundation! Hope it gets to Sa soon. You look beautiful!

Couture Carrie said...

So fabulous!
Looks gorgeous and natural!

xoxox,
CC

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

I need to update my make-up set. Sephora is one of the best brands that I like! You look just natural with the shades you are using.

Karina said...

Really like! and also love your hair! :)

Jenmarie said...

That's such a wonderful new tool they're using in stores! I think you look so lovely and I am so glad you're happy with the Baby Lips. Thanks for the mention :)

Elle Sees said...

i want to get matched! i always chicken out, hehe, like it's a big ordeal or something. your brows look great!

Erika said...

OMG you look incredible, Cheryl! :)

Shulamit E said...

i'm so jealous of your dimples. no fair. lol

kim bim said...

I saw this product on TV but i wasn't too keen about it but seeing it here on your blog has just given me a change of heart. You look so fresh babes.

Kamilla K said...

Looks awesome!! I have to try this out!

xx
Sophisticated Lace

Gabriella Wolf said...

Hello dear,
would you like to follow each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

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Sam said...

I appreciate your visit hun! Happy Friday!

www.caribbeanlivingblog.com said...

Hey Cheryl, thanks for the heads up on this, looks fantastic. Have a great weekend!

Elissa Garza said...

I've been dying to try the color IQ to see what it suggests. I usually just stick to my tinted moisturizer.

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