Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Monday with Manna Cosmetics Camera Ready foundation primer

Well hello there Gorgeous!
I love Mondays! I get more done on a Monday than I do all week!

Now before I get into my review of Manna Cosmetics Camera Ready Foundation Primer-let me remind you that the free full size gift set of Evologie Clear Skin Kit giveaway is still going on here-so enter now if you haven't!

Have you tried Manna Cosmetics? I recently received a sample and I have used it over this weekend for some fun and some events.

Camera Ready is an essential makeup base that gives a matte, silky smooth finish that will keep your makeup in place ALL day.  As a bonus, Camera Ready smoothes skin texture and minimizes the appearance of fine lines & pores.  Retails for $42.00 online at the Manna Kadar website!

Now, my experience using both a wee sample of the Sheer Glow and the Camera Ready foundation primer.
Something to note, the product is made in Canada and the first ingredient is cyclopentasiloxane and the last ingredient is dimethicone. So the basic ingredients in this product are liquid silicone that is approved by the FDA for cosmetic purposes.

The silicone makes for a super smooth canvas on the skin, sort of like wearing a thin rubber glove over your entire face. My foundation went on so smooth. Not one wrinkle or pore was showing! The finish of my liquid foundation that was powdered was so beautiful and it wore like that all day through very cold windy weather, car rides, public appearances and a busy beauty event.

So that is all the good news. Now here is the challenged news for me personally: I think my skin has a reaction to the silicone because every single foundation primer that I use gives me pimples. Just wee comodones all over my face. It's pretty gross.

I am having a break out now. You may be asking, "well, what did you use to wash your face and remove the cosmetics being worn?".

I wash with Murad salicylic acid wash for acne like skin, then use ASAP exfoliating cleanser, tone with Murad and then serum, moisturzer and eye cream.

I don't know if it's this product specifically or just that my normal skin has a reaction to dimethicone. I love the way it makes the foundation look, I just don't like the effects on my skin the day after. Yes, it is literally the day after that my skin breaks out!

So-it may be a good beauty fit for you-be sure and sample it if possible and see how you like the finish!

Now here is a bit more about the beautiful business woman and talented artist known as Manna Kadar!

Hailing from what is arguably the most fashionable city in the world, cosmetics guru Manna Kadar was born in Paris, France. Surrounded by the very best that fashion and beauty has to offer, Manna developed a passion at a very young age for not only the finest beauty products on earth, but for the business behind the most cutting-edge brands.

Manna cut her business teeth early on, proving herself as a successful young entrepreneur in the competitive sales and marketing realm. From there, at just sixteen years old, she packed her business acumen and her obsession with beauty and headed to Southern California to open a prestige chain of cosmetics boutiques.
Unable to resist the lure of the business world, Manna further enhanced her entrepreneurial spirit by attending the University of Southern California for finance and business. After selling her cosmetics chain and a brief stint in corporate banking, Manna opened two tanning and beauty salons, taking the next step on her path towards her ultimate dream to put her own, unique stamp on the world of beauty.

Manna’s commitment to women doesn’t stop with providing them with the tools to look their best. Her true passion is empowering women to chase their dreams and achieve their goals. In addition to giving back through her cosmetics company, Manna is active in various philanthropic organizations, including Glamour Girls, Consciouspreneur, Desperate Paws of Orange County and Fuel the Planet. Manna resides in Laguna Niguel, California with her husband, Michael, and three dogs, Kona, Lucky and Jack.
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