Last week I received this alluring bundle from MaskCara Beauty.
If you watch my tutorials, you’ll be sort of familiar with the brand having watched me create looks using their IIID Foundation palettes.
Cara Brooks, a beautifully talented woman, is the creator of Maskcara Beauty - aptly named, Mask‘Cara’.
She is a lover of all things beauty and has a very successful blog, which you can find here - maskcara.com
Cara’s blog contains a whole host of helpful posts! Whether you want to learn how to HAC (aka highlight & contour), tackle your tresses, or apply self-tan for that perfect golden sun-kissed glow, she has you covered!
Cara loves to help women embrace their beauty! As if giving you tips and tutorials on how to get the perfect flawless foundation base wasn’t enough, she went one further and has provided you with the tools and products to do so!
IIID Foundation Palette $45.00
Please excuse the swipe marks in this palette, I have used it a few times.
This is the pre-built ‘Medium’ palette which contains an illuminator, blush, highlight and contour shade. I’ve had this particular palette for a while now, and the shades in the pre-built palettes online have recently had a move about to accommodate more skin tones. So the list of shades in this palette may not match the order of the ones online.
* Pearl - Illuminator
* Sunlit - Highlighter
* Pink Grapefruit - Blush
* Walnut - Contour
The highlight and contour shades are cream foundations, so you would go straight in with these onto your face, there is no need to apply a liquid foundation first.
You probably read the word ‘highlight’ and assume that it’s not suitable for the entire face. It’s a foundation shade that is formulated to brighten your face, not add an extreme tippex white triangle under your eyes.
I have a custom built palette next that contains shades suited to a darker skin tone:
* Ruby - Blush
* Shadow - Contour
* Stone - Contour Creme
* Wheat - Highlight
Just recently, Maskcara Beauty brought out individual pan refills that come with picturesque tin lids, that slide on and off. They can used to replace an empty pan in your Maskcara palette, or you keep them as individuals which makes them easy to transport in your purse!
IIID Foundation Pan Refills - $10.50 each
I was fortunate enough to receive an array of the new pan refills, as well as their new brushes, and another of my favourite latex-free sponges!!
Here are the pans:
I just adore these, and I think they are super convenient! Whether you’re a pro who wants to carry around a minimalistic kit, or if you’re simply a lover of makeup, these tins are the ideal size!
The last colour I have to show you is a favourite of mine, and it’s not for those who like to shy away from blush - that’s for sure!
This blush is called, Dahlia.
The Completed Look!
Here is my ‘before & after’ using the Maskcara Beauty IIID Foundation pans, including blush & illuminator:
For full details on this natural but flawless looking highlight & contour foundation base, click here to watch my tutorial!