Makeup artistry has officially gone mainstream! At least as far as pro tricks, tools, and products go… Not only have corrective concealers and palettes become “must-have” items, but now pro mixers, a product rarely seen in the conventional marketplace (whether mass market OR high-end) have been added to the mix!
The fact that these Pro Foundation Mixers can be found at Ulta? That’s kind of mind-blowing. Shouldn’t be a huge shock, given the way trends are going, but it’s still impressive. Part of the reason might be that such formulations often need explanation (think: color wheels!) Perhaps the influx of corrective products has brought with it a enough of a wave of how-to’s and instructional that consumers are warmed up enough to the idea? Learning how to use them is definitely important, since they aren’t meant to go on straight from the tube.
Back in the day, you had to track down speciality brands such as Ben Nye and Mehron to get anything like these… *Possibly* MAC Pro…but without an official industry id, you had to do your searching on eBay, or try to get hooked up by a makeup artist friend who could log into their site! So the fact that you can get your paws on them at a local mass retailer is pretty darn cool.
What’s the point of mixers? Foundations don’t always come in enough shades to match your specific skintone – pair the formulation with one or more mixers, and you can customize to your heart’s content…without spending a fortune. (These work with fluid, liquid makeup, keep in mind.) Personally, I’m psyched for these, and excited to see them in-store.
Please see reviews and posts below…!
Here (All swatches)
Here (For dark skin)