So who doesn’t love to go to Target?!? Literally, when I go into Target I am all over the store in every single section. It was recently announced a few months ago that Target would have more Brown Girl Beauty Brands in store. Brands such as Lipbar and Colored Raine would be in Target! Meaning you could buy dish soap and then turn the corner and get a dope lippie from previous online exclusive brands. The two brands that excited me the most were two Brown Girl owned brands Haleys Beauty and Hue Noir.
Haleys Beauty was founded in 2016 with a mission to create products that are good for the complexion. Priding themselves on being 100% clean (products are made without phtalates, sulfates or any added fragrance) and vegan. I tried the Re:Set Liquid Foundation and I must say I was pretty impressed. The foundation is a full coverage long wear matte finish. It has antioxidants to hydrate the skin while protecting it from free radicals and environmental pollution. It wore pretty well all day and didn’t oxidize. Haleys has other products featured on their website which includes setting powder, liquid lux (luminous foundation) and primer.
The product retails at Target and on their website haleysbeauty.com for $19.99.
Hue Noir Cosmetics was founded in 2009 by chemist Paula Hayes who was inspired by the challenge to find products for her complexion. She wanted to combine science and technology to come up with innovative products that catered to darker skin tones. I tried the True Hues Flawless Finish Foundation. It is described as a lightweight, crease resistant, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic powder matte finish foundation. The line includes 25 shades and oil control properties for oily and combination skin types.
When shopping for this foundation I found it to be the hardest to match my skin tone. All of the shades were mostly yellow/olive undertones. I’m a neutral shade, so I could not find the perfect match. I went with shade Gingerbread since it seemed to be the closest match.
I wore the foundation for my 12 hour work day and the foundation held up pretty well. The foundation is definitely medium buildable coverage. When trying to cover dark spots more foundation definitely needs to be added to get it to be full coverage. I applied 2-3 pumps to get the coverage I was looking for which covers dark spots that I have.
This product retails for $20 at Target and on HueNoir.com
Both products are the best foundations I have ever tried for under $20!
- Haleys Foundation- 7.25 Neutral
- Hue Noir Foundation- Gingerbread
Haleys Foundation with full beat