The first product I opened was a Botanical Concealer, in “Taboo”. At first glance, the concealer seemed a bit light for my medium/dark skin-tone. A concealer should typically be two shades lighter than your skin tone so it can erase blemishes and act as a “white out” for your face in pictures. When I swatched the product, I was pleased to see it did appear lighter when blended than it looked in the pot. The consistency is creamy and thick, making it great for the ladies who desire a fuller coverage in their concealer.
Next was the Pressed Powder in shade “#14”. I swatched the pressed powder side by side with the concealer to show you guys the contrast of the two face products (see below). The biggest problem I usually experience with powdered products is the “white cast” they tend to leave in photos, and the streaky application. Fortunately, Kroma’s Pressed Powder did not have a streaky application at all. The pigment was consistent and smooth throughout the application process. It appeared to provide a buildable coverage, so you can choose how light or heavy you want it to look.
Before moving on to the other products, I want you guys to know that Kroma Makeup offers specialized shades for each customer, for each of their facial products. This means that every concealer and foundation, liquid or powder, is available to be custom blended, since each of us has a unique skin tone. The next was the Teen Lip Gloss in the shade “Cotton Candy”. I typically like pigmented, bold lip colors, and this was more of a sheer, clear gloss. The formula is hydrating, and great for those who want a subtle lip color on bare lips, or to gloss up a matte lip color.
I also received a Mascara in Blue. The formula consistency of this mascara is nice and thick, which makes the lashes appear super full and dark. I haven’t done colored mascara since high school, so I was a little apprehensive about using this, as I felt like it might make me look a little childish since I’m in my twenties, but was very happy with the results. This color is great for brown eyes.
Last, but not least, were the two Mineral Blushes in the shades “Ideal”, and “Peachy”. Ideal is a peachy/rosy color with a matte finish, it is extremely pigmented, and beautiful! Love that it came in a refillable tin compact. I believe this color complimented my skin tone wonderfully, and it is my favorite product out of the entire kit, and definitely one I would purchase again. Peachy on the other hand, was significantly less pigmented than Ideal. It appears to be a light peach color in the tin, however when blended, it’s much less pigmented on my skin tone. As a darker skinned girl, this color is too pale for me and would look great on lighter skin tones.
Overall, the Kroma makeup products I received are a good investment. What I liked most about the products is the range of products available for every skin tone. Their custom blend service is well worth the higher price, we’d definitely recommend it. Have you guys tried any Kroma beauty products?
Written by Contributing Writer, Mariam Sardar
Edited by Glasgow Skinner