If you already read my post about how to select foundations to add to your pro kit, then it’s no surprise to you that Danessa Myrick’s Vision Cream Cover Foundation is my go-to. In that post, I also shared the six questions I think every MUA should ask themselves as they decide which foundations to add to their pro kit. So, I thought it would be fun to answer those same six questions I asked you to ask, but in regard to this foundation! Then, at the end of the post, I’ll share some more of my best makeup artist pro kit foundations for different scenarios you might encounter.
What I love about this foundation is that Danessa Myrick’s Vision Cream Cover foundation is straight out of the tube, an extremely FULL COVERAGE CREAM FOUNDATION. I have never used it straight out of the tube as a foundation except for spot concealing (which isn’t that awesome that it is multi-purpose, as most pro products are?). So while it is extremely full coverage, with some tweaking and mixing, you can thin it out into a barely there tint. More on that later.
Yes. For essentially everyone who sits in my chair for a full-makeup application. I do not use this foundation for really quick jobs or clients who want a barely there makeup look in 2 minutes… (hello corporate clients, sometimes I only have 5 minutes for a full face, in which case I’ll grab a power or stipple MAC Face and Body).
Also, and most importantly, makeup expires and expired product is literally wasted money down the drain in your business. Kit-splitting is a great idea! I will be interviewing Grishan Roon (@depotchopra) all about kit-splitting and depotting your makeup kit for my Be Your Own Makeup Artist podcast. She shares some GREAT tips on how to make your kit lighter and more back-friendly. Click here to stream the episode when it comes out!
Insanely buildable! I have NEVER used the foundation as-is. I’ve always manipulated it with Embroylisse, Sonia Roselli Water Elixir, DM Oil. Here is a Reel that I recently posted to my Instagram where I show how I do this!
So I live in Germany and before that, I lived in Augusta, Georgia, and before that (where I started my business) I lived in Monterey, California. All of these places have different climates. All of them have different client demographics. And of course, I carried several different types of foundations over the years and carry other foundations besides Danessa’s in my kit. But VCC is my main workhorse. It’s what I use on most of my clients and what I love about it is how the foundation plays really nice with other products.
To answer your question as to whether this foundation will work based on your climate, it really depends. Everything depends. Product knowledge, practice, and knowing which products play nice with one another is critical to knowing whether or not this foundation will work. How you prep the skin is extremely important if you are working in extreme climates. So the short answer is yes, this foundation will work — but it may take practice (doesn’t it always?!).
Because it’s a cream-based foundation, with great skin prep, you can add a mattifying moisturizer into the foundation to manipulate it for oily skin, or add DM oil or Sonia Roselli Water Oil for drier skin, to give the foundation a more luminous appearance.
Heck yes! Danessa is a pro artist who loves her pro community and sells her products at an amazing pro discount.
It has an amazing shade range, and has always worked for my professional needs. There is a learning curve with this foundation and mixing – and your artist palette should be able to correct the undertone to a ‘t’ with practice. Don’t forget to check out my interview with Terri Tomlinson and Color Theory for Makeup here!
Do you have a favorite foundation that you want to share with me? I would love to hear your favorites, too! Feel free to leave a comment on this post or reach out to me here. I read every single message I get and I try to reply to all of them, because I think we have so much to learn from each other and each other’s experiences!
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