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JaclynGravesMakeup

Posts: 84

Clifton, New Jersey, US

so im not sure what happened.. i haven't done makeup in a few months due to family reasons, but i was organizing things and all of my foundations (MUD creme) and lipsticks i keep in a japonesque box... they all melted and got destroyed! everything. i dont even know how that is possible but i am looking for replacements at a reasonable price, yet pro. i notice that graftobian is a very good brand, judging by reviews and such and i found this online and was wondering if it was a good deal and if you would recommend it for a replacement for foundations/lipsticks for me? i've never worked with graftobian before, but it seems similar to MUD.
thanks!
http://camerareadycosmetics.com/product … offer.html

Dec 02 12 10:55 pm Link

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Tegan Lynn

Posts: 993

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

(sorry, posting from my model profile)

I loooove my graftobian foundations. I'm constantly impressed with just how well they photograph. I bought mine from CRC too. Haven't tried their lipstcks, but I've heard good things.

Dec 03 12 06:13 am Link

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ArtistryImage

Posts: 3010

Washington, District of Columbia, US

JaclynGravesMakeup wrote:
...graftobian...

oil based cream with a wonderfully diverse color palette...  Of merit Hi-Def Glamour Creme Foundations colors have exact match counterparts in the Graftobian GlamAire Airbrush Makeup line, thus no worries about matching continuity should your bride decide she want's to change application methodologies at the last moment... lol

seriously... love that Graftobian recognizes the migration to airbrush medium and is providing palette continuity between their Hi-Def Creme's and airbrush line...

That said, if using GlamAire product please be certain to use Graftobian thinner (Clear Medium) and Graftobian Cleansing Fluid to service your gun... yes it matters...

So sorry you lost your product, but lessons learned... store creams in a cool dark environment...

As for lip decor?  since I focus on bridal I now use stains that won't rub off or kiss off... Revlon ColorStay is my fav...  it is fabulous for bridal... smile

all the best on your journey Jaclyn...

Dec 03 12 06:33 am Link

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Vanita MUA

Posts: 57

Seattle, Washington, US

I really like Graftobian Hi-def foundations. Works great on many skin types, except the very dry flakey skin. Many of my models usually want to buy the brand after I apply it to their faces.

Dec 03 12 07:30 am Link

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Linda Chudomelova

Posts: 133

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

I suggest trying Inglot lipsticks. Loads of colors and nice staying power for a VERY nice price. Skip the palettes, though. They're pretty heavy and opening them (sometimes) pops the pans out and makes a mess. Put them in a Z palette. wink

Dec 03 12 08:40 am Link

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Makeup Hair by Dani B

Posts: 786

Los Angeles, California, US

Yes, Graftobian HD is a great, versatile foundation. You may have some extra to do making it work with the oiliest skin, but still works fine there if you are on it with your prep and adjust your application method.

Since you have to replace all your lippies at once, I'd go with NYX round lipsticks. They are $4 a pop without the discount and give amazing results. The Graftobian palette is great, I do use it, but if it was the ONLY thing I had for lips I'd not be a happy camper.

Dec 03 12 10:44 am Link

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JaclynGravesMakeup

Posts: 84

Clifton, New Jersey, US

Thanks for all of your suggestions and advice! appreciate it! smile
and... what is a Z palette...?? ...

im not sure i want to go with another japonesque box. Bad, bad experience for me tongue

Dec 03 12 06:48 pm Link

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Tegan Lynn MUA

Posts: 511

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

JaclynGravesMakeup wrote:
Thanks for all of your suggestions and advice! appreciate it! smile
and... what is a Z palette...?? ...

im not sure i want to go with another japonesque box. Bad, bad experience for me tongue

Z palette: http://camerareadycosmetics.com/brands/ … lette.html

And Yaby makes one (freestyle model, not shown in default display picture) with a mixing palette built into the lid: http://camerareadycosmetics.com/product … netic.html

Dec 03 12 07:01 pm Link

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SD Makeup Artisty

Posts: 184

Hicksville, New York, US

Linda Chudomelova wrote:
I suggest trying Inglot lipsticks. Loads of colors and nice staying power for a VERY nice price. Skip the palettes, though. They're pretty heavy and opening them (sometimes) pops the pans out and makes a mess. Put them in a Z palette. wink

Took the words right out of my mouth.

And Graftobian foundations are beautiful. (:

Dec 06 12 07:03 pm Link