As women we sometimes want a little help to cover those under eye dark circles that scream ‘I just robbed myself 4 hours of sleep so I can do my late night Instagram scrolls’ or ‘I skipped sleep so that I could finish my economics assignment.’
When we scour the makeup aisle in Fontana Pharmacy looking for the perfect concealer, we’re often looking for a product that can offer the coverage without it being too heavy. We’d want a one stop shop product; one to cover dark circles or marks, is lightweight, the right shade, can erase fine lines and help us look refreshed and new.
The team at Revlon took all these things into consideration, and created and launched a new product line: Youth FX Collection. Amidst the collection is the Fill + Blur Concealer which is available in six shades.
The user friendly product comes in a carefully thought-out click pen design with a soft applicator tip that’ll prove to be easy on the eyes, of course you are required to use your fingers to pat in and evenly distribute the product.
The formula is developed to be lightweight and hydrating so that it can easily blur lines and erase wrinkles. In addition to creating an instantly smooth looking eye area, Revlon says that the product will stay looking fresh all day, will work harmoniously with primers and foundations, and it will not settle into lines.
If you’re looking for an easy to use, pocket sized, creamy, lightweight concealer that offers good coverage and instantly corrects dark circles; stop in to the nearest Fontana Pharmacy and pick yourself up a Revlon Youth Fx: Fill + Blur Concealer.
The photo above has been us all at one point.
You’ve got your slick pony tail going, snatched wig, neat box braids or your messy bun, and then the sight of it stops you dead in your tracks. UNLAID EDGES! And your reflection is now staring back at you like, “sis what is you doin’?”
Although used synonymously, our edges are different from our baby hairs, and Jamaican brand, Your True Shade has taken the time to develop a paraben free gel to put fly away baby hairs at bay and help you get the look you want!
The formula is said to have super hold, is non flaky and can be used for all hair types including weaves and wigs. Simply use a small amount on your fingertips and distribute at the roots, baby hairs or plucked hair on wigs – of course add more as you see necessary.
This product will make the above image a thing of the past. I tested the product out on hair types ranging from 3 – 4, and without having to plaster on the product, our hair received hold throughout the day with very little to no flakes.
Although it’s a gel, the consistency also lends itself to be a softer form of edge control. It distributes throughout the hair far better than an edge control ever could on weaves and wigs or a slicked back look, for example. Additionally, the slight edge control consistency provides additional hold to the gel. Think of the consistency as if edge control and gel had a baby – it’s hybrid.
If you’ve found yourself out of luck with gels and other edge controls, come in to a Fontana Pharmacy near you and pick up Your True Shade’s Baby Hair Slayer.
Image by: Olivia via Olivia Akumu
There has been so many mixed reviews about this foundation that made me just had to try. Oily girls have advised to stay away from this product but my curiosity was way too strong to fight i just had to run into my closest Fontana and grab a bottle.
The L.A. Girl website describes the foundation as being ideal for a flawless looking, full coverage finish. is marketed as an HD foundation which claims to be weightless, hydrating, long-wearing and illuminating. It is also paraben free and and has added anti-oxidants that helps hydrate and improve the skin’s appearance.
The variety of this foundation didn’t surprise me one bit since everybody and their mother knows that L.A. Girl doesn’t play around when it comes to shade range (i.e almost everyone’s holy grail, the L.A Girl Pro concealer). The foundation collection features a total of 15 shades plus an extra white shade that acts a lightener to mix your foundation to find the perfect shade. Now personally i think the shade range is awesome especially for us brown girls who are always on the hunt for our perfect shade match. My shade match was somewhere between coffee and rich cocoa
The foundation comes in a sleek plastic bottle that features a pump that is convenient and easy for dispensing. This makes it easy to control the amount of product you use each time. There has been a lot of comparisons to the Make Up Forever Foundation as they have a similar shape except for the silver ring around the MUFE one. The colour is easy to see through the transparent bottle. The bottle is made out of plastic but is durable and looks pretty. has 28ml worth of product inside
When you initially pump the foundation out its a little runny… Its not thick AT ALL, but the coverage! For being that runny of a foundation, the coverage is incredible. It almost covered all my dark spots in just one go so its definitely medium coverage that’s build able.
The finish leave a beautiful healthy glow to skin, almost like a glow from within type of look. They weren’t lying when they said it was illuminating, I mean i couldn’t stop looking at my face in the mirror, I was in love. Now bare in mind if you prefer a matte finish this foundation may not be for you but for the super oily girls like myself don’t freaked out over the term illuminating just set it really good with a loose powder and you’ll be fine and for my dry skin beauties you’ll live for this.
Perfectly sculpted brows have taken over the modern day era by storm. Thread-thin brows are a screaming no-no in today’s fashion realm. Creating the perfect brow with everything from spooly brushes to eyebrow pencils and concealer, has become a daily routine for millions of women. I should know, I’ve seen my sister draw hers on in traffic. Perfectly shaped brows have been around for some years now, and it’s only natural that women have begun to experiment on different techniques and styles, and have ultimately evolved the brow game.
Take a look at these wavy brows that blew up the internet last month.
There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the new brow craze. Many people are annoyed the length at which the people are going with makeup art, others have a light attitude towards it and others are on the fence.
I think it’s okay if the person is doing it as a look for their youtube channel, trying out their craft or just for the fad fun of it.
HOWEVER, I’m tellin’ you, if this was to be an everyday look … I’m gonna be screamin’ and running in the opposite direction of anyone I see with it. Can you imagine someone with those brows coming up to you asking you for directions or for a phone call?
I’m one of those person’s that’s on the fence. It’s kinda hard to hate and argue negatively at such artistic precision but at the same time, it gives me the creeps if I look at it for more than 4 seconds. Imagine my cringe while I wrote this article.
Sometimes I wonder if it’s photoshopped. Check out these other eyebrow trends that’ll make you do a double take.
How about this one?
And this ..
But wait … There’s more. This image seriously acts on my trypophobia (fear of tiny holes and clusters) . I look at this image with one eye closed and the other squinting.
How do you feel about the new trend? Have you given it a try? Let us know in the comments below.
Fontana Pharmacy exclusively launched Inglot cosmetics line at their Kingston branch with a four day testing party which ran from Wednesday September 6 to Saturday September 9.
Fontana Pharmacy is the exclusive distributor of Inglot Cosmetics in Jamaica. Inglot is widely known for its richly pigmented eyeshadows and unique Freedom System which allows users to choose their mix of shadows. In an effort to promote the beauty line, Fontana invited beauty influencers to “Transform With Inglot.”
Popular influencers such as Tami Chin, Mekelia Green, Sue Gregg and Tiffany Lawson were invited to do a “Get Ready With Me” live stream in-store all using Inglot products. The first live stream session featured make-up enthusiasts Tami Chin and make-up artist Mekelia Green who did her interpretation of “Glam”, Day two featured MUA Sue Gregg and Shameka Brown who both did a neutral glam look, Day 3 saw MUA Keneisha Bryan beating the face of Kingston and St Andrew festival queen, Daina Dyer as she transformed her look from day to night and on the final day MUA Kenesha and blogger Tiffany Lawson did their interpretation of a “Date Night” look.
“As a make-up enthusiast, I’ve always loved Inglot Cosmetics primarily for their super pigmented shadows that give great colour payoff. They also have a huge range of products that keep make up functional and fun. My new favourites are the Inglot Duraline and the wide variety of highlighters. I’m super excited that we have this line available right here in Jamaica at Fontana Pharmacy” , Chin raved.
Primer – Inglot Underbase Makeup Primer
Foundation- Loreal True Match N4
Concealer – LaGirl proHD
Setting Powder – Ben Nye Banana (Sacha Buttercup powder can be used)
*Bronzer – Mac Mineralized Skin Finish
Cheekbone Glow- Inglot Sparkling Dust #1
Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadows
Inglot Volumizing Mascara
Inglot Gel Liner Black #77
Inglot Liquid Lipstick
POMI by Lyric (exclusively sold at Fontana)
The most loved products among all the ladies were the Inglot gel liners, the Inglot Sparkling dust and the freedom system eye shadow palette that had Sue Gregg shook! she expressed her surprise at how pigmented they were and how they were definitely worth the money. All the looks were well received by online viewers and customers in store who looked on as the ladies on each session laughed and conversed with each other and the followers at home all while slaying their looks.
Inglot is currently available at Fontana ‘s Kingston and Montego Bay locations. Included in the selection of Inglot cosmetics available at Fontana are the lip tint matte lipsticks, freedom system palette, eyeliner gels, sparkle dust, duraline, mascara among other products. Customers can shop confidently with the knowledge that not only are the products authentic but also affordable as they retail at the same price as in the United States where the brand is also popular. The products are also available online at fontanapharmacy.com
Everyone knows that your makeup look is simply incomplete without a pair of perfectly sculpted eyebrows. Imagine beating your face with eye shadow blended to the gods, contour on ten and wing liner so precise with two untamed eyebrows… dreadful image right? I know. Luckily Fontana has you covered with the Revlon ColorStay brow pencil.
With a twist-up (no sharpening needed) design and attached spoolie brush for grooming and blending, this inexpensive brow pencil has a soft texture that allows for subtle or rich color, depending on how much pressure you apply.
The product’s thick angled tip makes outlining the brows easy and makes filling in them in a breeze. While the bristles of the brush are perfect for cleansing the brows and does a great job of brushing off the excess product
The pencil claims to be waterproof and is able to last for up to 24 hours which I’m sure us beauty junkies can appreciate in Jamaica’s humid tropical island weather. After passing the water test and it holding up throughout the day, I was shook!
Variety: The pencil is available in a variety of shades including, Soft Brown, Dark Brown, Blonde, Auburn and Soft Black. This makes it that much easier for everyone to find their perfect shade match.
Convenient: Say goodbye to the days of struggling with sharpening your brow pencils. The convenience of the twist up packaging is perfect for travelling for all my jet setter babes.
Texture: The brow pencil is soft and creamy, it isn’t waxy like some eyebrow pencils. This makes it easy to apply because you can control the application and get just the right amount of product in order to make hair like strokes to achieve a natural defined brow. This makes it so beginner friendly its almost unbelievable.
Shade: The shade ‘Soft Black’ is not actually black, but is grey in colour which is perfect for dark black brows that gives a feathered natural look
Price: The price point is BEYOND affordable
How I use and staying power: To use, firstly comb your brows using the brush on the other end and then use the angled brow pencil to line your brows and fill it in. After filling it in use the brush again for a well-groomed look. Then you can go in with some concealer to clean it up and viola! your brows are SNATCHED.
Overall Revlon gets a round of applause for this product so I suggest you don’t waste anymore time. Get it in store now at your nearest Fontana Pharmacy or visit us at www.fontanapharmacy.com to have your eyebrows snatched and slay with Revlon ColorStay.
It’s the farthest thing from pretty and can often ruin your snatched makeup look. Dried, cracked or peeled matte lipstick can have you running for the nearest water cooler or even eyeing your coworker’s fried chicken ! – Anything to get some moisture back in your lips or some sort of grease to help you fill in the pieces of the cracked mess that’s just happened on your lips.
This type of lipstick can make or break your evening. Most times while wearing a matte lip crème you’d find yourself having to reapply, and the more you reapply is the more likely that the formula will build up on the lips, further drying them out.
Luckily! Miliani cosmetics supports all our glow-ups and has done some serious time in the lab. Their Amour Mattalics Lip Crème line was clearly created with our slay and comfort in mind.
But let me save you time of reading through heavy paragraphs to find out why you should try this matte metallic lip crème.
- It’s super LIGHTWEIGHT. If you’ve tried mattes before you know it has the potential to give some unwanted weight to the lips. With this lip crème however, you can move through your evening and totally forget it’s on. Perfect for girls or date night: you can confidently drink, eat and laugh the night away.
- It’s very MOISTURISING. Say goodbye to pruny, dry lips. This carefully thought out formula will coat your lip with all the moisture it needs to carry you throughout your day. No more dry lips to ruin your snatched look.
- It DOES NOT PEEL. I think that speaks for itself.
- It’s actually METALLIC. No more promises of a metallic shine only to end up with a dull shimmer.
- The COLOUR POPS. Just one or two swipes and you’re out the door.
- It’s LONG-LASTING. Less trips to the bathroom to apply equals more time having fun.
- The COLOURS RANGE. Variety is everything! Especially in lipsticks. From nudes and browns to pinks and purples. So many great options to choose from. The model below is award winning MUA Keneisha Bryan and she’s rocking Raving Matte.
Most importantly, Fontana Pharmacy’s got you the PRICE hook up!
You’ll be able add some of these mesmerising metallic mattes to your lip collection at a price that won’t break the bank. Visit the nearest Fontana Pharmacy or go to fontanapharmacy.com to grab one for yourself. No more dry, cracked, chipped or peeled matte lips.
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What are your initial thoughts about using Jamaica manufactured hair products in your hair? Would you go for a Shea Moisture or a Kurlee Belle before you’d think to put Jamaican made stuff in your hair? Do you think Jamaican made product can give strong competition to Cantu? What is it that might turn you away from the good ole’ Jamrock products? Is it the local packaging?
Well let me tell you … One day, I had every intention of snagging myself a Shea Moisture Leave in Conditioner, however, I was a few (a lot of) dollars short. As I headed out the door, my eyes caught the Mama’s Best Hair Strengthening & Moisturising Cream.
I’m not gonna lie, I was skeptical to pick it up, but having read the ingredients, benefits to my hair, and most importantly the PRICE TAG. I went for it.
LET ME REPORT TO YOU GUYS … IT’S BOMB.
That product had me shook.
Before using the product, this is the amount of hair I lost on wash day; so this is the amount of hair I’d lose daily.
Fresh out of the shower, I massaged about two “bottle cover sizes” of the Hair Strengthening & Moisturising Cream into my 3b/3c hair, and as it dried I just couldn’t keep my hands out my hair. My hair was as soft as a freshly washed and fabric softened blanket.
I doubted its ability to make my hair soft because although it’s a cream, it’s watery. This is simply because it’s a water based cream and a lot of its ingredients are herbs, and natural and essential oils such as castor and rosemary. I knew my hair would have shine because of the oils, but when oil is mixed with wet hair it usually feels and looks stringy and often results in crisp, dry hair.
Don’t be alarmed by the watery consistency; remember it’s a daily moisturizer. Heavy dreams aren’t the best to apply on a daily basis because it can’t work into curls effortlessly, and often disrupts the curl pattern making it more likely to go stale and frizzy. A watery product will move around the curls and be absorbed far easier; imparting moisture the hair would need to be refreshed and appear visibly soft.
For the relaxed mama’s out there, this would be good as a weekly moisturiser to work in the hair when you’ve just washed it.
It far exceeded my expectation to impart moisture and just be good at all. I couldn’t keep my hand out of my hair because it.
My hair didn’t break nearly as much anymore and I was able to see my hair growth; (I bleached my hair right to my scalp so I can easily see new growth, so you must know I’m telling you the truth. I also only used the product 3 times out of the 7 day week).
On its own it gave me very conditioned, shiny curls that had bounce and hold. I would not use it as a styler, but definitely as a leave in.
It’s purpose is to repair and help growth so I know it would be good for guys as well.
This collection of hair is not just for wash day, but for the entire week …
Yeah. I found it hard to believe myself. I had to try it again to make sure I wasn’t the bearer of false news. . . And I got similar results the next week.
Why wouldn’t you chase after an all natural, affordable and performing product?
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Do you ever get that feeling? The one where you just wanna try a new product for the sake of discovering if it’s gonna work wonders for your hair? Well that was me over the weekend. I managed to snag two products from the Kurlee Belle It’s only Natural, hair line. Below I’m going to review how their Kurl Defining Crème worked on my 3b/3c hair and how the Jelle Coconut Styling Gel worked on my friend’s 3c/4a hair.
Firstly, the packaging is very simplistic, and might even mislead a curly girl into thinking that its content would pale in comparison to a Shea Moisture or Cantu. The packaging uses hot pink, white and teal to make up the very minimalistic label. It, nonetheless, served its purpose to call forward the kinky, kinky curly and curly hair types to nourish themselves in a product that aims to de-frizz, moisturize, soften, define, and elongate curls.
When you first open the jar, a subtle, coconut fragrance unfolds before you. It’s so gentle; it’s almost hard to pinpoint the exact tropical aroma that tantalizes your nostrils. On the first day, the scent tended to linger, ensuring that its pleasant presence was known. Its consistency is smooth, lightweight, soft and almost fluffy, which made it easy to distribute and incorporate into the hair. While applying the product, I noticed it left a sort of oily remnant on the fingertips, signaling to me that it was going to do wonders with moisturizing my bleached and colour treated hair. After applying, although defined curls were formed, it made my hair feel stiff and hard when it was dry which raised a red flag for me.
The next morning, however, the gel cast or ‘crunch’ had been broken. My hair had much more volume, visibly softer and tight curls, it was soft to the touch, and overnight the fragrance had become fully acquainted with my hair and it was no longer a scent that lingered but it had fully become its own warm, summer day, tropical festival. The product helped the red colour in my hair have shine and vibrancy.
I would give this product a strong 7/10 mainly because I would have loved to see it help clump my curls more. It ranks up major points in its subtle smell, ability to moisturize and give the hair a lot of shine.
For someone with the 4a – 4c hair type, this product surely has the consistency and ingredients to impart moisture. It would be great for making twist outs, and bantu knots without the crunch and with lots of shine.
The Jelle Coconut Styling Gel, on the other hand, is formulated from 100% coconut oil, which might explain why it has a faintly less perfumed fragrance than the crème, and has a more natural undertone. As for its consistency, it has a little more movement than the Eco Styler Gel, in that it was marginally less heavy and thick; this made it easy to distribute throughout the hair.
Being that I’m not a fan of gels, I tested it on my friend who has 3c/4a hair. The product quickly mingled with her raw, kinked mane perfectly, using its ingredients to clump her hair into the most beautiful curls and coils without the need for water. The product definitely delivered on shine and hold.
For her hair, I would definitely give this an 8/10. Points were lost because unlike the crème, the styling gel did not impart as much moisture into the hair, leaving the hair with a crunchy appearance. To fix this, a few drops of the Kurlee Tropical Oils Blend will add moisture and extra shine – especially for my the 4 hair ladies. However, if I’m to be honest, we were a little heavy handed with it, and since gels are not particularly for moisturizing purposes, too much of it made her hair hard and dry; less is more.
Do you think you’d give this product a try? Have you ever used these or any other products from the line? Comment down below and let us know !
To see this product in the hair types mentioned above, watch this quick tutorial below.
It’s starting to take social media by storm this summer ’17. Time to throwback and get groovy again with this very afro-chic 80’s inspired look.
The look generally consists of one or two ‘cornrow/cainrow’ plaits on each side of the head, beginning the plait at midpoint and ending towards the front of the head.
The hairdo definitely gained more traction after American pop singer, Alicia Keys debuted with the look on May 1st. Since then, many naturals worldwide have drawn their own inspiration and have taken their own unique spin on the infamous look.
It can be left plain, and be a statement in itself, or you can dress it up with antique or shell beads, braid cuffs or your favourite headband. This is definitely a functional hairstyle where you can look stylish and keep cool during summer’s heat waves. The braids can pair perfectly with your bantu knots or twist outs.
The look seems to be very time appropriate as the hairstyle is nothing new to the African American community. These types of statement looks were often used throughout the 70’s to 90’s by African Americans as a means of rebelling against the Eurocentric times they found themselves in.
These hairstyles were a mark of pride and unity; a way to stand out and embrace the culture. This is precisely what we’re doing again today in the African American circle, with our movements to love and accept our colour, hair and culture. Of course much of these intricate designs developed out of Africa where these women style their hair with these complexed patterns as a means of tribe identification, ritual, social position, wealth, marital status. These patterns are often handed down from generations.
You can be a part of something great. Join the expression and unity. Give the style a try and stop by Fontana Pharmacy for the best hair accessories to slay this look. Also, use #FontanaBeauty under your hair inspo pic to get featured on our social media !!