This past weekend I went to the Makeup Show Orlando. I was excited because I got to meet AJ Crimson, an exceptionally talented and charismatic makeup artist. He has two makeup lines! His first, Kissable Couture, iss a luxurious gloss line. His new line, AJ Crimson, debuted with creme foundations.

AJ Crimson

His new makeup line, AJ Crimson, is carefully crafted and hand poured into the jars. There are 8 shades in this core collection, ranging from light to dark, numbered 1 to 8. I was so excited to see a new indie makeup line.

AJ Crimson Cream Foundations

I was fortunate to receive shade 1. It has a balance of pink, peach and neutral tones so it works to even out my skintone. It seems to hide flaws and enhance your natural skin to give you a ‘my skin but better look.’ Because of how these start out sheer and can be built up, I think they can work for a wide range of skintones.

After I’ve had a chance to use it for a few weeks, I’ll be doing a full review on it.

AJ Demonstrates on his gorgeous model

AJ did a demonstration during his keynote lecture, showing how to use 3 shades to even out the skintone, contour, and highlight. I was so impressed that I went back to buy a shade to contour with. However, the shade that would work for me to contour was #2, and it was completely sold out. I ended up ordering it so when it’s back in stock I’ll have it.

Since it is a creme foundation, you will need to set it with powder after application. When watching AJ work, he explains that he thinks of makeup as a stain, so you build it up as much as you want or leave it as sheer as you want. His results were beautiful!

If you’re wondering how to apply it, I would recommend trying a beauty blender or a sponge wedge, though you could also try a foundation brush.

These creme foundations were wildly popular and I believe AJ sold out of most of the shades at the show.

If you ever have a chance to hear AJ speak, I highly recommend it. He is highly motivating and encouraging.

You can find AJ Crimson products online at AJ Crimson and Kissable Couture.

Some products sent for consideration. Some products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.