Danessa Myricks’s First-Ever Foundation Proves Why I Stan So Hard
When the Danessa Myricks drops a new product, you pay attention. The makeup artist is known for her creative, multi-colored looks and her eponymous makeup brand, Danessa Myricks Beauty, with products like the Best of Beauty-winning Color Fix 24-Hour Cream Colors and Infinite Chrome Flakes, which have been trending all over TikTok. Now, the brand is launching its Yummy Collection with products that blur the line between makeup and skin care.
The first two products of the collection are the Yummy Skin Glow Serum ($34) and Yummy Skin Serum Foundation ($34), which are both packed with powerhouse hydrators hyaluronic acid and squalane. Hyaluronic acid “helps bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, so that skin can appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated,” says board-certified dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse, M.D.
While squalane is the stabilized form of squalene used in beauty products, and it is “made naturally by our oil glands to hydrate and maintain the barrier of our skin,” says New York City-based, board-certified dermatologist Charlotte Birnbaum, M.D. It also has antioxidant properties to fight against free radicals.
As for the Glow Serum, it’s basically a liquid highlighter and primer in one — and is available in two shades: Main Squeeze (champagne) and Juice Boost (bronze). It can be used to prep the skin before applying foundation or to add a little radiance without any makeup.
In addition to hyaluronic acid and squalane, this product is formulated with vitamin C, which is “a superior brightening agent that works to fade brown spots without altering normal skin pigmentation,” says New York City-based board-certified dermatologist Howard Sobel, M.D. And there’s also niacinamide, which “works with your skin’s natural chemistry to improve overall skin texture by rebuilding a lipid layer, minimizing the appearance of pores, and preventing UV damage and inflammation as an antioxidant,” says Brandith Irwin, M.D., a Seattle-based board-certified dermatologist. Like its name implies, it makes skin glow.
But back to the Yummy Skin Serum Foundation. It’s buildable, has medium coverage, and is available in 26 shades that are divided into four undertone categories: pink, gold, neutral, and warm. The hyaluronic acid and squalane in the formula help keep the skin moisturized, alongside turmeric and ginger root oils to soothe and add radiance, respectively, according to cosmetic chemist Ginger King.