Hi folks Kathleen here with my review of Finn by Estetica. I am on a roll with these “long” styles. Yes I love Finn…lol. I was hoping I would after seeing Heather (CEO & founder of CysterWigs) review her. Since my face is oblong I look for volume or better yet curls around mid face on me. Ahh this wig has that and in general is a beautifully balanced beachy wave mid length style.

I love their R30/28/26 color. Its really just a pretty very natural ginger color. Now if Estetica ever offered Finn in their gorgeous Irish red R133/24H I would gobbled up a gazillion of them..ahh a girl can dream. 😉

In Image 5 I have Finn pulled back in a low pony..she would be adorable in a sloppy updo or a messy bun. She has enough length in back to do a lot of things in the styling department. ☺️

Ahhh onto what makes Finn so special. Number one her amazing lace front…I hesitate to call it that because it’s so deep. You really could call it a three quarter mono top….or perhaps a partial mono top..honestly. Estetica’s lace fronts are beautiful and equally important consistently beautiful.

So here is Finn on my new wig head (that I love so much it’s bordering on obsession 🤣) The curls don’t just start abruptly . There is a nice amount of body that transitions beautifully into her curl/wave pattern. Images 7-10 illustrate Finn’s absolutely gorgeous texture. Her fibers are not shiny at all ( no need for dry shampoo here) and so fine and her density is very realistic. Amazingly well balanced design all the way around.

What I love about the back aside from this delicious curl pattern is just like with TressAllure’s Mia the back is longer than the front and sides but with Finn it also tapers to a soft v shape. Very flattering shape that visually elongates the body. In other words from the back and side Finn’s shape makes me look thinner. That’s a plus in my book. ☺️

Since the lace front is so deep you can part her anywhere. As a matter of fact when I first put her on I thought I read her description wrong and she had a mono top. Where ever I parted the front the lace went back so deep. Lets face it with curly wigs or dense wigs you can never see the part anyway so this is a huge plus in my book. I almost would rather have this deep lace front than my favorite lace front mono part combo. Especially on a heavily textured wig like Finn.

In image 12- 14 I compare Finn with Mia by TressAllure and Curl Up by Gabor. Here are three styles that have a lot of similarities. If you look at their specs they should all look pretty much the same…but they don’t. The closest on length is Mia but her curl pattern is quite different than Finn’s. Curl Up has a similar curl pattern to Finn but is much fuller and shorter.

As I wear her Finn’s curls loosen up a bit and she looks even more natural.

The side sweeping bang stays out of your eyes and at the same time if you want to style her back to show off this amazing lace front you can do that with ease.

Now about the volume and permatease on Finn. I think that balance is perfect. She has just enough permatease to cover wefts and to help with the style of Finn. No pillowy permatease. The majority of the volume you can get with Finn is through this gorgeous curl/wave pattern/texture. I have Estetica’s Autumn wig and you know how much I love it. Well Finn has much less permatease than Autumn. Just to compare with a wig you might be familiar with if you are a fan of Estetica. One reason I hesitated getting Finn was the fact that it didn’t have a mono part. Well as you can see in image 17 its not much of a problem. A few strands of hair strategically placed and you will never even know this wig has any permatease.

Image 19 illustrates this gorgeous curl pattern and this beautiful color. R30/28/26. This was taken in natural light outdoors. So even in natural light this color never screams at you with bold or garish colors or highlights. Very soft pretty light ginger auburn.

Ok so here is Finn above in image 20 in all her glory. Isn’t she the most gorgeous wig you’ve ever seen? I can’t believe I love two long wigs now..lol.🤣 This is after a week of wearing her. She just gets better and better as time goes by. All I did from the initial out of the box photos ( specifically compare this photo with image 4)was repart her a little so she looks better on me and the part looks even more realistic. Put her on my head get my ear tabs all lined up and the nape in place and shake my head up and down ( think of the scene in Wayne’s World when they’re singing Bohemian Rhapsody. 😉) and I’m good to go. Honestly easy gorgeous hair right out of the box…Great for Fall or really anytime of year…I highly recommend Finn..enjoy!

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Hi folks Kathleen here with simple ways to determine what make up colors you should wear warm neutral or cool. This will be a basic introduction to the wonderful world of makeup. Above is a chart Heather (CEO & founder of CysterWigs) created. It makes determining your skins undertone easy. Once you know your skins undertone everything else falls into place. For instance my veins are a blue/green in natural light but can vary depending on the lighting conditions. I’ve always worn white & yellow gold..lol. Clearly I have neutral undertones but I do lean towards warm. That’s not uncommon. If you aren’t sure most likely you have neutral undertones. 😉

Lets make this simple the surface color of your skin is not the same as your undertone. Your undertone is what determines what foundation…warm neutral or cool you should get. Above is a graphic using a portrait I painted that demonstrates how your surface skin color doesn’t determine your undertone. Even though my clients both have warm surface skin colors Bishop Hodges has cool skin undertones whereas his wife has warm undertones.

Another hallmark of neutral undertones is my surface skin color and undertone are basically the same. Peachy…and my skin color will change depending on the lighting conditions or for example what color wig I wear. If I wear a vibrant red wig my skin will look warmer. Image 3 shows how some brands make it easy for you. The cool foundation isn’t mine but the other three are. Can you see how the cool foundation has a pink cast to it? The middle two the neutral shades have a peach tint and the warm foundation on the right has a yellow tint to it? No? No problem if you cant see the nuanced color changes between these. That’s why many brands mark C for cool, N for neutral and W for warm right on the foundation themselves. This takes the guess work out for you. I would suggest finding a foundation that clearly tells you what undertone the foundation is. It makes it so much easier. TIP: When choosing your foundation color look at your neck vs your face to find a good color match.

Now when I’m in a hurry and I just want to look put together …healthier I use my BB Cream above in image 4.

Now that you have determined what undertone your skin is cool neutral or warm and you’ve found a good foundation by matching the skin on your neck. You are ready to pick out a blush. This is easy too. For blush you should go with colors that are opposite of your skins undertone. Think of it this way. If you have a cool undertone and you pick a cool pink blush you will only look redder…if you choose a soft warm peachy/apricot colored blush it’ll give you a healthy more natural glow.

Image 6 is a simplified reference guide for blush colors. In general if you have warm undertones choose a blush that is on the cool side. On the other hand if you have cool undertones choose warmer blush colors. If you aren’t sure but think you are neutral you most likely will look fine in any color you choose. TIP: If you try a warm blush and it looks too matchy matchy try a cool blush and visa versa.

Image 7 illustrates the blushes I am currently using. One is cool and one is warm. I am neutral so I can use either one but most often I combine the two.

Layering your blush gives depth to the colors vs using one color. You will have a more natural healthier glow than using one color alone.

Image 8 illustrates what I do when applying blush. I apply where I naturally blush because I am going for a healthy glow. I don’t contour etc. Why not you ask? Well the short answer is because I’m lazy..lol I go for the least amount of work with the biggest payoff. Especially as we age we lose color in our cheeks and even our lips. So I brush the cool blush (remember cool blushes are for warm undertones) across the apple of my cheeks and up a bit. Then I use the coral highlighter (remember warm highlighters and blushes are for cool undertones) on the top edges of my cheeks. Since I have neutral undertones these two colors mixed together achieve that. I prefer a subtle color on a highlight. To me this reads healthy vs oooh look at that highlight!… 😉At my age there aren’t too many areas on my face that are wrinkle free and I really don’t want to bring atention to those 😂.

Above image 9 illustrates simply what is a cool warm or neutral color. For this example I am using pink. The cool pink has blue added to it. The warm pink has yellow added to it and the neutral pink has both these colors added to it which also brings down the intensity of the pink. If you see a color and you can’t tell if its cool or warm it most likely is a neutral version.

Here is one last color choice to look at. Lipstick…If you have warm undertones choose warmer colors and if you have cool undertones choose cooler colors. In my case since I have neutral undertones I chose a neutral pink. Its easy and will look good no matter what hair color I am wearing or what clothes I have on. Its my go to color. TIP: When choosing a lip color look at your natural lip color as your guide.

The take away here is makeup can be fun. For a quick heathy look a little foundation blush and lip color and you’re out the door. You don’t have to wear everything to look put together and healthy. ….but it is fun…lol..next eyes! Enjoy..🙋

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