Product Review Nicole Paxson “Mimosa” Liquid Foundation: Put Your Best Face Forward!


Living with Lupus is often not a confidence-builder, but looking good is.  As a Lupus patient, I have experienced symptoms ranging from uneven skin and light facial redness to spontaneous lesions and “butterfly rash”.   When these symptoms manifest, the last thing on my mind is feeling pretty.  Despite Lupus, life continues, and as a woman I want to put my best face forward and, on the days when my Lupus symptoms do not cooperate, I look on the bathroom counter and find my Nicole Paxson Cosmetics “Mimosa” liquid foundation there to help me look and feel better.

Nicole Paxson has struggled with Lupus for many years and is fighting to change the face of the disease and those that suffer from it.  As a Lupus patient herself, Nicole donates a portion of the proceeds from Nicole Paxson Cosmetics to Lupus Research organizations.  I know that looking good even when I don’t feel my best helps me to be more confident.  Nicole Paxson Cosmetics helps me regain my confidence with incredible coverage, even the harsh red “butterfly” is transformed and magically disappears.  Many Lupus patients experience photo-sensitivity in sunlight – I am no different.  After trying available cosmetics to cover her flare, Nicole could not find a foundation (or concealer, for that matter) that covered her Lupus rash– so she created one that did.   I like using the the “Mimosa” liquid foundation– its component comes with a pump to disperse the perfect amount without wasting a drop and application is an easy use of a makeup sponge or your fingertips.

I love that each product is named for a North American butterfly; Monarch Crème Foundation, Painted Lady powder, and Tropic Queen Bronzer.  Like the metamorphosis that happens to a butterfly, I am amazed at how my skin transforms when I wear it. 

I love this product so much that I absolutely give it 5 enthusiastic spoons!  It’s amazing.

Nicole Paxson Cosmetics are available exclusively online at







Article written by Staff Writer, Amanda Greene

Amanda is finding the joys of Lupus.  She was diagnosed with Lupus and APS at 15 years old, now as”LA Lupus Lady” is an advocate for Lupus Research and Wellness.  Amanda enjoys proving that Lupus Awareness is fun!  Find her on Twitter @LALupusLady and watch her latest videos on

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  • Sissy

    Does anyone know another website where I can purchase the Nicole Paxson make-up at or maybe even a customer service number to them?

  • Liz

    Wow, their site is still not working? I signed up but there is no way to purchase the products…bummer. Have you had any updates? I tried to email the company directly but havent heard from them.

  • Marianne Borja

    Please send information about ordering Nicole Paxson products. The web site does not have an order form. thank you.

  • Missy Stewart

    I’ve been wearing Mimosa for 3 years and I can tell you that its an incredible product! I also have an auto immune disease and the skin on my face is paper thin. This is just incredible for sensitive skin as well. The coverage is such that one bottle always lasts me between 10-12 months. Its not something that you have to pile on to get good coverage.

    Thank you for posting about the update of Nicole’s website. Unfortunately, I am out now so if she doesn’t get the site up soon I will have to move on to another product.

  • Me

    Does anyone know when they will start shipping to other countries than usa?

  • Amanda “LA Lupus Lady”

    I spoke with Nicole and the company is updating the website… Please be patient. The products are amazing and well worth the wait.
    The sunscreen inside makes the NPC foundation, makes it the perfect two-in-one product. Some days when I have “Lupus fog” it’s nice to know that your skin is protected from the enemy (the sun!) and covered flawlessly. Have a beautiful day!

  • Kelly

    What am I doing wrong? I went to the website, clicked “Our Products”. I’m not seeing a price or a place to click to buy an item anywhere on the site. Maybe it’s down for maintenance right now? I was just curious as to how expensive the foundation is.

  • Linda

    they list no prices, however….I would be very interested..