Claims–Up to 12 hour wear–Transfer resistant –Moisture matte finish–Brighten and soothe–Hydrate and improve skin texture–Buildable, medium coverage–Feels like second skin–Weightless Price–$42 at Ulta & Amazon–$10.50 on smithandcult.com Shade Range–42–My shade: 100 Neutral Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Paraben & phthalate free–Gluten free–Fragrance free–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Buildable, high medium coverage–Lightweight–Shade match for me–Lasted all day Cons–Availability–Pricing variations–Didn’t notice any blurring Final Thoughts–Will not get full coverage with this one :: … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Smith & Cult Veiled Threat Weightless Micro-Blurring
Small Business Saturday is this Saturday, November 28. I don’t always shop small because you can’t beat the convenience of Amazon, but I do try my best to look for smaller businesses to support when I can. 2020 has been hard for all of us and a lot of small businesses have felt the impact in the worst ways. Many have gone under, some have … Continue reading Shop Small
Claims–Blends effortlessly–Set makeup for up to 12 hours–Sheer coverage–Matte finish–Finely-milled–Won’t settle into fine lines–Never cakey–Soft-focus effect Price–$39 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–3–My shade: Translucent Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic –Non-caking–Finely milled–Locks makeup in place–No flashback–Mini size available for travel/testing–Doesn’t cake on my dry skin Cons–Expensive Final ThoughtsI LOVED this when I had oily skin, but I haven’t used it in years because I figured … Continue reading Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Claims–Undetectable–Blur imperfections–Lightweight–Buildable coverage–Natural satin finish–No flaking or caking–Breathable–Good for you ingredients Price–$39 at Nordstrom–$19.50 at stilacosmetics.com–1.0 oz Shade Range–30–My shade: Fair 1 Pros–Shade range–Shade match for me–Packaging, pump!–Buildable coverage–Cruelty free–Lightweight–Didn’t cake with powder–Satin finish–Long lasting Cons–Availability–Price variations Final Thoughts–Very thin & liquid-y formula–Builds to medium coverage, but not going to get full–Spot concealed in some areas–Upper lip was a little bit of a hot mess, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Stila Hide & Chic
Tula is pushed by so many influencers, so much that I’ve always been hesitant to try it. When posts are so heavily sponsored, I have a hard time believing that they’re THAT good. I decided to give some of them a try. Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel SPF 30 Brighten Up Smoothing Primer Gel Face Filter Blurring and Moisturizing Primer Glow Hour Brightening and … Continue reading Tula–Need or nah?
Claims–Smudge proof–Definition–Curved brush to find lashes you didn’t know you had–Length–Volume Price–$10.99 at Ulta Shade Range–1 :: Extreme Black Pros–Waterproof option–Vegan–Cruelty free–Packaging–No smudging–Length–Volume–Held a curl–Didn’t flake–Separated–Lives up to all claims Cons–Shade range–Ulta exclusive Final ThoughtsI wasn’t initially interested in this, but I got it as a freebie with an Ulta order so I gave it a go. I’m glad I did because it.is.good. I love … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Clean Fresh
Claims–Medium to full coverage–Easy to squeeze packaging–Semi-matte finish–Travel friendly–Hygienic bottle Price–$1.55 for 1.01 oz at shopmissa.com Shade Range–15–My shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Packaging–Buildable coverage–Worked with other complexion products–Semi-matte finish works great on my dry skin–Easy to blend–Long lasting–Cruelty free—Purchase gives back–Agree with all claims–Didn’t cake when set with powder Cons–Online only–Shade range–Lightest shade slightly too dark for me Final Thoughts–Had to use a little white mixer to … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Miss A Paw Paw Prowear
There’s a reason the Urban Decay All Nighter products have such a cult following–they work. They really extend the wear of makeup. I reviewed the original All Nighter Face Primer here and I’ve been a big fan of the setting spray for years. When I saw they were releasing a glow version, I had to have it. My dry skin loves anything and everything that … Continue reading Urban Decay All Nighter Ultra Glow Primer & Setting Spray