Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free

Claims–Gives skin sheer hint of color–Perfect blend of skincare and makeup–Healthy, natural glow–Control oil-breakthrough –Long-wearing–Semi-matte finish–Perfect for all skin types Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta (1.7 oz)–$25 mini (0.85 oz) Shade Range–20–My Shade: 0W1 Pearl Pros–SPF 20–Vitamin E–Non-comedogenic–Sleek, tube packaging Cons–Price–Shade range–Not cruelty free–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I had to use white mixer to make this shade work for me. They need more … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free

Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Oversized Eye

Claims–Lash stretching–Lifts & curls–Volumizing–Clump resistant–Lifting brush with long and short bristles to separate lash by lash Price–$10.99 at Ulta–$9.99 at Target–$9.97 on Amazon Shade Range–1, Intense Black Pros–Cute packaging–Length–Separation–Agree with all claims–Volumizing–Didn’t flake–No smudging–Held a curl–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–I like this better than the original Bambi formula (reviewed here)–Love the wand and it coats each lash from root to tip–Lashes looked … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Oversized Eye

Foundation Friday: Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever

Claims–Medium-coverage–Natural-finish–Long wearing–Hydrates skin up to 12 hours–Infused with skincare benefits–Second-skin effect Price–$20 at Sephora Shade Range–50–My Shade: 03P Pros–Affordable–Packaging, pump!–Shade range–Fragrance free–Contains hyaluronic acid–Bottle is made from 30% recycled glass–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Agree with all claims–Didn’t cake with powder Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Dry skin dream–Impressive shade range, formula, and price point–One layer is light coverage, two is medium–Hydrating–I don’t think oily skinned folks … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever

Fenty Bright Fix Eye Brightener Concealer

Claims–Hydrates–Sheer to buildable coverage–Brightens–No-makeup effect–Conceals–Longwear–Serum-like texture–Longwear–Crease-, humidity-, and sweat-resistant–Attract and hold moisture to the skin Price–$25 at Sephora, fentybeauty.com Shade Range–16–My Shade: 01 Rose Quartz Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–No parabens or phthalates–Packaging–Shade range–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Worked with other under eye products–Agree with all claims–Minimal settling–Hydrating Cons–Expensive–Availability Final Thoughts–LOVE this wayyyy more than I thought I would!–Perfect for minimal makeup days–With corrector & powder, my … Continue reading Fenty Bright Fix Eye Brightener Concealer

Splurge or Save? Volume V

(1) Olaplex No7 Bonding Oil, $28(1) DermaE Bonding Hair Repair Oil, $11.95I saw this on TikTok (2) Smashbox Vitamin Glow Primer, $15-39(2) Milani Bright Side Illuminating Face Primer, $10 (3) Sigma F87 Flat Edge Kabuki, $25(3) Catrice Triangle Artist Brush, $6via Dupe Boss (4) Glossier Boy Brow Gel, $16(4) Makeup Obsession Fluffy Brows, $9 (5) NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $13-30(5) Revolution Pro Ultimate Radiant Concealer, … Continue reading Splurge or Save? Volume V

Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Claims–Minimize appearance of pores–Hydrating–Absorb and balance oil without caking–Blends effortlessly–Medium to full coverage–Flawless finish–Finely milled–Non-clogging Price–$13.99 at Ulta, jcatbeauty.com Shade Range–13–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Creamy–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Flawless finish–Didn’t look cakey on my dry skin–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability (online only)–Shade range–Didn’t last all day Final Thoughts–Shade is a little off, but I made it work–Need more shade options and tone variations–Blended in SO easily … Continue reading Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Fill Up…Wal Mart

Scene: My makeup is gone and I’m going to Wal Mart to fill back up!—Your list might look different. I need an under eye corrector, you might not. You might consider lip gloss a necessity, I don’t. Primer: elf Mineral InfusedFoundation: Hard Candy Glamoflauge Full CoverageCorrector: LA Girl ProConcealer: Wet n Wild IncognitoPowder: LOreal Hydra PerfecteBlush: elf Primer InfusedBronzer: Physicians Formula ButterHighlighter: Milani BakedEye Shadow: elf No Budge Shadow StickEyeliner: Revlon Micro Hyper PrecisionMascara Primer: Milani … Continue reading Fill Up…Wal Mart

Mascara Monday: Essence Lash Princess Curl & Volume

Claims–Easy application–Volume & curl Price–$4.99 at Ulta & Amazon Shade Range–1 Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Cruelty free–Paraben free–Separation–Volume–No clumping–Held a curl–Love the wand shape Cons–Shade variation–Availability–Not a lot length, but doesn’t claim to be lengthening Final Thoughts–This is my favorite Lash Princess formula–Excellent volume and separation–Doesn’t claim to be lengthening and it really isn’t. I pair it with Maybelline Sky High to get some added length–Can’t beat the price, … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Lash Princess Curl & Volume

Foundation Friday: Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint

Claims–Lightweight–Hydrating–Naturally radiant finish–Sweat resistant –Smooth & blur imperfections–Longwearing, up to 16 hours–Buildable, sheer-to-medium coveraeg–Water-resistant–Transfer-resistant Price–$17 at Ulta, morphe.com Shade Range–20–My Shade: Hint of Ivory Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Non-comedogenic–Affordable–Shade range–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Shade match for me–Gorgeous glow–Lasted all day–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability (Ulta or online only) Final Thoughts–My dry skin loved this–Shade isn’t vast in number, but it was “made to stretch across slightly different skin tones … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint