Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Claims–Full coverage–Blurs, evens, and smooths skin–Natural, matte finish–Up to 24 hour wear–Weightless–Creamy texture–Color remains true all day–Suitable for all skin types–Transfer proof–Waterproof–Sweat proof–Heat proof Price–$14.99 at Ulta, Amazon, Walgreens–$11.99 at Wal Mart Shade Range–16–My shade: Pearl Pros–Sleek packaging–Creamy–Shade match for me–Sweat proof–Lives up to all claims–Transfer proof–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Flawless finish–Long lasting Cons–Shade range–Scent–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Slight scent, but it doesn’t linger–Very creamy and easy … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Dr. Jart + Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

Claims–Green-to-beige treatment to correct redness and prevent UV damange–Cover blemishes–Neutralize redness–Help heal sensitive skin inflammation, irritation, or discomfort Price–$52 for 1.7 oz–$18 for 0.5 oz—Sephora, drjart.com Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–SPF 30–Free from 10 harmful ingredients known to cause skin irritation–Ingredients to support skin’s moisture barrier, vibrant appearance, and protect from environmental stressors–Covers/cancels redness–Easy to blend/press in–Evens skintone–Not too thick or heavy Cons–Availability–Not cruelty free–Price–Too dark … Continue reading Dr. Jart + Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

Claims–Full volume–Limitless length–Long, full lashes that won’t get weighed down –Removes easily–Brush bends to volumize and reach every lash from root to tip Price–$11.49 at Ulta–$8.98 at Amazon & Wal Mart Shade Range–2–My shade: Very Black Pros–Affordable–Waterproof option–No flaking–Cute packaging–Availability–Builds without clumping–Length–Volume–Separation–Easy to remove–Held a curl–Didn’t smudge–Agree with all claims Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–The claims state that the wand/brush bends, but it is quite … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Claims–Hydrating–Buildable, medium coverage–Natural, radiant finish–All day hydration and wear–Minimizes the look of pores–Lightweight–Better bare skin in just 2 weeks Price–$39.50 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Nordstrom, Sephora, itcosmetics.com Shade Range–40–My shade :: Fair Warm 10 Pros–Packaging, pump!–Availability–Long wearing–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, Vitamins E & B5, hepes acid–Cruelty free–Skincare benefits–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Radiant finish–Shade range–No sulfates or parabens–Hydrating Cons–Expensive Final Thoughts–Love the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

NYX Shine Loud Pro Pigment Lip Shine

Claims–Longwear high shine lip color–Bold color with ultra-glossy finish–Up to 16 hour wear–Non-sticky feel–Zero color transfer–No smudge–No bleed–No fade Price–$11.50 at Ulta, nyxcosmetics.com Shade Range–24–My Shades :: Lead Everything (Hot Pink), On A Mission (Red), Trophy Life (Light Pink) Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Not sticky–Doesn’t feel dry–Long lasting–Mask friendly–Shade range–Can reapply without flaking or crumbling Cons–Availability–Pricey for drugstore–Some colors bleed (on me) Final Thoughts–Shade “On A Mission” bleeds … Continue reading NYX Shine Loud Pro Pigment Lip Shine

Mascara Monday: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes

Claims–Instant and long-lasting volume, length, and lift–Load, comb, and lift brush Price–$15 mini–$29 full size—Sephora, Nordstrom, charlottetilbury.com Shade Range–1 Pros–Cruelty free–Mini size for travel/testing–Length–Separation–No smudging–Very black formula–Brush/comb coasts each lash–No flaking–Held a curl–Builds without clumping Cons–Expensive–No waterproof option–Availability–No brown or black brown shade option–Not a lot of volume Final Thoughts–It has a plastic wand so if you prefer natural, skip this one–Plastic wands tend to … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes

Foundation Friday: elf Camo CC Cream

Claims–Medium-to-full coverage–SPF 30–Hydrate and smooth–Skincare benefits–Improve skin texture and tone Price–$14 at elfcosmetics.com, Ulta, Target–1.05 oz Shade Range–20 at elfcosmetics.com, 15 at Ulta, 16 at Target–My shade: Fair 120N Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Ingredients :: collagen, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, peptides–Packaging, pump!–Full coverage with one pump–Little product goes a long way–Long lasting–More than standard 1.0 oz Cons–Pricey for elf–Little cakey on the nose–120N is a little more yellow than … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Camo CC Cream

January Makeup Tray

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder–RETURNED :: too dark, CT needs a porcelain shade because her idea of fair is a little off J Cat Luxe Pro Powder in Pearl Luminzer–DECLUTTERED :: like the product, but the packaging is too messy Buxom Lash Volumizing Mascara–TOSS :: full review coming soon, but I hated it Primers—Smashbox Primer Water, Laura Mercier Blurring Primer Brows—ABH Clear Brow Gel Eye … Continue reading January Makeup Tray

Product Review Criteria

I realized the other day that I’ve been reviewing products for 3 years, but I’ve never really shared the criteria that I use to decide whether or not a product is approved. Also, today is also my 500th blog post and my 3 year Blogiversary so there’s no better time! Mascara–Can’t flake or smudge–Provides length, volume, and separation–Builds without clumping–Lashes stay curled–Easy to remove Concealer–Shade … Continue reading Product Review Criteria