Mascara Monday: Buxom Lash Volumizing

Claims –Intensely volumizing –Separates and defines –Clump-resistant –Wand coats lashes from root to tip –Darkens and thickens lashes Price –$22 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, buxomcosmetics.com Pros –Availability –Waterproof option –Cruelty free –No flaking –Length –Separation –Easy to remove –No smudging Cons –Mousse-y, messy formula –Clumped –Expensive –No shade variations Final –Get a ton of product on the wand. It’s very mousse-y and messy –Claims to … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Buxom Lash Volumizing

Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Ulta…and my thoughts

I got this post idea from Taylor Wynn. She is one of my favorite YouTubers and you need to be watching her. You can see what I thought of the Sephora Best Sellers here. There are almost 200 foundations available on the Ulta website. When you sort by “Best Sellers,” the field isn’t narrowed, just rearranged. When I did this post with Sephora foundations, I mentioned … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Ulta…and my thoughts

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Cover Concealer

Claims –Weightless –Blends seamlessly –Subtle radiance –Conceals discolorations –Diminish appearance of imperfections, fine lines, and signs of fatigue –Fake your 8 hours in a flash –High coverage Price –$10 at flowerbeauty.com, Amazon–$10.49 at Wal Mart –$9.99 at Ulta Shade Range –12 –My Shade: L0 Porcelain Pros –Affordable –Sleek packaging –Blends easily –Full coverage –Cruelty free –Shade match for me –Worked well with other complexion products … Continue reading Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Cover Concealer

GlamGlow

About–Started in 2010 by Glenn & Shannon Dellimore–Known for mud masks–Wanted a product that would do it all—glowing skin, clearer skin, and refined pores—YouthMud was born–Sold at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, glamglow.com Best Product: SuperMud Clearing Treatment Underrated Product:  GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer Buy: SuperMud Clearing TreatmentPass: ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment Tried—SuperMud Clearing Treatment Mask—ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment Mask—GravityMud Firming Treatment Mask—YouthMud Glow Stimulating Treatment Mask—GlowStarter Mega Illuminating … Continue reading GlamGlow

Foundation Friday: The Ordinary Coverage

Claims –Smooth finish –Evens the look of complexion and texture –Won’t cake or settle into fine lines –Avoid heavy makeup look Price: –$6.90 at Ulta, theordinary.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range –21 –My Shade: 1.0N Pros –Affordable –Didn’t cake with powder –Flawless base –Packaging, pump! –Cruelty free –Agree with all claims –Buildable coverage –Lightweight –Natural finish Cons –Lightest shade too dark for me –Availability –Shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: The Ordinary Coverage

Flower Beauty

About –Cruelty free –Quality, most efficacious products at an affordable price –Founded by Drew Barrymore in 2012 –Sold at Ulta, flowerbeauty.com Best Product: Light Illusion ConcealerUnderrated Product: Light Illusion Foundation Buy: Foundation & concealerPass: Loose Setting Powders Improve: Shade range (16 foundations, 12 concealers) Tried –Light Illusion Foundation (review) –Blush Bomb Color Drops for Cheeks –Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer (review coming) –Petal Pout Lip … Continue reading Flower Beauty

Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Lightweight–Moisturizing–A little goes a long way!–Foundation-and-concealer in one–Won’t clog pores–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Sweat- and humidity-resistant Price–$34 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, clinique.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range–35 at Ulta :: 40 at Sephora, clinique.com :: 20 at Nordstrom–My Shade :: CN0.5 Shell Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic–Fragrance free–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Shade match for me Cons–Shades don’t go deep enough–Not cruelty free–Not all shades available at all locations–Caked around my mouth–Hate the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer

Claims–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Formulated with built in eye cream for 24 hour moisturization–Smooth and reduce look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores–Skin looks smoother, plumper, and more youthful–Doesn’t cake or settle into lines–Skin looks hydrated and never dry–12-hour crease proof and waterproof wear–For all skin types Price–$27 at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com–$10 mini at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com Shade Range–35–My Shade :: 8B Porcelain Beige Pros–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, … Continue reading Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer