Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Exhibitionist Stretch & Strength Mascara

Claims –Lash extension effect –Lightweight –No-mess formula –Lasts all day –No smudging, flaking, or clumping –Brush reaches and wraps each lash from root to tip Price –$11.99 at Ulta, $8.99 at Target Shade Range –3 –My Shade: Very Black Pros –Cruelty free –Waterproof option –Length –Volume –Separation –Builds without clumping Cons –Wet formula which can be messy Final Thoughts –It didn’t photograph well, but this … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Exhibitionist Stretch & Strength Mascara

Foundation Friday: Beautycounter Skin Twin Featherweight

Claims –Blends seamlessly –Breathable –Buildable, light to medium coverage –All-day hydration –Weightless –Natural finish –Long wearing –Feels like a second skin Price –$45 at beautycounter.com Shade Range –18 –My Shade: Fair 10 Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid –Fragrance free –Lasted all day –“Clean” product –Shade range –Shade match for me –Buildable coverage–Cruelty free –Hydrating –Easy to blend Cons –Expensive –MLM company –Availability Final Thoughts … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Beautycounter Skin Twin Featherweight

Jaclyn Cosmetics

About –Started in 2019 by YouTuber Jaclyn Hill –The first launch was a line of lipsticks that FLOPPED, but the launches since then have been great (in my opinion) –Cruelty free –Select products available at Ulta and Morphe retailers –All products available at jaclyncosmetics.com –Some of the products have bulky packaging, but overall, I like the aesthetic –Cons: expensive, availability –Some of these products are … Continue reading Jaclyn Cosmetics

Mascara Monday: Tarte Sugar Rush Lash Smoothie

Claims –Volumize and curl –Short bristles: separate and define –Long bristles: volumize and curl –Infused with lash loving ingredients Price –$12 mini –$23 full size –Ulta, Tarte Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Builds without clumping –Length –Mini for travel/testing –Separation –No parabens, phthalates, mineral oil –Volume –Wand grabs and coats each lash –No flaking or smudging –Agree with all claims Cons –Availability, Ulta exclusive –No waterproof … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Tarte Sugar Rush Lash Smoothie

Foundation Friday: Joah Primedation

Claims –Infused with blurring primer and illuminating skincare –Finish that looks and feels like your skin –Lightweight –Protects from blue light damage –Boosts radiance –Medium, buildable coverage –Hydrated with hyaluronic acid –Smooths over fine lines, spots, and blemishes Price –$15.99 at Joah Shade Range –24 –My Shade: PFC010 Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, collagen –Cruelty free –Agree with all claims –Lightweight –Shade match for … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Joah Primedation

Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

Claims –Longwearing –Buildable, medium-to-full coverage –Super blendable –Silky, not sticky –Conceal imperfections –Soft-matte finish –Suitable for all skin types –Fills in wrinkles Price –$24 at Ulta, Lorac, Amazon Shade Range –12 –My Shade: 1.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Easy to blend –No creasing –Minimal settling –Worked well with other under eye products Cons –Shade range –Availability –Price –No shade match Final Thoughts –No shade match for … Continue reading Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

Mascara Monday: Milani Highly Rated Anti-Gravity

Claims –Up to 24 hour wear –Lightweight –High-impact –Extreme volume, length, and lift –No clumping or smudging –Hourglass brush coasts every lash Price –$10.99 at Ulta, milanicosmetics.com Shade Range –1, Intense Black Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Separation –Affordable –Length –Volume Cons –No shade variation –No waterproof option –Slightest bit of smudging and flaking Final Thoughts –Plastic bristle wand –Bristles grab and coat each lash –Slightest … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Milani Highly Rated Anti-Gravity

Foundation Friday: Tarte Shape Tape Cloud Cream SPF 15

Claims –Light-as-air –Medium-buildable coverage –Natural matte finish –Smooths & blurs imperfections –24-hour hydration –Soft-focus effect –Minimize the look of pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture Price –$39 at Tarte, Ulta, QVC Shade Range –21 –My Shade: 12N Fair Neutral Pros –Packaging, pump! –Vegan –Cruelty free –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, squalene, aloe, Vitamin E –Buildable coverage –Agree with all claims –No parabens, phthalates, mineral oil –Lightweight … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Shape Tape Cloud Cream SPF 15

Mascara Monday: MAC Magic Extension 5 mm Fibre

Claims –Acts like lash extensions –Exaggerated length –Curls from root to tip –Over-the-top volume –False lash look –All day wear Price –$25 at UIta, maccosmetics.com Shade Range –1, Carbon Black Pros –Packaging –Volume –Major length –Separation –Builds without clumping –Agree with all claims –No flaking –Tapered wand –Easy to remove Cons –Not cruelty free –Availability –Expensive Final Thoughts –Ulta exclusive –OBSESSED with how this made … Continue reading Mascara Monday: MAC Magic Extension 5 mm Fibre