Ofra Cosmetics

About –Started by Ofra & David Gaito in 1994 –Based in Florida –Does everything in house from product creation to testing, manufacturing, testing, packaging, and shipping –Makeup & skincare –Most known for their liquid lipsticks and highlighters –Sold at Ulta, ofracosmetics.com Best Product Flexi Slick Lip Cream Underrated Product Flexi Slick Lip Cream Buy Lip products Pass – Improve Product offerings Tried –Northern Lights Primer (review) –Flexi Slick Lip Cream (review)–Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick –Pillow … Continue reading Ofra Cosmetics

Foundation Friday: Beauty Creations Flawless Stay

Claims –More like skin, less like makeup –Oil free –Hydrating –Satin finish –Longwear –Lightweight formula –Medium to full coverage –Soft blurring pigments Price –$12 on beautycreationcosmetics.com–$13ish on Amazon Shade Range –24 –My Shade: FS1.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Samples available so you can shade match before purchasing the full size, you just pay shipping –Shade range –Packaging, pump! –Woman owned/created brand –Buildable coverage –Lightweight Cons –THICK … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Beauty Creations Flawless Stay

NARS & NYX

About –Launched by Francois Nars in 1994 –First launch was 12 lipsticks –Famous Orgasm Blush was launched in 1999 and it’s a universally flattering shade. One of these blushes sells every minute in the US and is the number one selling blush in the US –Entire range of products in the Orgasm family—cream and liquid blushes, loose powder, illuminator, lip balm, lipstick, lip oil, liquid highlighter, … Continue reading NARS & NYX

July Favorites

Flower Sunnies–These are cheap and cheaply made but they’re so freaking cute. Seen on here. elf Putty Bronzer in Tan Liners–The best cream bronzer and it’s $6. You need it. I use this brush to apply it. The formula is buildable and so easy to blend. Shein Ruffle Hem Smock Dress–The color, the style, the price, it’s all good. Nail Art Mani–I’ve been really into … Continue reading July Favorites

Foundation Friday: elf BB Cream

Claims –Blends easily –UVA/UVB protection –Weightless –Hydrate & nourish –Minimize fine lines –Seamless coverage Price –$6 at elfcosmetics.com, Amazon Shade Range –7 –My Shade: Fair Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Ingredients: Vitamin E, jojoba, aloe, cucumber –Easy to blend –Hydrating –SPF 20 –Packaging –Builds to medium coverage Cons –Availability –Shade range –No shade match for me Final Thoughts –Had to use a lot of white mixer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf BB Cream

Fill Up @ Ulta

Scene: My makeup is gone and I’m going to Ulta 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.—Doing this same post for Sephora, Walgreens, Target, and Wal Mart with NO repeat products Primer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector 4-in-1 Glow MakeupFoundation: Makeup Revolution Conceal & … Continue reading Fill Up @ Ulta

Morphe

About –Started in 2008 in Los Angeles –For those looking for killer makeup without killing their wallet –Started with brushes and expanded into color cosmetics –“Blend the rules” –Cruelty free –Available at Morphe stores, morphe.com, Ulta Best Product: Continuous Setting Mist  Underrated Product: Micro Brow Pencil Buy: All things eye related Pass: Liquid lipsticks Improve: — Tried —Continuous Setting Mist –Various brushes –Various sponges —Jaclyn … Continue reading Morphe

Mascara Monday: Revlon So Fierce! Big Bad Lashes

Claims –Lash tint technology to darken lashes –No clumping –No flaking –Full, fanned out lashes –No smudging –No fading –Volume that lasts up to 24 hours –Curvy side adds volume, flat side fans out lashes Price –$9.49 at Ulta –$6.97 at Wal Mart –$7.99 at Target Shade Range –2 –My Shade: Black Pros –Affordable –Availability –Builds without clumping –Lengthening –Waterproof option –Volumizing –Separation Cons –Not … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Revlon So Fierce! Big Bad Lashes

Foundation Friday: Uoma Beauty Say What?!

Claims –Weightless –Buildable coverage –Matte finish –Blurring technology minimizes the look of pores and softens fine lines and wrinkles for a flawless base –Long lasting –Hydration –Complexion perfection Price –$39 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, uomabeauty.com Shade Range –51 –My Shade: White Pearl T1C Pros –Shade range –No parabens or talc –Shade match for me –Not a flat matte finish –Packaging, pump! –Cruelty fee –Vegan … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Uoma Beauty Say What?!