Affordable Makeup I’d Pay High End Prices For

Essence Brighten Up! Banana Powder, $4.99 J Cat Aquasurance Powder Foundation, $14.99 (reviewed here) Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation, $12 (reviewed here) CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer, $11.99 (reviewed here) SheGlam Sun Sculpt Liquid Bronzer & Color Bloom Liquid Blush, $5 (reviewed here and here) Essence Lash Princess Liquid Liner, $4.99 SheGlam Brows On Demand, $2.99 Kiko Milano Baseline Water Shadow in Champagne, … Continue reading Affordable Makeup I’d Pay High End Prices For

Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Peach & Lily Skin Shield Blurring Primer –Claims :: Suitable for all skin types; won’t clog pores or cause breakouts; silicone free; blurs fine lines and pores; hydrates; promotes long-lasting–Price :: $34 at Ulta, Peach & Lily –Pros :: Vegan; cruelty free; alcohol-free; fragrance-free; no silicones; packaging, pump!; hydrating; smoothing–Cons :: Availability; price; didn’t blur–Final Thoughts :: Ulta exclusive; LOVE that there’s no alcohol or silicones; didn’t blur my huge pores, but I wasn’t expecting it … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Top 3: Skincare

I don’t have 3 products for two categories and I didn’t want to choose something just to choose it. These are all products that I’ve used throughout the year and have put to the test. Makeup Remover—Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil—Neutrogena Makeup Remover Melting Balm Cleanser—La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser—Neutrogena Stubborn Texture Acne Cleanser—CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser Toner—Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner—Tula Pro-Glycolic … Continue reading Top 3: Skincare

Foundation Friday: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR

Claims–Lightweight–Full coverage–Blends seamlessly–SPF 20–Infused with hyaluronic acid & Vitamin E–Transfer-proof–Natural finish–Long-lasting–Buildable coverage–Waterproof Price–$7-10 at WalMart & Amazon Shade Range–15–My Shade: 10 Rose Ivory Pros–Packaging, pump!–Hydrating ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E–SPF 20–Weightless–Shade match for me–Affordable–Cruelty free–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend Cons–Availability–Shade range Final Thoughts–Slightly scented, but it doesn’t linger–This is shade is a perfect match for me–Medium to full, buildable coverage–Love the natural finish–Rimmel is a … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR

Makeup Organization

Top: Primers, Setting Sprays, Concealers, Eyeliners, Mascaras, Brow Products Drawer 1: Powders (loose, pressed, powder foundation) Drawer 2: Powder Bronzers, Blushes, Highlighters, Contour Powder Drawer 3: Cream Bronzers, Blushes, & Highlighters Shelf 1: Brushes Shelf 2: Foundations, Eyeshadows Shelf 3: Powder Puffs, Compact Mirror, Hair Clips, White Mixers 3 Drawer Unit 3-Tier Shelf Beauty Sponge Holder Lip Product Caddy (similar) Lip Liner Cup (similar) Continue reading Makeup Organization

Mascara Monday: Tarte Tartelette Tubing

Claims–Lash extensions in a tube–24-hr flake-free, smudge-proof, and sweatproof–Easy removal–Bristles separate and life for fanned out definition Price–$15 mini–$24 full size—Tarte, QVC Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Vegan–No parabens, phthalates, mineral oil–Mini for travel/testing –Luxe, heavy packaging–Volume–Staying in place all day–Cruelty free–Easy to remove–Length–Separation–Agree with all claims Cons–Price–Availability–No shade variation Final Thoughts–Very heavy, luxe packaging–Does everything it claims :: separates, lifts, and stays in place–Easy to remove … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Tarte Tartelette Tubing

Foundation Friday: Oily Skin Recommendations

elf Camo CC Cream (review) LOreal Pro Matte Revlon ColorStay Combo/Oily CoverGirl Outlast Extreme (review) NARS Soft Matte (review) SheGlam Breathable Matte (review) MAC Studio Fix Fluid Catrice HD Liquid Coverage (review) Estee Lauder Double Wear (review) Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte (review) Wet n Wild Incognito (review) Catrice Liquid Camouflage (review) LOreal Infallible Full Wear (review) elf 16HR Camo (review) CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Oily Skin Recommendations