Foundation Friday: Makeup Forever Velvet Skin Full Coverage

Claims –Breathable –Full coverage –Lightweight –Smaller pores –Non-cakey, matte finish –Up to 24 hours of wear –Doesn’t flake or fade –Zero shine Price –$38 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, makeupforever.com Shade Range –40 –My shade: Y205 Alabaster Pros –Oil free –Shade range –Full coverage –Shade match for me –Buildable –Long wearing –Doesn’t look cakey on my dry skin –Weightless on the skin Cons –None Final Thoughts … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Forever Velvet Skin Full Coverage

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

Claims –Blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles for an air brushed finish –No flashback –Sets makeup for longer wear Price –$18 for 0.07 oz –$46 for 0.36 oz —Nordstrom, Sephora  Shade Range –1 :: Translucent Pros –Talc free –No parabens –Packaging, mess free! –Mini option available for travel and/or testing –Doesn’t accentuate dryness –Weightless –Looks flawless –Lives up to it’s claims Cons … Continue reading Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

Mascara Monday: Too Faced vs LOreal

  CLAIMS –LOreal :: Lashes are feathery soft to the touch, voluptuous volume and length, 200+ bristles catch every lash –Too Faced :: Smudge proof, all day wear, thicken and lock curl in place PRICE –LOreal :: $8.99 @ Target, $9.99 @ Ulta –Too Faced :: $24 full size, $12 mini @ Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom  SHADE RANGE –LOreal :: 4, waterproof option –Too Faced :: … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Too Faced vs LOreal

Foundation Friday: Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Matte Serum

Claims –Diffuses imperfections –Medium, buildable coverage –Skin looks visibly younger and smoother –Anti-aging benefits –Soft, matte finish Price –$7 @ paulaschoice.com –$19.97 at nordstromrack.com Shade Range –8 –My shade: Level 0 Pros –Good ingredients –Packaging:: pump! –Cruelty free –Buildable coverage Cons –Shade range –Accentuated my dry skin –No shade match for me Final Thoughts For starters, I think this might be being discontinued since it’s … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Matte Serum

Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder

    Claims –Silky, lightweight –Natural/luminous finish –Smoother, more youthful appearance Price –$15 for 0.05 oz –$33 for 0.56 oz —Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, toofaced.com Shade Selection –3 in the full size :: universal, medium, deep –1 in the mini :: universal Pros –Cruelty free –Hyaluroinc acid is an ingredient –No parabens, sulfates, phthalates –Mini option to try before committing to full size Cons –Little dark … Continue reading Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder

Mask Monday: Philosophy Purity Clay Mask

Claims –Draws out impurities, scrubs away blackheads, and shrinks the look of pores –Skin is left refreshed, glowing, and appears virtually blackhead free Price –$35 for 2.5 oz –$18 for 1.0 oz —Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, philosophy.com Pros –Smaller size for travel and/or testing –Smells good –Effective –Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth but not stripped –Cruelty free –Good ingredients: sailicylic acid, bentonite, and titanium dioxide … Continue reading Mask Monday: Philosophy Purity Clay Mask

Foundation Friday: Mary Kay Mineral Powder

Claims –Buildable coverage –Long wearing –Transfer resistant –Skin perfecting –Controls shine –Matte finish –Weightless Price –$20 for 0.28 at marykay.com —Compared to Bare Minerals Foundation that is $29 for 0.28 oz Shade Range –12 –I tested shade Ivory 1, but I really need Ivory 0.5 Pros –Good price for powder foundation –Very natural looking –Lightweight –Buildable: sheer to medium coverage Cons –Shade range –Not cruelty … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Mary Kay Mineral Powder

Colour Pop No Filter Loose Setting Powder

Claims –Weightless –Soft focus, matte finish –No flashback –Not heavy or cakey Price –$9 for 0.30 oz —Compared to Laura Mercier Translucent Powder $38 for 1 oz –Available at colourpop.com Shade Range –Affordable –Cruelty free –Vegan –Silky smooth & finely milled Cons –Contains talc –Online only –Didn’t work with certain foundations, the Colour Pop foundation being one of them –Showed every fine line under my … Continue reading Colour Pop No Filter Loose Setting Powder