Routines & Recommendations

The next to last installment of skincare week is all about routines and recommendations. If you don’t have a skincare routine and don’t know how to get started, today’s post is for you. I’ve made your shopping list for you and covered all price points. You do not have to spend a fortune to get good products that will work. There are certain products that … Continue reading Routines & Recommendations

Ingredients from A to Z

Again, not an expert here, but I’m sharing what I’ve found from researching several common ingredients. I got information from the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and Paula’s Choice (PC). Paula’s Choice is a great resource for all things skincare and their Ingredient Dictionary is super helpful. PC also gives each ingredient a rating of GOOD, BEST, POOR, or AVERAGE that I … Continue reading Ingredients from A to Z

What’s My Skin Type?

I’ve dubbed this week S-K-I-N-C-A-R-E W-E-E-K and I am really excited about it. We’re going to cover ingredients, product recommendations, routines, and all that fun stuff. However, none of this will make any sense if don’t know your skin type so that’s what we are starting with. Dry Skin All over tight and dehydrated feeling Skin looks dull Flaky areas Fun fact: skin gets drier … Continue reading What’s My Skin Type?

Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Light Illusion

Claims –Buildable coverage –Soft luminosity –Weightless –Wears endlessly Price –$14 at flowerbeauty.com –$12.98 at Wal Mart –$13.99 at Ulta Shade Range –15 –My shade: L0 Shell Pros –SPF –Long lasting –Packaging, it’s very heavy & lux feeling and it has a pump –Cruelty free –Weightless –Buildable, medium to full coverage –Lives up to all of its claims –Worked with other complexion products –Luminous, but not … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Light Illusion

Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder

Claims –Ultra-fine –Infused with Vitamin C & E –Weightless –Soft-focus finish –Silica blend to help control oil –Airbrushed, blurred effect –Soft velvet matte, perfected skin effect –No caking or creasing –Soft-focus finish Price –$22 —jeffreestarcosmetics.com, morphebrushes.com, beautylish.com Shade Range –8 –My shades: Translucent (under eye) and Rose (all over set) Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Finely milled –Works on my dry skin –Doesn’t cake –Skin looks … Continue reading Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder

Jeffree Star Magic Star Concealer

  Claims –High coverage –Creamy –Evens out skin tone –20& pigment –Self-setting effect –Can cover tatttoos –Anti-aging properties help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles Price –$22 —jeffreestarcosmetics.com, morphebrushes.com, beautylish.com Shade Range –31 –2 correctors (Peach & Green) –My shade: C1 Pros –Paraben free –Cruelty free –Talc free –Shade range –Minimal creasing/settling into lines –Shade match for me –Packaging, unique and sturdy –Don’t … Continue reading Jeffree Star Magic Star Concealer