Mask Monday: Tarte Tight & Bright Clay Multi-Mask

Claims  –Clay :: tighten pores; treat blemishes and blackheads; polish away dead skin cells to treat flakes and uneven skin tone without over drying –Gel :: calm redness and inflammation; boosts clarity and circulation; supple, soft, and energized look Price –$40 at Sephora, tartecosmetics.com –$24 mini Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Hypoallergenic –Dermatologist tested –No parabéns or phthalates –Convenient 2-in-1 packaging –Clay :: exfoliates, skin felt … Continue reading Mask Monday: Tarte Tight & Bright Clay Multi-Mask

Foundation Friday: Kat Von D True Portrait

  Images are from Google Claims –Lightweight –Medium coverage –Liquid-to-powder formula –Matte finish –Longwear –Won’t clog pores –Ideal for normal to oily skin Price –$36 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, katvondbeauty.com Shade Range –40 –My shade: Light 002 Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Interesting/innovative formula and packaging –Shade range –Buildable coverage –Lasted all day –Lives up to all claims Cons –Expensive –Availability :: Sephora or online only … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Kat Von D True Portrait

Dupe or Duped? Lavender Setting Powders

Fenty Pro Filt’R Insant Retouch Setting Powder vs. Makeup Revoltuion Conceal & Fix Setting Powder FENTY PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER Claims–Superfine, weightless, filtered, photo-ready look :: reduce shine :: blur the look of pores and fine lines :: set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling :: hypder smooth filter that won’t flash back Price–$32 at Sephora, fentybeauty.com for 0.98 oz Shade Range–8 … Continue reading Dupe or Duped? Lavender Setting Powders

Mask Monday: Ahava Hydration Cream

Claims –Provide an active hydration boost in just 3 minutes –Instantly restores moisture –Left with a smooth, plump, and supple complexion Prices –$33 for 3.4 oz —Ulta, ahava.com Pros –Packed with moisturizing ingredients –Left skin soft, supple, and smooth –Super hydrating –Easy to apply –Like that you can rinse off or use as a sleeping mask –Cruelty free –Vegan Cons –Expensive Final Thoughts I love … Continue reading Mask Monday: Ahava Hydration Cream

Foundation Friday: Anastasia Beverly Hill Luminous

Images from Google Claims –Water-resistant –Natural finish –Longwearing –Medium coverage –Blur imperfections without caking –Easy to blend –No flashback –Won’t oxidize Price –$38 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, anastasiabeverlyhills.com Shade Range –50 –My shade: 100N –4 shade categories, 3 undertones Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Shade range –Paraben and mineral oil free –Packaging, pump! –Easy to blend –Buildable coverage –Didn’t cake when set with powder … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Anastasia Beverly Hill Luminous

J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero Smudge Concealer

  Claims –Medium to full coverage –Won’t creak or cake –Hydrated, flawless look –Lightweight –Combats dark circles, redness, and imperfections –Waterproof Price –$7.99 at Ulta, jcatbeauty.com –0.83 oz Shade Range –16 –My shade: Shell Pros –Affordable –Fair skin shades! –Cruelty free –Easy to blend –Wand holds enough product for both under eyes, don’t have to keep dipping in –Covered blemishes and dark circles well –Lightweight … Continue reading J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero Smudge Concealer

Mask Monday: Farmacy Bright On

Claims –Brighten & detox by removing build up and impurities –Visibly improve the appearance of skin texture and tone Price –$38 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, beautylish.com, farmacybeauty.com Pros –Good for all skin types –No parabéns, sulfates, phthalates –Clean beauty product –Cruelty free –Made my skin feel soft and supple –Ingredients :: Vitamin C, kaolin, AHAs, aloe, bentonite –As you massage it into the skin, it … Continue reading Mask Monday: Farmacy Bright On

Foundation Friday: Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour

  Images from Google Claims –Weightless –24 hour wear –Full coverage –Oil and shine control –Waterproof –Sweat resistant –Won’t look cakey or cause blemishes –Matte finish Price –$36 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, smashbox.com Shade Range –40 –My shade: 0.1 Pros –Cruelty free –Shade range –Packaging –Ingredients :: Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid –No parabens, phthalates, or sulfates –Shade match for me Cons –Expensive –Availability :: online … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour